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VOL. XIX. NO. 3L
PORTLAND, OP.GOK, SU7DAT MOSSING, AUGUST 5, 1900.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Moving on Pekin With the
British and Japanese.
lxro Courses Open to Iti Deliver the
Ministers, or Renew the At
tack Upon Them.
WASHINGTON, Ails:. 4. Some of tho
features of the dispatch received from
General Chaffee yesterday, and -which the
"War Department refused to make publ'c.
became known today. The first dispatch
received by the "War Department from
General Chaffee contained very little in
formation, but closed -with the statement
that he was going- forward to Tien Tain
end would give his views. This is what
he lias done. His views, as cabled In tho
dispatch of yesterday, would be far from
palatable to several foreign governments,
and that Is one reason why the dispatch
-was not made public. This much Is as
serted: General Chaffee and the United
States forces available under his com
mand have gone forward toward Pekin
Tilth the British and Japanese forces.
The troops of the other nations assembled
at Tien Tsln did riot join in the move
ment, but the reasons given by General
Chaffee could not be learned. It is un
derstood that tho criticism contained in
the Associated Press dispatch received
yesterday, of the sanitary conditions ex
isting at Tien Tsln, is borne out in Gen
eral Chaffee's dispatch, but In discussing
the matter with the War Department ho
has been more specific, and the. names of
the commanders who failed to take the
proper precautions for the ho<h of the
International forces are gl-wen. War De
partment officials generally refuse to dis
cuss the contents of the dispatch, and
fw 1' ?0t nnound emphatically
JtJuld,not be Given 'to public;
and, further, that no adtional dispatches
had been received fr General Chaffee.
The inrnational estions Involved make
it impossible. - account of diplomatic
relations to jve the dispatch to the pub
lic, ana u, fUrther desired that the pro
posed movement of troops shall not be
.ided to the world for the advantage
the Chlnosp fnrrpR xvhlfh n- nmuuln..
the advance for the rescue of the besieged J
The steady prosecution of the military
movements undoubtedly has frightened
the Chinese Viceroys, -who have been spar
ring for timo and endeavoring to use the
diplomatic corps at Pekin as protection.
The Tsung II Yamun dispatch received
this, morning through Tuan and Wu falr-
ir illustrated this condition, and made it
Plain that the Imperial Government ai In
is trvintr to force mmninn t t.
is trjing to force a suspension of the ad
vanco on Pekin by menacing the foreign
Ministers. Having formally refused ta put
them in communication with their govern
ment, and this having proved ineffectual
to strr the advance. it would not be sur
prising if tho Chinese Govornment should
next do one of two things cither come
forward with a threat to renew the attack
on the legations If the advanoe Is not
coppod or resort to the plan of delivering
the Ministers safely at Tlen Tsln, or at
least to the commanders of the interna
tional column, trusting in that way to
abate tho force of the invasion and In
duce the powers to consent to negotiations
for a settlement of the trouble. It Is
learned hero that LI Hung Chang actual
ly undertook to do this, but sought to
make the condition for the safe delivery
of the Ministers that the Imperial Gov
ernment should be blameless for what
had occurred at Pekin. This condition
having been rejected abruptly bv the
terms of Piesidcnt McKlnley's reply to
the Chinese Government, it may be that
LI Hung Chang is trying to arrange for
the delivery of the Ministers without con
ditions, trusting to the gratitude of the
powers to secure the desired absolution.
LI Hans: Chnxinr's Suicide Reported.
SHANGHAI, Aug. 5, 5:25 A. M. A re
port having been circulated here to the
effect that LI Hung Chang had commit
ted suicide, a foreign official sent a mes
senger to his residence, but an answer
AN U DIGNIFIED SPEECH.
KnUer'K Iinpulli enena Not Becom
ing to a Chrlfttian Monarch.
VICTORLV, B. C. Aug. i -Japanese
newspapers denounce the vlndlctle
speech of Kaiser Wilhelm, calling upon
his troops to avenge Baron von Kotte
ler. The Malniohl asks: -Should the cry
of vengeance be raised against China be
cause her rebellious subjects commit
crImes',, The speech is called undlgn.fied.
and not what one would expect from a
The Emperor and Empress of Japan
on July 17 visited and expressed sympa
thy with the wounded Germans in the
German hospital at Yokohama.
commander iiori. of JaDan. in. hi r.
port of Seymour's march, notes the be-
oi mil me unmese cast their lot with
the Boxers because of the bombardment
Latest Washington Opinion as to
the Chinese Situation.
WASHINGTON, Aug. -L-Taken in con
nection -with what has preceded them to
day, cablegrams from China place the
Chinese Government m the unique posi
tion of denying liability for what the
Chinese troops have done at Pekin, while
assuming responsibility for what they
are now doing in the neighborhood o"f
Tien Tsln. The point sought to be made
d pomAtically is regarded here as of the
utmost Importance in the Chinese settle
ment The Tsung 11 Yamun's polite inti
mation that it is inencdlent to allow
communication between our government
ana its -Minister because fighting is going
on near Tien Tsln leaves little doubt as
to who is responsible for the resistance
being offered to the progress of the in
ternational forces. The Emperor himself,
by edict, already has indicated that
while reparation might be afforded the
powers for injuries sustained by their
citizens after the attack on the Taku
forts, the Chinese Government will not
assume responsibility for what has hap
pened or what will happen as a result
of military operations following that
event. Of course this notice from the
Tsurg II Y&man can be construed as an
answer to Secretary Hay's demand upon
LI Hung Chang that free communication
be opened with the Ministers at Pekin
and their own governments, and in conse
uenre, the negotiations which wore
about to be instituted had that request
been complied with, may be regarded as
indefinitely postponed. Meanwhile the
Chinese Ministers in Europe and Mr. Wu
In the "Tnlied States are still making a
last combined effort to make main to the
Imperial Government the fatuity In the J
course now oaing followed by the Tsung
II Tamun. respecting the continued Isola
tion of the foreign Ministers, and It may
be that their representations will meet
"with e favorable response, if not now.
then certainly after the first decisive vic
tory achieved by' the international col
umn. Strjct censorship, strongly reinforced by
immense difficulties In the way of speedy
communication between Tlen Tsln and the
outer world, still surrounds the progress
of the international column toward Pekin.
There Is a renewal of the rumor that
something Is occurring at Shan Kwan, at
the eastern end of the great wall, which
will surprise the Chinese. There Is a fine
military road from this point to Pekin
over high and dry ground, and although
the, distance is nearly twice that from
Tien Tsln to Pekin, its physical advan
tages may make this route practically
much shorter In point of time. It Is be
lieved here that a strong Russian column
either has been or will be landed at that
point to converge on Pekin simultaneously
with the international column, thus di
viding the Chinese opposing forces.
CONGER'S FIRST MESSAGE.
Its Genuineness Established by the
WASHINGTON, Aug. The Depart
ment of State authorizes the following
statement in regard to the probable date
of the first telegram from Minister Con
ger, to which. In transmitting it through
Sheng. at Shanghai, to Minister Wu, the
Tsung II Yamun assigned tho date of
July 18. Tho Department of State is in
possession of the original cipher text of
the entire message as received by Minister'
Wu July 20 and communicated by him to
Secretary Hay on the morning of that
day. It is partly in the Chinese cipher
code and partly In that of the United
States. The two textgwere separated by
several groups notntelligible In either
cipher. As deciphered July 20, tho Con
ger message appeared to begin with tho
woras, in me -snusn legation, unaer
continued shot and shell," etc With the
aid of the full text as telegraphed from
Cho Foo by Consul Fowler, and already
given to the press, the doubtful groups,
which were distorted In telegraphic trans
mission, have now been corrected and
found to read, "For one month we have
been besieged," which Intelligibly com
pletes the sentence, making the telegram
"For one month we have been besieged
In the British legation under continued
shot and shell from the Chinese troops.
Quick relief can only prevent a general
As It Is known that the various Lega
tions and foreigners took shelter in the
British legation about June 18. the dato
of Mr. Conger's telegram Is fixed with ap
proximate certainty as July 17. Thl3
agrees with Consul Fowler's cabled state
ment that the original message as writ
ten on the regular telegram form, and
signed "Conger," Is supplemented by the
words, "E. H Conger, July 17, address
United States Legation," written on tho
same form, but evidently not rransmf ted.
The fact that the authentic text of tha
original message, as received In Washing
ton July 0, agrees lltorally with Consul
Fowler's report of the wording rf the orig-
' Lnal ,formwrtG2 y M1?""1" Confer, and
i bearing the file date of July 17. appears to
establish the genuineness of the message
and Its date beyond doubt
UNJUSTIFIABLE ATTACK. .
Rnsslexts Fire. Upon Chinese Camp at
CHE FOO, Aug. 3. Dispatches from
New Chwang state that SAO Husslans sud
denly appeared July 26 at a railway sta
tion and attacked the Chinese camp out
side the south gate. -The Chinese had be
haved with propriety, and the attack did
not appoar to be Justified. After two
hours of fighting with little damage on
either side the Russians retired. The
Consuls at New Chwang, Including the
Russian Consul, protested, and received
a verbal reply to the effect that the at
tack would not be repeated.
Broke the Canal Bank.
TTEN TSIN, Aug. L via Che Foo, Aug.
3. It Is reported that the Chinese have
broken the canal bfnk, flooding the coun
try between Tlen Tsln and Pekin. Thirty
thousand Boxers are eight miles north of
Tien Tsln, and a battle is Imminent.
USING SOFT-NOSED BULLETS
Wounds of British Soldiers Serious-
Lord Roberts Protests.
LONDON, Aug. i The War Office has
received a dispatch from Lord Roberts,
dated at Protorla, August 4, which says:
"Lord Algernon Lennox has been re
leased by the Boers. Only two officers
"'Commandant Olivier has managed to
escape to the hills In the vicinity of Beth
lehem with 1503 men. He has informed
General Bruce-Hamilton that he does not
consider himself bound by General Prlns
loo's offer to surrender, and that hlj,
forco Intends to continue the war. He
has taken a. poritlon between Harrismlth
and the Newmarket road. Lieutenant
Gtneral Rundle is now following him.
"Prisoners captured by General Ian
Hamilton say that only joft-nosed bullets
are now served out to the Boers, hence
tho wounds of our men are very serious.
I am presenting this matter and protest
ing to General Botha."
GENERAL HUNTER'S PRISONERS.
Lord Roberts Reports That 334 S
Boers Hnve Been Taken.
LONDON, Aug. 4 Lord Roberts tele
graphs to the War Office that General
Hunter reports that 334S men have sur
rendered to him altogether. General Hunt
er also secured 3046 horses .nd three guns.
Lord Roberts adds that General Ian
Hamilton, continuing his movement to
ward Rustenberg. engaged the Boers In
the Magallesberg Range Thursday. Lieu.
tenant-Colonel Rhodes and Major G. A.
Williams were among the 41 British
wounded. The Boers left two dead and
several badly wounded. Thursday night
a train was derailed and attacked 20 miles
south of Exoonstad, four men being
killed and three wounded.
Lord Algernon Lennox and 40 men were
made prisoners, but were released at the
request of the American Consul-General,
who was in the train.
A Boer force attacked General Knox
near Kroonstad Wednesday, August L
but was routed, and left five wagons and
a lot of cattle.
Boers Are Helpless.
FOURIERSBERG, Aug. 4. There are
2500 Boer prisoners at General Hunter's
camp and lliOO prisoners and nine guns at
General Ian Hamilton's camp. There were
about 5000 in the Caleden Valley originally,
but some refused to acquiesce In General
Prlnzloo's surrender and slipped away In
the nlsht. These have now sent in ask
ing for terms of surrender. It will take
some days to ascertain the exact num
ber. The Boers, who excuse themselves
for not fighting, say they are in a helpless
position. The ravines were choked with
wagons, which were placed in the most
dangerous spots of the roads, which were
blocked for 30 miles.
GENERAL DEWET REPORTED DEAD
Death Said to Have Resulted From
a Shell Wonnd.
LONDON. Aug. 4. A dispatch from Pre
toria, dated August 4, to a news agency
"It is reported that General Christian
Dewet is dead from a shell wound. The
report has not been confirmed."
Sine ov cinriChans Te Mow' the Dlrec
Slit oi alUfc hsjssi
Boxers and Imperial Troops
STANDARDS TAKEN IN THE BATTLE
Principal Opposition to the Allies
Will Be Twenty Miles West
of Tien Tsln.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4. The Kobe
Herald of July 17 prints the full report
of Commander Mori to the Japanese Gov
ernment on the attempt of Admiral Sey
mour to reach Pekin. On June 13 the
relief expedition first became convinced
that the Boxers and Chinese Imperii!
troops were acting in concert. Reviewing
the skirmish on that date, Commander
Mori reports: "The troops facing the Brit-
lsh were Genera Tung's main body. They
carnea nags with the Idograph 'Tung
blazoned in gold on a. red field and In
the lntervils of these flags were ban
ners with green borders surrounding a
red field. These standards showed, that
we were confronted by a mixed army of
regulars and Boxers. The troops of the
enemy's left were General Tung's rear
guard, and the whole numbered about
2000. Our force at the time mustered
about 1100. In the skirmish that fol
lowed 150 of the enemy were killed. The
allies losses were seven English and Ger
mans killed, and two German officers, one
Russian officer and over 40 English, Ger
man and Russian soldiers wounded. The
Japanese had no casualties. The fligs
captured had the idographs 'Imperial
Command' inscribed on the right corner,
whereas all tho Boxer flags previously
taken bore merely the name 'Iho and
a- place name. They also had seven Ido
graphs, signifying Iho save the empire
and destroy the foreigners.' Such a le
gend was now seen for the first time.
It showed that the Boxers and Imperial
troops were acting In common."
FIRST GREAT BATTLE.
Allies and Chinese Will Probably
Meet Near Tien. Tsln.
LONDON, Aug. 5, 3:50 A. M. Last
night's dispatches add nothing to the gen
eral Information concerning' tho progress
of events in China. Although the agents
of the cable company at Tlen Tsln on
July SO asserted that the censorship of
press dispatches had been abolished, it
Is evident that the correspondents are not
perr-ltted to cable any account of the
advance in the direction of Pekin. Ac
cording to a dispatch from Shanghai,
dated August 3, the principal opposition
will bo met 20 miles west of Tlen Tsln,
where It is stated the- Chinese have
erected extensive barriers and placed ob
structions In the river. Mines are said to
have been located under tho railway and
the line is apparently left Intact Sheng.
the administrator of telegraphs and rail- j
ways, objected to tho measures taken
for the defense of the foreign settle
ments, the enrollment of vo!"nteers and
the presence of numerous warships, and
asked the foreign Consuls to suspena
these measures. The British Consul re
plied by pointing out that the measures
were only Intended to strengthen the
hands of the lawful Chinese authorities.
A dispatch from St. Petersburg, dated
August 4, says that General Moscvsky re
ports from Chita that a part of General
OrlofTs forces attacked and. drove back
tho Chinese regiments on July 30, cap
turing one gun and a number of flags
and killing the Chinese commander and
200 men. -The Russian loss was seven
killed and 20 wounded.
Peports from Berlin say. that Prince
Henry, In behalf of Emperor William,
made the parting address, bidding good
bye to the Fourth East Asian Regiment,
which sailed from Bremerhaven In the di
rection of China today.
"THE FIGHT AT TIEN, TSIN.
Incidents Before the Allies Took
Possession of the City.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 4. According to
Japanese papers, refugees arriving at
Kobe, Japan, from Tlen Tsln. give in
teresting details of incidents which oc
curred there between June 15, when the
Boxers first appeared, and 'June 23, when
the allies entered the city. The most de
termined fighting of the siege was at
the military school, which was captured
by Major Luke, with 200 or 300 marines.
A stout defense was made, but Inside of
half an hour the allied troops had
climbed the walls and forced the gate,
the military students retiring to a large
room upstairs, from which they main
tained a galling fire. Refusing to sur
render, some GO or TO barricaded them
selves In and made a last stand there,
and "when an English bluejacket bat
tered In tho door with an ax they shot
him dead, and served another in Hko
fashion before the attacking force got In
and bayoneted the whole lot. The place
was set on fire before the allied forces
withdrew, and burned for an hour or two
amid conctant explosion of cartrldges.
Among the casualties in the settlements
were two deaths in the household of
Tong, Director of Railways. This well
known Chinese official's wife and daugh
ter sought safety in the residence of
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times by shells from the forts, and one
sbc3 exploded near Mrs. Tong, carrying
away both the unfortunate lady's legs.
Her daughter was killed the same day.
June 20, the authorities decided to send
a messenger to Taku for help. For this
perilous undertaking Mr. Watts (of the
Tien .Tsln volunteers) volunteered. He set
out accompanied by three Cossacks. After
a hard, exciting ride, during which they
were frequently pursued, the party ar
rived safely at Taku, having taken 12
hours to cover thedlstance 28 or 30 miles,
b yroad. On this date It was 'found that
ammunition was getting scarce, and, or
ders were given o reply charily to the
evening's fire June 21. Six junks were
sighted floating down the river, evidently
with the. Intention of forming a bridge for
Chinese soldiers to cross. Fire was
opened on them as they approached, and
their occupants driven below, and as they
came nearer, a young British middy got
on board two or three of the craft and
set ' fire to them. The attempt of the
enemy therefore failed. Heavy firing
went on all day long from the fort, and
THE ROAD FROM TAKU TO PEKIN.
' musketry .fire from across the river. The
French Concession, which was esposod on
. three sides, suffered terribly, and the
secretary of the French Municipal Coun-
ell -was killed. He was speaking to
French offloer -when a shell fell and ex-
ploded killing two or three persons..i&remerh'tven '"have become "currerit, ah
A irood deal of stir was caused the next
day by the Arrest oi two InfluentiaKChlK
nese, Chang Yl Mow and Tong, suspected,
of communicating with the Chinese troops
outside by means "of carrier pigeons. It
was afterwards found that Chang and
Tong were arrested without cause. The
behavior of some of the civilians who
were under arms and who conducted the
bluejackets when they went to arrest
Chang, was disgraceful, one person firing
off his rifle In the Mandarin's house and
telling him In the most mandatory man
ner that he was being taken away for
execution. A lot of valuables Inside were
looted. Chang, was the most pro-foreign
of aU the Chinese about Tlen Tsln, and
Is known to have written to Pekin he
fore communication was cut off, urging
the authorities there, whatever else they
did, to be sure to give the Ministers of
the powers a safe passage out.
Although few civilians suffered "during
the bombardment of the city by the Chi
nese, scarcely a night passed without
one or two of the defending forces being
killed. One young Russian officer was
shot dead by a Chinese of whom he had
demanded a passport. The Chinaman
i showed his passport with one hand and
with the other drew a revolver and shot
I the officer and two men dead, falling him
self, by a well-directed shot, Immediately
afterwards. After that no Chinese with
out Europeans were allowed on tho
streets, under penalty of being shot on
Great Figrhtlna- Done by Them in the
Tien Tsln Battles.
VICTORIA, B. C, Aug. 4. Japanese pa
pers received by the stoamor Argyle con
tain correspondence from Japanese wrlt-
STe flf ln tiri- rTVir fall nf fViA .Qnfitt".
of the native City of Tlen Tsln on July
14, and the sharp fight which preceded It
on July 9, and state that the Fourteenth
Japanese Cavalry did splendid work
They were ordered out to flank -the en
emy's left, and the remainder of the al
lies advanced on the right in three bod
ies, while the Chinese cannonaded furi
ously. According to the Terrlble's men, it
was worse than anything they had ex
perienced at Ladysmlth. Within two
hours the Chinese guns were silenced by
the English and the Japanese. While the
Chinese were thus engaged, the Japanese
cavalry 'moved around and charged Into
the enemy five times, cutting them down
and shooting them, so that at last they
fled in confusion. The allies advanced and
captured four guns, the Chinese escaping
Into -the walled city, leaving 300 dead on
the field. Their haste to get through the
gate was so great that they blocked their
own line ' of retreat. The allies opened
Are on them at this moment of confusion
and inflicted heavy loss.
The western arsenal was captured at
the same time, with two guns, but the
walled city and the eastern arsenal re
mained in the pbssesslon of the enemy J
and were not captured until tho 14th, when
a joint attack was made by the whole
allied forces The English, Americans
and Japanese advanced on the left, the
Russians, Germans and French on tho
right. This action was most bloody, the
allies having GOO casualties. Again the
Japanese distinguished themselves. They
bore the brunt of the fighting on the 9th,
and It was by them that the Chinese po
sition was captured on the 14th. They had
250 killed and wounded on the latter oc
casion. Ishaklwa YasuJIro, the editor of the
Mainlchi Shimbun, who was war corre
spondent there, says that terrible charges
are being made against the Russian sol
diers. He says that they kill peaceful
people without compunction; slay both
men and women; shoo't children that
cling weeping to the corpses of their mur
dered parents; break into shops, massacre
their owners and steal goods. The Pel
Ho Is full of dead bodies. Including those
of numerous women and children, and
the Chinese have come to regard the Rus
sians as devils. Ishaklwa adds that the
Russians loaded 200 bodies on a Junk and
then burned thom.
Japan mail reports that Hsu Tung, the
grand secretary of the Empress Dowager,
and his family and followers, number
ing 300, were massacred at Pekin, July S.
i SOLDIERS FOR CHINA
Germany Preparing to Send a
Large Body of Troops.
EMPEROR WILLIAM IN ANGRY MOOD
His Impulsive Utterances Hamper a
Satisfactory Solution of the
BERLIN, Aug. 4. Emperor William has
been unusually talkative this week, es
pecially during the embarkation of the
China troops. Beside delivering a regular
sermon to a large body of departing
troops aboard a ship, promising, from a
passage in the second book of Moses
about the struggle between the Israelites
and the Amalekltes, that so long as the
troops and those remaining at home
prayed hard for success against the Chi
nese, victory would be theirs. The Em
peror also yesterday evening addressed
a number of Lloyd workmen. The Lokal
Anzelger states that the Emperor deco
rated them personally, aided by his ofll
cers, attaching medals to the workmen's
breasts, thanking them, and saying that
by faithfully remaining at their posts,
in spite of the strike of their fellow-workers,
the timely embarkation of troops had
been made possible. Next the Emperor
severely condemned strikes, and those re
sponsible for lockouts. In Hamburg and
elsewhere, for leaving the fathorland lri.
the lurch, at so critical a period. Besides
thisa talks, a number of thlsEmDeror's
I utterances madeprlvately tm week at
1f.-&rAmAKftTroii VinVft KAAtn "ViTrri.rft nil
showing that his indignation against the
Chinese Is still as strong as evfer. In offi
cial circles here it Is stated that there is
La strong divergence, on, the subject of ..the
poncy regarding umna Dotween me em
peror and the Minister 'of Foreign Affairs,
C6unt V6n Bulow, the latter being aware
that Germany's alms at obtaining suit
able satisfaction In China are seriously
hampered by the Emperor's impulsive ut
terances. It is further stated that hot
words have already passed between the
Emperor and Count V6n Bulow on that
.The Associated Pross correspondent
here understands -that before an advance
upon Pekin was" definitely decided upon,
the powers concluded that hereafter they
would not consider the Chinese "third
hand advices," but it has now been shown
that the Chinese Government is not will
ing to allow the Legations to communi
cate freely with their home governments.
'The conclusion was also reached unani
mously by the powers that Li Hung
Chang was playing, false, his main object
being to retard or 'frustrate the advance
upon Pekin -by various ruses, of which
Chinese statecraft Is always a master. ,
Indications increase that Germany is
preparing another' large body of troops
for China. The latest news on this point
has been given by the Frankfurt Zeltung,
which says that, despite the absence of
official admission of the fact," It Is certain
that three other large steamers of the
North German Lloyd have been char
tered for September, and that In the
cabinet an order Is impending for the
formation of a corps of 10.000 men. Oppo
sition papers criticise this because the
Reichstag has not been asked to sanction
the'step, and point out that another heavy
army increase will be asked at the Fall
session of the Reichstag for the organi
zation of a colonial reserve army.
A .Socialist member of the Reichstag.
named Molkenbusher, has been sentenced
to pay a fine of 600 marks and to a month
in jail for criticising army officers. Heir
Tocrave, the captain of a steamer, has
been appointed In his place.
The Emperor's Baalbeo exploration ex
pedition, under the leadership of Profes
sor Puchsteln, has arrived at the scene
of Its" labors. The excavations will re
quire three years.
The Russian Ambassador here, with the
-whole of the Embassy, will go to Dantzic
August 15, to witness the launching of the
Russian cruiser Novlck.
William Waldorf Astor has arrived at
Hamburg, where the Prince of Wales Is
also expected within a fortnight.
Bandmaster Sousa, who, despite inclem
ent weather this week, played to enor
mous crowds, today gave a concert, the
programme of which was given up to Ber
lin and" New York composers, the latter
being -McDowell, H. IC Bradley, Bartlett,
Sousa, Kerry Mills, Gustav Kerker and
George Rosoy. Mr. Sousa was today en
tertained at a luncheon at the Bristol by
a number of his Berlin admirers.
The German Foreign Office maintains
the authenticity of Secretary Von Billow's
message from Pekin, since a German Con
sul who knows the Secretary's handwriting-cabled
the letter from Von Bulow,
The Foreign Office believes the Ministers
are still alive.
General William Ludlow, who was In
terviewed here today, said his work of
studying the general staff has been some
what delayed through the Emperor's ab
sence. General Ludlow said he had seen
the Minister of War, the chief of the
general 'staff, and other officers, all of
whom he found extremely kind and com
municative. He spoke In the highest
praise of the German Krlegsakademle
(war college), which gives technical mili
tary courses to picked officers to train
them for general staff work. The Gen
eral said he thought the United States
plan for a general staff will embrace some
post-graduate study, like the war college.
"All the world," he added, "goes to
school to Germany in military matters."
H. Pervical Dodge has been appointed
to -second secretary of the United States
Embassy here. Samuel Modi-ill. of the
United States Embassy at Paris, becomes
third secretary, succeeding Mr. Dodge.
DUKE ALFRED'S FUNERAL.
Emperor WHUnm and Others of the
COBURG, Aug. 4 Emperor William ar
rived here at 11:30 A. M. to attend the
funeral ot the late Duke of Saxe-Coburg
and Gotha. He was given an ovation by
dense crowds awaiting him at all points
along the route. As soon as the Emperor
arrived at the castle the funeral cortege
was immediately formed. The Emperor
walked in the first rank, between Duke
Charles Edward and the Prince Regent.
The Prince of Wales, between the Grand
Duke of Hesse and King Ferdinand of
Roumanla, followed. Then came tho
Duke of Connaught, the Duke of York,
an endless procession of Princes and
Dukes, representatives of German and
foreign sovereigns and courts, naval and
military deputations and officers of tho
Ducal court. The cortege, entering St.
Moritze's Church, took up places In the
chancel, which had been converted into
a veritable grove of palm trees. The
church was draped in black, with hang
ings of embroidered ermine. The gloom
was relieved at intervals by green pine
sprays and sliver frieze, and the creoed
pillars were entwined with fresh garlands.
From the organ loft a black velarium was
suspended, with the arms and Initials of
the dead Duke embroidered upon It in sil
ver. The wreath sent by the dead Duke'3
mother. Queen Victoria, which wa3 placed
at the head of the coffin, was composed
of scarlet geraniums, white stocks and
Heliotrope, in the scheme of the national
Colors, and bore the simple and pathetic
inscription, "From his sorrowing mother."
At tho foot of the coffin lay an Immense
wreath of oak leaves, Inscribed, "From
his three sisters." The moat striking
feature among the many beautiful floral
pieces was aa Immense anchor of white
flowers entwined with a cable of cornflow
ers, inscribed: "The British Navy mourns
Us gifted Admiral." Among the wreaths
were displayed the Duke's orders and dec
orations. At the close of the simple fu
neral ceremonies the troops flred a salute
from the castle square, after which the
cortege returned to the castle.
Emperor William paid a visit of con
dolenco to the widow of the Duke of Saxfi
Coburg and Gotha this afternoon, and
then left for Wilholmshohe.
At 10 o'clock tonight the remains of tha
Duke were carried by torchlight, with an
escort of Princes, to the mausoleum In
the churchyard and placed In a vaujt.
CYCLONE IN NORTH DAKOTA.
Unharvested Crops Destroyed, and
Several People Hurt.
GRAND FORKS, N. D., Aug. 4. The
town of'rHatton.40 miles southwestbf
this city, was sfiruck by a terrific cy
clone, accompanied by hail and rain, this
morning, doing much damage In ftp town
and surrounding country. No Iqpsrof life
has been reported, though several people
wero severely injured in the path of the
storm, which ex
tended fwmpuwesjhgjpaxJxcndlng tales of desecration
miles In a northeasterly and pillage which have come to us from
of Hatton for 100
direction to St. Hllalre and Thief River
Falls, Minn. All of the crops that wero
unharvested in the vicinity of Hatton are
a total loss, and the damage to farm
buildings and stock Is heavy. t
At St. Hllalre the house and outbuild
ings' of John- Hendrlokson were totally
destroyed. Mrs. Hendrlckson wa3 car
ried half a mllo by the wind, and was
unconscious when found. She will die.
The damage to the buildings generally In
that section was very heavy, and the un
cut crops in the path of the storm in
Minnesota are a total loss.
DEMAND FOR BONDS.
Americans Have Millions to Invest
in English Securities.
NEW YORK. Aug. 4. So great was the
demand for the new British War loan
that before 11 o'clock this morning one
of the United States agents announced
that subscriptions already received would
no doubt call for half of the entire 10,
000,000 Issue. Another of the banking
houses named in yesterday's Bank of
England's circular announced Itself ready
to take all the bonds If there was any
likelihood of juch a'proposltlon being en
tertained abroad. Today's subscriptions
came from insurance companies, corpora
tions and private holders to exchange
United States Government bonds for the
new issue, on account of the higher In
terest rate on the English loan.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS
General Chaffee has started for Pekin with the
British and Japanese forces. Page 1.
Principal opposition to the allios will be 20
mile west of Tlen Tsln. Paaro 1.
Boxors and Imperial troops fought togrcther
acalnst Admiral Seymour. Pace 1.
Rumor that LI Huns Chans has commltt"d
suicide. Pace 1.
Germany preparing to send another large body
.of troops to China. Pase 1.
War Department forwarding war supplies for
six months to China. Page 11.
Dowager Empress Frederick of Germany be
lieved to be dylnjr ot cancer. Page 11.
General Dewet reported dead. Page 1.
Towne will announce In a few days whether
he will stand as a candidate for the Vice
Presidency. Arrangements completed for Bryan's notifica
Small American command under Lieutenant
Altstaetter captured. Page 2.
Fire at Ashland, Wis., did $1,000,000 damage.
Ethelbcrt won the Brighton cup in 3:40 1-5.
Two women were assaulted in Walla Walla
last night. The assailant was arrested.
A bridge near EddyvtHe, Or., collapsed, carry
ing down five persons, one of whom was
killed outright. Page 4.
The Postmaster at The Dalles. Or., was ar
rested for withholding mail. Page 4.
In a decision at Albany, Or., Judge Boise held
to the doctrine that it Is the buyer's loss If
he accept grain from warehousemen that be
longs to storers. Page 4.
Naval officers favorable to the construction of
& drydock on the Columbia River. Page 1.
All the truckmen who struck returned to work
yesterday at $2 23 a day. Page T.
Dr. H. D. Atchison, pastor pf Grace M. B.
Church, has accepted a call to Iowa.
Rev. George W. Gue has been appointed dele
gate to the Methodist Bcumenlal Conference
at London. Page 11.
Line of steamers established to ply between
Portland, Hawaiian Islands, San Francisco
and New York. Pare 20.
New Tork banks hold over a quarter of a
billion dollars. Page 18.
Union Pacific stock advancing. Page IS.
Advance in sugar invites heavy importations.
Naval Officers Are Friendly to
the River Project
BETTER PLACE THAN PUGET SOUND
Question o Deeper Water "Will 2a
Solved by the Engineer De-
partment'a Netv Plana, mm
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 Great inter
est is manifested in the reports of tha
board which "was appointed to examino
and report upon a site for a drydock oa
tho Columbia River. Naval officers gen
erally are very anxious to have a dock
on the Columbia, where, ships of war can
be cared for to better advantage than la
possible at the dock already built on
Puget Sound. While it Is not known
what their report will be. It is well under
stood that if tha desires of the- Navy
aro followed, a dock will certainly be lo
cated at some point on tho Columbia
River. Tho question of Improvement xt
the mouth ot the Columbia seems to be
solvedjiby tho new project which tho
engineers have prepared and which it la
believed Congress will act upon favorably
should a dock be locad. on the Colum
bia. The officers who have favored the
Columbia dock have been treated to a
great deal of abuse, and hundreds of let
ters from those interested jn the Pugot
Sound schemes have been rSfeived here,
various In their criticisms of the officers
who have recommended a dock else
where. CATHOLIC ORGANIZATION.
Bishop McFaul Protests Agalnat
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J., Aug. 4v At
tho Embarkation day reunion of tha
Knights of Columbus, held hero today,
the principal address was delivered by
Right Rev. James A. MaFaJt, bishop of
Trenton, on "The Influence of Organiza
tion," The bishop discussed at soma
length the duties of Catholics in political
affairs, and urged them to organize to
the end that no American citizen should
be discriminated against merely because
he Is a Catholic, or because he had fa
vored Catholics, where a question ot their
rights as citizens was involved.
BIshopMcFaul said he would not takaP
up th.e tlmo of his hearers to enter fully
Into tha grievances of Catholics, but ho
asked: Can any man for a moment
suppose that if wo were united, not as tha
senseless American Protective Associa
tion, for preventing our fellow-countrymen
from obtaining their rights aa citi
zens under tho coaRltutlons of the statea
and the Nation, But In defense of thosa
rights and for tha redress of grievances.
mat we woum nave been obliged to listen
tha Philippines, or that several repre
sentative Catholics would not have been
selected to Investigate and report upon
affairs so Intimately connected with tho
welfare of the Catholic religion In those
countries, over which the flag of our
country has recently been unfurled."
Continuing, the bishop saldt
"Among recent outrages upon tho
Catholic conscience is tho civil marriage
law In Cuba, whereby It is declared that
only civil marriages are legal. The effect
of this decree of eGneral Brooke is to
degrade marriage, to mako it a mere civil
contract, and the religious celebration a
mera ceremony, without value In the eye
of the civil law. What possible neces
sity could there be for a departure in
Cuba from the law existing in the United
States, which recognizes the validity of
tho religious ceremony as regards civil
effects? This is simply another example
of tho disregard of Catholic rights
against which we should most earnestly
The speaker urged the Justice of stato
appropriations for Catholic Indian schools
and closed with an appeal for more Cath
olic unaplalns in the Army and Navy.
Speech of Acceptance Will Contain
INDIANAPOLJS,Ind., Aug. f The ar
rangements for the Bryan notification
meeting are about completed. The com
mittee has received definite information
that Mr. Bryan and his party will ar
rive here Tuesday evening at 6:20 o'clock.
A subcommitte will go to Lafayette to
meet tho special train from Chicago.
The Cook County Marching Club, with
a band of a hundred pieces, will accom
pany Mr. Bryan. The line of march of
the candidate's party and the local
clubs which will be at the station when
the special arrives will be north on Illi
nois to Washington, thence counter
marching on Illinois to Grand Hotel,
where the party will stop. The commit
tee is not certain, but says It is probable
that there will be a reception at tha
hotel after 7 o'clock, Tuesday evening,
for the candidates.
On Wednesday afternoon, the meeting
will take place in Military Park. Night
meetings will be held. at which Messrs.
Bryan. Stevenson and other distinguished
visitors will speak. Democratic clubs of
Indiana and adjoining states will escort
the Presidential candidates to the park.
It Is thought that the exercises will taka
nearly- four hours. James D. Richard
son, of Tennessee, will notify Mr. Bryan
and will probably speak for nearly an
The speeches of Stevenson and Governor
Thomas, of Colorado, who will notify
Stevenson, are not expected to be so long.
Mr. Bryan's speech will be nearly 10.CCO
words In length.
BLOWN UP BY EXPLOSION.
Janitor Found a Gas Lealc With m
SCBANTON, Pa., Aug. 4. By an ex
plosion of gas two buildings on Lack
awanna avenue In the heart of the busi
ness district were completely demolished
and 21 persons were injured by being
caught in the wreckage or struck by
flying debri3. The wrecked buildings
were the three-story Merchants' & Me
chanics' Bank and adjoining four-story
building occupied by the D. I. Phillips
Furniture Company, and the Scranton
Carpet Factory. Many of the Injured
were passengers on an open trolley-car
that was directly In front of the bank
building at the moment of the explosion.
A leak in a gaspipe In the cellar of ths
bank was responsible for the explosion.
The Janitor detected the odor of gas and
going to the cellar, struck a match
and the explosion followed. The loss is
over $150,000. All the Injured will recover.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 4. Tha President
has appointed the following Postmasters:
Juneau, Alaska, John J. Barbor; Clifton.
Arizona, Ellas M. Williams; Hllo, Ha
waii, Luther Severance.
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