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VOL. XIX. UO. 32.
PORTLAND, OUZGOIff, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 12, 1900;
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WEKIY-HQHT PAQ5 mPLII I
AN .APPEAL IGNORED
Viceroys Protest Against Land
ing Troops at Shanghai.
THEY WANT US TO STOR: IT
Another Belayed JItwcee From
Conner American. Soldiers Suf
fer From the Heat.
"WASHINGTON. Aug. 11- It Is stated
officially tonight that this Government
will pay no attention whatever to the
latest appeal from China, transmitted In
the form of a memorial from the south
ern. Viceroys, begging the United States
to use Its Influence against the landing
of British troops In the Yangtse Valley.
This memorial was transmitted to the
State Department this morning by the
Chinese Minister, Mr. Wu. It xirged on
this Government the serious consequences
that would follow the landing of a Brit
ish force at Shanghai, and represented
that the preparations already made had
Induced a panic among the resident Chi
nese, and "would paralyze commercial
activity In that part of the empire al
most as much as a formal declaration of
war by Great Britain. "
This Government decided, however, that
not only would It be entirely out of its
province to interfere with the British
programme In Southern China, which -was
being carried forward by Admiral Sey
mour on the ground, with full knowledge
of local condition, but In view of China's
present attitude and the lack up to date
of even an acknowledgment of our latest
demand concerning the safety of our Min
isters, the United States was not inclined
to shoulder any of China's troubles with
Great Britain, nor any of the powers.
Consequently, the appeal of the Viceroys
will be Ignored.
It is possible that the communication
from Minister Wu may be turned over
to the British Government for its Infor
mation on the general friendly prirclple
that has been adopted by the powers of
keeping each other Informed on the vari
ous developments In the situation. Even
this step, however, has not been decided
upon j et, ana will be left to the judgment
of the President.
In connection with the proposed landing
of Admiral Seymour's force. It may be
said that the report of Japan's opposition
4o this move is without any official con
firmation here. The Japanese Minister,
In general conversation, when the subject
wnj first broached, said that he had no
lr formation of any protest having been
entered by Japan "What developments
subsequent events might bring It was im
possible for him to say. It may be said,
however, aside from the Japanese Minis
ters statement, that Japan has up to
da e displayed no jealousy of Great Brit
ain In the Chinese campaign. Japan her
self, it has been announced semi-olucial-
3y. has no colonial ambitions.
Incidentally It may be s&ld that the cor
dial relations between Janan and the
Unite States, aside from her jjarticjpa-J
" w "ic jrmsn ana .American 'aavance
on Pelt Sang has been shown In her re
ply to the Stale Department advices con
cerning our last note to China. This- note
was transmitted for the Information of
Japan as -noil as to the other powers In
t"eRtcd, and the Japanese Government
acknowledged its receipt and indicated
Its friendly approval of the stand taken
by the United States. "While this ac
knowledgment was a mere official coun
tesy, Japan is the only one of the pow
ers so far to she formal expression of
Us concurrence in the action of the United
The action of the Russian Government
in authorizing M. de Giers to start from
Pekln to Tien Tsin under Chinese escort
caused no little concern and surprise lb
official circles here, and it is diametrical
ly opposed to the course of the other
governments, although there Is no dis
position to question the good faith which
has Inspired It. The officials say that Its
only effect is to leave M. de Giers acting
independently and upon his own discre
tion. If he determines to leave Pekln
with a Chinese guard and succeeds in
getting through to Tien Tsin, It at least
will have demonstrated that this course
Is less hazardous than haB been supposed.
The position of the United States authori
ties is unchanged, however. In declining
to entertain the idea of allowing Minis
ter Conger to leave under Chinese es
cort. Jlesiiase Trora Conner.
The only information from the seat of
war made public by the Government to
day was a dispatch from Consul McWade,
at Canton, communicating an additional
message from Minister Conger to the
State Department, and a very brief dis
patch from Admiral Romey. reporting
some information from Chaffee on the
operations at Tang Tsun. Consul Mc
wados message follows:
-J'0??1011' Au?- U- Secretary of State,
Washington: Conger, date August 10, Tsl
Nan. answering my ntsssra .-., ,
the Legations are under siege by the
UU(i swuira. ine situation is des-
2f Jf a Th5 1lwes of U,e Leeationers Is
60 killed and about 100 wounds Th i
some slcknaes; nevertheless, the general
.-: "" Booa. He concluded:
JNhatever may be the outcome we will
hold on indefinitely.' MWADD"
In the opinion of the State Department
the value of the Conger message is con
siderably reduced by the uncertainty as to
Us date. The date of August 10 at Tsl
an certainly Indicates that the dispatch
. w.a .CAaut0 irwni i-eKin could not hav
been loss than three or four davs -rii,. i
nt x . u'a earner.
ini -n o a. larcre mwn nn k - i
Shanghai Toad about 23 miles rm, TJ
Pekin It certainly would have to twi .
.'v wuner M me way to Shanghai and
be re-transraltted from that point to hive
reached McWade at Canton. The in-
formation It contained is practlcallv '
identlct 1 with the State Department's '
message of August 6, and the only cheer
!-g feature Is his plucky concluding sen- I
tcrre '"Whatever mav be the ntM." I
te will hold on indefinitely.'
Report From Rexney.
Admiral Remey's dispatch Is as follows:
"Ce Foo. Aug. ie Bureau of Naviga
tion, "Washington: Taku. August 7. Chaf
fee telegraphs from the front: "Sixth.
Yang Tsun occupied Casualties about 60
in raj comm&na; two marines wounded.
Miny prostrated by heat and fatigue;
npit mnw -it unVi.n,
f5r nprsl iunmirin. ir-t. -. r . )
telegr pa: 'Marched from Pelt Sane nine ,
miles toward Yang Tsun when formed
for attack with Americans on right. Rus
v.ars on loft After rapid advance of
three miles, under hot rifle and shell fire,
cur troops carried the first line of de-
n Casualties about CO killed or died
f-cm sunstroke REMCT."
The chief interest in the Chaffee dis
patch, us made public by the Navy De
partment fs indication that the Amer
. an command was in the thick of the
'VH at the cipture of the importan
ttwi of Yang Tsun. but the rerereuce
n dn from sunstroke indicates that
tie International forces are undergoing
trr'M" privations from the tropical
weather along the Pel Ho Hlver.
Tp to the present time neither the Chi-
r-se Lec-iUon aor the State Department,
so far as known, has been advised of LI 1
Hung Changla, seleqtlon a envoy for
peace In behalf of China. But tho, report
is credited by the Chinese Minister here,
who says that Earl XI is eminently qual
ified to perform such service In case the
Imperial Government determines upon
such a course.
member of the Cabinet said today that
the reported Imperial edict authorizing
Li Hung Chang to negotiate for peace
was likely to have no immediate effect on
""It may be true," he said, "and the
Chinese may be awakening to a realiza
tion, but neither that edict nor anything
else will bring about any change In the
present plan and determination to push on
to Pekln and rescue the Legations. I do
not apprehend that anything will occur
that will be a warrant for stopping the
march on to the Chinese capital. The
Ministers must be rescued first. We
would place little faith In such a step
until it Is backed up by something more
definite. LI Hung Chang may Immediate
ly put himself in communication with
some of the powers, but It will not af
fect present plans until our Legatloners
It was further stated that thl6 Govern-
HE WILL LEAD
ment did not have, much faith In the
reliability of. the Chinese statesman, and
w as not inclined to pin great faith to his
The course of such a" negotiation, as
outlined today by an eminent diplomat
conversant with Pekin, would be along
the following general lines: The ilrst
move w ould be for a truce on both ifldes,
during which hostilities would be sus
pended. But It is recognized that the
pow ers -would Insist as the first condition
of the truce that the initial action under
It would be tho rescue of the Ministers
and all other foreigners at Pekin. To
accomplish that, it Is stated by this dip
lomat, the most advisable course would
be to have the international column pro
ceed to a point about two miles outside
the east gate of the Imperial city and
there camp, with a distinct assurance from
the commander that no assault on the
city would be made. jThls east eate Is
the nearest point to the place where Min
ister Conger and all the other Ministers
and foreigners are now located, It being
one and one-half miles from their com
pound. The international forces could
then wait for tho Imperial Government
to deliver the foreigners to the camp of
the allied forces. It was stated by the
diplomat who outlined this plan that It
was entirely feasible, and that in the
present emergency It was essential that
some such means of meeting the com
plexities should be devised. It realized
that any suggested plan would be hazard
ous and open to objection, but this one
Is said to have the least features of sub
Nashville Goes to New Chiron jr.
The Navy Department has been in
formed that the gunboat Nashville has
sailed from Taku for New Chwang. The
district around New Chwang Is reported
to be in a disturbed condition, and there
have been several reports of collisions be- '
tween the Russians and Chinese in the '
vicinity. "While the department here has
no Information on the subject. It Is pre
sumed that Admiral Heme' ordered the
i Nashville to that port as a precautionary
measure, as In his report to the Navy
Department he stated that the Nashville,
after a brief stay at New Chwang, would
return to Che Foo.
The Quartermaster - General received
word this morning that the hospital-ship
Relief left Kobe August S. for Taku. The
officials are satisfied that she reached the
r,i- v. m Ti Tn
v.voo yun j .. w..v.. ..t iku
took tno soldiers who were wounded at
'rien Tsm and the soldiers who had sue-
-""' l" ""' - wwmo -a-
Pa!fJT1 Prior t0 taat event to Nagasaki,
where there Is an excellent hospital.
"no J0311650 Government has not In-
formea t1 Government that her dock at
Kure could not be used by the Oregon
,onfi: enou-n to make permanent) repairs.
as published today. But this Government,
miUIWMfe .3 fcitttl. HUC V .G UU,ft k
Kure, felt that It would be an imposition
to monopolize so valuable an adjunct of
the Japanese Navy Just at this time, and.
therefore, has decided that the Oregon
shall be only temporarily repaired at pres
ent. The word "temporary" conveys per
haps a false Impression, Inasmuch as the
repairs which she will undergo will be
complete a far as they go. The repairs
mCIetf Jar f "" ? J??r
to the Injuries to her hull will be
plete when she leaves the Kure dock, but
tne ,TVOrk. of "P111"' the Interior fittings
to her Injured compartments will be
postponed until some time In the future.
It is said at the Naw Department that
when 6he leaves the Kure dock, the Ore
gon can resume active service and remain
In. commission as long as may be deemed
Kflled by Boiler Explosttra. I
PORTLAND. Me., Aug. 1L Three men
were killed and two were injured by an (
exniision OI tne holler at the nlant of .
the Portland Gaslight Company here to
day. The dead are: William Carey.
Brighton, Mass.. burned to death: Wil
liam Case, yardmaster, formerly of Con
cord, N. H.: Robert Moles, engineer.
Arthur Mullen saw Carey under the
burning timbers, and In a desperate at-
tempt to save him was severely burned.
". .'' J- . - iSjWOHBMrMBSeSZ"1..,-
COLUMN PUSHES ON
Advance Force Marches -to
Occupy Tsai Tsun.
FIVE MILES BEYOND YANG TSUN
Trlnce Tangr and His Followers Pre
paring to leave Pelcin on the
Approach of the Allies.
LONDON. Aug. 12, 4 A. M. The only
news last night relative to the advance
on Pekln was found in a belated Tokio
dispatch of August 9, according to which,
after the capture of Tang. Tsun August 5,
it was arranged that two battalions of
Japanese Infantry, a squadron of Caval
ry, a battery of Mounted Artillery and a
company of Engineers should march Aug
ust 7, in advance of the main body of
allies, and occupy Tsai Tsun, five miles
north of Tang Tsun.
Other dispatches merely repeat the de
tails of the capture of Tang Tsun. One
cable message, however, credits the Em
peror of Corea-with giving permission for
the laying of a cable between Taku and
Chemulpo. A. Tokohama dispatch of the
date of August 11 says that tho Corean
Government has consented to the dispatch
of Japanese troops to Corea, for the pur
pose of- providing for the emergencies
growing out of the Chinese troubles.
Various rumors, having their origin in
Chinese' sources, are floating around
Shanghai. One of these rumors is to the
effect that Prince Tuan and his followers
are preparing to leave Pekin In case the
allies should-succeed in getting near the
Reports have been received In London
to the effect that the hospital ship Maine
has arrived at Colombo, Ceylon. Speak
ing at a Primrose League demonstration
at Eagle's Cliff, Lord Londondeiry ex
pressed a hope that when the allies
reach Pekin, the first step will be the
punishment not as In the past, of a few
subordinates, but of the Mandarins and
others high In authority. There, he was
of tho opinion, all vengeance ought to
REFUGEES FROM CHINA.
Some of the Last White Men Who
Left the Interior.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11. The steam
ship Gaelic, which arrived from the Ori
ent tonight, had on board a number of
refugees from China. Among them were
the Revs. C. E. Prultt and George Worth,
with their wiv es and families, each con-
slating of three children. The Rev. Mr.
Prultt was at Shan Tung, from whence
he was summoned by an urgent warn
ing July 8, sent by Consul Fowler from
Cho Foo. The missionary and family
started at once, and they wero on the
way none too soon.
"The whole country was rising up as we
passed on our way to Che Foo," said.
Mr. Prultt. "and tho Boxers wero organ
izing ever where. One station we passed
through was attacked and burned before
wo were away from it. If Consul Fowler
had delayed his warning we should have
been among the missing. The situation
In China is appalling, and every ono ex-
jkuu a. icu-i.ui cuuiuuu Jiiae its not a.
white man left in the Interior alive. All
have lied to Japan, to the coast ports,
where- the powers are In control, or have
left the far East altogether. I was In
China for 19 j ears under the Southern
The Rev. George Worth was at a Chi-
nese military station on the Yangtse. He
received a hurried warning, and eet "out
for the coast with his wife and children.
The dispatch telling him to leave advised
him that the imperial troops were as
much to be feared as the Boxers, and
he lost not a moment in starting with his
wife and family for Tien Tsin.
W. B. Field, an American miner, is
another refugee on the Gaelic He was
north of Pekin, in the most dancerous
district of China, ajid eat n-inri f ,
impending trouble In time to reach Pekin
just before the end of communication
with tho city. He fled from Pekin with
all possible haste, leaving many of his
belongings behind, and Is thought to
have been one of the last whits men to
leave the Chinese capital
J. M. Dickinson, a Tien Tsin business
man. Is homeward bound, after having
suffered much lpss through the depreda-
ons of the Boxers. His residence in Tien
Ts11 """ burned and his place of busl-
Dr. John Freyer. professor of Chinese
In the University of California, arrived
on the Gaelic. Professor Frej er for many
years was officially connected with the
Imperial Chinese Government. In many
rTf 7f . Pa"1Fu,arJr
questions of international law. the Chi-
nese statesmen look upon him as author-
lty. Officially, Dr. Freyer Is a hlsh Man
darin of the emigre, and holds the third
degree, brevet civil rank. He stands clos
est to the great Viceroy of .Nankin, at
whoso hands he received the Order or tho
Sacred Dragon last Summer, andwho-appears
friendly tovthe foreigners In the
present troubles. Professor Freyer would
make no statement tonight on the present
situatibn In China,.
Taun Kiansr missionaries Safe.
PARIS, Aug. 1L The French Consul at
Tsun Klang, wiring- under date of Au
gust 5j says:
. "Many missions have been destroyed
and some Christians killed,, but the mis
sionaries axe safe and sound. All Is calm
at Tsun Klang. The Mandarins are do
ing all possible to repress troubles, and
I believe they will succeed lr am. con
ferring -with the Viceroy of Che LI, rel
ative to the protection of missionaries
who, instead of assembling at one place
from Tshengton, Schung King and Sopl
Fou, should retire to the walled cities
of their respective districts.
Outrages at Vng Knns.
"BOSTON, Aug. 11 The American Bap
tist Missionary Society today received a
cablegram from Swatow, China, from
Rev. A. F. Groesbeck, in charge of tha
Baptist mission at Ung Kung, about 70
miles 'north of Swatow, announcing that
his mission has been destroyed by tho
Chinese, together with four other sta
tions. This is the firsts intimation re
ceived ot actual violence in that section
of China. Rev. J. H. Foster, of Swatow,
and Rev. Jacob Speecher, of Katyang,
had sent their families to America by the
steamer Victoria, sailing -from Hong
Hong, August 7, for Tacoma.
Renewed Attnck on Legations.
PARIS, Aug. II The Minister of Ma
rino, M. Delanessan, has received from
Admiral Courrejolles two dispatches con
firming the battles at Pelt Sang and Yang
Tsun One of them, dated Taku, August
6, and forwarded via Che Foo, August 7,
mentions a rumor that the Legations-at
Pekln have suffered a renewed attack.
Minister Plchon Supported.
PARIS, Aug. 11 Delcasse, the Minister
of Foreign Affairs, has forwarded two
cipher ntcssages to M. Plchon, the French
Minister at Pekin, felicitating him on
his attitude and asking him to expedite
any unreceived messages.
Message Front Italian MlniHtcr.
ROME, Aug. 11 The Government has
received a dispatch from Marquis Raggl,
at Pekin, identical with those recently
received from the representatives at Pe
kln of the United States and the other
Returned to Tien Tsin.
BERLIN, Aug. 11 A Tien Tsin dis
patch, dated August 7, received here to
day, says that after the capture of Pelt
Sang the German, Austrian and Italian
forces returned to Tien Tsin.
Heltfeld Returning: Home.
' CHICAGO, Aug. ll.-5enator Heltfeld,
of Idaho, arrivqd here today, and after
a consultation with the members of the
Democratic Advisory Committee, an-
nminrpri that he 'will return home lmmew
diately and. use hia be3t efforts to securer
" '- J .
the adoption of recommendations of '"the
committee looking to the , promotion ot
harmony among the antl-Administration
forces In that state. He expressed 'tHe
opinion that there will be no difficulty In
prevailing on the Populists to withdraw
their electoral ticket.
Extradition With Spain.
MADRID, Aug. 11. The Cabinet has ap
proved the extradition convention between
Spain and the United States.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS
An advance guard of the internatonal column
has jiushed on from Yang Taun to occupy
Tsai Tsun. Page 1.
Prince Tuan is preparing to escape from Pe
kin Page 1.
The Trench press and people are not pleased
with thfr appointment of Von YValderseb as
Commander-in-Chief. Page 1.
Chinese Viceroys want the United States to
prevent the landing ot troops at Shanghai.
Another delayed message from Conger is re
ceived Page 1. ,
Many American soldiers were prostrated by
the heat In the advance on Yang Tsun.
England expresses her determination to land
troops at Shanghai. Page 11.
Germany w ill also land troops to protect her
intersts in the Yangtso Valley. Page 11.
King Victor took the constitutional oath before
the Italian Parliament Page 3.
The ringleaders in the Pretoria plot have been
arrested Pago 11.
Paris exposition awards will be announced
Saturday. Page 1.
A SI. Stevenson, a Silver Republican leader
In Colorado, has returned to the Republican
party. Page 1.
Governor Roosevelt will speak in Oregon in
September. Page 1.
Congressman Overstreet cays Republicans must
iork hard to ' control the next House.
Bryan has decided to make a general cam
paign tour of the country. Page 1.
Jeffries Is anxious to meet Fltzslmmons and
Sharkey la the last week of August. Page 3.
Cresceus won the .match trotting race from
Tommy Britton at Chicago. Paara 8.
Extreme hot weather continues in the Cast.
The Navy Department has rejected tho three
bids for armor-plate Page 2. '
Testimony in the Powers trial will all bo in
Monday. Page 2.
Activity of favorite sons for various Indorse
ments prevents county declarations on
Washington Governorship Page 6
Probate of second will of Matilda D. Holt, at
Oregon City, shows an odd situation.
General Randall Is given authority to send des
titute persons out from Nome. Page 4.
The conditions at Cape Nome and in the Klon
dike countr ore set forth In letters. Pages
4 and 5.
Seattle Inaugurates a move for an Interna
tional fair in 1904. Page 4.
There is great demand for timber and farm
lands in Oregon. Page 6.
Commercial and Marine.
Speculation on the New York stock market
is restricted because of uncertainty in the
situation. Page 18
Exports of gold from New York in the next
week ma) reach $10,000,000. Page 18.
Schooner Neptune ashore near San Francisco.
Sealing schooner Mtnni$, of Victoria, wrecked
in Northern waters. Pago 18.
The Democratic and Populist State Commlt
tee vmet and called another meeting for
September 7. Page 20.
Joe Smith defeated Walter Goss in a close
tennis match. Page 20
Judge Bellinger ordered about 04.000 acrea of
taken away from a southern Oregin
Vagon road company. Pago 8.
m NOT PLEASED
Appointment of Von Walder
' seera Bitter Pill.
WILL ACCEPT HIM WITH BAD GRACE
Relief O.ver the Safety of Plchon
Police. Reforms in Paris Expo
PARIS. Aug. 11 Though official France,
when forced to a decision, will gra
ciously admit the superior rank of Field
Marshal Count von Waldersee, and ac
knowledge him as a "Generalissimo of the
allied forces In China, the Paris press
and French citizens will accept the sltua-
REAPPOINTED CHAIRMAN -OF DEMOCRATIC
. . COMMITTEE,
-!,, -r.i.v.. ninn..n.1, -nit- w.
UUU CTIL1. U f.lAlAitlliEJ DLX1.LA U3 .UH.i&L 1UCU1-
jfcina produces. Though years have passed.
the time Is not long enough to efface
the jnemdry of 'the, ' day that German
troops marched along the Champs Elysee
and .so it Is even thought an expeditionary
force under a" German commander will be
sufficient fo throw the anti-Republican
press into qualms of resentment. Nat
urally the Government is the object
against which they ' hurl their anathe
mas. The Libre Parole says:
"Wo will be- considered -ar'nation of the
second .part in fact, a part of' the Ger
man confederation"; while the Echo de
Paris speaks of tho humiliation of the
French soldiers and the sacrifice therein
imposed. What make the dose more
nauseating is the fact that General Ne
grler, on July 24, pleaded to be sent to
China, but bis offer togo was not ac
cepted. - He outranks Count von Walder
see, and thus it would have toeen per
mitted to France to "hold 'the leading
The announcement In " Berlin that
France acquiesced in the selection of the
Commander-in-Chief is at least prema
ture. No such acknowledgment has been
admitted, so the Foreign Office Informed
a representative of the Associated Press,
but there is no disposition to stand out
against the other powers in consenting
when Count von Waldersee shall have
"This hubbub," said a member of
France's official family, "is purely Po
litical and Is not disconcerting. We have
a present duty to perform, which is the
immediate relief of the Christians in
Pekln. Surely none expects, in the face
of appeals for rescue, that the allies will
camp out while the Ministers telegraph
urging immediate assistance. It will be
the middle of October when Count von
Waldersee arrives. Is there any one who
counsels Inactivity for that time? The
cable dispatches from our Ministers to
China. M. Plnchon and others, leave no
question as to the advisability of quick
action, for it is evident that the dypasty
is painfully anxious to rid itself of tho
foreign Ministers in order to arrest the
march of the allies on Pekin. It ti
equally certain that It means almost sure
death to all foreigners to order the Lega
tions to accept a Chinese escort, which
would probably massacre them. We must
march and all France's Influence must
be brought to bear In this direction, wo
need no Generalissimo to accomplish
Paris, which began seriously to doubt
that M. Plnchon was living, was in
tensely relieved Thursday when the Min
ister's message arrived. The tone of the
dispatch was warmly applauded as Indi
cating that the official position of France
was not one of aggrandizement, but one
ot simple regard for the lives and prop
erty of the Christians.
The recent announcement of decorations
conferred gave the reactionary press an
opportunity to recall the proceedings of
the high court, which exiled MM. Derou
lede and Guerln. In the list of those or
namented are found the names of nearly
all those who were prominently connect
ed with the prosecution before the court,
thus permitting the suggestion that they
have finally received their salaries.
The courts this week have also had a
souvenir of the high court in the proceed
ings against Dr. Devllliers, charged 'with
Insulting Dr. Pozzl after sentence had
been passed upon Deroulede. Dr. Pozzl
was a member of the court. The men
met at a club, and Devllliers said: "I
am sorry to see you since you dared to
condemn Deroulede, whom a Jury had
acquitted." The result was a duel. In
which Dr. Pozzl was wounded. Although
a reconciliation was effected, the gov
ernment decided upon a prosecution on
the ground of protection of the court's
verdict, and Dr. Devllliers was fined 3000
M. Loplne. the Prefect of Police, has
taken sternly In hand two of the most
annoying evils to which strangers In Paris
are bound to submit trickery and over
charge on the part of cab-drivers, and
tho pestering of promenaders on the
boulevards by persons bent on the sale of
transparent cards, salacious literature
and other articles, the sale of which
would mean Immediate Imprisonment in
any city In the United States. So vigo
rously has the latter case been assailed
by the police that many innocent news
boys have been arrested, but the .result
of M. Leplne's energy has been very
noticeable on the boulevards the last two
nights. To do away with the maddening
assaults of the cab-drivers, which cause
many an American to use unprintable
words, he has Issued a long series of rules
compelling cabmen to notify passengers
of the exact amount of their fare before
starting, prohibiting- the pastime of the
drivers that of smokinjr on duty; com
pelling them to accept passengers, and in
many other ways restricting cabmen. It
is undoubtedly due to the arbitrary ac
tion of the cabmen during the exposition
that their strike is receiving no sympa
thy, and. though they are decided to con
tinue the strike, tho bottom of it has
dropped out, and transportation is scarce
The police are busily engaged watching
the anarchlatlo groups. Since the attempt
was made to kill the Shah of Persia, an
Investigation has been carried on which
resulted in the discovery of several meet-
ins .places of the "reds.;,' It la now cer
tain that tlfe' desecration of the D'Suber
vllle Cathedral was the work of anar
chists, and it Is not sure that Salson
was not a participant in that outrage.
Salson continues his reticence, every ef
fort to Induce him to break his silence
being unavailing. Valette, who was ar
rested as an accomplice of Salson. has
been released for want of proof of com
plicity. The annual report on the subject of hy
drophobia, which has just been presented
to the Council of Public Hygiene by
Professor Poust, shows by statistics that
the number of mad dogs in Paris and the
Department ot the Seine Is steadily In
creasing. The Pasteur Institute treated
294 persons who had been bitten by rabid
animals between the first of the year and
Next Saturday the official announce
ment of the awards of the exposition
Juries will be made. The occasion will bo
very Imposing. The ceremonies will take
place In the Salle des Fetes, and tho
President of the Republic, his Cabinet
and other functionaries will be present.
The general commission of each country
Is expected to march to the placo as
signed, preceded by Its nationnl flag,
guards, staff, etc. A magnificent musical
programme has been arranged. At the
same time decorations will be bestowed
upon some members of the foreign com
missions. So great pressure has been brought to
bear by those holding costly concessions
that the authorities have finally agreed
to a scaling of the prices originally fixed.
A committee also has been appointed,
consisting of M. PIquart, commissioner
general of the exposition, his directors,
the managers of the Opera Comlquc, the
Comedle Francaise and the Theatre du
Chatelet, for the purpose of arranging a
series of fetqs . The first of these oc
curred Friday night last, taking the form
of a Venetian fete. The Seine was alive
with brightly Illuminated boats, carrvlng
bands of music, living tableaux and fire
works. One hundred and fifty craft par
ticipated. The affair wa3 very success
ful. Sunday a new set of American wheelers
will contend in the big meet brglnnlng
that day at Princess Park. Next to
France, America has the greatest num
ber of entries. Harry Flkes, who was
expected to win the 100-kilometer race,
sent his entry too late, and will not be
allowed to contest.
An expert comparison of the receipts
of the month of July at the present and
past expositions shows a considerable de
crease this year.
The official visit of the Shah of Persia
to Paris ended this morning. Accom
panied by President Loubet and M. Del
casse, the Minister of Foreign Affairs,
His Majesty rode to the railroad station,
accompaneid by an escort of cavalry, and
started for Ostend.
Chairman Jones Favors Postponing
Convention Until October.
NEW YORK, Aug. 1L William R
Hearst, president of the National Associa
tion of Democratic Clubs, has received a
telegram from Senator J. K. Jones, chair
man of the National Democratic Com
mittee, favoring the postponement of the
association convention until October 3.
The telegram follows:
"I favor postponement of the conven
tion until October 3, for the reason that
Democratic clubs are rapidly being formed
all over the country, and I think it well
to allow time for all to be represented at
the convention. I believe It will be an ex
tremely Interesting meeting. A gathering
of all the representatives of the clubs will
attract the attention of the emir coun
try and serve to stimulate action in our
ranks. I look forv great results from this
meeting, and believe that It will be Im
mensely Influential In the causa of good
On the Retired List.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 11. Lieutenant
Colonel John H. Calef. Third Artillery,
United States Army, has been placed on
tho retired list, having served 40 years.
WALKED BACK AGAIN
Another . Silver Republican
A. M. STEYENSOR OF COLORADO
Resigns the Chairmanship o th
Partr In That State He I an.
J?iPTfe Auff - M- Stevenson,
who. in ISSt,, as a delegate-alarge from
Colorado, with Senator Teller and others
walked, out of the National Republican
Convention, and who afterward assisted
in organising the Silver Republican party,
today resigned tha chairmanship of tho
party in this state and announced his re-
SJtile..Rei!ubUcan party Homado
public a letter in which ho declares tho
ftZeI QUf " ?S Is no Ionser Paramount
issue and will not be for years to come.
The Silver Republican party is being kept
t Vm , mpaign, ne says, simply
to aid the Democratic party, and. on the
question of expansion,, which Is named aa
paramount in Its platform, he does not
agree with the Democratic party.
ne Will Malce Speeches In Oregoa
CHICAGO. Aug. 11,-AccordIng to Perry
s Heath, of tha Republican National
committee.who returned to Chicago today,
an elaborate campaigning tour has been
planned for Governor Roosevelt. From
Labor Day, when Roosevelt will make hia
first big speech ot the campaign in Chi
cago, until the end of September. Gov
ernor Roosevelt wiir spend his time west
ot the Mississippi River. All of the month,
of October will be. occupied In. hard cam
paigning In the states of Illinois. Indiana,
Michigan and Ohio, with the exception ot
a few days In West Virginia, which the
Republican managers express strong
hopes ot carrying, and that small period
of time will be all the Bast win seo of
Roosevelt during the campaign.
"Roosevelt will come to Chicago Labor
Day." said Mr. Heath. "From Chicago
he will pass througn Wisconsin. Minneso
ta. North and South Dakota. Montana.
Idaho, Washington. Oregon. California.
Utah. Wvomlng. Colorado, Kansas. Ne
braska. Iowa and Missouri, practically in
the order named. No attention will bo
paid by Governor Roosevelt to the East
ern states outside ot New York, and un
less conditions change materially, ho
won't go Into New England at all.
"Many of Roosevelt's speeches will ba
made from, the rear platform of his Pull
man, and In that way he will ba able to
cover an .unusually large territory. In
the most populous parts of tho country
he will travel only in the daylight, but
while crossing the far Western portions,
where tho big towns are a long distance
apart, ho probably will travel at night
also,-In order to save-tlme."
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BRYAJT CHANGES HIS M1XD.
He May Travel ns Mnch as He Did
Four Years Ago.
CHICAGO, Aug. 11. W. J. Bryan's
visit to Chicago has practically resulted
In an understanding that he will travel
almost as much durimr the present cam
paign as he did In 1S9S. The first incli
nation on his part was to avoid tho
making of many speeches this year but
there has been such general pressure
that It is understood that he is now
inclined to yield and to visit many parts
of the country. No positive promises for
participation in the campaign have heen
made for other states than New York,
but the probabilities are that he will go
from that state to Maryland, where there
appears to be great anxiety for his ap
pearance. After that time he Is likely
to make a quite general tour of the North
Mississippi Valley States. Including Ohio,
Illinois, Indiana. Minnesota, etc. No au
thorized statement has been given out to
this effect, but there Is no doubt that
this Is the present tendency that indeed,
the plan Is practically decided upon. In
New York It is expected that Mr. Bryan
will speak only In tho larger cities.
The Silver Republicans originally ex
pected to notify Mr. Bryan of their nomi
nation of him for the Presidency at tha
same tlmo that the Populists make their
notification at Topeka. Kan., August 23,
but this purpose has been changed. Their
notification will come liter, and the prob
abilities are that it will be made at St.
Paul or Minneapolis. T M. Patterson, ot
Denver, will make the speech at Topeka
notifying Mr. Bryan of the Populist
nomination. There will be no notifica
tion to a Vice-Presidential candidate, aa
in view of Mr. Towne's declination, tha
Populists at present have no candidate
for that office.
THE NEXT HOUSE.
Congressman Overstreet Says tho
Republicans May Itose It.
INDIANAPOLIS. Aug. 11. Congress
man Overstreet, Secretary of the Nation
al Congressional Bureau ot the Republi
can party, said tonight i
In 1S96 we carried the House by a ma
jority of 13. By contests decided in our
favor our majority was increased, nut
we cannot now depend on the districts
the contestants came from. Wo had three
Congressmen from North Carolina, but.
of course, since the disfranchisement of
the negroes we shall not get a Repre-
entatlve from that state. In 1SS8 we had
two from Kentucky, but one wa3 elected
by the narrow margin of 10. We are not
counting on that district as certain, 'me
other district In Kentucky gave us a large
majority, and they cannot count us out
of It. We had one Representative from
Texas, from the Galveston district, but
it is always close there, and tha Tesi
dcntlal election may change the result
"This makes a total of five that we are
almost sure to lose from what we now
have, leaving us a bare majority of three.
We are making estimates on a majority
of three now, but the odds this time are
really In favor of the Democrats. They
have, to begin with, 122 Representatives
from the Southern States that always
gave a solid Congressional delegation for
them. In some Northern States they have
40 per cent of the Congressmen. In New
York they have 18" In the present House,
or 60 per cent of the New York delega
tion. So on the face of the outlook their
chances for carrying the House are bet
ter than ours, but I am sure we should
defeat them and have a majority again.
We are going about the campaign in a
practical way. In 1S33 we sized up tho
situation and found that we would lose
30 districts east of the Missouri River, so
we went to work In districts that had been
doubtful and were uccessfully In carrying
enough ot them to give us a lead. We
expect to get the same results again, and
to redeem any districts against us In
North Dakota Prohibitionists.
FARGO, N. D., Aug. 13. Tha Prohibi
tion State Executive Committee today
placed In the field a full ticket, headed Dy
D. Carleton for Governor.