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partment Replies That There Is None So Far as
This Government Is Concerned.
BAD NEWS RECEIVED FROM REAR-ADMIRAL KEMPFF
Ten ! TbouMooa si Cblscse AiumbUif to Aitlsl la Ibt Attack Tlet Tils -Legs-
lion it Pckia Reported lo Be I'ader Step tat Tbreiteaee1 Witk Starvalloa
Oot of tbe CblncM Factions at Pekla Appeals ! tbt Powers la Sees'
Forcei la Flf,bt (bi Boxers.
(Copyright!. 1900, Associated I'reti.)
WASHINGTON. July 2.-Bad new
cam thla morning from Rear-Admlr
al Kempff confirming the worst stor
lee whleh have enwumted from China
rtintlni lo condition at IVklu, and
feeling of ilKuU t was noticeably
anions thj ndinmtiilraiton otutiuia ana
diplomats. The German embassy show
particular anxiety fur Information re
Sperling the ad end of Huron vn
Ketteler. It wu sul I thla afternoon
at the ntiit department that the only
news wua that th.ro eevmed to be
unanimous agreement on ih part of the
iNjwvra to welcome with the ulinot
cordiality jHpan offer to (urnlxh re
inforreinenta for the forces now fper-
ntlng along the VI llo river In an
tffori to rtath Pi-kln. na Japan alone
of tha ppwera la pn-uvrfd to throw In
to China w'hittv'r numb'r of tiooia
may be nduil. NVw to Ihnt edfet
ho.l ronie to the tat ili'pnrtment from
all dir.itlina.- and prtU:ularly Irom
Englund, ItOKxIa nnd Prnnce. Aa far aa
the atat dvpartmriit la roncernt'd It
had previously accordt-d Jaan a free
hand In the matter of the number f
troop to b employed In China upon
voluntary and eourleoua atatcment
of tht purpon of the employment of
The navy department tonight received
the following cablegram from Admiral
Keinpff: Cttaualtlra to 'lute, Corp iral
Jame F. Iannlgun, Prlvatea J. K. Mll-
Kr. W. H. Morrla, E. II. rrovenaul, John
Hunter, W. H. Nlchola; Biutuln'i
Mate T. Th jmaa, Ounutr'a mute B.
llcnmn. Apiirenth'e H. A. Hnmian,
Landtimnti H. 8. Evcrsen. aerlouKly
wounl.'d. Cadvt TuuhI, IloaUwaln'a-
mute Holoyoke. Coxawalit Thoman, and
thirty-four othra allghtly tvoundid.
8hl' ?rewa of all nations are embark
Hoktlera and morlnea remnln anhore.
Captain MrCnlla Is on duty. Captain
McCulU wa it'porte.l wounded in the
provluua cablegram ao the latent news
IhdU-aU' that he wan. not badly hurt.
LONDON. July a.-Tho Ilea are not
advancing for tho r:ll.'f of Tekln. This
announcement to the house of commoim
by William 8. John Broderlck, under
Mcreiory of btati? fT, foreign afialm,
wos received with exclamations of aa
lon'shrncnt and dl.smny. Sir Kllla Arh-
mead Hurtled Imiuliyd for nny Infor
mation that had been received frim
the l.-gntlons at reklu, or as to the
couipoKllltui and i''m.riiril of tho reliev
ing forv-.und of Its present joeltion.
Itwderick i-. I the dlsoatthcs received
today and said that the total allied
force available Is now about 13,000 ai
troops hftVi' bien v.ij. .v i,jv,incliig,
uddin(' vWi do n.rt yet know what
nnanuewiMiti hove been made locally
regarding the command of the exptdl-
tlon, but It has r.ot yet been thought
possible to attempt a further advance.
The oonsuli have been In communica
tion with the' viceroys In the Yangtsa
region nnd they are quite well aware
th.tt support w ill be given by her maj
esty's government In preserving order.
It Is obviously Impossible that the rep
resentatives of the powers nt Pikln
should be consulted, as no communica
tions are passing between them."
''The situation Is desperate, Hasten."
These words from the message of Von
Bergen, a member of the German lega
tion at Pekln. countersigned by Sir
Robert Hart, Inspector general of cus
toms, and dated nine days ago, are the
theme of all private comment. They
are preparing for news of a frightful
tragedy. Nine days ago the ammuni
tion of the little garrison defending for
eigners was running law. anj tfi. fr f.K.d
was nearly exhausted, while around
th.-m was a horde of Kan Su braves,
huvlng at thi-lr service Krupp guns
and repeating ril!s. I'ekln wus In
the hands of rev.ilutl. nurl.'S.
wtnie nothing but sinister news
oomes from nor, hern China, southern
C hlnn Is seemingly breaking away from
tho empire. AH the provinces south of
th Yellow river. who viceroys and
K'nirn.ii m.'iln'ain' frh-ndly relations
with the powers through consuls, have
In'in fonnally constituted into a con
federacy with Nankin as the capital.
TIK'N TSIN. June 29. via Shanghai,
July 1 A courier from Sir Hubert
H.irt. inspuctor general of customs at
I'ekin. has Just arrived. He left Pe
kin Monday, June 25, and reports the
situation desperate. On June IS, he
reports. Baron Von Ketteler. the Ct
man minister was killed. All the Ie
gutloi.s except the British. German and
Italian have been destroyed. The di
plomats nni missionaries are In the
Crltlsh legation , under fire. Can
non command the legations, but they
ara not belnir used. Captain McCalla.
commander of the Newark, estimates
that W.001) soldiers will be require! to
rell?i the ministers in Pekin.
BEftLIN. July 2. From well authen
ticated sources a representative of the
Associated Press is able to state that
today, after a detailed statement by
Count Von Buelow, secretary of sta'.e
for foreign affairs, regarding the Chi
nes? situation, Emperor William made
up his mind to insist upon full satis
faction for the death of Baron Von
Ketteler, for which purpose he resolved
to send altogether armed forces ap
proximately aa large as those of other
powers chiefly Interested In restoring
order In China.
A considerable portion of the Ger
man fleet will be sent also. Orders
were Issued to prepare Ave new bat
tleshlp for sailing.
WASHINGTON. July 2.-The follow
Ing cablegram has been received nt the
irnvy department from Unir-Admlral
'Che Foo, July 2. Secretary of the
navy, Washington: Runner from Pe
kln reports legations are beselged; pro
visions nearly exhausted; situation des
perate. German minister going to
Tiunjr U Yamcn murdered by Chinese
soldiers. American, Italian. Duty (?)
legations burned. Twenty thousand
Chinese soldiers Inside, 30,000 outside
Pekln; 3.000 repjrted bound for Tien
Tsln; still fighting at Tlcn Tsln. Com
munlcatlon with Tien Tsln by rati and
river Insecure. "KEMPFF."
The word "Duty" in Adm'l Kempff's
dispatch Is taken to mean "Dutch," in
reference to that 'egation .
liEr.LIN, July :. The consular body
At Tien Tsln has unanimously pro
posed to their governments as the sole
means of saving the foreigners at Pe
kin that the united powers should in
form the Chinese authorities that the
graves of the ancestors of the Imperial
family at Pekin will be destroyed If the
foreigners at Pekln, especially the min
isters, are harmed. It is understood
that Great Britain Is now disposed to
adhere to the proposal.
NEW YORK. July 2.-A dispatch to
the Tribune from London says:
Official dispatches, given out by the
admiralty, show that a foreign force of
14,200 officers and men has landed at
Taku, and that the river route has
been opened to Tien Tsln, where Ad-
Screens and Screen frames,
fire and Draught Screens....
A NEW CONSIGNMENT JUST RECEIVED
CHINA CLOSETS and
CHARLES HEILB0RN & SON
mlral Seymour still remains as com
mander of the foreign contingent. This
force hag M field and machine guns,
and Is capturing arsenals, blowing up
forts and shelling Chinese positions and
mobs. All these acta of war are com
mitted by the eight powers whose ofll
ciai rcpres ntattves have refused to
leave the capital, and have Jointly
wuriK'd the Tsung II Yamen that It
will be h:ld responsible for their safety
and that of all foreigners In China. It
Is not yet known whether the allied
forces are moving from Tien Tsln to
ward Pekln, but It Is plain that their
march will be opposed by Chinese regu
lurs and swarms of Boxers, and that
their advance will Increase the dangers
of the legations and enkindle revolt In
middle and southern China.
The anomalies of the situation are so
numerous that there Is a growing feel
Ing among well-informed men that
there will be some diplomatic settle
ment by which the occupation of the
capital may be pr;vented. A prominent
member of parliament has assured me
that a settlement will be brought about
after a strong demonstration of mili
tary force at Tien Tsln and Taku. and
that the partition of China will be de
ferred. While Russia covets Manchu
rla she Is not prepared to assume the
responsibility of governing northern
Chlr.i, and is unwilling to sanction the
occupation of two or three provinces
by Japan in addition to Corea, while
Franve wishes the annexation of Yunan
to Tonquin, and Germany wants Ehang
Tung. England Is not ready to assume
the responsibility of the administration
of the populous Yangtge Valley.
The crisis has come prematurely, and
for this reason some of the most saga
clous men In parliament believe that
there will be some temporary adjust
ment with the consent of Russia, Eng
land, Franc? and Germany, that the
empress will remain in power, and that
the existing excitement will pass away.
It hardly seems possible to reconcile
the military preparations now In prog
ress With a policy of temporary ex
pedients and pacific diplomacy, and
public men who are assuming that the
China question will be speedily settled
do not explain, what Is to be done with
Japan, whos? troops now on the ground
are Inferior In strength only to those
There are many rumors of Increasing
excitement In Canton and other cities
of the empire, and there Is the usual
sheaf of contradictions and surmises re
flecting the legr.lons. There Is little
trustworthy information and there are
many signs here of public, indifference.
Englishmen are not eager for a second
campaign this year with an enemy
whose defensive resources are under
estimated. They w ill consider it states
manlike for Lord Salisbury to arrange
a settlement of some kind with Russia
and the empress, if a compromise be
NEW YORK, July 2. A special to
the Tribune from Washington says:
The latest developments demonstrat
Ing the disastrous consequences at Pe
kln of the attack on the forts have
caused a remarkable revulsion of offi
cial settlement regarding Admiral
Kempff, ,who abstained from partici
pating In this act of foreign admirals.
Official anxiety had .'or more than a
week manifested itsilf in finding fault
with him. No concealment was made
of the displeasure caused by his too
brief dlsratches. ith their exasperat
ing omission of most Important words
and his apparent failure to discrimin
ate between ;what' Washington was
most anxious to know and w hat It look
ed upon as trivial. Today more than
one member of he cabinet was effusive
In making amends for the strictures of
a week ago, and the sturdy straight
forward sailor admiral is a hero.
All the thoughts and energies of the
naval and military commanders at Ta-
ku are now concentrated on the relief
of the foreigners in Pekln, who have
been shut off fr.m the outside world
since June 9. The allied forces no at
Taku and Tien Tsln are awaiting re
Inforcements, before moving on Pekin,
as It Is -ntimated lhat 50,000 troops are
The Tsung II Yamen, on June 19, or
dered the ministers to Pekln that day
They refused to go and thr;w the re
sponslbllity for their safety on the
Tsung II Yamen. It la believed the
powers will threaten to destroy their
Imperial tombs If Injury befalls the le
The foreign force In Pekln for the
protection of the legations numbers 42)
men, of which 54 are Americans from
the Oregon and Newark, with a Colt'
gun under Captain Myers. Other offl
cers ara Captain Hill and Dr. T. M.
Baron Von Kettsler's interpreter was
also wounded but saved himself by
running into a legation. A runner from
Pekin says that all were in great dls
trens there and looking eagerly for re
lief. Those killed of Admiral Seymour'i
force were fearfully mutilated.
The British dispatch vessel Alacrity
arrived at Che Foo this morning. She
bring"! 17 wounded for Wei Hai Wei.
There was an incipient riot here on
Saturday evening over coolie troubles.
All is -juiet here today.
All of the men of the naval brigade
at Taku have been recalled to their
ships and replaced by troops.
NEW YORK. July 2.-A special
the HeraU from Washington says:
It Is becoming apparent t' diplomats
in Washlrgt in that behind the Interna
tional concert, prevailing with respect
to China, Interested nations are quietly
trying to ascertain where each will
stuitf when consideration is given to
the question of the future government
of the celestial kingdom. It Is known
that Japan has been bounding the Unit
ed Mates nnd Great Britain to ascer
tain the position they will take In the
event' of certain contingencies growing
out of any policy Russia may adopt
There is reason to believe that Great
Britain has been equally zealous In
making Inquiries on this point and
Germany, likewise, has not been be
One of the most Important results of
Japan's representations to Secretary
Hay has been that he has Informed the
Toklo government that the United
States, Individually, has no objection
to her placing as many troops in China
as may be necessary to settle the trou
ble, Japan has approached ether Eu
ropean powers to ascertain their views
as to her Intention to send an army
Into China, but the result can only be
Interred. It Is learned on authority
that beside reinforcing her squadron
at Taku. Japan has mobilized a division
of between 17,000 and 20,000 men. As
she has an effective force of 3,000 men
already In China, it will be seen that
she w ill soan be represented by a mili
tary force larger than that of any other
power. '. ' .
NEy. YORK, July 2. A dispatch to
the Herald from Che Foo says:
.NEW YORK, July 2.-A dispatch to
the Herald from Che Foo says:
l"nr?8t is spreading, and the mission
aries are making their way to the coast
from all the northern provinces.
A steamer sent out by the American
and other consuls at Che Foo arrived
here Saturday with 75 missionaries, com
prising 33 Americans., 23 English, 10
Canadians and one Chinese.
The namea of the Americans follow
Dr. Crawford and wife. Rev. Mr. Bos
tock, wife and family; Rev. Mr. Daws,
wife and Infant; Rev. Mr. Partich, wife
and children; Miss Burnham, M. D.
Rev. Mr. Blalock and wife. Rev. Mr.
Hudson, wife and Infant; Rev. Mr.
Fitch, wife and children; Dr. Farles
and three'chilir?n; Miss Emma Parks,
M. D.; Margaret Chalfant.
The American consul at Che Foo and
the commander of the American gun
boat Nashville urg all Americans to
seize the first opportunity to leave Che
Foo on merchant steamers. The Jap
ar.tse have ofered Japanese transports
to convey Americans to Japan,
Ai Wei Hasin, the American Presby
terian and other mission premises were
entirely destroyed on June 23, but the
British refugees arrijing at Che Foo
are being conveyed to Wei Hal Wei by
U.e British flrst-clas3 cruiser Terrible.
There is trouble at Moukden. The
Manchuria railway has been damaged
ar.d the buildings burned, and the Rus
sians are sending troops.
BERLIN, July 2. A telegram from
Dr. Lenz, the German consul at Che
"Our minister at Pekin was mur
dered June IS."'
. RACING EVENTS.
Coney Island Jockey Club Announces
NEW YORK July 2. The Coney Isl
and Jockey Club announces a number
of additional stakes for its fall meeting.
The events are: .
For two year olds The Great East
ern, i,00, six furlongs. The tiatbush,
$3,000, seven furlongs. The Autumn
Maiden, $2,500 add.'d, five furlongs.
The Sapphire, Ji,2a0 adaed, five and a
half furlongs. The Dash, $1,250 added,
five furlongs. The Bells, $1,230 added,
Futurity course. Th? Partridge, $1,250
added, six furlongs. The Golden Rod,
$J,250 added, six furlongs.
For two year olds and upwards: The
Flight.' $1,250 added, seven furlongs.
For three olds: The September, $1,250
added, mile and thrte furlongs. The
Flying Handicap, $1,250 added, six fur
longs. The Dolphin, $1,500 added, mile
and a furlong. Tho Reapers, $1,500 ad
ded, mile and three-sixteenths. The
Twin City Handicap, $3,500 added, mile
and a quarter. The Autumn Cup, $3,
500 added, two miles. The Turf Hand
icap, $1,250 added, mile and a quarter
on turf. The Russett Handicap, $1,500
added, mile and a half on turf.
The Autumn Handicaps: The Fall
Handicap, $2,000. six furlongs. The
Ocean Handicap. $2,000, mile. The Om
nium Handicap. $2,500. mile and a fur
long. The Weslbury Steeplechase, $1,
200 added, full steeplechase course. The
Mineola Hurdle Race, $$00 added, two
miles over eight hurdles on turf. The
Lawrence Realization, $5,500 added, is
unnounced for the June meeting, 1902,
for three year olds, mile and five furlongs.
JEALOUSY CAUSES MURDER.
San Francisco Restaurant
Shoots His Wife.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 2.-Henry
La Blanch, proprietor of the Saddle
Rock restaurant, shot and probably fa
tally wounded his wife at 2:30 o'clock
this morning. Jealousy was the cause.
Kansas City Convention Must
Adopt 16 to I Plank.
Nebraska DeU-jatei Slate Tbal Town Is
Bryaa'f Favorite Became He Standi
Solidly tor While Metal-Dave HlU'f
Cbaices Co Gllmmerlor,
KANSA3 CITY. July 2.-The throb
and tin l!I of a great national assum
blage is beginning to take possession
of this young queen Hty of the south-,
west. Throughout the day there has
be4n the steady tramp, tramp, of Incom
ing thousands, by every train.
Among ths day's arrivals are many
of the Interesting figures of the party.
Including Oldham, of Nebraska, who
will make the speech placing Bryan
in nomination; Hill, of New York; Per
ry Belmont, of New York; Teller, of
Colorado; Senator Money, of Mississip
pi. Senators Allen, Heltfeldt and Har
ris are here to aid the cause of Towne.
Arthur Bewail, the Maine ship-builder,
who ran with Bryan four years
ago; Senator Pettigrew; Senator Wil
liam A. Clark, of Montana, with two
bands and an abundance of enthus
iasm. Aside from the formal proceedings.
the day has many developments and
some surprises In the general situa
tion. The dominating influence of
Bryan over the convention has been
made manifest, causing some concern
and Just a little rebellion In some quar
ters. It Is not by any authoritative
or formal words or actions by him that
this influence Is exerted, out in ways
none the less effective. Its Import
ance, however, has not been so much
In disclosing how strong a hand Bry
an ' holds on" the convention's course
as In ahttwiiuc that there is little like
lihood of a modilcation or dilution of
the silver plank...
The arrival of the Nebraska delega
tion, fresh from conference with its
leader, was mainly instrumental in
showing Bryan's attitude. They were
hardly off the cars before they met In
caucus and form illy put forward their
declaration of principles. This ex
pressed unalterable opposition to any
surrender of the principle of blmetal
Ism. and a demand for a financial
plank making a specific for free and
unlimited coinage of gold and silver
at the ratio of 16 to 1, Independently of
what any otlur nation may do. The
resolution was accepted as little short
of a notice to the other delegations as
to the sentiment of men very iiear ta
Bryan. Some of them had Just left
him. and Judge Tibbets. head of the 1
rtejegates-at-iarge. dined ;vith Bryan
and Governor Hill at Lincoln last night.
"The platform must be straight out
for 16 to 1. There Is no Question
to that," said Judge Tlbbets.
Judge TILbets said that it had been
accepted as positive that Bryan would
not be a candidate unless the plat
form contained a specific declaration
in favor of silver at 16 to 1.
The return of Senator Hill from Lin
coln without any tangible result which
he was willing to Osclose. made It
plain that his conference with Brvan.
at Lincoln had come to naught, and It
served also to emphasize the g:neral
feeling that Bryan would not toler
ate any temporizing on the platform.
The vice-presidential situation has
not cltnred up In the air today and
tonight. appar?ntly. Is as much - In
doubt as whert the delegates to the
'national Democratic convention were
There was a shifting of the scene to
day when Benjamin Shively. of Indi
ana, wos taken out of the race by his
own emphatic statement. As the con
test stand, after Shlvely's retirement.
the two leading candlda'es seem to be
Charles A. Towne and William Sul
zer. with some man from New York"
like Judge Van Wyck or Elllatt Dan
forth as a possibility under certain
The fact Is that the vice-presiden
tial situation is interwoven with the
platform. If thsre is a simple reaf
firmation of the Chicago platform some
New York man may be selected for
vice-president In the hope that he will
assist in carrying that state. If there '
Is a specific declaration for 16 to 1, then
Towne may he made Bryan's running
mate.- It Is pointed out as not quite
conceivable that a convention which
would refuse to make a specific decla
ration for 16 to 1, with a view of carry-
ins some Eastern states, would nomi
nate Towno, who left the Republican
party solely on the ground of his at
tachment to silver. It Is conceded bv
all the Democratic leaders that Towns's
strength is In the .West, and on ti.i
silver platform, and that he would not
be strong- In the East on a modified
While It Is not certain that Towne
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