Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, July 26, 1900, Image 4

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    CM UAR.
Russia Has Given the Chinas Min
ister Hie Passports, and Other
Nation will Follow.
Paris. (Special.) There has Just been
received a secret communication of,, a
dispatch dated Chee Foo, which states.
though expressly acknowledging the
impossibility of guaranteeing the au
thority of the news, that the diplomatic
corps Is still safe in Pekin, under the
guard of Prince Ching, who was erro
aeously reported to have been killed.
Che Too, July 18. via Shanghai, July
!. Mashlnichas, a railway Junction
Bear New Chwang, has been burned;
also Liaoyang.
Much rolling stock has been destroyed
and railway communication with Port
Arthur broken. New Chwang Is in im
Ciinent danger.
The Oregon has been safely drydocked
at Kure, Japan.
Yokohama, July 21 It Is stated that
he question of chief in command in
China, is likely to cause dissensions.
Shanghai, July 24. Advices from Tien
Tstn still complain of the lack of unity
and want of one supreme head among
the armed forces acceptable to all. It
Is fairly and generally admitted that It
will be impossible to operate against
Pekin from the south until the end of
London. (Special.) The Dally Ex
tress publishes the following from Che
"The Russians are hard pressed
Iround New Chwang and have been ex
celled from Tien Chwang Tai, the scene
f the great fight during the Chlna
lapanese war, where they have sus
tained heavy lomes.
"They have also been compelled to
abandon Tashlchau by a large body of
Boxers and armed peasants. Hete
again the Russians lost heavily, but it
reported that they succeeded in kill
ins; 700 of their assailants. The Chi
nese have completely demolished the
railway north of Tashlchau. The Rus
sians are now moving on Niu Cha
wang." The Russians, according to the latest
ews from St. Petersburg, have com
letly defeated the Chinese and have
tocupled Blagovest- nsk, capital of
Ihe Amur government, with a large
force. Since General Gribski, chief of
itaft at Port Arthur, has taken over
the supreme command in Manchuria,
reinforcements have been rapidly push
id np and the general situation has
keen greatly changed.
The Russian minister of the interior
has issued a notice that the Siberian
railway is closed to private traffic
- There Is little doubt that the Rus
sian authorities were not prepared for
luch an organized Chinese movement
in Manchuria, but they believe that
China will soon be too much preoccu
pied by operations around Pkln to
conduct serious operations in tl 3 north.
The Daily Mall's Shanghai" corre
spondent says:
"Advices from Vladivostock state
that the Chinese Invasion of Eastern
Siberia has stopped the Russian ad
vance from the north on Pekin. The
Russians have burned the Chinese town
sf Helampo, and are adopting very vig
orous measures.
Berlin telegrams dwell on the Im
mense German Interests in Southeast
ern Siberia. They say that the many
German merchants, thnumerou Ger
man employes and the Immense stoi ..
sf merchandise belonging to Germans
In that territory will mpel Germany
to co-operate with Russia In resisting
Ihe Chinese. .
General Skr Arthur Power Palmer,
commander la v..ief In India, said in
(be course of an Interview In Simla
that bo more British troops could be
sent frocB India for C. na, unless they
sould be fwptaced from Path Africa.
cfa act tj Atra
Nlagasakt Already Overcrowd
With Flaelng Foreigners.
Victoria, B. C, July 21. News vim tht
steamship Empres sof India, says thai
from all parts of China the refugeei
are flocking to the treaty ports, an
every ship is bearing them to Japan.
Nagasaki, the port at which they first
arrive, is already uncomfortably crowd.
ed, and Kobe is beginning to fill up
Many of them are in, a destitute condl
tion. and appeals for aid are filling thi
papers. It is generally felt that while
these applications will be generouslj
heeded here, it is incumbent upon the
foreign missionary board, upon whorr
responsibility for the sad plight of theli
missionaries rests, to cable unlimited
credits to meet the emergency.
In his report of the lighting at Tier
Tsin, the Japanese commander, undei
date of June 25. says:
"There Is no food except rice, and un
less communication with Taku is open
ed In two weeks there will be greaJ
An edict published In the Japanese
papers from the empress dowager telle
of the burning of the imperial palace
by Boxers on June 13.
Native papers state that a Boxer pla
card, posted throughout Pekin, reads a
I, the commander in chief of heav
en's troops, will march from Pekin t
Nankin with them shortly. Our prin
cipal object Is to burn and destroy tin
churches and chapels, and then the tel
egraph and postofflces, telegraph sta
tions, colleges and schools. The people
need not be frightened when they see
our arrival here. We are going to drive
away the foreigners so as to keep the
empire m peace and comfort. Purchas
ing provisions for providing us we will
give the market price, but sellers must
also charge moderately. We will not
estroy the yamens and customs; they
can levy duty as usual. If any people
disobey this order they will be be
headed at once."
10 L
Every Department of the Island
Ask for Mora Soldiers. Lively
Fighting with the Flllblnoe.
Peport That He Has Mobilized
Nearly I.OOO.OOO Men.
St. Petersburg. (Special.) A dispatch
from Che Foo says:
"Prince Tuan has mobilized 50,000
men, divided into different corps. The
northern corps has been ordered to ex
pel foreigners from Amur. The Pekin
army, which is divided into four corps,
is the first to begin operations.
The Pekin army is divided into four
corps, the first of which Is to operate
against Mukden and occupy the roads
between Pekin and Shan-Hai-Kuan, the
second is to concentrate at Tien Tsin,
and the third at Pekin, from which a
column numbering 49,000 will be sent
to Wei-Hal-Wei and Tsln-Tau, while
the fourth corps will concentrate at
There are now 23,000 Japanese sol
diers in China.
The Chinese fleet is cuncentratlng in
the China sea and hostilities are ex
pected. A dispatch from Nankin announces
that Prince Tuan has ordered a great
military movement, owing to the ap- '
'pearance 'of the Japanese In China.
The viceroy of Nankin has informed
the foreign consuls there he cannot be
answerable tor events In Chao-Sln.
Ning-Po and Chu-Chau, The foreign-
ers are fleeing to Shanghai. The posl- j
tlon Is alarming. Sixteen foreigners
have arrived at Nankin from Ning-Po,
where the houses of foreigners have
been burned and missionaries horribly
The rebellion has take nbold of South
China. The foreigners at Chu-Chau and i
In-Chau have been attacked and art
fleeing, panic-stricken.
lTar.;ia, July 20. "More soldiers" is
the demand which Is coming to General
MacArthur from every department in
the islands. General Lawton's Judg
ment that 100,000 troors would be need
ed to establish American sovereignty
over the Philippines, has been vindi
cated by recent events. Until they at
tempted to hold provinces of 200,000 or
00,000 hostile people with a regiment
or two, the American commanders
hardly realized the size of the Philip
pine Islands. The present force is not
large enough to garrison more than
half the important towns, and In some.
or tne most important islands among
them Cebu, Pauay, Sar.iar, Leyte and
the great Mohammedan empire of Min
danao only the commercial po'ts are
The Moros are a cloud on the hori
toji. The officers best acquainted with
conditions in Mindanao and the Sulu
islands say that they consider serious
lighting there Inevitable. If It come
the two regiments which are scattered
in small garrisons, some of them hun
1reds of n lies apart along the coast of
Mindanao, an island nearly as large
is Luzon, may have serious work. The
Moros are fighters by nature, do not
fear death, have many guns, though of
antiquated makes, but do the best ex
culion by lyl.ig in the thick Jungles
jnd gutting down soldiers who pass
through with their terrible knives and
General Young, who Is holding seven
Agufnaldo Iseuee Proclamation At
tacking Taft Commission.
Washington. D. C (Special.) While
It is said that peace prevails In tht
Philippines It is a fact that the situa
tion continues to be decided! feverftt
and threatening. Rumors are constant
ly reaching Manila In regard to thl
whereabouts and operations of Agulnal
do. and a number of proclamations bj
the Filipino chieftain have recently ap
peared, inciting the Tagals to continue
the struggle for Independence and free.
dura. Since the arrival of the Tafl
commission the activity of the Insur
gents has apparently Increased and thi
leaders are endeavoring to Influence
public sentiment against the amnest)
proposition which would, if successful
go far to undermine Agulnaldo's influ
enee, bring about a cessation of hostlil
ties and unmistakable peace.
Letters received at the war depart
mer.t state that one of the latest proc
lamations of Agulnaido Is directed en
tirely against the Tafl commlfsion. I
contains a full explanation of how ttu
commission was made up by the rresi
dent, who the men are that constitute
It anl what its errands and function!
are. Stress is laid upon the fact thai
congress had nothing to do with thi
commission, and that officially and le
gally It does not represent the senti
ment of the people, but is simply th
personal instrument of the president ol
the United States, who Is committed te
the policy of subjugation. The procla
mation says that the Taft commissioi
Is "practically President McKinley him
Secretary Root has received from
General MacAithur the order undei
which his squadron of the Philippine
cavalry was organized at Manila foi
service against the insurgents. Lieu
tenant Colonel W. E. Wilder, Forty
third Infantry, commenced the organ-
The Japanese Refuse To Forward
MoreTroops Unless Allowed to
Choose the Commander.
London, July 2L While evidence ac
cumulates daily that China has long
been preparing a formidable military
organisation In anticipation of the pres
ent conflict, and that the area of rebel
lion Is continually extending, harmony
among the allies, which is necessary to
meet such a grave condition, is still
deplorably lacking. The Russians have
refused Admiral Seymour's request to
hand over the restored Taku-Tlen Tsin
railway to the English company, and
It is rumored that Germany proposes
taking a serious Independent step-
namely, to patrol the Yangtze Kiang
with German men of war. fuch a step
would be greatly resented by Engiand.
Still more alarming news has been
jonveyed to the Dally Express fron
fokio to the effect that the apparent
reluctance of Germany and Rufsn
to consent to a Japanese commands!
for the army corps hus led the Japan
ese government to delay the forwardliiif
3f the division already mobilized.
The Standard, in an alarmist editor
ial, says: "It Is useless to any longer
hide from ourselves the fuct that China
has declared war on civilization and
izatlon of tour troops of native scouts, has plunged Into the conflict with rabid
with a maximum of 120 men to a troop, frenzy. It is equally futile to discuss
and a squadron non-commissioned stafl whether hostilities are being waged
of one sergeant-major, one quartermas- by the Chinese government, inasmuch
ter sergeant and one commissary sir- s It is evident that an administration
geant. The men were enlisted to serve' jf some kind exists and is directing the
if the most muntainous provinces of I untit June 30. 190L The monthly pay ' anti-foreign movement. Unless unmls-
Luzon with four regiments, expects
jevere work during the rainy se?son.
For some two months after his bewll
lerlng Invasion of the north In l)e-
ember, the Insurgents were paralyzed.
With more troops to keep an eye on the
villages and prevent rcconcentrailon.
he paralysis, the general bell -ves.
night have been made permanent.
Finding ample opportunities to reor-
jamze, the insurgents have availed
'.hernstlves thereof. Youngs troops
allowances of these scouts ranges from tukable evidence exculpating the Pekin
$30 Mtxtran money monthly pay and U government is promptly forthcoming
Mexican money monthly clothing allow, the powers should treat China aj a bel
ance for a sergeant major to $15.60 pay ! Ugercnt state and act accordingly."
and $2 per month clothing allowance A similar line of comment Is taken by
lor a private. The barracks at Caloo- the other morning papers. All applaud
can are the rendezvous of the squadron the course of Count von Uuiow, the
German foreign secretary. In stopping
:lpher telegrams from the Chinese lega
tion In Berlin, and all urge the other
Government Has Sent All Soldiers power to follow Germany's example.
It Can Spare.
Washington, I. C Sperlal.) "There
lave worn themselves and horses down. "' ve lurmer wiinuiawai 01 iroops ma,je jtR appearance In Shanghai.
U) the limit of endurance in marching , Irom ,nt ninppines 'or- sen-ice in dl,t.iareg that Kwan, the war god, de.
ibout the mountain trails, striking the.-'""a. mai is i policy ueirminea re, the l)ood of foregI1erg an,i threat-
pHirinos where they could tret tra k ! "I"'1 ami ' aanered 10.
The first Boxer proclamation ha
f an organized band. Hundreds have
ieen slain, but rnuch of the work has
seen like brushing away mosqultos,
arhlch swarm d.iwn upon a new spot.
neral Tinio has a nomadic command,
whose war.wri can hide their guns and
oecome "amigoa" if !t milts their In-
erests. As few of them wear uniforms
md the reople combine to shield them
rom detection, the Americans are
ready handicapped.
The churcn has beco a troublesome
'actor in Young's territory. Aglipay,
he priest who proclaimed hrmself as
irchbishop of the Philippines and cx-
ommunlcated Archbishop Nosealeda,
A cabinet officer made this statement
and then added:
General MaeArthurs dispatches on
the necessity of retaining there all thei
troops save those already under orders!
are clear. It would be unsafe to take
any more away."
"Then under no circumstances will
the forces In the Philippines be draw.i
upon?" he was asked.
'! am not going to eay any conc!uJ
slon reached is an absolute finality, bul
ens ten plagues if the Boxer tenets are
not followed and spread.
The governors of the provinces of Hu
Nan, Hu II, and Ho Nan have now.
openly Joined Prince Tuan and am
marching overland with their armies t
A German relief column, sent into the
Interior of the province of Shantung to
endeavor to rescue a party pf thirty
missionaries German, American anu
English has returned without bavln;
obtained any tidings of their where-
this much is positive. No development j abouu and u ,g feare(J thM B hav
III me BiLumtoii is nppitriieoucu, oui..i
as will call for a change In this policy"
as to our troops in the Philippines lif
been slain.
s in the field as a general. His forces j tn Present light of events.
Green Caetle. Ind. Michael Murphy,
lbs oldest eitlaen of Putnam county,
died in thto city, aged 104 years.
Milwaukee, Wis. Alvln Hammer, 6
years of age, tell under a farmer's hay
wagon, A wheel crushed the boy's
kuU and Filled him.
Oakland. ML Albert Mosely, aged 18.
mm at a farmer at Fair Grange,: Was
drewaed la the Ambraw river while he
was swimming.
lime. Ok Philip Reusch, a farmer,
while drtrtag to this city from Wapa-
fcoeeta. Ml dead from his buggy. Heart
teOare was the cause.
Whitehall, Wlav-Anna Mylnek, II
nan old. of Burnsid has been sent to
h Milwaukee Industrial school. She
Mt an to her employer's barn.
' Pltfflsltt, IB. Dr. R. O. Smith, tht
Jcatl Hsiaas mayor of pittsfleid, wet
awested Ttr Catted States Marshal Wier
ft JerTssirrrrllii oa a charge of Illegal
C?M amflras ks eoaaectlon with hi
SryJ. a-Captaln Charles J.
X "l.mrT ef the yacht Idler, which
;Jr 'f2 Anea Mlat with an her
?Jtae est, crewalng we.
tZT, WM Wastes' the
Caleb Powers Tells Why Mob of
Mountaineers Was Taken to
Georgetown, Ky. SpeclaL)The trial
of Caleb Powers in the Goebel assassi
nation case was resumed, and John A.
Black of Barbourvtlle, a banker of that
place and a republican of prominence,
was the first witness called. Witness
aid Powers told blm in January he was
organic .7 an armed mob to go ts
Frankfort. Witness discouraged the
project, but Powers insisted that the
mob would be formed, saying it would
Intimidate the legislature.
Black, continuing, said: "I saw Mr.
Powers later and again remonstrated
against the formation of the mob which
was going to Frankfort. Powers told
me It was being formed with the ap
proval of Governor Taylor, Charles
Finley and other republican leaders at
Frankfort Charles Finley also came to
me and endeavored to get me to co
operate with them. I protested bitter
ly. Powers became eery angry with
Lme on account of the position I took.
I triea to persuade tnem to send gooa i
citisens, people of influence. If any
crowd was to be sent."
A check from Charles Finley to the
Louisville and Nashville railroad for
fl.000 for transportation of men to
Frankfort was produced by Black Ir
response to a question from the prose
On cross-examination Black said thai
Finley claimed the mountaineer were
being taken to Frankfort to "Influence''
the legislature. Powers said the pur
pose was to "intimidate" the body.
Continuing, the witness said he "never
heard Power make any threats except
In a general way." H referred to the
crowd be was getting us as a "mob."
utacked Captain Dodd of the Third
;aval.-y et liatoc, where more than 200
Filipinos were slain. Aglipay com-
na nded in person and there is an un-
proven report that he was among the
iilled. His followers fought with the
recklessness of Mohammedan fanatics.
They approached the Americans In
.hree lines. Ad advance guard of wo
uen was arranged with the expecta
tion that the Americans would not fire
jpon them. After the women a line of
xilomen and others armed only with
sroouen swords, no more dangerous
fhan policemen's clubs, and behind the
bolomen the riflemen. Happily the
women threw themselves flat on the
rround and sought helter at the first
9re, so that few of them were Injured.
rhe solalers thought they were men
Jressed In women's clothe. Th" on
ilaught of the bolomen was like the
iescent of the mahdi's fanatic upon
We do not anticipate any extra ses'
slon of congress," he said.
"What if Minister Conger and tha
other American are found to havs
been murdered?" he was asked.
"We are proceeding at this present
moment on the assumption that our
people are murdered. I do not see why
that should necessitate an extra ses
sion. An extra session is hardly necessary."
Russia Glvea Chinese Minister HI
New York, July 22 A dispatch to the
Journal and Advertiser from Londor
"The Chinese Invasion of the Ramus
province I equivalent to a declaration1
of war against Russia, which, con
structing It a such, has handed thd
Chinese envoy at St. Petersburg his
"What If their murder was by or passports and requested him to leava
with the connivance of the Chinese
"I do not believe an extra session of
congress would necessarily follow."
"What about the decision of the com.
mander of the International force that
SQ.0O0 troop are necessary for the cam
paign?" "That '. an old story," was the reply.
"Admiral Kempff cabled that a week
the country, along w;th the member
of his mission.
"The choice of this Chinese dwlara-,
tlon of mar against Russia on account
of thl bold invasion of Russian terri
tory, lies in the fact that a the mat -I
ler now stands It virtually release the
czar from hi obligation to the foreign
power to act In concert with them In
China. He Is placed thereby In a posi-j
or ten day ago, fO.OOO men for the f"r.jtlon to act independently and not only1
war dmove on the capital and 20,000 to
Kitchener's squad at Khartoum. They j protect Tien Tain and communication
kept coming on faster than the soldier
coulrt shoot them down, until they were
so close that our cavalrymen had not
time to fire and load, but went through
them with clubbed carbines.
fhe Di
Kokomo, Ind. Isaac Murphy, jr., st
this placs was arrested oa s charge ex
la a
raw paw,
Has Obtained a Fright
ful Held.
Seattle, Wash., July 22. Two vessels
arrived In port from Nome, the trans
port Athenian and the steamship Se
quoia. The Sequoia arrived early In
Ihe mornlg and the Athenian about 11
11 o'clock. The Sequoia left Nome late
on the night of the 2d Inst., bringing
much late new about the smallpox
epidemic which the Garonne and Ohio,
both leaving early on the same day,
The pest house at Nome I full and
overflowing with patients afflicted with
smallpox and government official sre
erectln gtwo large structure, on of
which will cover an acre of ground. The
disease has spresd rapidly and lots of
case are quarantined In the tents In
which they were discovered, Every
government and city official in 1h
camp is working night sad day with th
disease, but it teems useless to try te
ttop It.
t7t7" "Mist
isaaa Evr . jtsn
DsaKMtata of Osargta't twrentli Ua
Em. J. tr. tZiUom far
.(1 tctrti mwa
with Pekin."
Asked ss to the possible effect of the
Chinese attacks on the Russian trans
port and the Rusnlan towns along the
Manchurlan border, the nply was,
"Thi may crmpUcate the situation
cannot ay whether or not It means war" (he pBCmc coaet. the cflar would
between the Chinese government and
Russia. The matter 1 between those
two governments. We have nothing to
do with It- We do not know either
what the actual facts are In the case."
Kentuoky Republicans Denouoeth
Ooebwt election Law.
Louisville, Ky., July 17. The repub
lican state convention today nominated
for governor Hon. John W. Yerkea, ol
Danville, adopted a platform railing
the Issue of the election to be the oGe
bel election law. and adjourned wlthls
three hours. There was no nomination
made by the convention except for gov
ernor, this year's election In Kentucky
being an extraordinary one to All the
vacancy In the governorship caused by
the death of William Goebel.
The present governor, Beckhsm, wit
hold this offics only until his succesaoi
Is ROfaed. Hon. John W. Tsrkes, nom
inee for BPMraor, Is a lawyer and one
with reference to the defense of his
country from Chinese invasion, but also
ss regards the carrying of wr Into the
tnemy's country and an eventual march
upon Pekin.
"Should a Russian army, proceeding
from Siberia, reach Pekin and eaotutc
1 It before the allies could get to It from
I the Pacific coast, the cflar would b
hie to dictate term to China inde
pendently of the other powers, and
without any regard to their wishes,
virtually establishing himself as mastet
of the country.
"The British and German govern
menu, alarmed at the Idea of thl
eventuality, have today decided to
abandon the policy which they have
pursued until now, and to declare war
upon the Chinese government, thus
plsclng themselves In a line with Rus
sia, and France and the fnlted 8ttte
sre expected, lo follow suit Immediate
ly. France has, Indeed, already Issued
a decree forbidding the sale of arm
or of war material of any kind to ih
Chinese, while Germany, which has al
ready prohibited the Chinese envoy at
Berlin from communicating with hli
government, except through the Ger
man foreign office, Is preparing to glv
him hi passport.
"Here In London the Chinese min
ister has already packed al Ibelongtnga
'removed bis boys from the school
'which they have been attending, aol
KsaMcky.' He Is at present a sotleotei.eaiicelled all hla engagements, so as tt
re nady far Usuasdiau dattsra.
Q d est trL o.
One Half of Indian Bmptra lo Stg
New Tor. July 3.-Lou Klopsch,
who has been In India visiting the fam
ine stricken districts and inspecting the
work of relief, ha returned to this city.
He ald yeterday that the report thai
had reached thl country of the distress
of millions of Inhabitants of India,bave
not been exaggerated, and that while
large sums of money and quantities ot
grain have been contilbuted, there Is
much yet to be done to prevent many
thousands more from starving.
Drv Klopsch made two trips into the
famine districts, going first 500 miles
Into the Interior, from Bombay, and,
then an equal distance north, covering
more than 2,00(1 mile. Speaking of the
result of the observations and Inquiries,
Dr. Klopsch said:
One-half of India today is a great
charnel house, of which countless
thousands have already perished of
cholera, dysentery and starvation, and
as amny more are doomed to like fate.
Twenty thousand new case of cholera
weekly, with' 75 per cent mortality, rep
resenting 15,000 death every seven
days; plague on every hand, dysentery
mowing down Its victims right and left
and starvation staring millions In ths
fare, reaping a harvest unprecedented,
sums up the horrible story.
"On the day of our arrival In Bom
bay the streets were literally crowded
with walking skeletons. Every step of
the way we were besieged by men. wo
men and children In the last stage of
destitution, plteously begging for a mite
that they might eat and live. They
held out their hands with a beseeching
look, hoping that we might drop a coin
that would purchase at least enough
to satisfy their hunger for Just an hour,
"Gaunt men, emaciated women with
bosoms wasted with nursing diminu
tive, hollow-eyed, sickly babies; chil
dren with tegs and arms like clothes
pin, and every rib plainly visible, all
ran after us, completely surrounding
the carriage and entreating us every
tep of the way.
Houseless and homeless these unfor
tunates slept In the streets of Bombay
at night. They lie down Just where
they happen to find themselves wher,
fatigue overtakes them, and It Is no ex.
aegeratlon to say that I have seen as
many as J00 asleep on the sidewalk of
a single block."
Attack of Boers Repulsed, but Fif
teen Hundred Break Through.
London. (Special.) The war office
hail received the following dispatcn
from Lord Roberts:
"Pretoria, July 21. Yesterday the en
emy male a actermini-u nar o iui ,
left of Pole Carew' position and along
our left flank, commanded by lluttoii.
The posts held by the Irlfh ftwi:eer
and Canadian mounted Infantry, 'unJ-t
Lieutenant Colonel Alderson, were most
gallantly defended. The enemy mad
repeated attempts to assault the posi
tion, and calling on the fusllfers to sur.
...... I. ... TUn Ar.nw t , fi. fort lui'flrAlu
They had fifteen killed and fifty wound,
ed. and four were taken prisoners. Th
Hiltlsh casualties were seven killed (In
eluding the Canadian lieutenants, Bor
den and Birch), thirty wounded and
twenty-one missing.
"Ian Hamilton' column advanced td
Waterval unopposed and proceeded to
Haman's kraai.
"Fifteen hundred Boers, wlttf flv
guns, managed to break through thil
cordon formed by Hunter's and Run
die' divisions, between Bethlehem an
Ficksburg. They were making toward
Llndlcy. being closely followed by Pat
get' and Broadwood' brigades."
In a dispatch Ird Robert pay a
tribute to Lieutenant Borden and Birch,
whom, in his dispatrh given above, hs
reported killed. Lord Roberts says:
"They were willed while gallantly
leading their men In a counter attack
on the enemy' flank at a critical Junc
ture of their asisult on one poiltlon.
Borden wa twice before brought to mf
notice In dispatches for gallant and in
trepid conduct."
Chinese Merchants Account of
Massacre In Pekin.
London, July 20. The Shanghai cor
respondent of the Dully Bxprers saysi
"Intense Indignation Is felt here 6t
the honors which the British In Hong
Kong have accorded to LI Hung Chang,
who Is looked upon In Shanghai as the
originator of the whole fiendish anil
foreign plot.
"A Chinese merchant who ha Just
arrived from Pekin give horrible de
tail of the massacre. He says he a
Kuropean women hauled Into the street
by shrieking Boxers.who stripped them
and hacked them to pieces. Their dls
severed limbs were tossed to the crowd
and carried off with owl of triumph.
Home were already dead, hav.ng been
hot by foreign civilian.
"He say he saw Chinese soldier car
rying the bodies of white children aloft
on their pear, while their companion
hot ar the bodle. He give other de
tail too horrible lo be particularised
"It seems that the Boxer leaders had
organised a plan Including the offering
of rewards and rich loot for the annihi
lation of Europeans throughout China
and that Prince Tuan' generals hsv
been emphasising the opportunity lb
soldiers hsv of seising th bodies of
whit women."
Cresco, la. Thomas Brrdgea, an Eng
lishman, committed sulctd-t. He was s
clerk la the Strother tsoUl for twsati
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