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Foreign Consuls Issue Statement Regard
ing Legations at Pekin.
Mlli il Form Will Noon Have at Lrial
At),outt Tr<»ii|i« In tUilmi. I'rlni’P Tuan
Hrnili a I.urge Army to Attack tlm (.tty
of Nankin.
LONDON, July !).—The foreign con
suls at Shanghai met on July 7 and
officially announced that the legations
at Pekin were safe on July •*. The fore
going statement, read with Consul
Warren’s dispatch to the foreign of
fice on Saturday, makes it possible to
believe that the legations will hold out
for a number of days yet. Having
fought to a standstill the first out
bursts of fanatical fury, It is believed
* that something may intervene to save
them. The news, after the sinister
rumors of the last ten days, is enough
upon which to build up hopes. The
Shanghai correspondent of the Express
telegraphing on Sunday at 5:10 p. m„
however, throws doubt upon Consul
Warren’s information. He says:
"Tao Tai Sheng now admits that,
there was an error in his communica
tion to General Warren. The date of
the courier’s arrival at Chlnen Fu was
July 3, which does not apply to his de
parture from Pekin. The Journey from
Pekin to Chlnen Fu occupies five days.
The courier, therefore, could not have
left Pekin later than June 28.
"The date of the massacre, accord
ing to Chinese reports, was June 30
or July 1.”
Tien Tsin is Htill hard pressed. A
Chinese force numbering from 80.000
to 100,000 men, as estimated by con
culaive reconnaissances, floods the
country. Communication between Tien
Tsin and Tnku is apparently possible
by river only.
A Che Foo dispatch to the Express
says the Russians have landed 8,000
men at Taku and the Japanese have
discharged several transports. The
Japanese pushed on to Tien Tsin, lead
ing in the subsequent assault upon the
native city, in which their command
er was killed. More transports are
engaged at Japanese ports. With the
10,000 British India troops afloat and
fresh Japanese contingents it is quite
probable that the allies will have 50,
O00 men ashore.
Tlie disorders in the provinces np
T pear to tie increasing in violence.
Chinese army is within fifty miles of
New Chwang and the foreigners arc
preparing to abandon their homes. The
southern part of the province is swept
by raiders, destroying ail works of the
white man, except in spots garrisoned
by Russians.
Proclamations have been nested in
all villages near Che Foo ca’ilng upon
the loyal Chinese to rise and expel the
foreigners for introducing among the
pious Chinese an immoral religion.
Every good Buddhist is expected to
kneel three times a day, knock his
head on the floor thrice and pray ear
nestly that sudden, cruel death tnay
overtake all aliens.
Tiie foreign settlement at Che Foo
is at the mercy of two Chinese forti
fications equipped with Krunp guns,
which command two sides of the city.
Six warships, including the United
States gunboat Nashville, are constant
ly cleared for action.
The provisional government at Pe
kin appears to have designs upon the
southern provinces. Beside having or
dered Kwan Shikai to advance upon
Nankin, which Kwan Shikai says tie
•will not do, Prince Tuan lias sent an
army along the route of the grand ca
nal. Nankin is on the south hank of
a river nearly a mile wide The Brit
ish cruiser Hermione and Pique I. will
assist in repelling attempts to cross.
Six Chinese cruisers are there and 17.
000 Chinese troops are at the disposal
of Viceroy Id Kun Yi. The forts mount
thirtv-four high-power modern guns.
The foreigners at Shanghai are becom
ing uneasv. Everything they feel de
pends on Viceroy 1,1 Kun YI.
Rpfuger s from Tien Tsin are arriving
( at Shanghai and say that only live civ
ilian foreigners were killed during ttie
long Chinese bombardment. The for
eign women became so Indifferent that
thev walked through the streets, not
heeding the shells. Most i f the civ
ilians were deported to Taku, thence
to be conveyed to Shanghai.
•'><!*r»t Xnrtlml !« fthot.
Today word came over tne telepuone
from Marilio. Menefcr county, that !
Ocputy Cnitcd States Marshal iloward
Wilson had been killed and lip ilay
and Joseph Itush of Ibis county tnor
taly wounded mid could no: live only a
few hours. Wilson, accompanied by
William Stamper of this pee had
gone tn anarch of hay. who was want
ed In Virginia on special charges in
cluding alleged violation of the Inter
nal revenue laws Not far frot i Marl
bo, In M tiefec countV. about thirty
tne miles from here they cam* up
with hay. James Bush amt two wo 1
men \i soon as the otfl< er* made
known their business shootina be
gatt Wilson shot Hush through the
body and hay shot Wil *4»|| IllfllllHh thf
heart killing hint Instantly Stamp* r|
• hot l>ay through the head
Mas I•**ws hi tecs
MT MH’IM Julv t tieorge M, town
Ing and W llltani lirah were killed and
Kred Krlge was pndtatdv fatally in
lured at Columbia III . near here thl
afternoon the three men were tn a
buggy that was demolished hv a Iratn
gt a Hnltlmare A Ohio Mouthweatern
railway «rasatag
Ilodle* ItiTovereil ,^'ioiu Saule swell
Number of Hoboken Fire Victim*.
NEW YORK. July 9.—Three more
bodies were found today on the Saale.
This makes twenty-nine bodies that
have thus far been taken from the
wreck of the Saale since the fire anil
14b bodies in all recovered. The bodies
recovered today were found in the
second cabin In the after part of the
ship and they were horrible sights to
look upon. They had very little cl itli
ing on and were all victims of the
fire. They could not be Identified,
Chief Officer Henry Schaeffer, who
was in charge today, said lie had no
idea wlio tin men had men, but judg
from the place where they were found
lie thinks they were stewards.
The body of a man badly scarred
and burned wds found at Rockaway
Ueacfl nils afternoon and taki .1 to the
morgue there. The body is supposed
to be that of a victim of the Hoboken
No bodies were recovered from the
Hri men or Main today, although the
work of searching was kept tip.
Dynamite was exploded on tin* river
bed about the wrecks of the piers of
the North Oeramn Lloyd today with
out bringing to the surface any more
One charge was sent down between
the ruins of the Thingvalla line pier
and the pier of the Hamburg line. A
column of water was Hurled into the
air and the water agitated for a long
distance by th<* charge, but no bodies
wue floated. Another charge was
fired, but to no purpose.
From Month Afrirn Indicate I)e
f4*u th for liner*.
LONDON, July 9.—Late news from
South Africa reports that the Boers
ineffectually attacked General Butler’s
escort between Standerton and Heid
elburg on Saturday as he was return
ing front a visit to Lord Huberts.
The Boers attacked Kleksburg gar
rison at midnight on Tuesday, but
were driven off after forty-live min
utes fighting. General Brabant, on
July 5, occupied Deernborg, between
Senakay and Winburg, which served
as a base for bands assailing convoys.
Colonel Mahon of General Hutton's
mounted troops on July n ann 7 en
gaged 3,000 Boers east of Brouker
spruit and drove them off. The Brit
ish ftisualtles numb°red thirty-three.
Commandant Llmmer tried to re
capture Rustenburg on July 5, but
was driven back.
Thirty-four of the Strathcona Horse,
under Lieutenant Anderson, were at
tacked by 200 Boers east of Stander
ton on July ti. The British soon took
possession of a kopje, upon which
they successfully withstood the attacks
of the. enemy.
LONDON, July 9.—The Times' Lou
renzo Marquez correspondent says,
under date of July 7:
"A general movement of Boer set
tlers into Gazaland, Portuguese terri
tory, seems to be in contemplation.
Already large herds have been driven
across the border. The Portuguese
welcome the movement."
Filipinos Had I GO Me n Killed While
Amerlt'ttiiN Lose Kleven.
MANILA, July 8.—The last week's
scouting in Luzon resulted in eleven
Americans being killed and sixteen
wounded. One hundred and sixty Fil
ipinos were killed during tne week and
eight Americans, who had been prison
ers in the hands of the rebels, were
surrendered and 100 rifles were turned
over to the Fnited States officials.
The enemy ambushed a wagon train
between lndang and Nalc. The Third
infantry lost nine men. while on an
expedition to punish the Ladrones in
ihe Delta of the Rio Grande.
In the Antigua province of Pansy a
running light of three hours' duration
resulted in the killing or wounding of
seventy of the enemy. There were no
casualties among the Americans.
The insurgents are slowly accepting
the amnesty provisions. In some In
stances the Americans are suspending
operations in order to give the retie s
an opportunity to take advantage of
the decree.
Ktltnt ill n I'ertillsr Wsy.
I’ITTSHl'Rfl. Pa.. July !' • Two per
on.i were killed outright ami one
riouslv imil Inst nigh! in a
railroad accident.
Thomas Kdwtuds hail his leg so bad
ly lacerated that .t will have to be ant
putalrd. i lie victims were on their
way home from church and were
standing on South Twenty seventh !
street south side, at the ettd it, a blind
• witch on the Pittsburg. Virginia 4
Charleston railroad, waiting for a long
Pan Handle train to piu-* Th» switch
whl>h is on grade, was tilled with ci
booses Tile Height broke in two a!
the switch, itttppo it'll ly caused by a
broken frog 'the portion which
turned into the switch jammed the
line of ealMKMMrs through the buffer
into the party of church people Mr*
Kdwards was literally cut to pieces
Roth legs were rut off Mr bead »**
rushed ami her entire hod* was cov
ered with cuts and bruises
Mr Morris was not unit-* so badly
mingled toil w ,i, its stl * n pi i"1,
Mr Kdward* who is a prominent
i ontraetor was throwa, and one of his
legs caught by a < are wheel and
crushed so badly that R will have to
he amputated
Russia Gives to Government at Tokio Tull
Liberty of Action.
Japanese roncf ro go ro china
Native < lirUtlmi* Said fo llavi* Heen
Sla iik li t «r«d In Tlimimititd* — r«*r«oii»
Ciullly nf starting In*urr«f !Ion Are to
lt<* lli.,lidided.
LONDON, July 7.—The Russian gov
ernment announces that it will give
Jaiian a free hand to appiy military
force in China. The terms of this con
sent are summarized in tiie subjoined
dispatch from St. Petersburg, under
date of July ii, in reply to an inquiry
fom the Japanese cabinet regarding
the dispatch of Japanese troops to
China to render aid to the foreigners
in Pekin.
The Russian government declared
that on May 27 that it left the Japa
nese government full liberty of action
in this connection, as the Tokio cabi
net expressed its readiness to act in
full agreement, with other powers.
it is in consequence of tills, no
doubt, that Japan is preparing to em
bark 20,000 more troops.
Political considerations that were
thought to have been numbing the ac
tion of the powers are thus laid aside
for a moment at least, by the govern
ment supposed to have the clearest
purposes respecting China's futures.
Japan's dispatch of troops now can
have little bearing on the fate of the
foreigners in F’ekin.
Baron Hayashi, the new Japanese
minister, who arrived In London re
cently, said that ten days would prob
ably be required for the carrying of
troops to China. Mis dictated state
ments contained these sentences:
If all conditions Japan has asked
were conceded I see no reason why Ja
pan should not undertake the tusk of
suppressing the trouble. The powers
are all agreed in wishing to put down
the rebels, but it does not seem that
they are agreed on the means.
From these authoritative utterances
it is inferred that Japan does dominate
conditions and that the concert of the
powers is a little jangled.
Details of further horrors in Pekin
are gathered by correspondents at
Shanghai from Chinese sources, “spe
cially of the slaughter In the Chinese
and Tartar city of thousands of na
tive Christians, so that the capital
reeks with carnage. The ruthless
thirst for blood is spreading In all
the northern provinces and wherever
there are native Christians the scenes
enacted In the capital are reproduced
in miniature. From the capital noth
ing further comes regarding the lega
tion forces except a repetition that
they are ail dead.
The correspondents aver that if the
Chinese officials in Shanghai wished to
throw light on the real state of affairs
in the capital they could do so and
therefore the llrst reports are accepted
as true.
Prince Tuan's coup de etat is de
scribed by the Shanghai correspond
ent of the Daily Mail as a sequence
to the grand council of ministers, at
which Lung Yu advocated the sup
pression of the Boxers promptly. The
dowager empress gave her whole sup
port to Yung Lti and a scene of dis
order ensued. Prince Tuan passion
ately intervened, backed by Kang Yih
They rushed from the. council and
their partisans raised the cry. "Down
with the foreigners." The effect was
electrical. The euniehs, palace officials
of all sorts and most of the populace
took up the cause of Prince Tuan and
his agents Immediately put the em
peror and the dowager empress under
Loss In G >lil Cost t,
LONDON. July 7.—The colonial of
fice has received from the governor ot
the Gold Coast colony, Sir Frederick
Mitchell Hodgson, a dispatch dated
Atekewautek, July 6, saying that uw- i
ing to the non-arrival of the relief
column and the reduction of the food
supply he had decided to push through
the rebels and had deceived the enemy i
regarding the route followed. The col
umn suffered great privation, but the
loss was only six men killed and sev
eral wounded.
Governor Hodgson expressed the
hope of icaching the Gold Coast in
tin day- He added that the suffering i
at Kumar i was terrible, the mortality
from starvation being thirty persons
per day The column of the governm
number* too and Includes all the Kuro
pean-v among them being the members
of tin Basel mission
vtiir* (niton 1 em ber* Arrive.
BOSTON, Mass July 3 The I ni
ted States transport Sedgwick, hav
lug on board more than to female
teachers from Cuba, and the thin! of
the ffert bringing instructors to this
• ountry for a season of study at liar
vard university summer arhtwd, ar
rived today. Two more transports
are yet to come
IVio* I l ike »!|il »« Veril rl
MINIMIS July •- The morwtng pa
pars generally publish editorial* , oat
men*ing upon the verdict in the i as*
of Sip'do the would I* assassin of
the Prlaie of Wale* The l»aily Teie
graph any * the result of lie (rial Is
"monstrous The Dally Chiottl. !* de
glares that It is an eotrage on ho
inanity * ant the Imily Mail charge
'arises it as a r»pros h ea Helgium '
Lnt*et tjootatlons I-mm south Omaha
mul li a nun n (ity.
faille—Rupplh* wen- unusually largo
fur Hi. day. and Included n Pit i.f very
desirable beeves There were 15X fresh
loads. head, the lug hulk of them
corn-fed beeves, TrafI'• opened out slow.
Holm of Hie best eat lie sold about steady
with yesterday, hut the general market
Was / loe lower i'owh and heifers Were
in light supply, good demand and about
si end y \' > . 11 i.tHis, hulls, st a gs, etc.,
sold ii unchanged tpiotallons. Hu, Iness
In st i. kin and feeders win very dull. Iillt
then was iiu particular change In ntiuta
tp 11“ I'llolee 1 till to I.toe III beeves, $i I a
4/ , I*, good 1,100 to I.400-lb Ih'CVi s, $ I ! 1141
5.P lair to peed 1,1100 to 1,25o-|b, steers,
$4.‘" -/ t ic,; poor to fair stc. rs. I4.rsgu4.wj,
good to choice cows and heifers. $1204)
4 7.', fair to good cows and Itolfi M, $3.t>l
4' l.etj i ommon and cunning grades, $2,2541
3.50, halls, slugs, etc., fit 2.V(i 4 .', i. calves,
common to choice, $3 004/7./xi; good lo
choir, ini kers ami feeders, $,
fair to good Stockers and feeders, fi.oaei
4.50, , ,min,.11 to fair StOekcrs and feed
ers. t.Miuirf t.uu; milkers and springers, $5510
ft:! 4',.
Ho. There were 115 ears, x.txxi hogs,
as against 11,500 a week ago and tho
weeks supply, owing mainly to tlm linll
tluy, in, 20,009 smaller than Inst week.
Th- eutillty was fair, bill there Is a de
cided increase iri the amount of light
mixed tings coming, iis compared with
supplies earlier In the season. The west
had 4*1,000, against 59,009.
The market opened 7'ye higher and
ruled active until the Id" end of the
supply was exhausted. Sales ranging $5.10
4/5 25 with the hulk at $5 1.54/3,17'y. Al
though provisions opened strong, eastern
hog markets reported the early advance
lost, and the tliml wind-up locally was on
the same basis, with a few . loads still
unsold at a late hour. Butcher and heavy
Imp- $5,154/5.25; mixed and nudlutn
weights, $5.10415,20, light and light mixed,
$5,lo i|,,. 1 J4%,
Hie ip-Only three fresh loads. 7u2 head,
were received. There was a good demand
from all sources for choice grades at llrm
figures, hut common and stock sheep
were slow sale at mean prices. Weth
ers. $! 754-1 1 25: ewes, $.'!.iio4/4.0o; lambs,
$4.504iti.jjU; sheep, $3 004/3.00.
futile Re. i Ipts, 2,500, market steady to
strong native steers. $u.7.V®8.Kt, Texas
Htu rs, $2,754/5.:lo. Texas cows, $2.G0fl:t 05;
native cows and heifers. $2,104/5.0.4, Stock
ers and feeders, $3,504(4.00; hulls, $3,254*
lings ..I[its, 9.0X4; market strung to
loe higher, i losing weak; hulk of sales,
$5.254/5.324%: heavy. $5 254/5.37'/; puckers.
$5.22'j4/5,32'y mixed. $5,154/5.30; light, $5.05
4/5 25. Yorkers, $5.204/5.25; pigs, $1,054/
Hherp - Keeelpts, 2.0X1; market steady;
larihs. $3.014/5 oo, muttons, $.1'XK(/5.-/4.
Hi'ti rul Million Dotlurs* Worth of Prop*
t-rty llfNtrojrrd hy I Iri
NEW YORK, July G.—The lire at
the works of the Standard Oil com
filmy of Constable Hook, Bayonne. N.
J., which started early yesterday, is
still raging, and no estimate can yet
be made of the damage, though It will
run into millions.
The oil from the works Is spreading
along the upper bay and the Kll'.von
Kull, blazing as It Hows, and serious
damage is threatened the adjoining
Naptha tank No, 7 exploded shortly
after G o'clock. The force of the ex
plosion smashed windows on the Hook
and at least one person was killed
and several injured. Charles King,
an electrician, was the one killed, anti
John Watso and Owen Drummond,
watchmen, were overcome hy fumes
and smoke, and Fred Matter was cut
by Hying glass. They all lived In
The fire was started about 1 o'clock
by a bolt of lightning which fell dur
ing a terrific thunder and rain storm.
It struck squarely in the immense
yard of the Standard Oil company,
which covers GOO acres of ground.
King, the electrician, was struck by
the bolt anil at the same time it. ex
ploded two immense reservoir tanks
of crude oil. One hundred men were
at work in the yards and whether
more wore killed is not yet known.
The explosion was heard for miles and
the heavens were lit up for hours af
terward by Hit- flames, which leaped
a hundred feet in the air. The col
umn of smoke which rose from the
still burning tanks spread out in such
a cloud that to those coming to this
city from the west the bright morn
ing sun was obscured.
K.lrrlrlr Cur With Over I Oil |*itft«eiigt* r»
.1 ti tn |>» Over Mlttjr-I oul Km hank uitnl
TACOMA. Wash .July 5.—The most
appalling accident ever Known in the
history of i ncoma occurred this morn*
lug. when tlie Silo TMIson cur. loaded
"Ilh excursionists coming to see the
I arade, was dashed down sixty feet
over the bridge at the gulch where the
iraik runs from India street, hurting
the passengers, among v uum wire
many women and children, under ihe
wreck of the ear
The car turned completely over and
mangled the tiniortunate victims Into
unrecognisable shapes, as the debris
rushed down the steep side of tin*
KUhh, Where the ur went off there
i* a sharp curve, at the toot of a steep
grade Just how the accident incurred
will never Ih> known. buj as the car
struck the curve Instead of follow lug
the rails It whirled completely over
and ptti toil from the nrtdge. striking
oil Its tup the heavy trucks and body
of the car crashing tlte frail upper
worka to splinters and stuasnlng down
upon the mass of ttu n, women and
children, with whnh the ear »«■
• •»» llol* llfuttltttl
PIT I Kill HU, July T Cheater hi
t art by aged », and H* uuen
aged * Were drowned Unlay while on
an improv i**.| raft watching toe men
••ragging the river tor the twaty of
t laren e l.oii who was drwwn*d yea
ter>*ay The bodies were y>w rwm
Vico Admiral Seymour Makes Official Re
port of Relief Expedition.
Irtpt rfiil Troop** i»»* Wall iin IDupr* l.n
Ifiiff* Intermit InimI* — CltiuMfl Nlakr
i rt iK'liernmi Attin k A f ter 1* rof <h» 101m
of Krlemilllirwft.
LONDON, July 5. Tlie commanders 1
of the allies iu Tien Tsln inform the ;
correspondents that it would tie sul- >
eidal to utttempt to reach I’ektn with
the troops now available in the lure
of the colossal force of imperial troops
and Boxer* occupying the country lie- *
tween Tien T*in and l’ekin. So far
from taking the offensive, the 13,OOU j
international troop* at Tien Tsln and j
the 8,000 others att Taku and tnterme- ■
dlate points can barely keep tip com
munications, lighting incessantly with
overwhelming numbers using fur more
numerous artillery than the allies.
This telegram has been received:
SHANGHAI, July 4. 11:10 a. m.. via
Chee Foo,—Tien Tsln city fell be
tween 7 and 8 o'clock on the morning
of June 30,
It Is understood that Shanghai un
doubtedly referred to the native city
of Tien Tsln, front which the Chinese
have been bombarding the foreign
quarter and the dispatch is tuken to
mean that the allies uro now more than
holding their own.
A Ivices received by way of Shang
hai aver that the Chinese losses
around Tien Tsln are between 7,000 and
8,000, according to official estimates.
The correspondent of the Express |
at Che Foo, telegraphing on Wednes
day , says Vice Admiral Seymour was
wounded while sitting In a house at
Tim Tsln by Chinese sharpshooters.
Cfflcial news received at Che Foo
shews that the Chinese nave been guil
ty of horrible cruelty toward wound
ed and captured, subjecting them to
what is known as ling die, or Hie slic
ing process. Under lids hideous prac
tice the bodies of the fallen are mu
Revolting stories are told of the bar
barities practiced upon Japanese and
European prisoners captured on the
way to Pekin, though It is not known
that Admiral Seymour lost any prison
ers. The Chinese troops marching to
ward Tien Tsin, the Chinese say, left
behind them trails of rapine, tire and
blood. Native women were assaulted
and children were cut in two.
According to roundabout reports. It
is asserted by the Chinese that Prince
Tuan is personally directing the as
sault upon the legations. He confer
red honors and gave large sums of
money and other presents to the Boxer
leaders and the commanders of
the troops who drove back Admiral
Seymour and also gave money to every
soldier taking part in the operation.
An edict of Prime Tuan’s has reach
ed Shanghai ordering southern vice
roys to assemble (he Chinese licet and
to attack the war ships at Shanghai.
Japan is reported to lie landing an
army at Peetaughs, to the northward
of Taku. The Japanese generals are
believed to lie about to move toward
Pekin, following the plan previously
Tao Tai Sheng of Shanghai issued
a proclamation on Wednesday which
practically forbids foreign war ships
approaching the Yang Tse Kiang, say
ing that If they do so the Chinese au
thorities will not hold themselves re
sponsible for the consequences. It is
considered that the Chinese officials are
preparing to evade responsibility it
an outbreak occurs. Even Li Hung
Chang is suspected. The foreigners
are simply aghast at the extent of the
Chinese armaments, which have been
systematically accumulated.
€ blneae Kiuprror Furred by Prince Tuan
to Commit Nulrlile.
SHANGHAI, .Inly <1.—Emperor
Kwang-Sii committed suicide by bik
ing opium, under compulsion of Prince
Tuan, June 19, The empress dowug *r
also took poison, but Is still alive,
though reported to he Insane from .he
effects of the drug
The foregoing had been officially re
ported to the German consular s'aff
Two Manchus who have arrived at
Shanghai certify to the truth of tic
statement that Prime Tuan v HI ted
the palace and offered the emp*ror
and dowager empre-s the alternative
of poison or the sword The empe'Or.
they say, took the poison and died
within an hour. The dowag »r > i„.
press a I set those poison hut craftily
swallowed mtly a portion of what wo*
offered to her and survived. On the
same day the Chinese custom* bureau
was destroyed, Mir Hubert ll.trt, the
luspeetnr of custom* Slid ttls Staff ey
< aping to the legations
l|tM mm W«|t seals,
IIIHMINlill\d, \l« July ti The
■ ttaI operslots ami miners of Uth.ntii
tame to an agreement on the wag*
i|uestlon today and signed a contract
lor the > (■ ending I * t rt - - . • f*o|
based on the ionirat t of the year just
ended Work in all of the nun* wilt
he resumed The blast furas- - i that
blew ont on Monday on at -oust of
ths suspension of the work #t the
mines will go In operation the gr«i «r
neat week
Hitrtllni; News Tlist AIIIcm Are Not Atl*
to ('apitsl.
LONDON, July 3.—The allies are not
advancing for the relief of Pekin. This
announcement to the House of Com
mons by William St. John Broderick,
under secretary of state tor foreign af
fairs, was received with exclamations
of astonishment ami dismay.
Sir Kllis Ashmead Bartlett inquired
If any information hail been received
from the legations at Pekin, or as to
the composition and command of the
relieving force and Its present position.
Mr. Broderick read the dispatches
received today and said ihe total allied
force available Is now 13.000, as troops
have been rapidly arriving, adding:
"We do not yet know what arrange
ments have been made locally regard
ing the command of utt expedition, hut
It has not yet been thought possible
to attempt a further advance. The
consuls have been In communication
with the viceroys In the Yang Tse re
gion and they are quite well aware
that support will be given them by her
majesty's government in preserving
order. II Is obviously Impossible that
the representatives of the powers at
Pekin should he consulted, as no com
munications are passing with them.
"The situation Is desperate. Hasten."
These words from the message of
Von Bergen, a member of the Herman
legation at Pekin, countersigned by
Sir Robert Hart, Inspector general of
customs, and dated nine days ago, are
the theme of all private comment. The
people are preparing for news of a
frightful tragedy. Nine days ago the
ammunition of the little garrison de
fending the foreigners was running
low and their food was nearly ex
hausted. while around them was a
horde of Kan Stt braves having at their
service Krupp guns and repeating ri
fles. Pekin was In the hands of the
Borns win Nivim give ip.
rretldent Kruger nt the of
Niilng for retire.
LONDON, July t>.—The cordon
around General l)e Wet appears still
to be wide. At least he has not yet
been cornered. Dispatches from the
front, except official ones, deal with
trifles of vague probabilities.
The Daily Telegraph's Lourenzo
Marquez correspondent attempted on
July 4 to interview President Kruger
at Watervalander. Mr. Kruger was
there, hut he deputed State Secretary
Reitz to talk. The secretary said:
i "We do not need to discuss peace.
President Kruger wishes through me
i to repeat what lie has said over and
over again. The South African repub
lics will fight for independence as long
as 600 burghers remain alive and even
then will continue to fight. Such is
our decision.”
After Terrible riybl.
('Hit’AGO, July 3.—With a bullet
wound over hia heart and his skull
crushed, the dead body of John Solty
slak, a south side grocer, was found
today. The grass and turf near where
the corpse was discovered snowei. evi
uenet s of n terrible struggle. Two
hats found on the scene, the officers
say. show that the murder was com
mitted by two men. They also declare
that the motive was not robbery, uh
[ the dead man's watch and $18.75 were
found on his person. The fact that
there were two wounds, each made
with a different instrument and either
capable of causing death, furnishes
I another reason for believing Sol
tysiak was attacked by two men. 't he
murdered man was 38 years of age.
Six .Men Ulown to Atom*.
PARKERSBUkG, W. Va., July 5.—
The most horrible calamity tnat this
city ever witnessed occurred this
morning at 7:20 o'clock, in which six
men were blown to atoms and one
other. John t'halk, so badly injured
that he soon died and two more are
expected to die any minute. About
forty others, spectators an^ children,
were slightly injured, some burned,
some hurt by the explosion and some
bruised in the panic. The yarus of the
Ohio River railroaa are spotted with
pieces of torn flesh and sprayed with
blood that was wiped up by the burn
ing oil.
Tram Ilulibrr ('audit.
T1TSON, A. T, July 3.—Wlllfam
Stiles, train rolil>**r and fugitive, haa
I men arrested at Cumi (irande, near
I the home of hi* mother. He wan
I taken by surprise and was powerless
to resist He 1* known a* a dejperatn
man and the ntti-er* here are sur
prised that lie vbb arrested without
a fight, lb* waj taken to Tombstone.
Htiie.i is the man who released Al
, vord and llravo Juan and be has beesi
, In the mountain* with them since,
tlirti llrttWrr* t on % lrlr<l,
NEW YORK. July 2 The trial o'
the men accused of i en»idra< v In pitb
ll-hlllg re|e»rts calculated to depress
| the stork of the llrtMtklvn Hipld
I transit iotn|<»n> was concluded this
afternoon Verdi, t* **f guilty wero
' returned against Oo tin. Darker and
Davis liogert wa» f *und "net gull
tv," In a< ordan • tal.h the itnlric
l tlons of the court
II..alt ( <4t Itt !■».
HtM'K ttDHINH* Wrn July J —
i Word was re etved Iter* tik|«) ml tk*
■teath of tireeii Kiser of Vardmastnr
t’ || Hiilllvan nan of Ike oldest em
ployee on th* I ul t l*a* tk. Muilt
its tti tiding a car when he foil
unitor the wheels his hmly Ma| cut
I in Inn