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ITCH IEPTOICAN FAIR TODAY AND TOMORROW, DAILY, SUNDAY, WEEKLY EDITIONS. TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 14, 1900. PRICE TWO CENTS. THIRTY THIRD YEAR. RAPID ADVANCE OF ALLIED FORCES Reported to Have Reached Ho Si Ws Twelve Miles Beyond Yang Tsun. ONLY SLIGHT RESISTANCE The Chinese Fled After Firing a Few Shots. MESSAGE DATED AT TAKU Ibis Indicates That the Military Lines Relied Upon Are In Good Order - Something About the Road the Allies will Have to Pursue on Their aiarch to Pekin Relief of the Ministers In the Chinese Capital liolleved to bo Near. WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 Gen. Chaffee and the allied forces have again surprised the officials here by the rapidity of their advance on Pekin. There was much astonishment when the international troops, after fighting for seven and a half hours at Pietsang, advanced the next morning toward ,Yang Tsun and before evening had carried three miles of entrenchments and occupied the town, but the latest report exceeds the expectations of the most hopeful. It was thought by army officers that email bands of the enemy might try to cover the retreat of the main body end though no serious engagement was looked for until the foreign troops reached Tung Chou, about 10 miles east of Pekin, no one was prepared to believe that the advance would be made as rapidly as it has been from Tien Tsln to Ho Si Wu from where Gen. Chaffee cabled on the 10th lnst. This cablegram bears out the supposition that the Chinese have fallen back to Pekin and it is not improbable that since the 10 lnst, the international troops have marched ahead so rapidly that they are now in the vicinity of .T.iW.Chovv.w.hreitvjsvct5pjtrte. Chaffee does not give any particulars of the capture of Ho Si Wu. His despatch received this afternon says: "Tenth arived yesterday Ho Si Wu. REMY'S MESSAGE. A cablegram, presumably from Admiral Remy, was received at the nevy department this evening, giving additional particulars of the capture of Ho Si Wu. But Acting Secretary Hack - ett refuses to make the whole message public. The statement given out eays: ' Taku, Aug. 10, 1000. Bureau of Navigation, Washington 'Advanced Aug. 9th to Ho Si Wu. Chinese fled after firing few shots. No casualties; no signature, probably Irom Remy." It will be noticed that it is dated at Taku, Aug. 10, which indicates that the military lines between Ho Si Wu and Pekin are in good order. Officers have been making a close study of the river along the road to Pekin. The military information bureau of the war department has prepared a map showing the route along the Pei Ho and giving information regarding the condition of the country. This may shows the many windings and turns of the Pel Ho and the road to Tung Chou makes almost as many turns. A ferry crosses at Yang Tung. After crossing this ferry the road follows th3 west side of the river, which for two miles is fordable. The river is 50 yards wide and it has many shallow places. As Gen. Chaffee's despatch was dated the 8th, it is evident that the march to Ho SI Wu did not begin until that ' date. From Tsai Tsan to Ho Si is aDout twelve miles. According to the belief of the war department the international forces found near the Sair Tsan a good place for a camp which was probably the outside post of the allies. It is thought the march was begun early on the 0th and that Gen - Chaffee reached Ho Si Wu this afternoon. LITTLE OPPOSITION. According to the naval despatch the troops encountered but little opposition in occupying the village as the Chinese fled after the American soldiers had put in an appearance. For twelve miles northwrd the roads are very bad, but slow progress could be maae toward other villages. Ma Tow was undoubtedly reached by Sunday morning. From a point in the river a mile north of Ma Tow the road leaves the course of the river and makes a. straight line for Chlng Chla Wan. If Ma Tow was left on Sunday the allied forces would reach the first of the Chinese forces a mile south of Chin Chla Wan by daylight Monday morning and be in position for an attack on that place which commands the road to Tung Chou. It Is the opinion of the war department officials that General Chaffee reached Chig Chla Wan by this morning and if he met with considerable opposition on the part of the Chinese, pushed ahead to Tung Chow. That the march of the allies will be temporarily stopped at Chla Wan is not improbable as several small parties are beyond that. TEN MILES FROM PEKIN. Supposing tht Tung Chou is captured by Wednesdy evening the allied forces would have but ten miles to march before reaching the gates of Pekin. The evacuation of Tung Chou by the Chinese would mean that they would fall back to aid In the defense of Pekin, and the foreigners in that event would be compelled to fight from Tung Chou nearly every mile to Pekin. This road is paved with large blocks of granite six feet long and two feet wide and thick. It is along this road that the artillery of the relief expedition would have to be carried, and the foreign commanders should also capture the river route. The rapid advance would indicate, however, that the allies are not willing to hamper themselves. The troops are enina - im ranr"o06Tf0e ""'".' occur .v ii - reinforcements from Tien Tsin. This plan would enable the International troops to attack Pekin. The reason given for an attack on the south is that other vulnerable points are too near the legations. In the face of an assault it is thought the Chinese would be unable to hold out longer than two or three days and the belief is entertained that even though the Chinese government should not agree to allow the allied forces to enter Pekin and bring out the ministers they will be able to accomplish the same result by next Monday at the latest. RUSSIA HAS BEGUN IT In Annexing Chinese Territory She will be Imitated. TOKIO, Aug 11. The hoisting of the Russian flag over Newchwang after its capture and Gen - AliexiefE's announcement of the establishment of a provisional Russian administration there is regarded as the beginning of annexation of Chinese territory and as the setting of an example that is likely to be imitated by the other powers in other parts of China. The view already prevails in certain quarters that the landing of British troops at Shanghai is a justifiable offset to the action of Russians. ALL FOREIGNERS MUST LEAVE The Orders Sent Out From Pekin to Chungking. LONDON, Aug. 13. A despatch to the Standard from Shanghai dated Aug. 12 says that a telegram from Chungking states that the viceroy of Szechuen has received orders from Pekin to compel all foreigners to leave the province without delay. The despatch adds that the rabble and soldiery are gathering at Chung King. Bishop CasBels and 60 up - country refugees were expected daily at Chung King. Assistance is urgently required. THE FIGHT AT PIETSANG Chinese Lost Thirteen Guna and Their Entire Camp. ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 13. The ministry of war has issued the report of Gen. Linevich on the battles of Peit - sang and Yang Tsung. It adds nothing to the facts already known except brief details of the Russians' share in nil the statement that 13 guns and the entire Chinese camp were captured at pietsang. The Chinese lost heavily in both ac tions. SHORT OF FOOD Condition of Ministers at Pokin Said to be Desperate. m J tfe!3g?aSn ittfm Canton, "da ted AugT 11, says that Consul Scott has re - reived a cipher message from Sir Claude MacDonald, the British minister at Pekin, of the same date as the despatch sent by Minister Conger through Consul McWade, Aug. 6. Sir Claude says: "Our situation is desperate. In ten days our food supply ends. Unless we are relieved a general masacre is probable. The Chinese offer to escort us to Tien Tsin, but remembering Cawnpore, we refuse the offer. There are over two hundred European women and children in this legation.' ADVANCED TO H0SEW00 Chinese Fled Before Approaoh of the Allies. WASHINGTON, Aug. 13. The navy department has received the following despatch: Taku, Aug 10. Advanced August 0 to Hosewoo. Chinese fled after firing few shots. No casualties. There was no signature to this despatch but naval officials say it is probably from Admiral Remey. BRITISH GOLD LOANED. Will Be Used to Pay Chinese Provincial Troops. LONDON, Aug. 13. A despatch to the Times from Shanghai, dated Aug. 12, says that the British government has undertaken to lend the viceroy of Wuchang $375,000 at 4 1 - 2 per cent., the sum being required to pay the provincial troops. This action cannot fail to have a good effect. Coincident with the notification of the impending arrival of British troops the despatch adds, it is satisfactory to note the return of a considerable number of native merchants from Suchau. OUR REPLY TO CHINA WASHINGTON, Aug. 13. The department of state to - day made public the reply of the United States government to Minister Wu's communication, delivered on Sunday morning, notifying the department of the appointment of Earl Li Hung Chang as envoy plenipotentiary to negotiate with the powers for peace. The reply was sent to Minister Wu at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon and is as follows: MEMORANDUM. Touching the Imperial edict of Aug. 8, appointing Li Hung Chang envoy plenipotentiary to conduct negotiations, on the part of China, with the powers, and the request for a cessation of hostllitles.pcnd - ing negotiations, communicated to Mr. Adee by Mr. Wu on the 12th of August, 1IIU0. The government of the United States learns with satisfaction of the appointment of Eitii LI Hung Chang as envov plenipotentiary to conduct negotiation's with the powers and will on its part enter upon such negotiations with a desire to continue the friendly relations so long existing between the two countries. It is evident that there can be no general negotiation between China and the powers so long as the ministers of the powers and the persona under their protection remain in their present position of restraint and danger, and that the powers cannot cease their efforts for the delivery of those representatives, to which they are constrained by the highest considerations of national honor, except under a arrangement adequate to accomplish a peaceful deliverance. We are ready to enter Into an agreement between the powers and the Chinese government for a cessation of hostile demonstrations on condition that a suffi cient body of the force composing the re lief expedition snail oe permitted to en - , ter Pekin unmolested and to escort the foreign ministers and residents back to Tien Tsln, this movement being provided and secured for by such arrangements and disposition of troops as shall be con sidered satisfactory by the generals commanding the forces composing the relief esxpedltlon. ALVKY ADEE, Acting secretary. Department of State, Washington, Aug. VI, UWU. RULES FOR NEGROES Laid Down by White People of a Louisiana Parish. THEY ARE DUE TO A MURDER All Colored Meu Idle or Out of Work, Ordered at a Publio Meeting to Leave Cheneyville, the Site of the Original Unole Tom's Cabin. Made Famous by Mrs. Stowe - Blacks Must Manifest More Beapect for ' Whites. ' NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 13. In view of the killing of a white man, Bennle Wall, by a negro named Joe Milton, the white people of Cheney Rapids parish gathered in a public meeting and decided upon a number of rules relative to the future control and discipline of the negroes in that section. There was a disposition at first to attempt the lynching of Milton and squads of armed white men from nearby places rode into Cheneyville and tendered their assistance. SHERIFF WAS FIRM. The sheriff, however, stood firm in his determination to allow no lynching and the regulators were told that their services were not needed. It was then decided to hold a conference of white residents of Cheneyville and decide upon measures to preserve peace and order. Mr. C. Cannon was called to the chair and R. H. Jackson chosen secretary. A committee of five was appointed to prepare resolutions. All negro men, idle or out of work, were ordered to leave Cheneyville. All bar rooms or places where the negroes gamble were ordered closed. All negroes found discharging firearms were to be promptly dealt with and their weapons taken from them. Other resolutions are as follows: "Whereas, It is a habit of numerous negroes to congregate and sit on the depot, preventing the passage of ladles and children in leaving the depot and cars; that said custom be immediately abolished. That as there exists an indisposition among a saucy and impudent set of young negroes, men and women, to yield the sidewalk and road to ladies and children, any one caught failing to do so on being reported to the committee shall be severely dealt with." WARNINGS TO NEGROES. A committee of 22 was appointed to see that these resolutions be carried out p" if nroceeded at once to close a uumhr of eat.4,i.iii.i - i.fe Q which the negroes congregate and to warn idle negroes to leave town. Quite na emigration set in at once. Cheneyville is credited with having been the site of the original Uncle Tom's cabin, made famous by Mrs. Stowe. WYOMING DEMOCRATS. ONE SURPRISE AT CONVENTION IN TUMKHANNOCK, County Seat Did Not Get Associate Judge - Arthur H. i - quier for Representative. Special to The Republican. TUNKHANNOCK, Aug. 13. The Wyoming county Democratic county convention was called to order at 2 p. m. today and organized by the election of Charles Walters of Washington township as chairman, Hon. James Rooney of Braintrim and Walter Mahon of Overfield were chosen as secretaries and Fred Osterhout of Fac - toryville as reading clerk. A set of regulation resolutions was presented and adopted as read. For the office of representative there was but one name before the convention and that was that of Arthur H. Squier, who was nominated without opposition. Then came a surprise in the nomination of the candidate for associate judge. It had been conceded that such an office should of right go to the county seat, but when the rep resentative had been named there in order to properly distribute the ticket and representation on it, It was thought that the nomination would go outside. ' For the office were named Daniel Herman of Eaton and Harvey Sickler of the First ward of Tunkhannock borough. The vote resulted in the nomination of Air. Sickler by a majority of two delegates. Mr. Squier and Mr. Sickler are from the same election precinct and the Republican candidate for associate judge, Hon. H. Webster Bardwell, will also be from the borough. For jury commissioner, James Hope of North Branch was nominated. This practically named the ticket and ended the convention. However, they went through the form of naming conferees for congress and for senator. Congressional conferees to meet with like men from the counties of Bradford, Wayne and Susquehanna are Hon. John W. Gray and ex - Sheriff Charles S. Knapp; the senatorial conferees to meet with like conferees from Bradford county are George N. Doyle of Nicholson township and Miles A, Champion of Mehoopany, LIST OF DELEGATES. Braintrim, James Rooney, Samuel Lemon; Clinton, Newman Winters, L. Cruntzy; Eaton, James Keithline, Lewis C. Drake; Exeter, Samuel F. Headley, Abram Cooibaugh; Faotory - vllle, Fred Osterhout, Daniel Carney; Falls, T. R. Stark, Albert Dcpew; Forkston No. 1, Alva Robinson, John Uhl; Forkston No. 2, Henry Erntz, Jacob Etter; Forkston No. 3, James Place, A. Bennett: Lemon, George Wilson, Andrew Brown; Overfield, J. B. Swam, Walter Mahon; Mehoopany, Joseph Dady, Elmer Geary; Meshop - pen borough, Frank Bannatyne, James Stanton; Meshoppen township, F. It. White, Lyman Wlnans; Nicholson borough, M. D. Kelley, Samuel Thomas; Nicholson township, H. C. Squier, H. C. 'Stark; North Branch, Will Apple - man, James Hope; Northmoreland, George Waters, Peter Walters; Noxen, Fred Osborn, William Hunsinger; Tunkhannock borough, First ward, Percy Stark, Hugh Callahan; Tunkhannock borough, Second ward.James W. Piatt, W. E. Little; Tunkhannock township, N. B. Jackson, Ernest Wagner; Washington township, Charles I VIEW OF FOREIGN CONCESSIONS IN SHANGHAI, WHERE TROOPS WILL BE LANDED. Now that China seems to be weakening, the quarreling among the powers begins. Great Britain's plan to land thou - 1 sands of troops in Shanghai has aroused the suspicion of other European nations, and France and Germany will also send troops there. China is very much opposed to the landing of the troops. Walters, EenJ Bartron; Windham, William Collins, William Irwin. Wyoming county has no Democratic candidate for either senator or congressman, but it is thought that In as much as J. M. Kelley, esq., of Susquehanna county has been named by his county convention for congress that he will be the nominee of the district when the conference meets. For senator, Judge Maynard of Athens has been mentioned and it is said will be the choice of the Bradford county convention next week. This county will probably turn in for Judge Maynard. REBUTTAL TESTIMONY ENDS Jury Views Scene of Shooting in the Powers Trial. GEORGETOWN, KY., Aug. 13. The rebbutal testimony in the Powers trial was concluded to - day. The jury went to Frankfort and viewed the scene of the tragedy, including the various rooms from which the shots might have been fired and the closing arguments will begin to - morrow. The defense urged that the jury be allowed to view only the spot where Goebel fell and not Inside the building or examine the hackberry tree. The request was not granted. The case will go to the jury by Saturday. Then the Youtsey case will be called and the trial begun, the attor - einr confident it can be concluded in three weeks. SARATOGA RACES. THE FIRST COSTS 9T WAS RUN THREE TIMES. Two False Starts - Horse That Finished First Not Allowed Honors. Other Contests. SARATOGA, Aug. 13. The weather to - day was bad and the attendance was very light. Those who went to the track got their money's yjorth, particularly in the first race as it had to be run three times. Lieber Kari was an odds on favorite. After the field had been at the post for a few moments down went Caldwell's flag, followed by the timer's fig. Terrorist led all the way and won easily. His Royal Highness pulled up on the turn and the others all ran back to the quarter, Caldwell yelled at them to go on, there was a race for the second money. The stewards decided there was no race but allowed the boys to dismount and let the horses go to the paddock, instead of sending them right back again as the rules state. It is In the new book. Royal Highness was favorite at 8 to 5. Then the horses went to the post, arid there was another exhibition. Caldwell started to drop the flag, but did not, but His Royal Highness, Lady Contrary, Lady Has Been and Miss Mitchell ran the five furlongs, His Royal Highness winning easily. The horses were sent right back to the post and the field finally got away after a few moments' . delay. Epigram went right to the front and led until the last sixteenth, then Terrorist and Lieber Karl joined her and the three fought it out all the way to the wire. Terrorist apparently won by a head, but there was more trouble when the placing went up. This gave Lieber Karl first and Epigram second. First race, five furlongs, Lieber Karl, 110, Burns, 6 to 5, won; Epigram, 110, Rutter, 25 to 1, second; Terrorist, 110, Doggett, 4 to 5, third. Time, 1:0HJ. Second race, one mile and three - slx - 3 to 1, won; Favonlus, 113, Turner, 4 to 1, second; King Bramble, 108, Claw - son, 13 to 5, third. Time, 2:06. Third race, McGranthlana stakes, five furlongs Lady of Valley, 113, McCue, 8 to 1, won; Princess Pepper, 113, Turner, 11 to 5, second; Inshot, 104, Bullman, 7 to 1, third. Time, 1:04. Fourth race, one mile Trillo, 100, Mitchell, 7 to 10, won: Exile, 108, Shaw. 7 to 1, second; Harry McCoun, 103, Burns, 8 to 1, third. Time, 1:4H. Fifth race, five furlongs Piederlck, 112, Burns, 0 to 1, won; Muskeeter, 112, Turner, 6 to 1, second; Carnelian, 112, Littleficld, 15 to 1, third. Time, 1:05 J. DEATH OF MAJOR WHITNEY The Veteran Succumbed to Heart Disease in Manila. WASHINGTON, Aug. 13. Adjt. Gen. Corbln received a cable message this mtfrnlng from Gen. MacArthur, in which was reported the death of MaJ. Folltet A. Whitney of the 81xth United States infantry at - Manila on the 11th lnst., of heart disease. MaJ. Whitney was one of the heroes of the war of the rebellion.' He was brev - etted three times, the last time as major of volunteers, for gallant and meritorious services during the war. He was a native of the District of Columbia, and entered the army April 2.", 18(12, as second lieutenant of the First Maryland cavalry. He remained In the volunteer army throughout the Civil war, and was honorably mustered out in June, INflfl, when he was commissioned In the regular armv as second lleutennnt of the Eighth infantry, He reached the grade of major of the Sixth infantry in July. 1804. and served with that regiment up to the time of his awttA, IRE KAISER'S THANKS Interesting Correspondence Over Waldersee's Appointment. AMERICA GLAD TO HAVE HIM President's Neatly Worded Massage In whioh be Expressea the Govern - stent's Gratification at Securing the Command of So Distinguished and Experienced an Officer His Wife an American by Birth. WASHINGTON, Aug. 13. The de - patment of state this evening made public the correspondence with the German government and the emperor relative to the selection of Field Marshal Count Von Waldersee for the chief command of the co - operating forces across China. The first official intimation on the subject was received through the United States Charge ' Affairs in Berlin, whose cable message was as follows: Embassy of the United States, Berlin, Aug. 7, 1100, Secretary of State, Washington: Advised of the declared willingness of the Emperor of Russia that the Russian forces in the Province of Chill be put under the chief command of Field Marshal Count Waldersee. A preference for the German Commander - in - chief has also been expressed by the Japanese government. The government of Germany states Its desire to be given early information In regard to the views of the United States government respecting the chief command and also to be advised of the manner In which the United States would be disposed to join the forces under United States command in China to the army operating there under Field Marshal Count Waldersee. JACKSON, Charge. This was followed on August 9 by another telegram from the Charge d' Affaires In Berlin, reporting tiTat Italy and Austria had also accepted Count Von Waldersee as the chief commander over the co - operating forces in China and that no replies had been re - seived from other governments. On August 10 Mr. Jackson telegraphed that Great Britain had accepted the German commander on condition that he should be generally accepted by the powers. As a necessary detail of the understanding the German emperor made the suggestion that one or more military officers of each co - operating nationality should be attached to the headquarters of Count Von Waldersee In order to carry on communication with the respective contingents. Early advice of the views of the United States on the subject, he added, was awaited. ANSWER TO GERMANY. On the night of August 10 the fol - loing memorandum was cabled to Mr. Jackson for communication to the German foreign office: "The government of the United States will be much gratified to secure the command of so distinguished and experienced an officer as Count Waldersee for any combined military operations in hlch the American troops take part, after the arrival of that officer in China, to obtain the purposes declared by this government in the circular note delivered to the powers under date of July 3. "The general commanding the American forces in China has already been authorized to agree with other commanders as to a common official direction to the various forces in their combined operations, preserving the integrity of his American division as a separate organization. A copy of the BRYAN'S SON SAVED DEATH BY TVelve Year Old Boy was Hanging in the Pullman Building when CHICAGO, Aug. 13. Wm. Jennings Bryan, Jr., the 12 - year - old son of the Democratic candidate for president, was saved from death today by General Joseph Wheeler in his office in the Pullman building. The lad had tied together a large number of rubber bands to which he attached to the castor of a chair. He was leaning out of the window in General Wheeler's office, 75 feet from tho ground and was enjoying himself by dropping the castor and seeing it brought back by the elasticity of the rubber. A crowd stood in the street watching the boy's antics. Suddenly General Wheeler thought of his guest communication will be transmitted to him. "As a considerable time must elapse before Count Waldersee can reach China, and conditions are rapidly changing, it would seem desirable to leave questions of method to be de termined in view of the conditions which may then exist. The suggestion of his majesty, the German emperor, that one or more military officers of each nationality should be attached to the headquarters of Count Waldersee, to maintain communication with the national contingent, meets the approval of this government." KAISER'S CABLEGRAM. The communication of this memo randum having been made as directed, the president received last night the following congratulatory telegram from the German emperor: Hombure Schloes. Aug. 11. 1900. His Excellency, the President of the United States: I received with pleasure the decision of the United States that American and German soldiers shall fight together for the common cause of civilization under one commander - in - chief. The brave army of your country, which has shown of late so many warlike qualities, united with Europe, wll be irresistible. Field Marshal Count Waldersee, who will have the honor of leading your forces, is not a stranger to America. His wife Is an American by birth. I beg your Excellency to accept my heartfelt thanks for the confidence the United States place in the leadership or count waldersee. - WILHELM II. To this message the president cabled the following acknowledgment: His Imperial Majesty, Wilhelm II., Hora - uurg ecnioes, uermany: "I am gratified to receive vou Maleatv'H message of good will in relation to the selection of Count Waldersee, and like you, j. see in our common ettort to dis charge a common duty of humanity an additional recognition of the kindly ties and mutual interests that exist between tills country and Uermany. WILLIAM McKINLEY, FITZSIMMONS AND SHARKEY Will Probably Fight at Coney Island on August 84. NEW YORK, Aug. 13. There will be a meeting to - morrow afternoon to settle upon a club for the battle between Bob Fltzslmmons and Thomas Sharkey, which was arranged on the same day that the Cornishman signed articles for his fight with Gus Ruhlin. Fltzslmmons declares that he wil not recede from his determin ation to take on the former sailor in pref erence to any one else. It Is almost a certainty that the affair will take place at uoney island, on or about August M. This afternoon Billy Brady dropped into the ueiavan house and saw Tom O'Rourke. The pair had a long talk in private. The conversation was chiefly about O'Rourke's proposition to bring Fitz and Jim Jeffries together on Thanks giving eve, before a club not very far from New York. When asked whether Jeffries would accept, Brady said: "If Jeffries' does not get on a match with either Sharkey or Fltzslmmons before the first of next month, he will not meet any one for a year. We are ready to fight now and do not Intend to upset our plans to suit anybody else." BODY OF KING HUMBERT Plaoed in Vanlt Alongside of That of His Father. ROME.Aug. 1.3. The body of King Humbert was privately placed in the vault of the Pantheon alongside that of his father this evening. Only the officials appointed to attest the inhumation were present. King Victor has donated 100,000 lire to the poor of Rome and 50,000 lire to the poor of Turin in memory of his father. THE PYTHIANS' ENCAMPMENT DETROIT, Aug. 1.1. Seventeen thou sand men under canvas Is the estimate made by MaJ. Gen. James R. Carnahan of the uniformed rank Knights of Pythias for the attendance at tho coming biennial encampment, which opens in Detroit on Sunday, Aug. 2. Four thousand five hundred tents will arrive this week and the work of erecting camp on the Boulevard, near Belle Isle, will take eight days. FROM GENERAL WHEELER Head Downward from a Window the Old Hero Rescued Him. and turned around in his chair to find him hanging out of the window head downward with nothing .holding him but his feet against the sides of the wall. Thoroughly alarmed, General Wheeler dashed to the open window and quickly dragged the venturesome lad to a place of safety. General Wheeler said: "If I had not noticed the boy's perilous position at the moment I did he would have slipped through the window and been dashed to death on the stone pavement below. When I got the boy Inside the room I tell you I felt relieved. I would not have had an accident happen to him In my office for the world." , LONDON FEARS IHIMINISTERS Reports From Conger and Pic - Donald Tend Distinctly to Pessimism. ATTACK MAY BE RENEWED Legations May Again be Assailed by a Horde of Almond - Eyed fanaticsMovements of. Lord Salisbury Regarded as a Hopeful Sign. Hong Kong Report Says That 8,000 Black Flags were to Leave Canton for Fekln on Augnat 18. LONDON, Aug. 14. - There is nO encouraging news in reference to the foreigners in Pekin, while Minister MacDonald's despatch of Aug. 6 confirming the message sent by Minister Conger and native reports from Tien Tsin and Shanghai tend distinctly to pessimism. In addition to the reported bombardment of the legations by Gen. Li Ping Heng there are stories from Shanghai that are not altogether of a reassuring character as regards the immunity of the legations from renewed attack. The only offset to these is Gen. Chaffee's welcome news that half the distance to the capital has been covered. True, there is a report from Shanghai that the allies at Saturday noon had reached a point within 20 miles of Pekin, but its source prevents its acceptance until it is confirmed. ONE HOPEFUL SIGN. In some quarters here Lord Salisbury's departure to a Vosges health resort for a month is construed as an Indication that the government's information enables him to take a hopeful view, but against this is the fact that he retains personal direction of the foreign office Instead of delegating Mr. Balfour to fill his place, as he ha3 done during his recent absences. Apparently reliable news from Shanghai states that there is rioting at Shang Tung, where order has heretofore been undisturbed. A number of missionaries and converts are there. According to some reports In Zechuan, in compliance with an imperial decree, these riots are begun. , - It is reported from Hong Kong that 8,000 Black Flags would start from Canton for Pekin on Aug. 12 and that Admiral Fung Sui Teng of Yunnan has ordered 10,000 men to Pekin. IN THE PHILIPPINES. LABORS OF COMMISSION CONSTANTLY INCREASING. President Tart Investigating Question Conernlng the Friars and CliuroU Ownership of .Estates and Colleges. MANILA, Aug. 13. The labors of the Philippine commission are rapidly increasing as the time approaches for them to assume governmental duties. During the past week President Taft has held conferences with the church leaders here and the provincial archbishops and in conjunction with Mgr. Chappelle, has been investigating the momentuous questions concerning the friars and the churches' ownership of estates and colleges. The local native courts which have been the subject of much criticism, are receiving a thorough examination. Mr. Luke E. Wright, a member of the commission who has just returned to Ma nila from Bangued, capital of the province of Abra, reports that everything is peaceful there. The gold miners in the province and the natives are friendly. Laborers are plentiful. The garrisons are heulthy. The weather is unusually dry in the province, and this threatens to affect the rice crop, a shortage in which would entail considerable suffering among the poorer natives. Disturbances continue in Camarinns, Panay and Mindanao. The garrisons in those places are constantly engaged In scouting and In endeavoring to open roads. Gen. Funston with 700 men from the 27th, 34th and 35th regiments, the Macanebe scouts and three troops of the 4th cavalry. Is engaged in syste matically clearing out Gen Techon s stronghold in the San Isldoro moun tains. He is also sounding Gen. Alejandro, who failed to complete his promised negotiations for surrender. The casualties among the rebels last week were 32 killed and 17 captured. The Americans lost two killed, nine wounded and two missing. ALL IN GOOD HEALTH Members of Rusao - Swedish Trlan gulatlon Expedition. CHRISTIANA, Aug. 13. The steam er Lopoten has arrived at Tromso from Spitsbergen, where she left the members of the Russo - Swedish trlan - gulatlon expedition in good health and satisfied with the results of their work. The Russians members wintered at Hornsund and have since surveyed Storfjord. The observations Inoluded the aurora borealis, the oscillations ot the pendulum and astronomical matters The spectrum of the aurora borealis was photographed, showing a hitherto unknown line. The cold was not very great during the winter, being a little over 100 de grees below zero, Fahrenheit, but the wind often blew at the rate of 45 meters a second. The party obtained unpleasnnt proof of the wisdom of the whalers in not eating polar bears' livers. They believed that this was a superstition, with the result that all of them were made ill except one, who did not partake of them. Indications. WASHINGTON, Aug. IS. - For Eastern Pennsylvania generally fair Tuesday and Wednesday; llfiht to fresh west winds. For western New York and Western Pennsylvania: Fair and warmer Tuesday and Wednesday: light to fresh west winds, . v

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