The Wichita Daily Eagle from Wichita, Kansas on September 13, 1900 · Page 1
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Wichita, Kansas
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Thursday, September 13, 1900
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(Bmit YoismrE xxxin WICHITA, AjSTSAS: ISDA.1T MOEMiG, SEPTEMBER 13, 1900. NUMBEB101 '" p V T TO BURY HIDE Is the Sole Possibility With Galveston's Dead, . SHIPLOADS SUNK AT SEA With Weights to Hold Them Beneath the Waves N TO RELIEVE THE LIVING Jvcry Effort Is Being 3Iade but Results -Veccssarily Meagre as jTct --Latest Ucud List. Galveston, Sept 12. (S p. m Via Hous-t n, midnight) All attempts at burying t .f daad have been utterly abandoned, id bodies are now being disposed of in t'i swiftest manner possible. Scores of X em were buried today, and hundreds v re taken out to sea and thrown over-b ard. The safety of the living is now un paramount question, and nothing that w. 1 end to prevent the outbreak of pestl-1 m & is being neglected. This morning it v. xi found that large numbers of bodies v Mi had been previously thrown In the b wtre washed back upon the shore r i tne situation was thus rendered v r than before they were taken in t i Uirges and thrown into the water. I wall nownever be known how many Me lobt their lives in this awful catas-t phr Mayor ones of Galveston thinks I d ad wil Jamount to 5000 and others whose opportunities for judging are less than tiiat of. the mayor place It as h'gh as- 10KK Relief committees from the Interior of the s'ate have commenced to arrive and as usual they are much too large in numbers and to a certain extent are in the 5ay of the people of Galveston and an impediment to the prompt relief which they themselves are so desirous of offering Some of the relief expeditions have committees large enough to consume 10 per cent of the provisions which they brought. The relief sent from Beaumont, Texas- arrived this morning and was dis- trtout-d as fast as possible. It consisted f two carload's of Ice and provisions. Thjj great trouble now seems to be that these people who are in greatest need are tho last to receive aid. Many of them are 'so badly maimed and wounded that they are unable tb apply to the relief c i"nmttee. and th? committees are so c 'whelmed" by direct applications that t' . have be.yi unable to send out mes-s tr". The wounded everywhere are eMI needing tho attention of physicians, an 1 despite every effort it is feared that a number will die because of the sheer V r siral impossibility to afford them aid i ive their lives. Every man In Gal-.-n who is able to walk and work is c -j iged in the work of relief with all t'i mecgy of which he is capable. But c ute their utmost endeavors they can r k?-. p up with the increase of the mis-c Me conditions which surround them. U r. r can be obtained by able bodied t -i but with great difficulty. Dr. Shaw f H iuston. who is busly engaged in tho r c werk. said tonight that there were - r 'pie at St. Mary's Infirmary without - r They had been making coffee of f i water, and using that as their only Leverage. Very little stealing was reported today and there were no killings.. The number o men shot yesterday for robbing the dead proved a salutary lesson, and it is not expected that there wip be any more occurrences of this sort The soldiers of the regular army and of the national guard ar guarding the property, and it Is impossible for thieves to escape dotec-t.on. Thoops of life among theregular army stations at the barracks on tho beach was lirgl overestimated. Tho first rport was t1- it onlv eighteen out of the whole numb, r had been save. Last night and today they turned up, singly and In squad, and at present there arc but 27 rr !ssi". whereas the first estimate of casualties in this direction alone, was nearlv aw. It is probable that some of tp twentv-seven will answer roll call later in the- week. One soldle reached this (ity this morning who had besn blown into the Gulf of Mexico and had " -t. .1 nearly "fifty miles, going and . t ns: -" a door. Another who showed i t;d.i dn'ared that he owed his life t o v. It swam with him nearly three t '. - The cow then sank, and the sol--wam the remainder of the way to mr inland. ,v -t s were made tins afternoon to .- nr the remainder of the dead bodies s v floated In with the tide, hav- "i -e been cast into the sea. ' This ! iwfil work, and few men are found i k ifllciently strong nerves to last at - mor.i han thirty minutes at a time. r the bodies are badly decomposed. I n to enorrmus proportions and of rl a c .- that it is impossible to f e t iv the vnalr whether the t t- v,.v r , tnie 0f whites or of negroes i. nrv 1 M-Ki'iben, United States army, r i V'M'jtant-Oleneral Scurry, arrived htst r n and have today assumed charge of ntire city, with the result that con-d tions hae been very much improved, so far as Method in & disposition of sup pies and work is concerned. General McKIWwn r presents the government in a goneral way, but has not assumed direct charge of the city, which is under the command of Adjutant-General pur- Every effort is beta made to induce people to leave and it is dlf-Seu t for anyone, no matter what hh? bus-ness. unless he is in direct charge of a reilef tram, to gain admittance to the pi e Hundreds of people ft Houston tday for Galveston, but could get no fu'ther than Texas. City, which is on tre north side of Galveston Bay. and t-'re tiey were conioelled to remain until the train brought them back to H-us-to'.. No persuasion, no sum of money, would Induce the guard to pass them ino tvc st-icken citv Orders bad been issued trot no sightseers were to be s-luwed, and the order was obeyed I-1M- It will be at least a week before 'e iE full and free communication v n fGa'veston, but matters are now h dUy pr-gressins toward solution UTTO of the problems that confront the relief committee. One train which arrived In Houston at 5 o'clock this evening carried 350 women and children; another at 10 o'clock carried twice as many more, and It isi expected that fully 2,000 women and .children will be out of the place by tomorrow night. aiayor Jones estimates that there are at least 1,009 of these helpless ones who should be taken from Galveston at the earliest po-s'ble nTonient They are all apparently anxious to get away, and will be handled as rapidly a3 possible. Another train load of provisions and clothing, making the third within the last 21 hours, arrived in Galveston tonight The steamer Charlotte Allen arrived at nooh today from Houston with. 10,000 loaves of bread and other provisions. The amount of food which has been sent so far has been large, but there are still In the neighborhoods. of 20,000 people to be cared for on the island. Galveston, Tex., Sept, 11, (via Houston, Sept. 12.) The following names are added to the death list: 'Mrs. Zweigel and two daughters; tMrs. Chaffee and childj (Mrs. Mary Pierson; Alice Pierson: Frank Pierson; Mrs, Nelson and daughter; Mrs. Joynson; Friedman, wife and son; Mr. and Mrs. Dempsey; Mrs. oraria Lewis (colored); Mrs. Anderson; Mrs Mattie Andersen; Reader family; Hoffman family, Mr. and Mrs. George Falkenhagen;"Mrs. H. Clem Kuhn and two children; Willie Day; "Mrs. James Holland; Mr. and Mrs. H. Xockman; Sam Williams (colored); Mrs. Nathan iMoore; Julius Ferget; Chas. Boss; D. Boss; (Mrs. Fritz Felther; Englehart; Mrs. W. J. Johnston and two children; Mrs. John Holland; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lawson and ch'ld; Mr. Henry Seidenstricker; Mr. and Mrs. Wil Ham Roehm and six children Cha-1 s Schultze; Charles Rodecker; Mrs. How - ard S. Dunning and three children; Al- fred Ludwig, mother and sister-in-law; Richard Dunning; Mrs. Higgins; A. B. Goth and wife; Joe (Manley. mother and two nieces; iMr. Manley, Sr.; Ravey family; A. Albertson and wife; Mrs. Oscar Lindquist and three children; Mrs. Lackey's father and mother; Mrs. Pa-k and two daughters; P. Levin and family :J Mrs. Jack Ardson and nine children; Mrs. Holmes (colored), school teacher; Henry Direkes and family; five of Feigel family; Adelaide Uleridge (colored); Jordan Tresvant, (Mrs. Turner; Mrs. E. C. Williams (colored); Professor Weiss; Seila Seiska; W. R. Jones and child: Julia Labatt; Joseph Labatt; Henry- J. Labatta; Mrs Lucy Green; Matilda Woodrow; Mollie Van Liew; Robert 'Hughes; Schofield; Maria Lewis; Mrs. Washington; "Grandma" Cuney, mother of the late Wright Cuney; Agnes Lewis; Georgo Alph n and wife; Alfred Day; Annie Scott; Ben Ford; Prof. Gibson and family; Mrs. Ella Piner; Effie Harris; Edith Randolph: Mrs. King; Cella Warren; Mr. and Mrs. X3abe Lewis; Alexander Dell, wife, two sons and one daughter; iMr. and Mrs. Webber: William Lyle, grandmother and sister; Mrs. Powers and child; Mrs. Frank' and daughter; Frank Shaw; Mrs. Evans, two daugh ters; "Mrs. Lucy Berger; William Tea-ger; Charles C. Schulz; Fred Schulz and wife; Mr. and iMrs. August Jeffer Brook; George Agin; Mrs. Smith and baby; Mrs. Nathan Moore; Mrs. Sam Anderson; Mrs. Mary Scull; Mrs. Williams; Mrs. Thur-man; J. R. Brooks: Virginia Lemmon; Mrs. Bland; 'Mrs. . Florence Bland (colored); Mrs. Piney (colored); Mrs. Trost-man and three children; Ida and Cora Patrick; C.-Cuney; airs. W. T. Knowles and two children; Mrs. Schuler and t4x children; Herman Tix; Sargen; Mr. and Mrs. Dorrfe and two daughters; Cp-rinne Carter and family; Herman Martin and part of family; Harry Fre'tag; Mrs. Kuhnel and two daughters; Fritz Weisemann; Tom Torr; Mr. and Mrs. Toby Adams (colored): Mrs. Alexander A If n and five children (colored) J C...Y. Clark (colored): Mrs. Thomas Calhoun and three children; Mrs. Waring of Chicago; Perry Jasters and two children (colored); Robert McPherson (colored): George Ashe, Sr.; George Ashe, Jr.; Mrs Annie Dunton; W. Dammell and wife (colored), school principal f Ed M. Dade (colored); Mrs. Gottleib and seven children; John Menzel, wife and five children; John Roebel, wife and five children ; Herman Van Buren and three children: R Schutt. wife and two children; Assistant City Electrician Wilke, wife and boy: Mr. Peter Humberg and five children: Prof. Ruehrmond, wife and two children; Charlotte Genry (co'ored); Adx and Hattie Rowe (ocoler); George Rowe (colored); Rev. and Mrs. Thomas W. Cain; John McGuire; Mrs. Chas. Roukes; Oto Reuter; Henry Reuter; Mrs. Annie Casey; Mr. and Mrs. Turner; Henry Bell rcolorcd): Arthur P. Morse, wife and three children; Mr. More was a printer on tho Tribune; Buck Loyd. printer, and wife; Albert Ludewlg, printer: Will Rice, proof-reader Galveston News, wife and child; John TThristlan. CORPSES ON THE PRAIRIE Scene of IcsoIatIon Traversed In. a Twelve-VoTrlp Atoot. Houston. Tex., Sept 12. J. D. Dillon, commercial agent of the Santa Fe, has returned from a trip over "the line of his road from Hitchcock to Virginia Point He map the trip from Hitchcock to Virginia Point on foot and he gives a graphic account of his journey, which was made under many difficulties: "Twelve miles of track and bridges are gono south of Hitchcock," said he. "I walked, waded and swam from Hitchcock to Virginia Point and nothing could be seen in all that country but death and desolation. The prairies are covered with water and I do not think that I exaggerate when I say that not less than 5 000 horses and cattle are to be found along the lino of tracks south of Hitchcock. The lltle towns along the railway areall swept away and the sight is the most terrible that I have ever witnessed. When I reached a point about two miles north of Virginia Point I saw some bodies floating on the prairie and from that point until Virginia Point was reached dead 'bodies could be seen from the railroad track, floating about tho prairie. At "Virginia Point nothing is left Afcout 100 cars of loaded merchandise that reached Virginia Point on the International & Great Northern and the Missouri, Kansas & Texas on the night of the storm, are" scattered over the prairie and their contents will no doubt prove a total loss." . AT POLITICAL HEADQUARTERS Bryan Works on If is Acceptance kct-ler--Opfi)s in Ohio Tomorrow. Chicago, Scot 12. J. G. Johnson, of the Democratic national committee, left for Indianapolis tonight where hs will confer with the party workers in Indiana, after which he will go to Columbus, where William J. Bryan will open the campaign in Ohio Friday. Colonel Bryan will leave for Fort Wayne tomorrow morning and will make a speech there tomorrow afternoon. Today he was busily at work on his speech, of acceptance. At the Repubican national headquarters today, T. V. Powderly, commissioner of immigration, held an extensive conference with Chairman Hanna, , but later declined to discuss the political situation. He said, however, the prospects for Republican success this fall were very bright Denver, Sept. , J. B. Orman of Pueblo was nominated tonight for governor fc.v tba Democratic convention. GHOULS DIE LIKE DO&S To be Caught With Booty Is a Death Warrant, TEN IN ONE GANG KILLED Altogether Twenty-Five Have Paid the Penalty. Houston, Texas, Sept 12. The ghouls have been holding an orgie over the dead at Galveston. The majority of these men are negroes but there were also whites who took part in the desecration of the dead. Some of the'm were natives and some had been allowed to go over from the mainland under the guise of "relief" workers. Not onlj' did they rob the dead but they mutilated the bodies in order to secure their ghoulish booty. A party of ten negros were returning from a looting expedition.' They had stripped corpses of all valuables and the pockets of some of j the looters were fairly bulging out with 'fingers of the dead which had bee cut off because they were so swollen the rmgs could not be removed. Incased at this desecration and mutilation of tne dead the looters were shot down and It has been' determined that all foun in tha act of robbing the dead shall he, summar'iy shot During the robbing of the dead not only were fingers cut off but ears were stripped from the head in order to secure jewels of value. A few government troops who survived and private ictlzens have been patrolling tho city ind have endeavored to prevent the i ebbing of the dead and on several occasions have killed offenders. It is said at one tirre eight were killed and at another time four. Altogether the total of those thus executed exceeds fully fifty. NO TIME FOR SENTIMENT NOW Only So Much I'utrid Flesh, the Dead arc. to Damp Into the .Sea. Galveston, Texas,' Sept 11. (Via Yacht Stella to Houston, Sept 12.) The good citizens of Galveston are straining every nerve to clear the ground and secure from beneath the debris of bodies cr hu man beings and animals and to get rid of them. It is a task of great magnitude and Is atttended with untold difficulties. There is a shortage of horses to haul the dead and there is a shortage of TviMing hands to. perform the gruesome v-ork. Yesterday morning it became ntiparent that it would be impossible to bury the dead even in trenches and arrangements were made to take them to sea. Earges and tugs were quickly made ready for the purpose but it was difficult to get men to do the work. The city's firemen worked hard In bringing bodies to the wharf but outside of them there were but few who helped. The work was in the hands of A'.ler-man C. H. McMaster, Mr. M. P. Mer:Is. sey. Captain Charles Clarke, Joseph B. Hughes and others. These men pitched in, handling the bodies themselves and urging the few men they could pick up to work. Rev. Father Kirwin, who went to summon men for the work, reported that it was Impossible to get any considerable number and he urged that able-bodied men be impressed. Soldiers and policemen were sent out and every able bodied man they found were marched to the wharf front. The men were worked In relays and were liberally,, but not plentifully, supplied with stimulants to nervo them for the task. At nightfall three bargeloads, containing about 70) human bodies, had been sent to sea, where they were sunk with weights. Darkness compelled suspension of work until morning. Toward night gre.t difilcu.ty was experienced in handling bodies A negroes, which are barly decomposed. The work today will be still more difficult No effort was made at 9 o'clock jister-day morning to place tho bodies in morgue for identification, for it was im-perrativo that the dead should be got to sea as soon as possible. Many of the bodies taken out are unidentified. They are placed on the barges as quickly as possible and lists are made while the barges are being towed to sea. A large number of dead animals were hauled to the bay and dumped in, to be carried to sea by the tides. Ono hundred and twenty-five men worked all day yesterday and last night in uncovering the machinery of the water wprks from the debris. It Is hoped that it will be possible to turn on the water for a while today and it Is planned to set fire to the debris and cremate the bodies buried under it. Mayor Jones has given full scope to Chief of Police oKtchum and Mr. J. H. Hawley. chairman of the committee on public safety, to swear in citizens of good character as officers and has told them that able bodied men must bo made to work or get off the island. The city be said was under martial law. Picket lines have "been established around the large.1 stores, and guards placed on duty. The soldiers and police are Instructed to shoot any one caught looting or attempting to loot The Jails are full and summary measures are necessary,' As the work of collecting the bodies proceeds and as reports come In oXdeatns. it becomes apparent that the death list will run much higher than was at firt supposed. Conservative estimates place the number of dead In the city at $5 Other points on the coast also suffered and reports are that the mainland, G&.'-veston Island and Bolivar point are strewn with dead. A relief train from Houston with SO men on board and two carloads of t revisions, came down over the Calvert -m. Houston and Northern railroad sst-i day to within five niOes of Vlrstela Pofcit- It was impossible to get die provrjloas or any considerable number of men to Galveston, so attention was turned to burying the dead lying around the na'aad country. It was reported that the satatner Jjsw-renco had left Houston with pro?r!-ns and Hn.133 gayons of trem water. Tfc-r t Is no fresh water, famine here, as ' pipes from the supVry wolls ar r- -;r at the receiving tanks. It Is 4ta.c...t. . however, ta get it to parts of the cfty j where it Is needed. J Bridge Foreman Patterson of -he Gu'f i and Interstate rsHroad. reached fJz.vss- j ton last enlnc from BeausKt::, iavrg- walked about half the distance. He reports that Beaumont did not suffer much from the stqrm; two lives were lost fnim live wires. Colonel I. J. Polk, general manager of the Gulf, Colorado and S.inta Fe railroad, stated that all of the bridges across Galveston bay are gone, nothing remaining but the piles. He said it would take ten" days or two weeks to restore rail communication to'Galveston, provided work can be Instituted at once from the mainland. DEAD MAY NUMBER 10,000 - Kelicf Hampered by Crippled IVires--TelcjrrnrHi Offices Swamped. Houston, Tex., Sept 12. As indicated In tho dispatches from here the magnitude of the calamity grows. The nefspaper statements from here nave been too conservative. In -their effort to guard against extravagance or exaggeration, the newspaper men have so far,fallen be- klow in the! restimates of the loss of life in Galveston. Reports that came from there at first placed the death list at about one thousand. Parties through whom these reports were abtalned gave very high figures' and it was feared that they were exaggerations, hence the reports made some allowance for excited mental conditions an cut down a bit. It is "beginning now to be recognized that the big figures were nearer correct A -boat owner of Galveston, Captain Charles Clark, has been quoted by a reliable man who confirmed the statement by others equally as reliable as saying that 10.0GQ would be reached before the mortuary list of Galveston and vicinity would be closed. He has been about on boats on the waters around Galveston day and night since the storm and bases his state ment on what he thus has seen. The attention of the people here is being directed to measures for the relief of the unfortunates on the island. Men who came from the island yesterday say the pressing need of the hour is food and dresses for the women. They have only the clothes theyhad on when the storm caught them. There is every confidence that the rplief will be adequate in a few days. Dire distress will exist, hofever, during the Interval. That aid that arrives today or tomorrow Is that which will save life, prevent sickness and suffering. Barges and steamers 'are ncr passing between Texas City and Galveston, a distance of six miles. They connect with trains that pass over the Galveston, Hous ton and Henderson and Texas City tracks The break in the rail track has been repaired as far as Texas City Junction. The telegraph wire connections, however, are broken and trains cannot be run by telegraph. Tho Western "Union, however, has a gang of repairers amounting to sixty, under Superintendent Gudgeon along the line repairing It rapidly. They left here yesterday 'morning. As soon as the wires are put up the train service can be greatly Increased. Some 300 people have left Galveston so far for Houston and more are 'leaving as fast as possible. Two trains left Houston over the Galveston, Houston and Henderson road yesterday to Texas City. The first train that pulled 'into the depot was taken possession of by several hundred people who had assembled' there. They- rushed over all opposition and when the trnln left there must cave been a hundred people in each coach. As many as thirty people stood on the plat form between the cars. Others tried to jump the train as it moved tfff 'ut were knocked down by thoce on the Inside. Many of these persons had relatives that they wanted to go to. Some had heard that they were safe and others had heard nothing from tho fated citv. Still others went down just to be grng. Hundreds of telegrams have -been sent by comers from Galveston to the Western X'nion office here to be forwarded. Hundred of others are being received containing inquiries about Galveston and Galveston people. The results are that the office is crowded with people night and day and the operators are simply burled In hte volume of work, but they are making a noble fight They have their meals sent to them and do not leavo their keys. Yesterday, 4.000 messages. wero a hte Western Union office to be forwarded. A special train wlht a party 4of Mls-squri, Kansas ad Texas official1? passed through the city last night enroute to Galveston. COAL STRIKE IS ORDERED Ono of the Uisrsest Strikes Irt'HIstory Will Effect 142.000 .TIcn. Indianapolis, Ind., Sept 11 At 5:15 o'clock this afternoon President Mitchell and Secretary Wilson, of the United Mine Workers of America, affixed their signatures to the document which will call 142,000 miners of the Pennsylvania nn-thracite'Vegion from their work Monday morning and precipitate one of the most gigantic strikes in the history of tho labor forld. The document was the official endorsement of the request bf the anthracite districts to strike. It was con. sidered by tho national executive board of the Mine Workers last week and when the board adjourned all power to endorse the request for the strike was left In the hand of the national president and secretary. The official order to strike was sent to the three presidents of the Pennsylvania districts. The order Is a simple recital of th procedure of the three district bodies in applying to the national board for au- tnority to, strike and an official announce- ment that the application is endorsed and the strike ordered. The order ia.ya: "Do not wait for any further notice to strike. Jt cease work in a body on an after Monday. Septeacor IT, IPO0." This afternoon President IMtcbeH and Secretary Wllon sat to the headquarters. Both were nervoua. They opened telegrams from different parts of the anthracite region with feverish haste, thinking, as they said, that each message ralgfet be soma conceaaioa from tbe operators thet would prevent the strike. The three district presldeaSs reported this afternoon that of taaKMO men In the fltree districts iSUft would go oa a strike Monday. President Mitchell wonld not state waat secret iofieence had bea at wcrk to prevent tne strike and which caused the delay. He said that Xae persons ax work had offered bis services voluntarily and that the tssu&r was co3-dentiai. As to a;TtUrfss the zaoa dnrlag the strike, St rU: "Ween cies am Sgfetfarg for Jnst wac thay oaa strtrstst oa very tittle At any rate It te safe to say that nubo4y wi.i starve or watat for accessary e'otfcin- 3ot o; ta sea are in cess- pasy honws a-.d we maw coasfcier the p- ab' --icUoo, b Ukss tkiacg ha e al. bea itxlijr considered aaa wfil be mK a Uey prarem thsahrs At thi- time u weald be folly for the oran-1 txatsn t- g !nt d-etail- a to th prv j t ns roaie for feeding and dlhlag thj Jstr'k' - s.' J TERRIBLE TORIES Of Infamous Massacres of Foreigners in China M'KINLEY MUST DECIDE Upon Withdrawal, Which Is the Nearest Questiqn. Loadon, Sept 13. All the correspondents in China are sending terrible storiesof wholesale massacre of missionaries and nntivA nhtrstians. It Is asserted that dur ing July between 15,000 and 20,000 con verts were massacred In the northern provinces. Large numbers of missionaries are still unaccounted for, and small hoped is entertained of their escape. Native reports are subject to the most careful scrutiny with the result that, although there may be some exaggeration. It is Impossible to doubt that in the main they are correct The horror is intensified by confirmation of the heport that the women were subjected to unspeakable barbarities and tortures, being stripped and slowly clubbed to death. This was one of the mildest methods. The Boxers wreaked fiendish vengeance. The newspapers are calling loudly for swift punishment Fears are expressed lest the Russian government, which does not' encourage missionary propaganda, should prove lukewarm in this matter. Statements were current in the European capitals last evening that all the powers had replied to the Russian proposition, that Great Britain and Germany had declined to evacuate Pekln; that Austria and Italy had decided to be guided by. Germany's decision, and that the other powers had agreed to a moro or less modified withdrawal. The Paris correspondent of the Morning Post claims to know that the alles will only withdraw outside the walls of the capital, where they will continue to dominate Pekln In a military sense. According to a news agency dispatch from Pekin, dated August 31, Mr. Conger regards the situation as deplorable and is advising the Americans to leave the capital if possible. The American minister was in favor of the punitive expedition to Pao Tung Fu. "The Russians," says this telegram, "have undertaken to treat with Prince Ching." The Pekin correspondent of the Dally Telegraph says: v "As the allies were leaving the Forbidden City August "2S, bands of Russians and other civilians, with soldiers, overran the imperial apartments, forced drawers and doors and looted everything portable. The British officers compelled several civilians to disgorge," THE r nTCSIDENT MUST decide Washington, Sept 12. The question of withdrawing the American troops at once from Pekln is now before the president and a speedy decision is expected and required. Thero are differences among officials In Pekln on this subject and the issue Is for the pre?identto deolde.j The action of tho French government, as're-ported by cable dispatches, in Joining Russia In orders for the withdrawal of troops has brought about the contingency touched upon In tho reply to Chaffee was made acquainted with the attitude of the government and was directed to hold himself In" readiness to withdraw hl3 troops. The sending of further supplies to him has been stopped and he now awaits but the signal from Washington to begin his movement. It Is for the president to move that signal. The considerations now before Immediate withdrawal are, first, the fact that he has already committed in a measure, to such course.; second, it is represented that China is on the verge of a terrible famine, and the retmtlon of the troops In Pekln. preventing as they do the return of the Chinese government and the sup-, ply of provisions to the capital, places the re"?ponrfbil!ty for what threatens to be a frightful calamity upon the powers who sanctioned the occupation. On the other hand strong representations have been made to the president in opposition to withdrawal 1 nadvance of the procurement of absolutely Kuflkisnt guarantees for tho protection of American interests In China and for the safety of the native Christian. This last addition Is one most difficult to meet, but being Insisted upon by the missionary element, is being given most careful consideration. In anticipation of some such state of affairs, the effort has ben made to hasten the dispatch of preliminary negotiations. It is highly desirable that sorno indispensable rrpresnta tires of the Chinese government be rcosiiized In order that we may secars a sa&clent goaran-t up-n whfrb to be tho withdrawal of oar troops. LI Hung Chans asd Prince Chtn are, the cniy light in the east so far as oar government can see and it is posssbie that the prosent nrob-hin may be solved by a decision to edal with tlwm Immediately and to accept their pledge as sufficient for oar ' ppr-poe. Therefore ti decision aanascd today to facilitate Li Hag Chang's pas, ssgo from Stauagbal a Pekia tnay ba regarded as significant Meanwhlla the tat department is doing Its best to force the CidaaM gorftrs-ntant through Li Hong Cnaag. w restore peme ia the provinces aad eejo outrages upon Asaerfcaa cittae. wfei-rfe aav bes coaltnod op to the pre&es day. aexts oontiag tj ntail are last reaching the state Acsartssent as to sorao of those ecorrcne. LI HTNG CHANG COnRlfcPONDKXCE Washtegtsa. D. C. Sat- 12-Tfc tae de?arunBt has meda pebtte tn foUow-iag eocfP-ace: Th stttowteg coraznssicaJthKi -na h&arfed & Actfcur Secretary of tSase HOT: OB S9tetBb B or the Cbto ssSa4ert "C&bfctgraat ron Sari Lt Hag Chan. datod 3pteai- X t'A. :raa;ait$2 by thJ Chtec rafastfrUr at Lmdoa wafer of Spcbr ssd received by MiafcRfcr V oa the sijfit of fe lot caused date: " 1 hv jxwt received a exbterxaa 4at M Sep-etsir S froci GevfSE&wr f Shows T-mS rrar.ttrt:tng a 'Vp&Ult zA&n&t&i ta se by tie privy cojmS from "Zi-tizzg- BULLETIN d. $ij JBidjiia Sails (Saglc Wichita, Thursday, September 22, 1900 Weather for Wichita Today: fair; cooler; westerly -winds IMPORTANT NEWS Of ' TODAY Pages. 1. Relief Worlcat Galveston GbohIs at Galvestoa Shot Oera Paal Is a Eefasee y Terrible Massacres' la Chtea 2.Hcnryetta's Good Fortano Lone in the Wheat Conatry 3. Wichita Livestock: Markets Sevlew of the Grata Markets WallStreet Stock: Clrcalar 5. Spanish Cannon Has Arrived Many Wlchltans ia the Flood 6. Alseod Convicted of GrandLarceay Xew .Pablic Hay Market Iteady Sew Wholesale Houso S. Lone Robber Works a Train Fu (Shan SI) m August 30: The privy council to LI Hung Chang, envoy plenipotentiary, erand secretary of state and viceroy of Chl-LI. "On the third day "of the 6th moon of Kwang Hsu. 26th year (August 27) the following imperial edict was issued: " We hereby command Li Hung Chang, envoy plenipotentiary with full discretionary powers and graild secretary of state, to proceed at once by steam vessel to Pekin and there to assoclnte himself with Prince Ching in discussing and dealingwith all ponding questions. Let there be no delay. Respect this. " 'The above order has been communicated to me in obedience to the Imperial will. " 'Another communication from the privy council states an edict has already been Issued commanding Sir Robert Hart to confer with (the representatives of) I comment upon his humiliating and un-hft fnrin nmepr fnr th loan of a i dramatic exit which ia universally re- steam vessel to convey LI Hung Chang without to Pkin where he is to associate -himself with Prlnco Ching in dealing with all the pending questions. There was also a copy of an edict for Li Hung Chang, which the Inspector general of customs (Sir Robert Hart) was directed to depute an oftlclal to deliver In person (to Earl Li.) The documents referred to have been dlspntched by post, but on account of the round about method employed and fearing a mistake might arise, the edicts aro respectfully transcribed as above. On receipt of the same the Shan Tung government is requested to transmit them by telegraph to Envoy Li. " 'Having received Imperial orders ordering my speedy departure for the north, it behooves me to make arrangements to start on my journey soon. Plcaso Inform the secretary of state and request Instruction be telegraphed to the United tSates commanders at Tien Tsin and Pe lkin to co-operate In affording me protec tion if required." "The abovo communication Acting Secretary Hill has handed Mr. Wu tho following reply: " 'In reply to the request of Earl LI that instructions be telegraphed to the United States commanders at Tien Tsin and Pekln to co-oporailon in affording protection if required on his Journey to Pekln, the government of the United Stated, so far as its own forceB are concerned, will bo happy to facilitate In every propT way the Journey of Earl LI to Pekln and wjll so instruct its commanders.' (Signed.) "DEPARTMENT OF STATE." "Washington, Sept 12, 1SO0." ALLIES MAncn AG M NST HOXKRS (Copyright, 1S00, by tho Associated Press.) Tien Tsin, Sept 8 (via Shanghai, Sept 11). A body of 4.0CO allied troops, including 2 men of the Fifteenth infantry under command of Major Robertson, marched today against tho cities of Shng Hal Slen and Tllo, whre the preenee of Boxers threatens the Tien Tslnreglon. THK PAO TJN'O FT KXPKniTION Taku. Monday. Sept m Rain delayed tho starting of the Pa Ting Fa expedition until 2J5) Saturday. One cotomn h movink west and the other soutAwest The troops xnarcbod fifteen miles and encamped at Tung LIm Ching. meeting no opposition They advanced to Mao Cbong on Monday. nMritKssnotvAcnn; located ' Shanghai, Fept 12 From a reUabt9 source is ia acprtalnd that the em press dowager. Emperor Kwang Su and Prince Tuan aro at T Tung is tho prov- . f ok.. i i. u :- - s, i. ,- -r,tu i , al i and was tad notaVie by the staa4an I .1 ? tf T L , ot President MrJCinley. aaH of av turbed t&ey will proceed southward to i eeremov bocaa at 5 Tai Yuan, In the southern province. j , ,h raLnc room of too IteXW PUINCR ClUXfi nKCI) BYTlin.nri irio At 'k' aOa1t ottb er- (Copyrigbt 10. by the Asoortat Pr) j? lf trm mA tw Annu i t '-i.v a a tb" first to esto4 tbir eoncMsaHti' Vekhu Aogust 3S. Tin. ak. Sept . i, jm, Kr,. iclCJtr. TW and Shanghai. Toe-day. Sept 1L Te L,. 4 hr Mr. sea (Mr. Ab'T Japanese found Prnv Cbtar, UttAov o(uKUkft. narw f te brtsK Th the conservative, pro-foretsm party, la 'prftr&a esr Tstonatb" of PrtaVHt ft tb western bills, twenty miVu dtetsat ivai. of rh P"-r9 Cswtr! rsttroaO. w!' sad are boldJag bim tjKre pntb too vtew ' be as by tbo croon on - f innr-mn mtA hi J Ha haiw ! H j-r4dnr trfe. A OrtT Sa4 af ' i SY Mt iTlJIIl 1W Ml ,ijfc1 f J , .r4ftl W ..r-, ... -wn..u.. -.-.. .,-, dowager esspreas. Pay-ers ter. IW!.,.,, w fb , found la tbe eapcror's rooas ia tb a 1mtiuirn . b. Tf fc-aee contatetng hVts of tb forrtsjaors k- CaMforaJa. A a coast of tbe awafo. ei and tb ioreteners prooerty swtnr- j m ta tea yVaaeiaao ' k ed. The tn aaoo tbe part of tb- as- IW for Cbiaa U . b sw iHnb'u. STANCHF1LD IS NOMINATED For Governor of .Vrw TorU Afftr a Hot Iemeratle Ktnn f S-atoa. Jf. T.. St UL Ta Desao. 5 state oeavontSao today, aocscaatod tbJa ticket: C-overaor Jobn 3. SJ-acMil. of CtMeattac , LseateaswT Conmtesvmimac. Macr. of &rft. SrcreUry of StaiJoa X SorSoe. of Beaaaasaer. CajtraUr Ssria S. Atwater. of Doabe. TroaisaverJosw B. Jls. of Faliaa. of Cttetna. , Sa.cta-9c asnd Pana-a JtmmJl R. Siaart, of Oawwsara. Tbe hoad of taw Hdk.l Tsa not 4n--i vitaoat erfroyaaaa tx-fj m MtSus zmA a jMuaaatte- oxraasio mi wtM&tmk acton; tbe hm&ecz. Bat wV rb Wi of tae aoaTaaaa bai boea aisstlr rmt-sA.xA ex&9fimfT IUU wa n-sc to aro- "ixieae ni .ifvtj stasAss. iv5 X. 00M PAUL HAS FLED Boer President a Refugee on Portuguese Soil, " r n'-. JOHN BULL IS JUBILAflNG-- . Believing the End -of the Wan ; Has Come. LORD ROBERTS COMPLAINS Of Treatmeat of British Prisoners Kragcr Kay Grf to Karepe' la ; Interest of intervention. Lourenzo Maries. Sept 12. President Krugcr arrived hero last night Lourenzo Marques, Sept 12. President Kruger and several Transvaal oSdals are staying at the houso of ilr. Q. Pott, the consul of tho Netherlands hero. It is reported that they will sail fo--UTopo September 21 on Iho German steamer Herzog Lourenzo Marques. Sept 12. Mr. Kruger obtained formal leavo of absence for six monthffT'ostenslbl yto proceed to Europe to work frr intervention. Mr. Schalkburger was' p pointed acting president to serve during Mr. Kruger's absence. General French has ocoupled Bnrberton. London. Sept 13. All tho mornins pa-pors publish sketches of Mr. Krugor's extraordinary career. Tho editorials. parded as loss perplexing than, therefore preferable to. capture. ami His ' 'ht w,th the buIUon regarded a Puu ting an undignified end to his legal pre- tonslons. Washington. Srpt 12. The following dispatch has been received by tho war department from tho United States army 'ofllcer who accompanied the Boers In their campqtKns as military observer; "Lourenzo Marques Events have required the departure of the attaches from the Transvaal. Request Instructions. RBICHMAKN." This message Ia Interpreted at th department to mean the complete collapse of tho Boer reslntanco to England, Captain Relchmnnn has been cabled permission to Ftart at once for the United State?. London. Sopt 12. The flight of President Kruger from what Is now designated as the Vaal River Colony, and bin arrival last night nt Lmirenxo Marques, ad cabled to the Associated Press, is racA-ed here ns indicative of an etriy oad of tho hostilities In South Africa. Another mMxe from Lourenxo Mnrawrt naytho Transvanl slot olTJelaJs aoostn-panled President Kruger Int Portagaerde territory. Slgniaeant also, although It Is unconfirmed, is the snnone-met that General Botha, tb Boer command ern-chief. is nuking overtor to snrrsnfler. j and tho ontkm whether tho burghers will now follow tho tunal counvs of beat en armloc and lay down their srms, ar formally declare in tovor of gaerrUla warfare, most b Kpecdily settle.!. Il. however, believed bare that Presadeat Kruger action deprives the Boers of their main pretext for remaining In th Uebl. Tho British war office aas Issaed a long report from Lord Roberts on in treatment of Briltab prisoners of ww at Pretoria, founded o tbe report of tb court of loqairy. Briefly. Lord MtborUt deelaros that 'be trtnetit of tbs officers was fair, bat that the food of tat men vm quite ioaaate and of inferior quality. He deiymrw th trft.itnscnt el the colonial prisoners as criminal. nA says the Inhuman trealmrni "f k prisoners throws the rreat 4!eJJt on the authorities then at Pretoria. Tbe prsv-!n of slrkne and nr dtJ of I prisoners. IrJ Rbrt M. ar aaUla- cnes aad 8reooatoda0'BS awJtbe os-let of onHaarr sUnr areeaatasaa, MABEL fiTOKLEY MARRIED President Ii Present Bridal Trip on n HptJ-! far. Somerjei., Ta.. Bept. tt.-Tae weadteff In' mim 1IamI rjin,v. rmtr casm oa Mr aad Mr. Abww M-KJVjr. aaODf. Hu-maa I Raw to plae taaaon. jcrofMnsaav "r an w iwi r; . . " ..,- . . . .. .A. . RQ0SEVILT H SOUTH BAtCA Realndc Teopi? Xbat tatU lakota Too. Hh rpln Ooev ' BrcokSac. S- D . i!K ISTaat a bard oay of eassoatjraiag a-r fjovrr RvU. aad Vgiu ft pnttf w: exbaaotMl. bat as rl v ' ot a dovnajtet tsswrTOr mpnm a s ?wrk m rswa as ta att mm- Tbe so-mi of Oororaar mii a-ro .t saavt si awMalv oOvoso t too atrewfty twmmt4 by btam- At a lace Wn,r Oavsraar aaolt rtrs to bat fetvum ur. a not tmtmn of tbe ar4 at Jlwreo. 3- rx. v 3 x&r ta lUisJcl aatfanawv aa a Sf apsesr- ro. Lnuitoc ba woro toy jwtt wosaen aawti4 irsa barr o "w tbe P.aos bas, TU triia rwawia-t mx Hacaw a boa or tarns. Caoaro- Roorrak sa& a .wa, Vtsaas by aaoaar anaattoa t use mms "tf Sa Date vu &i bo La' parafcase. arb--tfco Dltrst. Osrbfsr. a T jt tt aaaiij(1He4-M ? aWinTn m 'rm a -" aeaaraf xi QsrVtr. &i safi oy taa as cstsct. f 4

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