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vessels to leave the harbor. It la not certain
that they returned to their former anchorage
aftor the sortie.
Junks which left Port Arthrr August II re
jM.rt that n«&»->' fighting -was continuing.
JAPANESE JX>SSES, 710.
Official Report of Casualties in
Kamisnura's Squadron .
Toklo. Aur. 17. — According to an official re
;«>rt. the Japanese losses In the battle between
Vice- Admiral Kainimura's squadron and the
i adlvx>i»tok cruisers, in which the Russian
<ni!?er Rcrlk was sunk, were ten officers and
3 CO men killed or wounded.
SOVJK AGAIN SIGHTED.
Cruiser Off Van Diemen Strait,
Steering for Vladivostok.
London. Aug. 17.— Yokohama correspond
ent M "Th» Dally Mail" says that the cruiser
N'ovik. of the- Port Arthur squadron, has been
lighted oft dM Strait of Van Dlemen, steering
SORTIE FROM HARBOR.
Russian Ship* Fail to Find Japanese
Oha-Ft>o. Aug. lfi.— fh* Ttussian ships at Port
Arthur made • sortie early to-day. The Rui
*'ar.s. M In reported, did not encounter the Jap-
HHM fleet- Nevertheless they returned to Port
Tte Japanese Reel k«pt off some distance from
th» entrarc* to Port Arthur !a*t night, fearing
danger from torpedoes.
It is reported here that th« Russian cruiser
Fallada was sunk by a torpedo in the engage
ment on the night of August 30.
A telegram just received from Tsing-Chau
••ys that the officers of the Russian battleship
czarevitch insist that a Japanese battleship
rank Ir full view in the battle.
Four 'Armored and Two Light
Cruisers Opposed to Russians.
Toklo. Aug. IS (Delayed in transmission).—
Admiral Kamimura, in his detailed report of
last Sunday's victory of the Vladivostok squad
M dawn Sunday morning the armored cruis
ers Idzumo. Captain ljlchl; the Azuma. Captain
ruj<<: the Tokiwa. Captain Yoshimatsu. and Un
Iwate, Captain Taketoml. which engaged in a
• earch of Fusan. Cores, discovered three of the.
Vladivostok squadron steaming southward.
Seeing us. the enemy endeavored to flee north
yard. We immediately closed their retreat.
The engagement opened at 14:23 a. m.
The Rurik. being the .slowest of the enemy
••ewels. was constantly left behind, and j«he
formed a target for our incessant fire.
The Hossia and the Gromoboi gallantly at
tempted several times to protect the Rurik.
They frequently returned to the Rurik. and
united the three advanced together. Our
fleet thus had the advantage, pouring its fire
from a formation In the shape of the letter
The enemy's nhips were iw-en to he on flr»
•several times, showing thereby that they were
The Rurik was finally disabled and her flre
weakened. She began lowering in the water,
lifting to port. The Rossi a and Gromoboi final
ly abandoned the Rurik.
Jum then our fourth detachment, consisting
of the protected cruisers Naniwa. Captain
Wade, and the Tahachllio, Captain Mori, having
I^en seen attacking the Rurik. our squadron
pursued the P^osria and. the Gromoboi. Severe
fijrhtlnß > <-,' Untied for several hoars.
The Rossia and the <;romoboi escaped to the
■ward at full speed. At 10:19 a. m. our
squadron changed its course to starboard, arid
went south in search of the Rurik. In the
m»an time the Rurik had been sunk. *
Our ships steamed over the locality. a.n«l sue
r*»ded in saving flt hundred members of the
Tturik's crew. Our damage was not serious.
The spirit of our men was excellent.
Admiral Kamitnura was on the Idzumo and
Rear Admiral I."riu fommand^d the fourth de
I The Japanese generally are comparing the
treatment accorded to the crew of the Rurik to
that accorded by the Vladivostok squadron to
those, on board the transport Hitachi, which the
•quaAron sank on June IS. A prominent official
Japan has avenged the Hitachi. Admiral
Kaoi'mura rescued and succored those •who
aided In Pinking the Hitachi, and who nailed
• way from arsis of drowning victims. We
offer their living for our dead.
THE RETVIZAN HARD HIT.
Her Gallant Attempt to Rescue the
Ciie-Fort, Aug. M -la the naval engagement
gf August 10 the .battleship itsUlssw was sur
rounded by Japanese torpedo boats, the other
Russian vessels having gone" to the assistance
«f the Czarevitch, which was then hard pressed.
The RetUzan desperately attempted] to break
through the line and triad to ram a cruiser
•which approached, but she. was fairly blown
out of her oou>-*« by a hail of shells from the
cruisers which besan now to share in the n*ht.
, mT^ Tir-er " r the Czarevitch was either
tilled or wound"
While the Czarevitch m' making for Tmlnr-
Ol.au funeral services were held, in many rases
«>ver heads, arms and leg:s. On* sailor m hose
iiand was severed by a fragment of ahell be-
I^*; c lf z ** »v» v p«in and the horror of olood
s-uout him. He approached the captain held
out the severed member in his remaining hand
HI ' requested that prayer be saM over it
DEW A AT KIAOCIIAV.
Japanese "Admiral Assured of Rus
Tsin4-r,. .. Aug. 16.-A Japanese dej;!r 07er
entered the harbor to-dcy. having on boar", the
Japanese Admiral Dc-na ami his staff, for the
Purpose of calling on the Governor of Klao
« hau. Governor T rjrr<> i assured the Japanese
adrenal that all lhe Russian ships were dis
mantled, that their cuns had been it mi hint and
tfleir ammunition removed. The admiral rhen
departed, and as the Japanese destroyer left
the harbor she was saluted by the German war
The Japanese offers mM that ihe Oettßaw
had promised that tba Che-Foo incident would
not be repeated at Tsing-Chau. ,
The Japanese ghfcn off this port consist of ore
cruiser and four destroyers.
The- Germans have notified to th e Japanese
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*mm4ar*t m&k* fir* dentifrices. Your
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that they will flre on any ship entering the * r "
«or at night without lights.
Every precaution is being taken to guard
against a repetition of the Che-Foo incident.
One German cruiser remains on guard outside
the harbor. The others are inside.
The correspondent is unable to coiifirm the
report that the protected cruiser Novlk was
sunk forty miles from Tsing-Chau after the bat
tle of August 10.
St. Petersburg. Aug. 16.— Russia ha? been of-
Hcally informed of the lowering of the flags over
ibe battleship Csarevitch and the two destroy
ers at Telng-Chau. and acquiesces with. Ger
many's position that the ships must remain
there until the end of the war. While ordin
ary- ship repairs may be allowed by Germany
within the harbor, no renewal or repair of their
armament or guns will be permitted.
Ixmdon. Aug. 16.— Japan has notified to Ger
many that ehe ia entirely satisfied with the
course adopted toward the Russian vessels at
Tslng-Chau, and Germany has advised Japan
that she is quite willing to penult a Japanese
vessel to enter the harbor, so that her com
mander may convince bimself that the Russians
are really disarmed, such ship to leave the
harbor within twenty-four hours.
DIANA REPORTED SAFE.
C miser Thought at Vladivostok—
The Palladas Sinking.
London. Aug. \C>- A dispatch to a news agency
from St Petersburg ssys a naval officer has
telegraphed lo his family that the cruiser Piann
has arrived at Vladivostok.
TtJklo. Aug. lfi.— lt seems certain thnt the Rus
sian protected cruiser Pallada was torpedoed
and sunk In the naval battle of August 10. Bhe
failed to return to Tort Arthur, and has not
been reported since Admiral Togo's fleet de-
P»rt-d on various missions the night of August
10, when the Russians retreated.
Belated I extorts from various vessels continue
to reach Admiral Togo. Th" Japanese destroy
ers and torpedo boats made » series of attacks
In the pursuit of the Russian warships. One
destroyer reports that aha hit a vessel of the
Panada type, and it Is thought the vessel found
ered with her entire crew. Her complement was
Admiral Togo says it appears certain that
the Pallada was sunk. It was thought nt first
the the Pallada escaped southward with the
Xovik and Askold. and th* admiralty believed
she was concealed In the vicinity of the Tang-
Her fate will soon be determined. If she is
afloat she will speedily be reported, and If
destroyed it is probable that some of her wreck
age will be found.
THE SHIPS AT SHANGHAI.
Japanese Demand Departure of Two
Russian Torpedo Boats.
Washington, Aug. 16.— Consul General Good
now sent word to the State Department from
Shanghai to-day that the Chinese TaOtal had
Informed the Russian Consul General at Shang
hai that the Russian torpedo boats In that port
must depart at once or disarm. The consul gen
eral replied that both boats were going as soon
as they were repaired. The Japan— Consul de
manded the immediate departure of th» boat*
without waiting for repairs.
Shanghai. Aug. 1«. —The men wounded on
board the Russian cruiser Askold were almost
starving when they w,ere brought from the ship
to the municipal hospital here. They ate ra
venously, and no* they are doing welL
The Japanese Consul here Is demanding of the
Chinese authorities that the Askold disarm The
attitude of the Tiiotai of Shanghai on this mat
ter is characterised by bis usual indecision.
The Askold was docket this morning and re
pairs are now being made. Bentrles have been
prated a!l around the dock.
Tli" Chinese *iithoritie« propose to decide th*
< a.«' of the Groaovoi to-morrow.
A report from the Saddle Islands sa>s there
are no Russian or Japanese warships there.
St. Petersi nrg, Aug. 16, Nothing definite bas
vet bean de< Mcd regarding lh? <iic;<riiiinK of the
Askold at Shanghai on account of the question
able ability of China to protect her against ■
repetition of the Ryeshitelni incident.
Captain Reltsenst*ln, commander of the cruis
er division of the Port Arthur squadron, reports
to the general stall that the cruiser Askold, ow
ing to th" damage which she sustained in the
naval battle off Port Arthur, was obliged to en
ter the port of Shanghai on August 18, and that
her losses were one officer killed and three
wounded, arid trn sa^lor3 killed and forty-four
Til RE A TENING MOl KDES.
Japanese Reported West of Toun —
Moakden, Aug. 10.— There has been a steady
downpour off rain for two day", and the roads
are becoming heavy. No Japanese movement
has been reported southeast of this city, but
the Japanese are reported to be working around
to the west of Moukden.
Bt. Petersburg. Aug. 16.— There are no devel
opments In the situation In Manchuria. Reports
received by the general staff ten of the continu
ance of rains and a general exodus of the Chi
nese. Inhabitants, who are fleeing north
from I4ao-Yanjr In anticipation* of the milit-sry
The "Bourse Gazette" prints a dispatch re
porting that the Japanese have retired from
Hal-Cheng, Tashi-Chiao and New-Chwang.
GLOOM IN RUSSIA.
Neic§ of Rurik's Loss—The Burny
reeked Near lVci-Hai-lVei.
Petersburg, Aug. IG.-The news of the de
feat of the Vladivostok squadron has added
another crushing blow to the reverse before
Port Arthur. No public announcement has yet
been made of the sinking of the Hunk.
The Che-Foo report of the sortie of Russian
warships from Port Arthur Is construed to
mean that the shells of the Japanese land bat
tertes are falling in the harbor.
The admiralty does not know whether tho
report refers to the battleships or to the vessels
which remained in port on August 10. Hope is
still cherished that the battleships escaped.
The Burny is the only Russian destroyer sunk
Viceroy AlexiefTe army organ believes the
Japanese armies may move against Liao-Yang
any day, and does not believe the reports that
three additional Japanese divisions have been
drafted to *>ort Arthur. It thinks the Japanese
are likely to spread such reports in order to mis
lead General Kuropatkin. j
The contracts with the government obtained
by Lewis Nixon, of New-York, include the
construction of several torpedo boat destroyers.
GRAND DUKE BORIS RECALLED.
Mao-Vans, Aug. 1.1.— Grand Duke Boris, who
has been recalled to St. Petersburg, departs
'sriStvYORK DAILY TRIBUNE. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 17. 1904.
BRITAIN ASKS REVISION,
FIRM NOTE TO RUSSIA.
Object* to Food as Contraband
The Hussion Contention.
St. Petersburg. Aug. 16— The formal British
protest against the treatment of neutral ships
was delivered to the Russian government to
day. It follows the lines of Lore t*nsdowne's
and Mr. Balfour's recent statements in Par
London, Aug. IB.— What ip considered in gov
ernment circles here to be not the least impor
tant feature of the latest" British note, delivered
to Russia to-day, ia that dealing with the ques
ion of contraband. Gre&t Britain reiterates the
suggestion verbally made by the Foreign Sec
retary. Lord I^ansdowne. to Count Bencken
dorff. the Russian Ambassador to Great Britain,
that the regulations Issued by the Emperor de
nning the rights of Russian warships toward
neutral vessels carrying ' alleged contraband
should be modified, and particularly urges a re
vision of the list of articles declared contraband.
Because of her dependence on foreign countries
for food Great Brl aln made an especially strong
objection to the Inclusion of rice and foodstuffs
In the exchanges of communications It has
been the contention of Russia that in her regu
lations such foodstuffs only become contraband
if 'Intended for war purposes, or if sent at an
enemy's cost or order." R'usota further points
oat that this is along lines laid down In the
case of tho steamer Mashona at the time of the
Brer war by the United States. Russia also rep
reeented to Great Britain the difficulty In de
termining the real destination of a cargo be
cause private firms in Japan are acting in behalf
of the government.
The officials of the Foreign Office are reticent
as to the length the government has gone in
respect to the status of foodstuffs In time of
war, but it la said In a trustworthy quarter
that the British note advances beyond the posi
tion laid down In the Mashona case, and that
all foodstuff* are now practically declared in
the British view to be not liable to seisure.
If this statement proves to be correct, diplo
mats say the declaration will meet with a cold
reception on the Continent. Russia, it is stat
ed, Is not willing to aid Japan to obtain supplies
for tho subsistence of her army or navy. Ger
many is not disposed to recognize a principle
which would mean such a great increase in the
fighting power of the British Isles, and France
holds the same view.
The altitude of the l'nlte.l States In the past
has been such, the officials here say. as to war
rant Ihe belief thai Washington is prepared to
go to < onsiderabla lengths In uieaaiving the
non-contraband character of foodstuffs.
Regarding the Knight Commander case the
Foreign Office la informed that it will be pre
sented to the Admiralty Court at it. Peters
burg for final appeal within B month. In the
mean time the two governments continue to
discuss amicably the question cf the dlsposi
if the incident.
A THREAT TO CHINA.
Russia May Retaliate if Seizure at
Che-Foo Is Ignored.
St. Petersburg. Aug. 16.- In spite of th» tone
■>f t!;e press, Rossis does re and does
not c . i to take action In tl
of the Rj nhltelnl The governmenl ha* stm
ptaced ilf facts before Japan and China,
and Is no-- if Roawa's
ot htng fui -
la done, I li- '■ state
5 nerseM ftee to t ik« *u> h
is she ma;
I | :• v bassador Benchendorg,
. £ out the Instructions of Count Lams
dorff, presented ihli morning to Lord T.aus
■lownf- an official protest from ht« government
agalnsi th'- "flagrant ' lohUlon of international
■nd neutrality" ■ : the Japanese torpede
royers at Ciie^Voo. The protest is In
aturt of ■ circular to all ths poweis sti'l
•i a« already |.übii«hed.
The st. Petersburg government asserts that
the Japanese hnd no right even to examine the
Rjreshltelnl to determine whether «he was dis
mantled without first obtaining the permission
of the Chinese admiral.
So far as can be learned, Lord l.ansd«* n« will
merely aefcnow I'"'!*?' 1 the receipt of th*> protest,
reserving possiM* a> tion on the part of Great
Britain until all the facts are ascertained. There
is reason to l»elle\t» that the inquiry begun by
the British authorities after the capture of the
Ryesitttelnl has been extended so as to take In
the entire question of how the belligerents have
observed the neutrality of China. For instance,
the facts are being obtained In connection with
the establishment by the Russian Consul of a
wireless telegraph plant a*. Che-Foo. with which,
it is alleged, he rotnimintfatea with Tort Ar
In respect to the Ryeshltelnl, the British offi
cials say that much may be said in support of
the Japanese contention. If the destroyer, as
the Japanese say, brought dispatches from Port
Arthur, she clearly. In the. British view, violat
ed the neutrality of Chin* and thereby gave an
excuse for the Japanese action.
Inquiries have been made by the British gov
ernment In regard to the attitude of the United]
States on Chinese neutrality, and the American
government will likewise, obtain information re
garding the policy Great Britain Intends to pur
sue. As both powers desire the preservation of
the neutrality of the Chines* Kmplr*. the offi
cials hero, expect that they will take independent
action along identical lines to obtain respect for
the principle, but here, as In Washington, only
moral Influence will be used.
Strong Note Said to Have Been
Presented at St. Petersburg.
London. Aug. 17. -The St. Petersburg corre
spondent of "The Dally Telegraph" assert* that
the British note t'> Russia protesting against
the treatment of, neutral ships nlso demands
compensation lor losses by the seizure and con
fiscation of cargoes and the sinking of steamers.
The American Ambassador at the same time.
the correspondent say?, presented an energetic
note protesting against the treating of such
merchandise as cables, electric light plants, lift
machinery, etc.. as contraband.
RUSSIA ISSUES BONDS.
Loan of '$75,000,000 for Four Years
at Low Interest.
Pt Petersburg. Aug. IC— An imperial ukas*
thia evening directs the lsaue. in view of the ex
traordinary war expenditure, of six new series
of state rente bonds to a total amount ot
$7r>.000,000. to be repayable In four years, and
to bear interest at the rate of 3.6 per cent.
JAPAN'? LOAN TO SEOUL-FU3AN LINE.
Toklo. Aug. 10.— To cover the deficiency In
the estimates created by the Increased cost of
y.i,<jv and material, the Japanese government
has decided to lend the Seoul-Fusan Railway
an additional $750,000. The loan runs for five
years and hears no interest.
CHINA TAKES TiCTION.
Railroads Asked to Move Forty
Thousand Men to Shan-Hai-Knan.
Peking. Aug. IT.— The Chinese railways have
been asked if they have sufficient rolling stock,
and how quickly they can transport 40,000
troops to Shan-Hai-K.wan.
THE RUSSIAN DEMANDS ON CHINA.
Recovery of the Eyeshitelni and Degrada
tion of t Admiral Requested.
London. Aug. 17.— The Peking correspondent
of "The Times." in a dispatch dated August 15.
says the note of the Russian government de
mands that China shall remain In possession ot
the torpedo boat destroyer Ityeshitelni, and shall
degrade Admiral Sah. commanding at Che-Foo.
ALEXIEFF AT VLADIVOSTOK.
Viceroy Eats Bread and Salt and Beceives
Vladivostok, Aug. 16.-VJceroy Alexiefl arrived
here yesterday. He was received at the rail
road station by Admiral SkrydlofT. General
Ltnevttch. the Governor, nnd others. Escorted
by mounted volunteers, the Viceroy drove in an
open carriage to the cathedral, where be at
tended a service conducted by the Bishops of
Vladivostok and Kamschatka.
At th" Governor's house the Mayor presented
to the Viceroy bread and salt. He then received
■eversl deputations, including one from the
STACKELBERG MAY BE RECALLED.
London, Aug. X«. -A dispatch from St. Peters
burg says that Emperor Nicholas has decided to
recall General Stnokelberg. who was defeated by
the Japanese at Wafang-Kao and Wafang-Tien
on June 1 > snd IR. in his attempt to relieve
NOT TIPPING" POLICE.
Telephone Company Apparently
Not Still in Reforming Line.
From the Statement made to a Tribune re
porter at the office of Union N. Bethell, of the
New-York Telephone Company, it would ap
pear thar the telephone company Is no longer
•'tipping" oil the Police Department a* to sus
pected places On asking whether the telephone
company would say anything as to Captain
Hussey's raid on an alleged poolroom exchange
In Forty-thlrd-.ot. on Monday, in which sir tele
phones were confiscated by the police, the re
porter was told that any statement must come
from the Police Department.
"The Telephone company." It was significant
ly added, "had no knowledge of the raid, and
the police made It entirely on their own Ini
Several months age the telephone company
promised to cB-operats with the Police Depart
ment in suppressing poolrooms, and In many in
stances. It Is understood, furnished the police
the names of suspicious places.
•While 1 have no direct personal knowledge
on th» subieet." captain Norton Goddard told
the reporter, In discussing the poolroom situ
ation generally, "1 am Informed by the man in
the street' that there are more poolrooms run
ning than e\er." More than this Captain God
dam declined to »v.
• Will as] "••'•• about nothin". " was District
Attorney Jerome's contribution to the sym
CHINAMEN HERE VOTERS.
Three Arrested Show Regular Natu
That, notwithstanding lbs scrutiny of tli* elec
tion inspectors nt the polls. Chinamen have been
permitted to vote at elections hi this citj was
th« discovery made yesterday by Joel M. Marx,
Assistant Unites States District Attorney As ■
result, three sons of the Yellow Kingdom, one of
th»m i" ■•• "Mayor of Chinatown.*' were arrattme.i
before commissioner Shields, They waived exam
ination and furnished IIM ball.
Laws were nr>«t »ed in IST'* to prevent tlie
further naturalizing of Chinamen. These were
supplemented and made more explicit by Chapter
1.-S-of the. Laws of IMS, of lbs United States Re
vised Statute*. yesterday l>»mpsty P. Meetae,
special employe at the Department of Justice, ar
rested "Tom Lee," the .... called "Mayor of China
town," at th* lattrr'a restaurant. No. IS Mott-tt,
The "Mayor's". original Celestial name, was Wung
a !«ung, but this he had changed In USX Four
years before that, ii the criminal courts of Ft.
Louis. Wung A. Lung secured bis full papers.
which entitled him to all citizenship rights. Since
his residence in New- York Lee has taken an in
terest in politic* voting nt ever] election, and is
regarded as a political leader.
]• 189* he held a deputy sheriff's commission,
bearing the siennture of Ttider Sheriff John B. Sex
ton. He, obtained a passport In 1879, on which he
tna.de a protracted visit t<> China, whore he en-
Joyed all the rights of an American citizen.
William A. Hang, a cigar manufacturer, of No.
MO Pearl -St., was also arrested. Hang produced
* certificate of naturalisation, crant.'.! by the
County Court of Richmond County. October C UsS
11-; October i'> following Hang registered, stating
at th»? time, hi the records show, that he was born
In China. To th« officials of Richmond county Hai <
made the rame admission. Hang Ii sixty-live- year*
old, and came to the Cnlted States forty-eight
years ago. He lias always voted, he says, in th«»
VIHh Assembly District.
Enit Ten Lung, a Chinese merchant of No. 3t
Mott-st.. was the third arrested. His certificate of
citizenship was granted by th« Court of Common
Pleas of Pasaalc County. N. .1.. March 24. 1890.
Lung hays that he. llk«« Tom 1.,-o and Tone Ke»
Hang, told the officials at the time he secured his
papers of clthwnship, that be had been born In
Chins, F-ach insists that hr was told he had a
right to naturalization, and secured his papers
accordingly. AH three insist no objection was
mail* by any one at the time because of his Chines*
birth. Neither were (hey challenged at any voting
place at any time.
TO ABOLISH WHIPPING IN RUSSIA.
Other Humane Measures Expected at Christ
ening of Heir on August 23.
Bt, Petersburg; Aug. HL— Ons of the acts of
grace si^nnllzlng the birth of an heir to the
throne, will be the total abolition of corporal
puntshment in Russia. A ukase to this effect Is
expected to be Issued to-morrow.
It is reported, apparently on gor.il authority,
that Emperor WllNam of Ormany has asked
for the privilege ol acting as one of the god
fathers <<r the heir. The christening will take
place on August »8. when number of Inipur
tant liberal measures will be announced
At the present time any member, male or female.
ef tlit- "krestj.inskoie. soslovle," or peasant class.
which comprises over three-quarters of Russia's
population, i» liable t<> corporal punishment in his
or her respective village. Every village of impor
tance has what is termed ■ peasant court, composed
of tli« older members* of the community. Which cau
Impose a sentence. Involving whipping upon any
nwmber of the village. In the la>t ten years sen
tences of whippings have been pronounced only in
canns of drunkennofs and petty offences in the vil
KAMSCHATKA MASSACRE REVISED.
Liondon. Aus. 17. The Tokio eepispondent of
"The Tlnios," referring to the statemnt from
Nemuro. Japan, that Russian soldiers at Kanu
chatka massacred eighty-seven of the crew of
th« Japanese schooner Telchl, says that the
schooner sent a boat with twelve men to pro
cure water, and that the Japanese were at
tacked by Russian soldiers, who killed seven of
the crew and wounded tlve. Three of the In
lured died of their wgunds. The correspondent
says the statement that eighty-seven were
killed Is Incorrect.
CRETANS ASK NEW RULE*.
Threaten Revolt if Powers Do Not
Remove Prince George.
Rom*. Aug. 16.-Inhabltants of the Island of
Oete have addressed a strong petition to the
Italian government asking to be freed from the
government of Prince George of Greece, the
High Commissioner of the jjowcrs. whom they
accuse of nil manner of misrule. They ask that
the island be annexed to Greece and threaten,
should their request not be grsnted. to start a
The petition Is addressed to Italy, because
Cretan affairs are under the supervision of the
Italian Foreign Minister, assisted by the Rus
sian. French and British ambassadors.
Prince George, it i» reported, is about to start
on a visit to the 'capitals of the protective
Germans Inflict Heavy Loss in All
Berlin. Aug. I«.— Pour colums of German
troops attacked the Herreroa near Hamakari.
German Southwest Africa, on the night of Au
gust 11. The fighting continued all day Au
gust 12 and the natives were defeated with
heavy losses. Five German officers. Including
Count yon Arnim. and nineteen men were killed.
Six officers, among them Baron yon Watter.
and fifty-two men were wounded. Two are
missing. Thousands of cattle were captured.
General vesi Trotha says that his soldiers fought
with the greatest bravery.
The natives, who numbered about 6,000 fight-
Ing men. under old Chief Samuel Maherero, to
whom th«» younger, leaders had turned after
their former reverses, were concentrated in the
"Waterberg Mountains. With their women, chil
dren and flocks, they occupied a plain of mead
ow land, roughly estimated at 250.000 acres, on
which they had 50.00 D head of cattle and 150.
000 sheep, goats, etc. The approaches to the
plain were difficult passes, which the Germans
had severe work forcing. .
The number of the Germans is not accurately
known, but. as nine companies and four and
a h^lf batteries, with some irregular troops,
were engaged, the total probably was about
-.000 men. Deserters from the Herreros report
ed-that the arrival of German reinforcements at
Swakopmund caused great depression in the
native camp. Chief Samuel spent much time
in having the Bible read to him.
General yon Trot ha doubtless will tallow up
his success and finish the rebellion with the
Water berg campaign. It seems improbable that
many of the natives can have escaped through
the German forces holding the mountain passes.
In a skirmish preceding the battle a patrol
commanded by Lieutenant Baron yon Boden
hausen was surprised, and the lieutenant and
eight men were killed.
EMPEROR VISITS KING.
Lights Out at Dinner Edward Gives
for Francis Joseph.
Marienbad, Aug. l«.-King Edward to-night gave
a dinner to Emperor Francis Joseph at the Hotel
Weimar. Nineteen persons were present, including
Sir F. R. Plunkett. British Ambassador to Aus
tria; Count Mensdorff. Austrian Ambassador to
Great Britain; the Duke. of Teek, members of th«
various embassies and government officials. While
the dinner was In progress the. electric, lights were
suddenly extinguished, causing consternation.
Candles were substituted for the electric lights,
which, however, wen restored in five minute*.
In responding to the toasts Kmperor Francis
Jo«er-h and King Edward gave- expression to th*tr
de<>p personal friendship. No allusions of a polttt
cal . lire were made. •
Kmi»*ror Francis Joseph arrlvea here this arter
noon from Vienna to visit Kin* Edward, who
» waited the Emperor at tne railroad station. The
monarch* sreot.-d each other with mark. cordial
ity. King Kdward WON the uniform of an Aus
trian fmM marshal ami the Kmperor that of a Brit
ish Held rniirslial. After the presentation of tre
respective suites their rn-i»Jesti<»s drove to the Hotel
Weimar. The route was lined with soldier* and
gendarme*, and Immense crowds greeted the sov
The Kmprror remained ten minutes in King Kd
ward'a apartments and th«n drove to the Nil!*
1.-iKln<lanrt where th» British monarch later paid
liim a brief return visit. Emperor t'rancis Joseph
afterward heM a reception which whs attended by
the officials and other prominent personages or
The town Is brilliantly Illuminated to-night.
ACCIDENT STIRS HOPPER.
May Ask for New Ordinance to
As the result partly of the appalling elevator
accident at No. 7«>7 Broadway and No. 270
Mercer-St on Monday, in which two persons
were killed and seventeen injured. Isaac A-
Hopper. Superintendent of Buildings*, told a
Tribune reporter yesterday that a more rigid
inspection of freight elevators and freight el
evator men was now under consideration.
The announcement Is in line with The Trib
une's emphasis of the urgent need in this re
"I am asking an opinion of the Corporation
Counsel." Mr. Hopper told the reporter, "as to
whether under the present building code I have
sufficient power to submit all elevator men to
a licensing examination. The code appears to
be lax as to all that pertains to freight elevator*.
I believe I have sufficient power In the case of
passenger elevators, but not elevator men. under
the present rode. If the Corporation Counsel
finds that I have not the power which I need
I shall ask the Board of Aldermen to amend th«
CORPORATION REAL ESTATE.
Assessed Valuation in the Five Boroughs-
In a supplement vt "The City Record" which
was issued yesterday was printed the annual rec
ord of th« assessed valuation of real estate in this
dry owned by corporations, as fixed by the munici
pal tax commissioners, and of the assessed valua
tion of special franchises owned by the same w >r
poratlons, as fixed, by Ike State Board of Tax Com
missioners. Th« assessed value of real estate In
Brooklyn owned by corporations, the record shown.
Is nearly J. •"»'.'"" more than that of similar prop
erty in Manhattan. Hut th* assessed value of spe
cial franchises In Manhattan owned by corpora
tions Is many times greater than that of like prlv-
Uege« In Brooklyn. Of th« property In Manhattan
exempt from, taxation, assessed at $17.1*7.700. moat
la owned by the city. In Brooklyn the assessed
vain* of the exempt property la $15,555,<*0. Most of
the exempt Brooklyn, property also Is owned by
The assessed value, of special franchises and real
estate in the five boroughs owned by corporations
and the assessed value of property In the boroughs
exempt from taxation are as follows:
rnktchlaaa Real estate Exempt.
Manhattan |IS:V.H4 t'« *.V.t:t.3.>o »TT.I9T.-«W
|lrii.-KM 1 4::.TUp.OR<« T. 15*4*1 l».»&.«>0
Bronx l».7»l.«0»» is.tsi.S33 t».*io.o«j
Oue«n« .».4n6.*»«> 4.147.0*1 ;;<».•»<»>
Richmond 1.4W.200 l.MO.on> 376.900
PAYING 6EBTS AHEAD OF TIME.
The Otis Elevator Company, of Chicago, has be
jfun purchasing its own notes, and has recently se
cured notes amounting to $330,000. which were Issued
at a timo when the money was needed, and. as then
believed, for a long time. In the last week taa
company has purchased $300,000 of Its notes which
do not mature until January 1. 1906. and had previ
ously purchased nSO.OUO of its notes which mature
on January L 19G5. There are still *toO.o*> of notes
outstanding that wilt mature on January 1. MOT, and
It is th« present plan to take these up also and
have, the property entirely free from debt. The
business of the Otis Elevator Coraoany has so
prospered that It has been able to discharge Us
debts at an earlier period than first expected and
the firm prefers to uttlUe Its surplus cash in taking
In the outstanding notes.
DEMOCRATS AT REPUBLICAN QUARTERS.
State Senator James J. Frawley. of Tammany
Hall, and John W. Keller. Commissioner of Chari
ties In the Van Wyck administration, and a mem
ber of the Democratic Club, were visitors yester
day respectively to the Republican State headquar
ter* and to the Republican national headquarters.
Mr. Frawley wunttvl to »c» some of the State head
quarters' people about a business matter, while ex
«<>mml*sl..n, r Keller paid his respects to U A.
Cuolidge. assistant secretary of the national com
mittee, a personal friend. Mi. KeUer was intro
duced to Chairman Cortelyou. <
WORRIED BY THE FIGHT.
Taggart Declines to Interfere in die-
It was announced at Democratic national head
quarters yesterday that August Belznont has *>
arranged his business affairs that he will gtv»
practically his entire time to the work of th«
executive committee, of 'which he i* a member
George Foster Peabodyt who ha* been choaea to
serve as collector and custodian of campaign
funds, has not yet appeared at the present head
Vice-Chairman Ntcoll was at headquarters the
greater part- of yesterday. A little before soon
W. Bourke Cockran called and conferred with him
for a considerable time. Both Chairman Taaaart
and Chairman McConvlJle of th« Speaker's Bureau
also had some conversation with the Tammany
spellbinder. Xlcoll and Cockran subsequently ad
journed to the Waldorf for luncheon, and they
were only seated, with a bouquet of roses on th»
table between them, when Peter F. Dunne Joined
them. He. was warmly welcomed, and the ttun
band conversation that followed was obvious'.;,
of an ultra-confidential character. Mr. Cockran.
who was reminded tttat he went to St. Louis to
perforate the Parker boom with oratory. w%« tn
attentive auditor to whatever the Dooley D hll
osopher was saying. " * "
Mr. Taggart gave some time yesterday to Cob
gressman W. S. Cowherd, chairman of the Demo
cratle Congressional Committee, who is one of th»
compilers of the. campaign textbook. The other <
who are. collaborating with Mr. Cowheni ar« *».
Assistant Secretary of State. Josiah Quinsy of
Boston, and Fred C. Penfleld. of Connecticut ho
was Consul General at Cairo under President Hare,
land, and George F. Paxter. the present head of
the literary bureau of the national committee Mr
Quincy and Mr. renfl-M were caller, at head
quarters yesterday. *" v
The sustained attitude of hostility of the Murnh
ami McCarren factions of the local Democracy!*
uppermost in the mtn-l of every prominent Demi,
crat who visits headquarters, and many of them
are outspoken In th* assert that the» situation
Is no longer merely a local —III I
Chairman Taggart. however, maintains that it
la not up to him to mix in the settlement of loeai
feud?. He reiterated his position on that line, yes
terday, and In speaking *>f Senator McCarren. saH
"There is no man more loyal to Judge Parker, and
besides, he in. as he always has. he*>n, a g<Hwi D«n
ocrat. The national commttt^e cannot take »>
these fights between individual*] when they ar»
all supporting the national ticket."
Despite the attitude of hands off. it comet tn
those Intimately identified with the activities of th<>
campaign that Judg* Parker. »view» with appr*
hensloii the continuance of the division or the
ftjghttng forces in this city. The suggestion ha.«
been made that the Presidential candidate might
as a last resort be Induced to sanction th» appli
cation of a drastic remedy.
Thomas Nexcall, Leadership Candi
date, Escapes Drowning.
Thomas Newall, Democratic candi<*late for !#adsr
in the Annexed District, had a narrow escape
from drowning last night in Pelham Bay Park. He
and several friends were bathing and he swam
out far and was seized with cramp*. Hi crlsa
for help. There was no one near htm sot James
Conley. of Weal Farms Road. Van Nest, heard Win
and swam to him. Newall grabbed Conley aremi
the neck and struggled so hard that Cooler
thought both would be drowned. Several times
h« bad to let go of Newall on account of the Ut
Dennis L"><»Ka- of Columbus-aye.. Van Nsst
swam out ana helped them to shore.
NEWSTEAD ASD STIZBUNG AGUE.
Republican Harmony is Restored is the
Xllth Assembly District.
Th» factional differences in the xilth Assembly
District between Jacob A. Newstead. th* Republi
can district leader, and John Stlebling. tfcw former
leader, have been settled. Mr. Sfewatsml as!«»<l
that some names be stricken from the Republican
enrolment in the district. The subject cam* be
fore a sub-committee of th« county commlttc»«\
and George W. Wunmalcer acted as chairman.
Leonard A Snitkln. repreaentiiig Mr. NewsteaJ.
addressing the committee, stated that inasmuch as
John Stleblinit had withdrawn his contest tor lead
ership and bad recognized Mr. Newstead as leader.
Hnd that. whUe the applications should be granted,
y^t in the Interest of fairness and in order that no
jnjustii-e might bo done as t'» *ome of th« appltoi
ttnns>. Mr. Newstead thought it best to withdraw
Urn entire pro«-e«idinKS. ■■
Mr Wanmaker ma>V » f*w remarks In which n<*
■aid "h« was glad to see that harmony woul prp
v»il in th»» district ;<nd that all factions would b»
working fur both tho national and State tickets.
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