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fBJS 8&LH ItflKB v.CiRIBXCTnG-. TUESDAY MOBmETG, JTJXT o. 1901 ' . I ij .
-ifan Victims of
I i Accident. .
If 'fifty Other Parsons "Were
I f fflore Or Less Hurt in
Cl !; &dai3 f tho Eoad Aie confident
V i Tbat tho Switch Wns Tnm
9 pored "With.
lM jTCHFIEI-iD. 111., July 4. In place
of the usual celebration accom
& I. panicd with exploding firecrackers
TkP and the Blarc oC a typlcal Fourtu
ll ef July niGht- Litchfield has been con
il Tfrtcd into a hospital and all day rcl-
'iiUves and friends have sought -to rc
i'j&lfctf the suffering of the injured in the
v ijWKtk of the Wabash ilyer from Chlca
"" 9il which, according to unofficial rc
j'TJ m sixteen persons were killed and
' D3 thun fifty more were less seriously
;v" ft 1 isjurea- It is expected" that the Inquest
' vhI,h began today will last several
' days. . ,
a i In connexion with the Coroner s iu
eati the State authorities are con
LiliiS a rigid investigation into the
) aV of the accident. Many persons
t Slieve that the wreck was the work
J ! i f vandals, as the "open switch which
L' caufed tne passenger train, while run-
rlnc ai a high rate of speed, to collide
. rth the stationary freight, had not, It
i 1 ij sorted by the Wabash agent at
' I i Litchfield, been used for twelve hours.
Sj St. Francis's hospital is crowaed with
1 2 J . tic- wounded, cots having- been placed
in the corridoifc to accommodate them,
I tti private houses have been thrown
Ij o;tn for the care of those not so badly
t 1 lajurcd.
5- , Slate'o Attorney L. V. Hill of Hllls
bcro is here with Coroner Grey, and
at I making an investigation Into the clr
iT cumstances of the wreck, and it is not
.&" Improbable that arrests may be or-
dred. The open switch is- a mystery
Trhlch the officials are trying- to solve.
' t' According to the "Wabash station agent,
? Cbarles A. Corneau, the switch had not
f ' Ian used during the entire day by any
A ! tl the trainmen. A short time before
j i the wreck a southbound fast passenger
9 win passed over the track In safety.
J ' Revised List of the Dead.
(j 1 : Ml? Florence Smith, Chicago.
r, - Miss Perkins, Chicago.
ft n Charles Galals. Chicago.
C i Ham M. Dietrich, Chicago.
' ij 3Il v F Luther. Milwaukee.
A t Ic Mill?', Decatur. '
?f W SL Pierre, Montreal, Canada.
fli i Jccon Barber, Park River, N.' D.
- IVlXy L. A. Eii-tat. Chicago.
i'ftj. Jarr.e? Sanford, engineer.
t tt) Rv M. Mills. Bridgeton, N. T.
Charles Ward, Chicago.
a . ; H Graves, train dispatcher, Deca-
I,; ' tur.
ft W F Smith, fireman. Decatur.
j i Richie Noack, aged S, Arlington
i . Heights, 111.
fJ j Four unidentified men.
1 Seriously Hurt.
II "William J. Shrader. Chicago.
9 Henry M. Gassaway. St. Louis; arm
j broken, Injured Internally.
iy Will Knocht, Chicago; legs crushed
- fl , aud hips injured.
J : William B. Alls, Chicago; badly
;o 'I , i crushed.
:e, ,. '. William Archibald, Honoye Falls,
4 X. T . broken hip.
,$t Georfc Archibald, Honoye Falls, N.
J' j" T.; broken leg.
( . '. Hulda Noack, Arlington Heights, Chl-
u cago, badly burned.
j J Miss Fannie Tipton, Chicago; lnter-
p , W B. Thorp, Chicago; legr broken.
' : Henry Rink, Cincinnati; fatally. j
j Mr. and Mrs. Alois Gehrig. Chicago.
4fa James B. Roberts. Cuttlin, Ind.; ln-
j tc-mal injuries.
", : Mra. Candiyou, Milwaukee; Internal.
j ! Mrs. Emma Kenyon. Kingston, N. T.;
. i leg mashed, face injured,
d I , Mrs. S. L. Smith, Chicago; burned and
u' I Internal injuries.
$ I William Ballls of Chicago, badly
c . crushed.
e ' m aH forty-five were more or less
. jl ' Krlously hurt.
( Graphic Story of Wreck.
Among those on the wrecked train
1 it "0 escaped Injury was J. M. Bugglo
- j LIVELY 70
i 5Sht Food liTakes Young- of the Aged.
hen one Is lively and a hard work-
' H at this age there Is iDmethlng in-
l9.$ . ttrestlng to tell and the Princeton lady
y ho has passed this mark explains how
' g hr wonderful health is due to the food
j i i he eat3
! ! ; am Pst seventy yearn of age and
: l I tip to five years ago suffered terribly
"gt : ; nllli clironlc stomach trouble, heart
i ? t illsoago, and was generally as weak as
. you will find :lck old women of 65. At
g tnat time I began to use Grape-Nuta
M K aml Cl'oni the ver' nrst began to
6 "I wild mo up. Soon I citme to a condl-
. I "on of perfect health because I can al-'Z'-'l
Wa'8 digest this food and it Is full of
g j ij "urlshnient All my heart and stom-
' k!. lro,,hl' are gone. I soon Rained
j A Between 15 ahd 20 pounds and novo nev-
.? v.r ,st ll- 1 can now do a hard day's
! li "Ccrlalnly this is the greatest food I
,! fv" Btruclc. It gave mo strength and
If ?i, Mlon und courage and I try to do
J '! ?" e good I can telling people what It
J ' i "3s done for me. Many of my ncigh-
r ' i .? UBe 11 and ai'e dolnjr line.
9. A 1 had the grip the latter part of the
tt rt lmQr al for four weeks ate absolute-
! : ''""thing but Grape-Nuts and came
J ' ,' ,?t of the sickness nicely. That will
T r Lr'V you how- utrong and sturdy I am.
. i ,.r,ul' It Is wonderful food to do such
'i I i.18S for 0,10 oC m' aKe-" Name glv-
r'J tnhy Postm Co., IJattle Creek, Mich.
J 'iV v "r'klotis. criHp, nutty navored Grape-
' I- r. ' T,'lal 10 davs Proves things.
T' tv - ?.1 the little book, "Tho Road to
I '"ellvliio," in each pkff,
J 1, (
of Chicago. Mr. Buggle, who arrived In
St. Louis today, gives a graphic de
scription of the wreck, which he de
clares more tragical than In previous
reports. He was In a rear coach, which
was only slightly damaged. At the
time of the wreck he was standing near
the rear door. He was hurled out of
tho coach by the force of the collision
and landed in a ditch. Mr. Buggle
"Fourteen or fifteen killed doef? not
come near the number. In my opinion,
there were many more than that. I
personally assisted In caring for the
bodies of fifteen of those wlo were al
ready dead or who died later, and I
was only one in a large crowd. Almost
without exception, all the passengers
who were able, and all the citizens of
the Illinois town, went to work with
a wlll'and did all within in their power
to rescue and cure for those who could
not care for themselves.
Deeds of Heroism.
"There were those who risked and
lost their lives trying to save others.
One poor fellow had been uninjured and
could easily have found a place of
cafety. But he saw men and women
and children in distress, pinioned In
the cars He ran to their assistance,
braving- the danger of the lire which
raged within the coaches. He had not
thought of the death which might await
him there, but ho rushed in Intent upon
doing all within his power to save those
who, up to that time, had not been so
fortunate as he.
"As he approached the car it sud
denly toppled over. It struck him on
the head, crushlnpr his skull and hold
ing him pinioned to the ground, where
no man could rescue him from tho cruel
flames which crept nearer and nearer
every moment. Nothing- could be done
for him, and I turned away in horror,
unable to bear the sight IPwas awful.
There. was nothing in connection with
the wreck which was not equal to tho
most horrible sight I had ever before
Pushed Powder Car Away.
"Too much praise cannot be given
those who gallantly pushed from the
scene of the burning train the car of
powder which threatened the lives of
those who -hnd escaped the first ca
tastrophe. Those who were working to
save the Injured and to remove the
bodies of the dead paid no heed to the
'cries that the car of powder was liable
to explode any moment. They had no
time to think of their own danger.
There were a few who were not active
ly engaged at work upon the wreck.
In danger of being blown to atoms any
moment, a number of them loosened the
brakes of this car and pushed It away
to where there would be no danger of
it catching fire. Had it exploded, there
would have been few In the vicinity of
tho wreck who would have escaped."
Switch Tampered With.
Edward T. Clapp, chief clerk In the of
fice of the president of the "Wabash,
stated today that, from all that could
be learned, the switch was tampered
with by some outside person. A thor
ough Investigation will bo made.
ijeris to Anis
to KiSIBoI Weevil
Texan Declares if Guatemalan Insect
Is Brought to State Cotton
Cannot Bo Picked. '
' Tjf OUSTON. Tex., July i. Ross Clarke,
rj a prominent planter of Cahoun
I H county, slates that ho will apply
for an injunction to prevent tho
Government transports bringing tho Gua
temalan ant into Texas as an insect ene
my of the boll weevil.
It was stated recently that Government
Entomologist Cook Is now en route with
a large number of tho unts, the first lot
of which is to be taken to Victoria, In
which county Mr. Clarke has lntorcsts,
and which adjoins Cahoun county, where
his plantation is located.
Mr. Clark said as to the Lasts of the
petition: "To my mind it is a dangerous
matter to transfer the South American
Insect or pest to south Texas. One-half
the cotton Is picked by negroes who do
not wear enough clothes to make a wholo
shirt and tho other half by barefooted
children. This ant, to be of avail In de
stroying the weevil, must cover tho en
tiro field, and any ono who has had a
few of the native nnts sting him will rea
lize that it will bo Impossible to get tho
lockets Fly Through
Fireworks Explosion in Tacoma in
Which a Number of Persons
TACOMA, July Tho fireworks
which were to have been set off
here this evening in Wright park
to make a finish to tho big Fourth
of July celebration, caught fire from al
most the first rockot that was sent up,
and In an instant the entire heap of
kf-xploslves was Hying in every direc
tion. About four dozen eight-pound
rockets Hew through the uudience of
.10,000 persons, creating quite a panic,
In which many were Injured. Others
were struck by the flying explosives,
and it is estimated that as many as
fifty wero moro or less injured, none
Van Allen Smith, who wna assist
ing with the fireworks, stood his ground
In an effort to scatter the lire, and was
terribly burned. One arm was broken
by an explosive. It Is believed that he
Mies Hattle Bralzeman was struck In
the stomach by a rocket and seriously
injured. One child 19 reported to have
lost the sight of both eyes. J. II. Davis,
chairman of the committee, had his
right hand severely burned. Two chil
dren of E. S. Squires, who superintended
the firing of the explosives, wero burned
about the face.
The audience was congregated nlong
the slopes of the hill on which tho fire
works were to be set off, and had
crowded In a clrclo around tho men at
work, being only a few feet from them.
Onlv slight precautions had been taken
to protect the fireworks from Hying
About fifty children were lost In tho
panic and the police were busy at a
late hour tonight trying to restoro them
to their parents.
Weluer Celebrates the Fourth.
WEISER, Ida., July -I. Welser observed
the Fourth todny with a grand celebra
tion, many people from neighboring cities
being present. The procession was over
half a mllo lon,'. Edward U Bryan of
Payotto delivered thu oration. Flvo thou
sand people wero present.
Populist leader Favors
Georgian's Name Will Not
Bo Presented to tho
He Writes a Letter Which Has Cast
Gloom Over Delegates at
SPEINGFIELD. Ills., July -i. That
the future of tho Populist party
, ponds in a great monauro up
on the action of the Demo
cratic National convention at SL
Louis Is freely admitted and dis
cussed by the delegates to the Pop
ulist National convention which was
called to order today in the Stato
arsenal. Tho leaders who are here be
lieve that a gold Democrat liko Parker
or Cleveland will be nominated at SL
Louis and that William J. Bryan will
leave the Democratic party and come
Into the ranks of Populism. With him
and his friends supporting Populist
principles the delegates here think
Uiero would bo more hope for tho
If Bryan Should Control.
On the other hand, if Mr. Bryan
should control the St. Louis convention
or receive recognition which would be
satisfactory to the Nebraska leader,
many leaders hero say there would be
little use for the Populist party to
make a fight this year. " "If the Demo
crats throw Bryan down at St. Louis,"
said Judgo Daniel Williams of Indiana,
"we will be stronger than over, and
Populism will live and gain strength."
Believe Mistake Was Made.
Many of the delegates believe a mis
take was made when the Populist con
vention was not postponed until after
the St. Louis convention. But It is
too late, apparently, now to make any
changes. That a platform will be made
and a ticket nominated beforo this con
vention adjourns seems beyond nil
The attendance Is a disappointment
to the leaders. There also Is disap
pointment that some of the recognized
leaders of the party are absent.
Thomas A. Watson of Georgia, men
tioned nu the possible candidate for
president, is among the absentees. A.
J. Burkhart of Indiana, who was to be
temporary chairman of the convention,
sent word yesterday that he would not
be here, which caused much disap
pointment. Letter From Watson.
It was learned today that Thomas
E. Watson has written a letter to John
J. Holllday, a Georgia delegate, which
may result In Watson's name not be
ing presented o the convention. Hol
llday admits that he has a letter from
Watson but declines to make it public
at this time or discuss it. He suid he
did not know whether Watson's name
would go bejfore the convention or not.
Georgian Is for HenrsL
It is known that Watson Is a friend of
Mr. HearsL and it is said he favored
a postponement of the Populist con
vention until nftor the St. Louis con
vention had been held, and if Hearst
was Ignored by the Democrats then
Watson favored taking up Hearst. Mr.
Holllday said today that Watson was
an admirer of Hearst,, but he believed
he would be trtio to the teachings of
Boom for Williams.
As soon tis Holllday received Wat
son's letter he held a conference with
the Indiana delegates who arc booming
Judge Williams of that State for pres
ident. After the conference was over
Holllday said that 11 Watson s name
was not presented to the convention
the Southern delegation would support
His Manngor Confident.
Fred J. Robinson, Williams' manager,
is more confident than ever that his
mqn will bo nominated. Williams Is
tho only candidate here who has an or
ganization, and his friends are active
and making a vigorous fight.
Gloom Over Delegates.
Watson's letter has cast considerable
gloom over many of the delegates as
many fear ho is going to desert the
party, and they felt that with Former
Senator Marlon G. Butler out and with
Jo A. Parker going to retire from nq
tlvo work In tho party, there Is little
use to continue the fight. But Former
Senator Allen of Nebraska takes a
brighter view of the situation and be
.lleves that sooner or later the Populist
party will succeed.
Planning a Campaign.
Before tho convention was .called to
order a meeting was held and there
was an Informal discussion of a plan
of organization for tho campaign. A
number of propositions were submitted.
Ono offered by National Chairman
Parker seemed to be received with most
favor. It provided for tho organization
of tho People's party upon the same
banls as tho unions, tho settlement of
all questions and naming of candidates
to be decided by tho referendum. A
committee was appointed to draft a
plan of organization and submit it to
Convention in Order.
There wore fewer than 200 delegates
present when Vice-Chalrman Edmls
ton of the fusion wing called tho Pop
ulist National convention to order this
afternoon. Rev. Thomas Wadsworth
of Indiana was Introduced and offered
prayer. The call for the convention
was then read by Jo A. Parker of Ken
tucky, chairman of the National com
mittee. Ex-Congressman L. H. Weller
of Iowa was named as temporary
Committeo on Resolutions.
Tho following were made members of
the committee on resolutions; At largo.
J. H. EdmlBton, Nebraska, chairman,
Frank W. Owers, Colorado, Dr. S, D.
Burdick, Indian Territory, E W. Rld
gley, Kansas, William" Clancy, Mon
tana, John S. Allen, Oklahoma. The
committee did not meet until lato to
night. Tomorrow nominations will bo made.
Only three names aro mentioned now in
connection with the nomination for the
Presidency, W. V. Allen of Nebraska,
Samuel Williams of Indiana and
Thomas E. Watson.
No Scramble for Place.
Mr. Allen refused to enter Into a
scramble for tho nomination aud to
night Intimated that he would not ac
cept the honor if there was going to be
any contest over It. Ho want3 tho nom
ination to como to him unanimously.
Watson Is In a similar state of feelings
and ho writes a letter, It Is said, to tho
effect that he does not want to be the
standard bearer for the Populists this
Williams of Indiana la leaving noth
ing undone to capture the nomination.,
and his friends say. that if he can not
get first placo he is willing to take sec
ond. Outline a Platform.
While the platform Is not completed,
some of the prominent men have made
an outline of it. It la said that former
Senator Allen will have moro to say
about the platform than any other per
son. The sentiment favors the adop
tion of the Omaha platform of 1SD2 with
planks for postal savings and initiative
Tho committee on orcdontials and res
olutions adjurned until tomorrow morning.
Fairbanks to Visit
Next Vice-President Will Bo a Guest
.at Sagamoro Hill This
OYSTER BAT, L. I., July -I. Sena
tor Fairbanks will visit President
RoosevelL probably the latter part
of this week. Secretary Loeb Is
sued the following official statement to
night: "The arrangements in effect at Oys
ter Bay this summer during the Pres
ident's stay will be tho same as those
made for President McKlnley In 1900.
No delegation or excursion party will
be admitted to the grounds of Saga
more Hill, and one having public busi
ness of Importance must first secure an
appointment through tho Presldent'9
"All persons wishing to see tho Pres
ident on matters affecting the campaign
will bo referred to Chairman Cortel
you, as well as all communications on
that subJecL The regular business of
the Administration will be carried on
the same In Oyster Bay as If the Presi
dent wore In Washington."
Quarrel Ends in
Man at Mountain Home Slashed
Across Face and Neck, and Is
BOISE. Ida., July 4. At Mountain
Homo this evening a aorlous out
tlng affray occurred, in which a
man named Jone3 was slashed across
tho faco and tho throat In a dangerous
manner by Fred Bcrgcr. Tho two men
got Into a quarrel. Jones knocked Bcrger
down with a billiard cuo aud pounced
upon him. Bergcr thon got his knlfo and
did tho cutting. Both men aro badly Injured.
Incorporates in East
Ono to Do a General Mining Business,
With a Capital of Three
Special to Tho Tribune.
AUGUSTA, Me., July 4. Among Lhe
new corporations which have oust
filed certificates of organization
here wllh the Secretary of State
is tho Utah Development company, or
ganized at Portland, to do a general
mining business, with a capital of $3,
000,000, in shares at $5 each. A. J. Oroni
of Salt Lake, Is the treasurer, and the
other incorporators are , J. J. Relgcl,
Boston; C. A. Baker, Concord, Mass.:
Jed F. Farming, president, and A. C.
Percy, Portland. Nothing is yet paid
Coll for a Free Bottle.
Of Drake's Palmetto Wine. It glvea
vigor and energy to the whole body,
soothes, heals and invigorates stomachs
that are weakened by injurious living
or when the mucous lining of the stom
ach Is Impaired by hurtful medicines
or food. Drake's Palmetto Wlno will
clear the liver and kidneys from con
gestion, causw them to perform their
necessary work thoroughly and Insure
their healthy condition. Drake's Pal
metto Wlno cures every form of stom
ach distress, such as indigestion, dis
tress after eating, shortness of breath
and heart trouble caused by Indiges
tion. Drake's Palmetto Wlno cures you
permanently of that bad taste In
mouth, offensive breatlu loss of appe
tite, heartburn, Inflamed, catarrhal or
ulcerated stomach und constipated or
flatulent bowels. We prove all this by
giving you free a test bottle. Drake's
Palmetto Wine Is purely vegetable and
the grandest remedy ever offered to
chronic sufferers. Cull today for a freo
trial. bottle at Wllles-Horne Drug Co.,
Deoeret News building, and W. H. Day
ton Drug Co., corner Second South and
Littlo Child Scalded, to Death.
BOISE. Ida.. July -l Tho tlircc-year-old
6on of MrB. Margaret Moon of Orchard
accidentally fell Into a tub of hot water
and was so sovcrely scalded that he died
six hour later. Mrs. Moon had placed a
tub of hulling water on tho lloor and the
child, who was running about tho room,
collided with tho tub and tumbled in.
Explosion f Fireworks
People in Church Dodge
Bombs and Missiles of
No One, However, Hurt in tho Stam
pede to Escape tho Bain
ALTOONA. Pa., July 4. There was
no fireworks display today In
Coupon, a town on the summit
of the Allcghenics. The colobra
tlon came off Sunday and, as it was
premature, thero was plenty of excite
ment while the fireworks lasted.
John Wicks, tho village merchant,
was tho indirect cause. Wicks drove to
town to purchase his supply of fire
works. Ho remained In the city until
Sunday afternoon, starting home late
with a wagon load of firecrackers, sky
rockets and squibs, Just as he reached
tho outskirts of the town his cigar
dropped Into the straw at the bottom
of his wagon, and five minutes later
when near the Union meeting-house he
saw the first sign of trouble. A pin
wheel which was Ignited by th,c smoul
dering straw was seized with a tan
trum, leaped from Its .box and suread
sparks through tho entire cargo. A Ro
man candle pointed WIcks's way and
drove him to the woods. A hundred
skyrockets which inclined in tho direc
tion of the meeting-house let go about
the same time. They went in through
the open windows simultaneously and
caused a panic among the congrega
tion. By the time the congregation reached
the open street WIcks's wagon and its
frightened horses were disappearing up
the main street In a blnze of glory.
Fortunately no one was injured in the
stampede to escape from the church.
RESIDENCE IS BURNED.
Patriotic Becklcssness and Fire
crackers Destroy a Home Near
Spcclnl to Tho Tribune.
RAWLINS. Wyo., July 4. Patriotic
recklessness and firecrackers caused the
destruction of the residence of Robert
Kerins, In the east part of Rawlins, this
evening at 7 o'clock. The mother and
father were away from home for a time
and after only n few minutes their'
attention was called to the flames which
were bursting out of the west end of
the building. A child only 2 years old
narrowly escaped death in the flames,
but was. pulled out through a window.
The building was only a small one, but
was a total loss, and also all the con
tents. A subscription paper was cir
culated for tne unfortunate family and
over $100 raised in a short time.
KILLED BY A CHILD.
Four-Year-Old Boy Blows Head Off
a Woman With a Shot
GREAT FALLS, Mont., July 4. Miss
Margaret Fink, aged 20, who lives In
Box Alder, Is dying as a result of a
wound inflicted by a four-year-old boy,
Arthur Gies, who took up a loaded
shotgun during the Fourth of July cele
bration last night and discharged the
weapon full in the girl's face, blowing
part of her head off. The boy was too
young to know what he had done.
DEFEATS JACK BENNETT
BDTTE, July 4. Jack Clifford to
night easily disposed of Jack Bennett
in three rounds. Clifford toyed with
Bennett throughout tho contest and
dropped him in the third round with a
right to the jaw, after a fierce exchange
of rights and lefts. Maurice Thompson
was given tho decision over Jack Rich
ards In the fifth round. Richards re
peatedly laid down. -
Ransacked by Burglars.
Edward Davis and family of 854 East
Fourth South street returned home late
laot night, after a two-days' absence,
to find that their home had been ran
sacked bv burglars during their ab
sence. At tbo time the burglary was
reported it was not known what had
been taken. Several police officers wore
sent out to Investigate. It Is presumed
that the Job was done by tho same
gang that has been operating in the
city the past week.
Firoman Killed in a Wreck.
Special to The Trlbuno.
POCATELLO, Ida., July 4. An
empty gravel train backing In from
Minidoka was ditched- four miles west
of town this morning at 3:40 o'clock, by
striking a horse that was caught In a
cattle guard. Fireman Charles Bllnk
ensderfer was instantly killed and
Brakeman Frey badly Injured. Engi
neer RIchel Jumped ai? tho englno
started to go over, and escaped with
out a scratch. Tho dead fireman was
about 23 years of age and unmarried.
Pocatello Observes the Day.
Special to Tho Trlbuno.
POCATELLO, Ida.; July 4. Poca
tello celebrated today In elegant stylo.
There was not much doing in the fore
noon, but a splendid programme of
sports was carried out at tho fair
grounds In the afternoon. About 4000
people wero in attendance and not an
accident happened t mar tho pleasuro
of the day.
SUFFERED NINE YEARS SI
WITH (BKTRRRU 5 THE STJHRH fj
A Bear-Admiral's Praiso for Pe-ru-na.
Mr. Philip Hlchborn, Read-Admiral
U. S. Navy, Washington, D. C, Super
vigor of the building of the leading bat
tleships of the Navy, In a recent letter
"After the use of y6ur Peruna for a
short period, I can now cneerfully rec
ommend your valuable remedy to any
one who Is In need of an Invigorating
tonic." Philip Hlchborn.
Our files contain hundreds of testi
monials similar to the above, from men
who are prominent In national affairs.
FAILED TO SEIZE
Japs hi Kuropatkin
in Close Place,
Could Have Dealt Crushing
Blow Had Advantage
Correspondent Says Neither World at
Largo Nor Japs Knew How
Weak Russians Were.
4: -- -- -f- ---rV 4-4- ---f
TOKIO, July 4. It is reported -f
-- thut Russlh has, through France.
-4- offered to surrender Port Arthur to
Japan, together with Its ships and -t-
arms there, providing tho garrlBon
Is freed. A confirmation of tho re- -f
port Is Impossible, and It Is gen-
-f- crally regarded to bo untruo. Tho -f
Foreign office also adds an cm-
-4- phatlc denial of tho roport Tho au-
thorltlcs here scout the Tokio story -f-
-- of tho proposed surrender of Port
Arthur to tho Japanese.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 4. A war
correspondent who has arrived
from Mukden, expresses the opin
ion that with the rainy season at
hand the Japanese have lost their op
portunity of dealing Gen. Kuropatkin a
crushing blow. He says that neither
the world In general nor the Japanese
knew bow weak tho Russian army was
In the earlier part of tho "war and as
serts that practically the Russian army
was then non-exlntent, but when ho
left, Juno 18, Kuropatkin had 126,000
men and reinforcements were pouring
In at tho rate of two thousand per day.
Earlier, tho correspondent thinks, the
Japaneso could have done anything
they wished if they had pressed tho
campaign with vigor. During tho threo
months delay in cutting off Port Ar
thur the Russians rushed in ammuni
tions and provisions.
Was Ready to Retire.
When the battle of the Yalu occurrod,
the correspondent continues, Kuropat
kin had all In readiness to retire to
Klerln. He thinks that tho vaunted
Japanese secret service Is very defect
ive because It did not discover the sit
uation and says it is now too late, as at
tho end of tho rainy season, Kuropat
kin will be strong enough to assume
A further mobilization ordor affecting
tho reserve officers is oxpocted for the
SU Potersburg. Novgorod. Pskoff and
Baltlo provlHlona. The order will also
The latest dispatches from tho thea
ter of war are to tho effect that Gen.
Kuropatkin is still at Ta Tcho Kiao and
that the Japanese forces are stationary
at Senuohen and along the roads from
Slu Ton to Hal Chong, Ta Tche Klao
and Kal Chou but they are maintaining
their advance from Feng Wang Cheng
over the direct main roads to Llao
Yang, vhere tho effect of tho rains is
There arc only twelve miles between
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No News of Sea Fight. MB
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