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5S?5 YoL. LXX. No. 3. 6ait Lake Oitt, Utah, Moxdat Moknttstg, October 17, 1904. 12 phges.five cents.
ifoCDT FOR LOVE
fOF YOUNG GIRL
o Men Were Killed
j ; as a Result
K jur-Handed Battle With
Small Provocation En
th gaged in by Texans.
Ifi to01"3 :N'GaT Eeath, Charged by
' alij tDying Father With. Responsl
re I bllity for His End.
i3 yet aghast at tho record of tho most
Jm ipulnary day that has marked tho
M;4J lal annals of tho town.
'f?3 ? girl, young and beautiful, -was tho
't occnt causo of tho florco light with
Ch4 "shooters In which Ernest Schilling
Tug? s killed and his sons, Frederick and
flajt"; ary, wounded. Sho was tho daughter
ttfil tho house, and It was through a visit
!J$i J to her by Herman Ottman, who
e had been ono of hor most dovoted
nlrers, that the troublo began. Ott
.jjrj "l, too, Is dead, shot through tho heart
jtt ;tlie eavace four-handed battlo, which
-la g waged In tho presenco of tho girl ho
i hoped to mako his wife. Tho two
IftH ithors of tho Girl aro prisoners, and
9 havo to answer tho gravest charge
M ylaw knows. But they aro In such a
JH icerous condition that It will bo at
' Itn week before they can bo given a
:M No Reason for Their Hostility. .
H rncst Schilling was a wealthy real os
'th e dealer and his house, of which his
,Jil lighter Bcatrlco was tho mlBtress, was
'"? ot the social centers of tho town.
! -1 rman Ottman, who. though a young
f X in, already had amassed a fortune In
W id. had long been a suitor for her
v,' nd, and, though tho girl was Inclined
rb( fa-vor him, his suit was opposed bit
aft ;ly by her two brothers. No reason for
SuY 6lr hostility was known even to friends
vfm (fthe family, and as tho father thor
I'lKhly approved of young Ottman, the
Vjlpcdy nnnounccmont of an engagement
"flfe looked upon as a orccono conclu
:;ff!ltlman called at tho Schilling homo
y? I'-was welcomed cordially by tho fath-
Jand daughter. He stayed for nearly
3, Shour and had risen to take his Icavo
s? en Fred and Henry, Miss Schilling's
rjk ithors. entered tho room. It Is said
K took 110 na,ns to mako their man
a toward their sister's visitor any
tM tig lees than offensive, and In a few
-TVords ho voiced his resontmcnt at
Jr behavior. One of them Is said to
I re answered him with a Hood of stlng
11 ;fabuso, and, maddened boyond on
j wnco at the thought of toloratlng such
I1-;! fllnsuk In tho presence of the woman
: gloved, young Ottman flashed a rc
ftjjl Iver from his pocket.
IcoeA . Three Shots lake One.
"I ff n an Instant tho two young Schillings
3 followed his example and three shots
Jig out like ono. Exactly what followed
,-fono has yet been ablu to tell. Each
in emptied his revolver, but after tho
Bt fusillade tho room was so filled with
ioke that tho light was wacod almost
a tho dark, and It was lmposslblo to see
.3 fo fired and who fell When every one
l ptj tho cljrhlcen chambers was empty
ipl fl tho smoke drifted away, Ottman lay
yijc id In tho mlddlo of tho room, his body
-yJsjIdlcd with bullets. Schilling, tho fath
a,Bn'as dying near him, and both I1I3
r2V wero down with wounds In breast
3SPlss Sohllllng was the only ono who
aajftaped the bullots, and In an agony of
n Met and fear alio bent over tho wounded
JSP the dead Ottman, sho soon saw,
jj3 iwist all help, and sho turned to her
inirtl Jl.er IIe waa dylner fast, two bullets
t vlne Passed through his lungs, but bo
tho final rush of blood came that
U Tied his llfo out with it ho whispered
-IS !'her tQat It waa tho fire from her
llUR; Jthers' imns that had .killed him. At
cfcitll l first sign of tho drawn revolvers ho
d Jumped In between tho younir men
iM !a. dr-spcrate effort to prevent tho fatal
'M find bullets Intended for Ottman
jm o passed through his chest. He died in
HJ few minutes Tho two sons had been
-aP rrled to their rooms, and were being
Hire, Kited by a doctor when a policeman
diirvi mo and placed them under avroGt
V ey wero taicen as prisoners to a hos
wJw -ovr to a Jeweler.
estf ARIS, Oct. 1C A man and a girl car
t"2ln? a llvo chicken In a basket, cn
1 fea a Jeweler's shop In the Rue lo
UtSt and aekcd to b0 shown eomo
'W ,1,,0i vlowlnp the articles tho chicken
a M .uOUt,or tho baBket and fluttered about
n s. ,tno shop.
6Vw' 'ut ?rPrietor, fearing that tho fowl
anifi gnt broak his glass ahow-casea. tried
9 .V Haying secured tho bird, ho
lViEj, c, 't back to tho owners, who made
4 i?ilH.pu,rch1aH0 and left- H aftenvard
tll X S?0 n robbcd ot Jewolry
:el.j Slust Wear Hair Short.
M KtVn0ct' A. dispatch m Seoul
an Imperial edict has been
itW commanding the officials connected
Sr 2v" tAnothir edict announced that, ow-
immt intcnds to borrow JC.CCO.W) In
SS"' Capitalists will ntart won for
0?S iri lnvoft'o mining, banking and
aVjg Wante Elvorce for 10 Yoars,
-.11 WSHAWAKA, Ind., Oct. 10. Graoo 1.
-fe, pr.(?m,n?nt lfl ocloty, halllcd
rtll HmV,plica,Von ,n th0 Circuit court "or
eni.dlVor?0 ff.om hor b"3bands IDaac
h$ writ1"; ? leading business man, tor
'S 1 hT Ir, 1 lho lPatlon of such pe-fti-It
fS"0 and her busband may bo re
nte v .
VM Wntson- to follow Bryan.
lb42(eW YORK, Oct. 16. Thomas E. Wat
3iW' nIHda.t? Qr President on tho Peo
I Wty t,clcct' follcv.' J. Bryan
S m tobVi1? BVaiS in VInccnncsyon
lClofillr M n aRVS Indianapolis on Octo
.1,: ,0n October 22 he will sneak In
M w Va.. nnd on October 21
M y L ? u pJIr.c,Pal "Pcakcr at a mnaa
-M. Itho n cld by th0 People's party
3H !Q Grand Contra! palace In this city.
' 1 "In
Four Persons Die
by Fumes of Smoke
Fifteen Others Overcome Iuring Fire
Which. Gutted New Tork
NEW TORK. Oct 17. Four persons
wero suffocated and fifteen wero overcome
by smoke In a flro which gutted a flvo
etory br.kck double tonomont house at 16
Moons street, Williamsburg, early today.
Two of the Injured, a boy and a girl,
probably will die. Incendiarism Is bub
Dcctcd: The dead aro:
BERTHA GLASS, 29 years old.
HENRY GLASS, 2 vears.
SAMUEL RUBENOWITZ. 4 years.
MAX RUBENOWITZ. 6 years.
Tho fire orlglnatod In tho basomont and
ran up a dumb waiter Bhaft, causing tho
crowded fiats to fill rapidly with smoke.
The tlaines spread through tho flats on
tho fourth and fifth floors, and escape
for tbo persons asleep there was cut off.
Firemen and police did herolo work and
soon rescued more than a score, fifteen
of whom wero almost suffocated. Theso
woro removed to St. Catherine's hospi
tal. Two children among tho number wore
in a dying condition.
One fireman. In attempting a daring
rescue, was overcome by smoke and had
to bo carried out by his fellows. Tho loss
was only about J3C0O.
Several fires occurred In tho neighbor
hood during early hours today, all of
suspicious origin. They appeared to havo
boon started by tho same hand, as all
wero discovered In tho basements of tene
ments. Only the ono noted, howover, was
accompanied by loss of life.
A COMEDY OF ERRORS,
Burglar Wore So TrTany Things He
Couldn't Get A-way.
NEW YORK, Oct. 16. Toddling like ono
whoso avoirdupois Is a sourco of annoy
ance to him. a man with many protrub
crnnces on his person puffed up West
Twentlsth street yesterday with a scream
ing woman pursuing him.
Policeman Stegmuller, tho pursuing wo
man and some citizens loaded tho fat man
into tho patrol wajron. At the Tondorloln
station overcoats, underwear and inci
dentals in startling array wero peeled
from the prisoner, who proved to bo not
very fat, and who said ho wna Arthur
Wilson, a waiter, of No. 100 EaBt Thirty
fourth street, Mrs. Matilda Roller, tho
pursuer, charged that Wilson and a com
panion engaged a furnished room from
her yesterday morning and entered the
house thin ns skeletons. They dopartod
llko prize fat men human moving vans
loaded with goods. Wilson wore two
overcoats, throo vests, thrco suits of
underwear, two suits of clothes, ono
sweater and many miscellaneous articles.
'PHONE FROM PULPIT.
Novel System Put in Church, for
Those Hard of Hearing.
UTICA, Oct. lC.-Offlclals of tho Congre
gational church of Shorburno havo sanc
tioned tho Installation In tho pows of a
telephono system by which thoy hopo to
have the people of the congregation who
aro hard of hearing enjoy the sermons as
well as the rest.
Fred I. Shepard. general managor of tho
local telephone company, Ib spending his
sparo tlmo perfecting tho system, con
necting each of tho pews with a line run
ning directly to tho pulpit He will place
a specially constructed transmitter near
tho preacher's head so that his remarks
will be caught by It and not bo Interrupt
ed in their usual course. Small receivers
that can be concoaled In tho hand will bo
placed In tho pews.
A large number of tho congregation
cannot hear sufficiently to follow tho ser
mons, and as a result many have ceased
attending tho services. Tho church peoplo
aro elated with the prospect of again be
lntr ablo to attend services and hear tho
LONGER HOURS, LESS PAY,
Workers in Illinois Steel Company's
Plant Given Notice.
CHICAGO, Oct. 1G. Steel-workers em
ployed in the rail and shoot departments
of the Illinois Steel company's plant at
South Chicago havo been notified that
when tho present agreement expires, Jan
uary 1 next, It will not bo renewed The
workmen understand this to mean that
they will be asked to accept the samo
reduction in wages and the same length
ening of hours as were recently enforced
In tho company's plant at Jollct.
Tho Jollet stecl-workors accepted a cut
of 15 to 43 per cent In wages and their
workday was lengthened about two hours.
Nearly 4000 men will bo affocted at South
FLAX DESTROYED BY FIRE.
Nucleus for Establishment of Linen
Mills at Salem Wiped Out
SALEM, Or., Oct. 1C Fire tonight dc
stroyod a flax warehouse leased by Eu
geno Boose. Flax valued, at $10,000 was
destroyed and the property loss will reach
?G0,CO0. Tho buildings wero owned by
Portland capitalists and wero fully In
sured. Bosso carried but SS000 lnsuranco
on his store of fiax, which was tho ro
sult of four years' work, being tho nucleus
of a schemo to establish linen mills hero.
It Is bclloved that tho flro wns of In
Many Feathers in Rooster's Coat.
YORK, Pa., Oct 1C A local poultry
fancier exhlbltod at tho York County fair
a large Plymouth Rock rooster and of
fered a pair of barred Plymouth Rocks
to tho person guessing most nearly the
number of feathers on the bird. Thoro
were 27.3C1 guesses. The roostor was
killed. Tho feathers wero picked from Its
body as follows' Hoad, G97; neck, 613;
wlnGS, tall, 1C3: legs, 471; body, 3233;
MIhs Ellen J. Aloxandcr of thiB city
guessed G437 and won tho prize.
Sells Wife, Solzed for Bigamy.
WINSTED, Conn., Oct 1C Frank Had
sell, who two years ago sold his wlfo to
Robert Bailey of Now Marlborough,
Mass., for 50 cents and "all the older ho
could drink," la undor arrest at Now Marl
borouRh, charged with bigamy.
It Is alleged that ho recently marrlid a
young woman named Otin at Lynn, Conn.
Hadsel Hays he supposed ho was froo to
marry after having: sold wife No, 1.
Swift Punishment to
President Roosevelt's Rec
istic of Chief Executive.
Responsibility for Disaster Placed1 on
Inspection Service- as Well as
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1C Tho report of
tho United States commission of Investi
gation on tho dlsastor to tho steamship
General Slocum, was mado publlo today.
In connection with tho Important find
ings of tho commission presented in tho
roport, President Roosovclt, to whom tho
report was submitted, has written a lot
tor to Socrctary Motcalf of tho Depart
ment of Commorco and Labor, briefly
summarizing the report and directing
him to carry Into effect tho recommenda
tions of tho commission.
Ho also directs that Robert S. Itodio,
supervising inspector of tho Second dis
trict, steamboat Inspoctlon service, and
James A. Dumont and Thomas H. Bar
rett, local Inspectors in chargo of tho
port of New York, bo discharged from
the service, tho commission holding them
directly responsible for tho laxity of tho
steamboat inspection to which tho Slo
oum disaster was directly attributable.
Appondcd to tho report is a report
from tho Departmvnt of Justice on the
criminal proceedings connected with tho
disaster and tho lifo preserver cases.
Tho President's letter to Sccrolary
Metcalf follows, dated October 12:
"I havo received tho roport of tho
'commission of tho United States on tho
investigation of tho General Slocum dis
aster,' and the report of tho Department
of Justice of October 12, recapitulating
what has been done by the Department
of Justice in connection with tho crimi
nal procoedlnga token against various in
dividuals be causo of their connection
with the disaster, I send horowlth both
"Punitive courso by tho Govcrnmont
can, of course, only tako two forms:
One, that of Jogal.jproccedirrgs" against
thoao clthor within or without the sor
vlco, and two. removal from offlco of
thoso within tho service.
"It appears that tho Department of
JuBtlco has already secured Indictments
agalnBt tho master and captain of tho
Slocum, and against tho managing direc
tors of tho Knickerbocker Steamboat
company, to which company tho Slooum
bolonged, for misconduct, nogllgence and 1
Inattention to duty by the captain and
for aiding and abetting thorcln by tho
Has Secured Indictments.
"Furthermore, the Department of Jus
tlco has secured indictments against
Henry Lundborg and John W. Flomlng,
tho assistant Inspectors of tho Btcamboat
Inspoctlon service who actually Inspected
the Slocum, for fraud, misconduct nnd
Inattention to duty.
"Lundborg had been appointed mcroly
on probation In tho service, and has been
dropped. Thoro can, of courso. bo no
further action taken about Flcmlnc un
til his trial has boon finished; although
It does not follow that an acquittal
would prevent tho department from dis
charging him from tho service.
"In addition, tho Department of Justlco
has secured tho Indictment of tho man
ager and threo emplovees of tho Non-pai-cll
Cork works of Camden, N. J., for
putting upon tho markot compressed
cork blocks for uso In "making llfo pre
servers, each of which blocks contained
In Its center a ploco of bar'Iron wolghlng
"This last offenso was of so heinous a
character that it Is difficult to comment
upon It with proper self-restraint
Gross Infamy Disclosed.
"It appears that the National Legisla
ture has never enacted a law providing
In set terms for the punishment of this
particular species of infamy, doubtless
becnuso It never entered tho head of any
man that so gross an infamy could be por
petrated. "I suggest that you report this whole
matter to Congress, transmitting theso
two reports and at tho same tlmo calling
special attention to tho need of imposing
an adciuato penalty for tho making or
selling of defective llfo-savlng appliances.
"So much for what tho Department of
Justice has dono In refcrenco to the dis
aster. But, In addition to the mon put
on trial by tho Department of Justlco,
action should bo taken against thoso em
ployees whoso responsibility for the stato
of things producing tho accident haa been
brought out In tho report of tho commis
sion. "According to this report It appears
that in addition to tho two assistant in
spectors who aro now on trial, tho super
vising Inspector of tho Second district, Mr.
Rodle, and the two local Inspectors of tho
port of Now York, Mossrs. Dumont and
Barrett should all thrco bo removed for
laxity and neglect In porfonnlng tholr
Sustains- the Majority.
"Ah regards the conduct of Mr. Rodle,
Mr. Uhler dissents from the conclusions
of the four other ccmmls3lonor.s. I agrco
with tha conclusions of tho other four.
Laxity and neglect, whoro tho conse
quences may be so terrlblo as they havo
been provod In this case, cannot bo passed
over, oven where there has been good con
duct In other respects by the prcaont mon
"Accordingly, tho three officials named
will bo removed from tho service. More
over, you will please direct their succes
j,orn In office to at onco conduct a thor
ough examination of tho entire Inspection
force of tho port of New York, with tho
object of weeding out all tho men whom
such examination shall show to bo unfit
tod to perform the very arduous and re
sponsible duties of their positions."
"The supervising Inspector general has
at present no headquarters forco of
special agents, so that it is undoubtedly
very difficult for him to oxerclso any ad
equate and direct supervision over tho
various local divlwlons of tho Inspection
"In each division ho must rely chlofiy
on tho fidelity and energy of tho local
heads : and If thoso fail to perform their
fluty thoy must bo held accountable, lio
must, howover, exorcise as thorough a
supervision as tho means at his disposal
allow. In order that I may be Informed
as to tho exact condition of tho uorvlco
in all its parts, I direct you to order a
searching investigation In continuanco of
tho Investigation of tho commission, Into
the conduct of the central offlco and of
every outsido subdivision of tho servlco
save that in New York.
"You will also mako such changes In
tho regulations as aro recommonded by
the commission, and you will therefore
call a special meeting of tho board of
supervising Inspectors for this purpose.
You will also lay before tho congress a
rcquost that tho law bo changed In tho
various particulars recommended by tho
commission. I wish particular emphasis
laid upon the proposal of tho commission
that thero bo created by law a special
body thoroughly to Investigate tho laws
which aro supposed to provide for tho
safety of passengers on steamboats,
especially on excursion boata, whoro tho
prime causes of danger aro tha over
crowding and the filmsy and highly in
flammable character of tho superstruc
tures. Very truly yours,
CAUSE OF RECENT RIOTING.
Military Charge Political Party With
Inciting1 Trouble in Italy.
GENEVA, Oct. 16. The following
dispatch from Rorao, ovldontly mutilated
by tho censor, has been received horo:
"Tho Minister of War has addressed a
circular to the military authorities say
ing that In tho recent rioting tho extromo
party tried to induce soldiers to disregard
discipline and rcbol at Padua. Subvorelvo
hymns were distributed to some of tho
soldiers, who destroyed tho copies handed
them or gave them to their superiors.
Tho subvorslvo propaganda In the army
is seen, but It is powerless against tho
sense of duty strongly rooted In the Ital
ian army, still there is at present a grave
danger which muet be fought Besides tho
ordinary confiscation of all subversive
publications, tho Minister of War advises
that officers undertake a propaganda to
show the fallacy of certain thoorles and
for tho observance of laws as a guaran
teo of liberty."
HAY WILL HEAR THEM,
Reformers Hope to Bring About Ces
sation of Opium Traffic.
CLEVELAND, Oct. 1C A lottor from
Secretary of State Hay to the Interna
tional Reform bureau was mado public
horo today by Dr. Wilbur F. Crafts in a
somon at tho Euclid Avenuo Congrega
tional church, in which a hearing Is grant
ed on Novombor 10, at 11 a, m., to tho
bureau and other bodios, on tho petition
of thlrty-thrco missionary societies, ask
ing that Sccrotary Hay will Initiate diplo
matic efforts to Induce Great Britain to
relcoso China from treaty compulsion to
allow tho opium traffic. Tho reform bu
reau Is appealing to publlo opinion In
othor landB also, in anticipation that all
international questions about China will
be roopenod whenovor tho war In tho far
East comes to an end.
DON JAIME INJURED.
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Son of Spanish Pretender Palls Prom
Horse in Manohuria.
ROME, Oct 16. News has reached rela
tives "horo of Don Jalmo, son of Don
Carlos, tho protendor to tho Spanish
throno, that ho has been injured by a
fall from his horso at RiiBsIan headquar
ters In Manchuria. Tho last word re
ceived from Don Jalmo was a penciled
noto to his sister, Princess Boatrice of
Massimo, dated at Vladivostok, and it Is
lnforred that sinco that noto was writ
ten Don Jalmo had returned to headquar
ters Don Jalmo is a Lieutenant In tho
Russian army. Tho extent of his Inju
ries Is not given and tho nowB of his ac
cident causes his family much worry.
MANY GO TO WORLD'S FAIR.
Attendance Past Week Reaches Near
ly Million Visitors.
ST. LOUIS, Oct 1C. Tho following state
ment of tho attendanco at tho World's
Fair was given out today:
Mondav. October 10 117,633
Gavo Ghost Sound Thrashing.
POTTSTOWN. Pa,, Oct. 16 Hair-raising
stories about a ghost that at midnight
stalkfd around tho Seventh ward and
pointed Us gaunt fingers nt the grave
vard near by, frightening aomo of the
residents of that section so that thoy did
not venture out after tho curfow hour. led
Maurice Keyscr to mako an investigation
Ho espied tho sepulchral figure In Its
accustomed haunts, and thon raado a
search of the bu3hos near by, dlscovorlng
something that explained Its presenco
there. Presently he ran against a citizen
of tho Sixth ward, who. by means of a
wire, controllod tho "ghost" nnd mado It
movo its hands.
Mr. Kcyoer gavo tho Joker a treatment
of shoo leather and smashed tho "ghost"
Tough Luck of Gamblers.
PALMER, Mass., Oct 16. "We let
farmers win thirty-five oonta out of overy
dollar paid In." was tho defenso of Wil
liam J. Leo and Josoph McCullom, of Now
York, charged in tho District court with
working tho "threc-oholl" game at tho
"You should bo punished for that very
reason," sold Judge Heneflck. "I once
knew a boy who was given 60 cents to
spend at a fair. He brought homo J3, a
revolver, a pair of opera-glasses, an um
brella and a cornet That boy bocamo a
gamblor and thereafter led a dissolute?
Tho Now York mon paid fines of $15
each without furthor objection.
Girl's Revenge for Spanking.
MILWAUKEE. Wis., Oct 16 Aftor
having spent three months In Jail on com
plaint of his daughter for a crlmo ho did
not commit, C. J. Trapp has been re
leased. Last July Trapp spanked his
twcnty-two-year-old daughtor for staying
out lato of nights. Tho next day cho
accused hlni of a heinous crlmo, and ho
was arrested. Today tho girl confessed
that sho had perjured herself because sho
wanted revenge for being spanked. She
Lady Curzon Continues to Improve.
WALMER CASTLE, Oct 16. A bul
letin Issued tonight announced tho con
tinued improvement of Lady Curzon. Sho
wns this afternoon removed to WaJmcr
palaco, a houso In the vicinity of Walmcr
castlo, where It was lntcndud to rcmovo
her bofore tbo laat rolapso, ,
Mighty and Bloody Battle Rages I
AT the close of the seventh consecutive day of fighting between Mukden and Llao Yanff, the battle was 3tlU rag
Ing, the Russians offering a stubborn resistance to the fierce onslaught of. the Japanese. Tho sacrifice of life
has been appalling.
Estimates of the Russian losses alone in killed and wounded at tho end of the sixth day's fighting are placed
at 30,000, while it seems not improbable that it aggregated at that time 40,000. Japanese reports estimate that 10,000
Russian dead were left on the field of battle up to the night of October 14, and allege that tho Japancso losses aro
small by comparison with those of the Russians.
Gen. Kuropatkln's report to Emperor Nicholas depicts the desperato character of the fighting and pralBCS the
valor of tho troops, Indicating, however, that ho Is hard pressed, with the result still in the balance.
AUhoie of succoring Port Arthur this season has been abandoned. SL Petersburg has an unconfirmed report
that the Japanese Gen. Nodzu has been seriously wounded. A question of lnterost in St. Petersburg Is the fate of
Gen. Kuropatkln as a factor In, tho Russian military situation.
Sixty Thousand Lost
in Big Battle.
Russians and Japs Shocked
by Sickening Carnage
End of Tragedy Hot in Sight, and
Great Mortality Appals Both
Sides at Home,
TOKIO, Oct. 16. 6 p. m. Thero Is a
strong appeal for peace In tho appalling
tragody which is now under enactment
In Manchuria. Both armies have fought
ferociously for a week and desperato
fighting still continues. It is probablo
that tho death roll will bo largely in
creased beforo tho final shot Is fired.
The preliminary roports indicate that
about 60,000 mon of both sldos havo boon
either killed or wounded, the larger por
tion of them being Russians, slnco tho
armies of the two belllgorcnts cloaod In
pV. Shocked 07 the Slaughter.
Even tho Japanese, to whom tho great
victory io of paramount Importance, scorn
to bo shockod by tho slaughter of their
enemies, Tho Japaneso peoplo aro receiv
ing tho news from tho field of battlo
calmly, and there can be heard no shouts
In the streets proclaiming tho victory of
their nation. Fow fiags arc displayed.
Probably lator on thero will bo a pro
cession, with tho consequent Jollification,
but thoro aro heard many expressions of
opinion that no demonstration of any kind
should bo held. A prominent Japanese
said to tho Associated Press correspond
"Wo have won a sweeping and decisive
victory which may prove to bo tho salva
tion of our country's existence, but wo
regret both our own losses and tho terrl
blo slaughter which our forces havo in
filcted on tho enemy. Wo regrot still
moro tho necessity which forced us to
engago In this war."
"World Recoils at Carnage.
A member of the diplomatic corps, in
an Interview with a correspondent said:
"I bollevo the world will recoil from tho
sickening slaughtor of this battlo. Every
Interest of humanity demands tho adjust
ment of tho differences between the two
nations and the proclamation of peace.
The situation between the two belligerents
Is a dcllcato one, but what a splendid tri
umph for diplomacy It would bo If pcaco
could bo arranged.
"It seams to mo that tho question of
honor Is no longer Involved. If Russia
feels that such a question Is Involved,
surely tho heroic and successful defenso
of Port Arthur, and tho valor shown by
Russia's sons on the fields of Manchuria,
should forever detormlno tho quality of
"Russians should romcmbor that the dis
tance dividing her strength and tho lim
itations of her railway aro historical fac
tors In this war. Theso factors uro gen
erally known. They aro appreciated by
overybody and are not looked upon as
FIERCE CANNONADING HEARD.
Estimate of Losses of Battle of
TOKIO, Oct. 16, S p. m. A telegram re
ceived from the Manchurlan headquarters
lato today roporta tha ttho fighting has
ceaecd on tho front, tho right and tho
center armies, but that It continues before
the left army. The report Is as follows:
"Tho front of tho right and center
armies has becomo quiet, but on tho front
of tho left army fierce cannonading con
tinues. "In tho direction of Lltajcntun. tho en
emy is inactive.
"Our forco, under Gon. Yamado, cap
tured ono gun and two ammunition wag
ons during tho attnek on tho heights of
Santaokangtzu on tho night of Octo
Dispatches from Flold Marahal Oyoma
officially deslgnato tho entlro engagement
Blnce October 10 as tho heretofore un
named "battlo of tho Shakho river."
Reports of Losses.
Fragmentary reports of tho losses of tho
Japanese forces continue to arrive. Tho
contor column of the left army lost fivo
officers killed and twenty wounded slnco
October 12, On Ootober 12 It lost 250 mon.
Tho losses In men by this column aro
under Investigation. Tho right column of
tho left army lost ono officer killed and
fifteen wounded, and COO mon klllod or
wounded on Octobor 14. Tho loft column
of the left army loot seven officers killed
and twenty wounded, and 7E0 men klllod
or wounded on October 14.
A roport dealing with tho Russian cas
ualties recclvod horo at midnight eay3
that, according to a roport from the con
tor army. 160 prisoners wore taken on
October 13. The Russian dead under In
vestigation on that day will reach COO.
October 14 tho enemy's dead totaled 1000.
One hundred prisoners wero taken, to
gether with rifles, guns and wagons.
Russian Dead 10,000.
Under Investigation, tho total Russian
dead left in front of the center army aro
eatlmatod at 2500. Tho enomy's dead al-
RUSSIANS RETAKE SHAKHE.
-t- MUKDEN, Oct 16, 10:25 p. m,
Shakhe Is again in the hands of tho 4-
-f Russians. After the last evacua-
tlon of the village by tho Russians -
4- tho Japancso failed In an attempt 4
4- to reoccupy It, and now tho vlllago 4-
4- Is held by Russian Infantry. Thoro 4-
4- Is overy Indication that the Rua- 4-
4- slan right flank is about to rosumo 4;
4- the offensive and reoccupy the po- 4-
4- sltlons held by them on October 4-
4- 10 and 11. 4-
4- The Japanese resistance is grow- 4-
4- ing weaker, and they arc apparent- 4-
4- ly preparing to evacuate. Toward 4-
4- tho east and ccntor tho Japanese 4-
4- aro moro stubborn and aro showing 4-
4- more resistance. Some of tho posl- 4-
4- tions on the fighting lino havo al- 4-
4- ready changed hands ton times. It 4-
4- is lmposslblo to say how long tho 4-
4- contest will contlnuo beforo ono 4-
4- sldo or the other is worn out 4-
4- As this dispatch Is finished tho 4-
4- sound of Increasing cannonading 4-
4- from the center Indicates that 4-
4- eomothlng unusual Is happening. 4-
4- The correspondent Is leaving for 4-
4- tho front to ascertain tho cause. 4-
ready Investigated tho report totaling at
550, but the enemy's losses during tho
two days of fierce engagements on Oc
tober 14 and 15 are not Included In this
numbor. Moreover, thero aro aome undis
covered dead by all of tho armies, so
that tho enemy's dead left on the flold
will reach a total of over 10,000.
In all the reports of the groat battlq
whloh contlnuo to arrlvo from tho front
tho most striking featuro is tho terrlblo
record of Russian dead. Beforo the se
vere fighting on October 14 Gen, Oku'a
army alono recovered and burled 2000,
making tho total numbor of Russians
burled by tho Japanese, with Nodzu's
army still to hear from, 650). Applying
tho usual calculation and making rea
sonable allowance for tho fighting of Oc
tober 14 and IB, tho Russian losses will
Jap Losses Smaller.
Fragmentary roports of Japancso cas
ualties are coming In. Gen. Oku, up to
and Including October 14, lost 3500 men.
EsUmatos of tho total Japancso losses
aro not possible, but they aro 3mall""ln
comparison with tho frightful losses of
Reports dlspatchod lato yestorday from
tho field nro in tho following chronologi
"Tho main forco of tho right army,
which had already occupied Chouchlafun
heights, reached a lino on the Shakho
river, but ono division of tho enomy con
tinues to offer a stubborn resistance. The
contcr army has reached Its objective and
has been heavily engaged slnco the morn
ing of Octobor 15.
"On the morning of Octobor 15 tho en
emy In front of the left army continued
holding its positions north of Shahopo.
Lamuntun offered a strong reslsiaaco.
Tho center column is engaged In taking
Shahopo and tho main body of tho right
column Is advancing against Lamuntun,
nnd 1b attacking that position. Tho en
emy has six batteries between Shahopo
and Sugangtal, which aro vigorously
shelling the attacking column, and our
position at Llnchlonpo, but tho bombard
ment Is not strong, enough to prevont our
advanco, On October 11 tho loft column
of tho contcr army lost 261 killed and
Casualties and Trophies.
"Tho casualties to ourselves and tho
Russians, and tho numbor of trophies
captured by tho left army, follows: Dur
ing the five days from October 10 to Oc
tober II, Inclusive, our losses wero about
2500 killed iind wounded, officers In
cluded. During the four days from Oc
tober 10 to October 13 tho number of
corpses left by tho enomy and burled by
us reached 2000.
Tho enemy's dead aftor tho battlo of
October 14 wero vory numerous. Tho
prisoners taken numbered eighty, Tho
principal trophies were thirty guns and
many rllles, uniforms and accoutre
ments. Tho latter aro still uncounted.
Thoro aro somo forces of tho enomy on
tho right bankof tho Shakho river In
front of tho main strongth of the right
and contor armlos, but no battlo on a
groat scalo has occurred.
Tho forces of tho enemy at Shahopo
and Lamuntun, facing tho loft army,
havo boon offorlng a stubborn resistance,
but havo bcon dislodged and their posi
tions have bo'en captured. On tho after
noon of Octobor 15 a forco of tho enemy
appeared near Santaokangtzu and con
tinued to offor resistance until sun down,
portions of our center nnd loft armlos
MARSHAL OYATVTA REPORTS.
Estimates Russian Losses in Big Bat
tlo as Very Heavy.
WASHINGTON Oct la The Japanoso
Lcgntlon has received tho following ad
vices from Toklo, under dato of Octo
"Marshal Oyama reports that tho num
ber of Runslans found dead on tho field
In front of our right army on Ootobor 15
amounted to 4600, besides many moro yot
unaocounted for, and hundreds of new
prtsonors. Tho estimated total Russian
loss In 'this quarter alono oxcocds 20,000.
Tho Russian losses In front of our center
and left armies are being Investigated.
"Tho number of Russian corpses burlod
by us previously, amounting to 2000, re
fers to tho quarter of our left army
"Oyama further roports that ho esti
mates tho numbor of Russian corpses loft
on the field In front of our center army
"Tho total number of Russian oorpses
so far ascertained reaches Soft).
"Tho above doee not lncludo tho result
of tho fiorco cngagomont with our left
army on Friday and Saturday, and many
moro yet undiscovered In all quarters."
Confident lie Can Keep I
on Fighting, I
His Troops Have Been in H
Battle Four Days With-
out Sleep. H
Tells Czar That He Believes His
Army Has Staying Powers to
-f- 4-4-4-4- 4-4- 4- 4- 4-
4- HEAVY MIDNIGHT FIGHTING 4-
-r: MUKDEN, Oct. 17 The bat- 4- lM
4- tie was renewed and continued 4-
throughout the night, being es- 4-
peclnlly heavy at. midnight 4-
4 The Russians retain their posl- 4-
4- tion along tho Shakhe river and 4-
4- have made frequent attacks upon 4-
4- the Japanese, capturing six of the 4- JA
4 latter's guns. 4-
4" The Eastern army Is helping 4-
4" the Western forces. Thero has 4-
4- been very heavy artillery fire 4- IH
4- today. 4-
4- The fighting is now centered 4- Ll
4- on the plain. 4-
ST. PETERSBURG, Oct 10. Under date '
of October 15, Gen. Kuropatkln sent tho
following telegram to tho Emperor:
"On the night of Octobor 13 largo forces jl
of Japaneso attacked the corps drawn up all
In lino at Shakhe, on tho great Mandarin IJ
road. Several attacks wero repulsed, but
tho last succeeded and tho corpB was IH
brokon. At that moment fighting began
on tho right flank with a neighboring 11
"Tho possibility was that with the cap
turo of our center our wholo formation
would be threatened and that tho neigh- PH
boring troops might forco a retreat In iH
order to support tho troops on tho great iH
Mandarin road, several batteries wero tH
rapidly pushed forward. Tho troops wero
thus enabled to tako tho offensive and EH
succeeded in rotoklng tho village of HH
Shakhe, rcoccupylng the position.
Repulsed the Japanese. flH
"Reinforced by reserves, the Japaneso IH
dislodged us again from tbo vlllago of
Shakhe. Thon the advanced reserves and
troops defending the position resumed tho
offcnslvo and, after a stubborn fight, we
succeeded In reoccupylng Shakho, re- nH
pulsing tho Japanese and driving them DIH
buck two kilometers from that place. IH
"On our right wing tho position was for IH
somo tlmo very alarming. The troops IH
were attacked from tho front and by 1 BH
turning movement on their right flank. MH
Tho chief of a detachment advanced the flkl
troops set apart for a last rally, thoy hav- IH
lng attacked tho Japanese from the fiank IH
In tholr turn. Several villages were re- IH
taken by ua. Tho right wing maintained IH
its positions on tho line of tho Shakho LiH
"Tho trocps on our contor wero notice- blH
ably advanced In comparison with other
trocps In the general position of tho line. IH
Ono position on our right fiank bad bcon
ohosen beforohand and partially fortified. IH
Pighting Pour Days "Without Sleep. iil
"Our troops havo been fighting for four ll
days, and many regiments havo not slept
for three nights. Nevertheless. I have full IH
confidence in tholr capacity to contlnuo IH
tho struggle. The Japan-so losses must ifl
be vory considerable. BiiB
"The night of October 14 passed quiet- ijH
ly. Before 9 o'clock this morning a rathor
marked movomcnt of the enemy was no- ll
tlced in the direction of our positions IfH
on the great Mandarin road. Our bat- RH
terles opened flro on them. atl
"I have received a roport from tho com- IH
mandcr of the left wing that the enomy
has been strongly reinforced there, as liH
was tho case at Liao Yanr. Tho quan-
tlty of heavy firing caused a storm to IH
burst forth, followed by a torrential rain ftH
Tho roads aro In very bad condition, and nuH
tho love! of tho rivers has rison. HH
"Tho general ordor for all troops re- il
malned tho samo oa before, to offer most
resolute resistance. I havo Just rccolvetl DB
a roport that a considerable Japanese fm
foroo has crossed tho railway lino from
wcat to cast"
TRAGEDY'S VEIL LIFTED. BH
Retreat "Worse Titan at Liao Yang,
Fighting More Desperato. iH
ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 17, 3:45 a, m.
Tho official veil was lifted today from
tho ghastly tragedy around Shakho, but
oven tho official account supplemented
bv numerous press dispatches, leaves
much uncertainty as to tho situation. Out jfH
of tho fragmentary mass of Information
at lmnd it is posslblo only to concludo
that tho costly withdrawal and retreat
from Liao Yang is being dupUcatod upon