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Vol. LXX. jSTo. 10. Salt Lake City, Utah, Mojtoat Mororara, October 24, 1904. 10 PAGES. five cents.
I IN NEW YORK
fplisliM Came Over
1 on Ik Celtic,
Iwatesman and Author to
lljge Andrew Carnegie's
Broressea Admiration for American
iffif Institutions and Regard for
fott President Roosevelt,
WEW TORK, Oct 23. John Morley, the
JJKll?h statesman and author arrived to
Hj on tho steamship Celtic. During his
By jn this city Mr. Morley 'will bo An-
SwjjVhon Mr Carnegie, who also arrived
Bftho Celtic with his wife and daughter,
3Su Informed that monoy la needed to
jXgilntaln the Peace palaco a. Tho Hague,
Jj luive nothing to do with that. There
ifaSTa convention between the powers to
wiBainuun It and they should not find any
Suble In raising SKO.OCO."
Ki0n the question of tailing n peace con
B?enco ho said:
.Wj'Let us not call a peace conference
pw when two nations arc struggling In
xXrful battle- Such an action of President
'VKosivcIt would be a great error and
EB not bo looked upon with favor In
.jjfrumlng to Mr. Morley, he asked:
jWt'Don t you ngreo with me, Mr. Morloy,
faMtt Mr Roosevelt has taken a strong
aKkT on( the lmaclnatlon of the English I
JBiCs," was tho reply. "I agrco with
jSur. Morloy last visited this country
iMrty-nvo years ago. Ho said:
ifjK'Eiicland Is of course Interested In
,r political situation, and naturally I
Umti every Liberal has a great admiration
fr American Institutions. I hnvo boon
rrespondlng with President Roosovolt
Iftl I have a very great regard for him.
oBfAll over England and the provinces
'Hffgfc.h a.jnwing ?2Sil -feeling toward
wafive'r ltrlton admires America
f.Jffti her Institutions."
wVAir'. Morley will remain in America at
MMt till the last of November.
jjBONARCHS GET TOGETHER,
iBfuificant Movement in Appoint
sbent German and Russian Attaches.
BERLI.V, Oct. 23.-Col. Chokobo, mlll
attache of the Russian embassy
-re. and MaJ. Count Von LamEdorff.
iMItary attacho of the German embassy
lBi?L,Potcr8brg. havo bcen specially al
lK!rt.?m,pecUvely' 10 tllc Persons of Em
IKSr Vnilini and Emperor Nicholas.
E .19 return to the system In force
Wjtho tlmo of William I. and Alexander
WU- when their respective military al
bR?1 vier? Ulus P'ncctl on terms of
inuniaey with the monarch to
mSS??!.00-, thy were accredited than
WW the bmbassador.
IEl announcement here la regarded as
IK" at political Importance, and Is intor
uf3 x sti"on& evldonco of warmer
KjDuhip between tho two sovereigns. It
lTEI1d V1?.1 the German attacho now
flWrn phJi dal,y reports direct to Emperor
jcemlng all the dovelopmenta
IKES iJVi. $'cn Pcrnai matters Inter
Wing to the Emperor.
'OMEH BARRED AT FUNERAL
wnplying With Wishes of the Dead,
Only Hen Viewed the Body.
N'ORRISTOWN Pa., Oct. 23,-Two po
nn itatloacd at the door with cx
;cit Instructions no to permit any wo
n or girl to pass In constituted a
fwse feature to the funeral of Col.
ui avM.i Jw,fL lled In Col. Boyd
UhiW;vom,:inklnd- He haa rcqudst-
runAi nn"?aIe Bhould bc admitted to
tot totL ? Icr"onnl Invitations were
li,-"'6 funeral committee to about
nXm thc Co,oncI '"eluded among
INAPEP BOY MURDERED,
Gypsies Arrested, Narrowly Es
B 00,1)6 Aching- by Crowd.
E"111' 0ct- 23-WUh 11,0
mLn, and throtlt cul- tu-" "Ody of
T h! yerski' wh0 was kidnaped near
mi TLln P1'entxvlllc Friday, by a
KSVi' party ?f. BJ'Plcs have been
mtn tram lho 1H)llcu 3ave(I the Pris
!W.rTt:b?.n,f,rouBl,,; hailed byPthc
Bttlnir w n V,1U Picked up IVlday
j K1 111116 mre Breaks 0ut
' todar Wf .Ingulshed. broke out
,n Ja' ?.5?,,e bulkhead, were re
Br. B,Vt ?iJlnrfow chuto In the gang- I
tk ago aM,?nei bkhoadcdB to
' Are zone nCWy to embrace tho
9B t0 d0 l rolulre at leant a
lfe.KllK oDrA11EI!"cc1 Hamnuhl. for
Antu ,, ' ',o l)M rcaldcd hero
KJ0 J nnrr(Sl,1"d "cr French rule,
Jfm'A'Berla w?ii0Jr 7 T,hc Archbishop
sm. ox-KI"f' 1b an adopt ln-Con-
LARGEST IN HISTORY.
Postoffico Eeceipts Gained Nearly $D,
000,000 Over Previous Year.
WASHINGTON", Oct. 2X Prosperity
under Republican administration Is nhown
forcibly in a stntoment of receipts by
the Postal department for the last flecal
ycar. At a Cabinet meeting FoatmnBtcr
Ooneral Wynno took up tho estimates with
tho President. Jt was tho most prosperous
year In the history of tho department, the
total postal receipts being ua,&S2,62. a
gain of nearly JO.OOO.COO over tho preceding
year. The deficit, of course, Is duo to
tho Increase of tho rural freo delivery
"The poKtoffloo Is the best barometer of
business conditions." said a prominent de
partment official. "Jt keepp lis fingers on
tho pulse of trade. It Is the first to feel
tho effects of hard time and Is the. flrat
to share In prosperity In tho fipcal year
Just closed the postofficea In nearly every
every city, town and hamlet In thc coun
try reported Increased receipts. Pros
perity proved to bc general."
Now York State shows an Incrcaso In
postal receipts of nearly J2.000.0GO. Twelvo
States, eclected at random from nil sec
tions of the country, nhow an- lncrenso
of $1,000,000 to ?2.C00,000 each. Texas, Geor
gia. Missouri and other Southern States
shared In this evidence of business pros
perity. A list of the receipts from the
larger cities of the country la especially
Interesting, and It shows that New York
city alone contributes 11! per cent of all
tho postal revenues, while New York and
Chicago combined reach nearly one-sixth
of the total. Tho figures foe New York
city, for the last fiscal year aro; Fiscal
year, llKtt, New York, Manhattan and
Tho Bronx. 513,012.777; Brooklyn. Queens
and Richmond. 31.8S9.G62. Fiscal vcar,
1904. $U,135,SM; J2.062.243.
Estimates for thc department havo boon
carefully scrutinized and revised by Postmaster-General
Wynce. and recommen
dations for tho creation of new offices
and for Increase of snlarles have been dis
approved In many Instances. Tho result
has been that the figures to bc submitted
to Congress will cnll for Just what tho
department needs for tho proper trans
action of business. Tho estimates were
given by Postmnslcr-Genernl "Wynno after
the Cabinet meeting The total Increased
appropriation asked Is $12.M!2.-i:h, making
the total estimates for all branches of
tho postal service $lS3,M5.CflS.
TOOK MUCH COURAGE TO DIE
So Wrote Man Who Turned on Gas
in His Boom in Hotel.
NEW YORK. Oct. 23. "It has been said
that a person is a coward who commits
suicide," wrote a man who signed his
name "John S. Spier' before he turned
on tho gas In thc Clarendon hotel at
Eighteenth street and Fourth avenue and
dropped on the bed to die. "Well, It takes
plenty of courage for me to do lL I have
tried to put it off for two years, but tho
Incident of today Is about the worst that
could happen me. Somo people are born
to live and somo aro born to die. Those
that nro on the lnsldo will understand all.
Say good-by to mother and I havo
tried hard to think there Is a God. If
there was one I know ho would not per
mit mo to do this. I know there Is no
God, so good-by all.
"I want my body cremated and thc
ashes thrown away."
It was about 2 30 p. m. that Spier en
gaged a room. Ho rcglstorcd as "John
S. L,ane, Albany." and was assigned to
room No. 118. on tho fourth floor. At
-4:10 o'clock Clara Lethlan, a chamber
maid, In passing his room, heard groans.
She Informed the clerk, Isaac Hunter,
who went to tho room. He smelled gas
and opened thc door with a duplicate key.
Spier was lying partly on the bed and
partly on the lloor. A long rubber tube
led from the chandelier to his mouth He
wan unconscious and died In an hour in
thc New York hospital The note found
In his room was written In lead pencil
on a long Btrlp of Manila wrapping paper.
Tn a trousers' pocket were a Royal Ar
canum badge and two pennies. On the
dresser wan a woman's hunting case gold
watch. There was nothing to show what
he meant by "thc Incident of today" that
I apparently had driven him to die.
Foreign Trade-Mark Registration Act
PEKING. Oct. 23. evening. Tho enforce
ment of tho foreign trade-mark registra
tion act, which was to have como into ef
fect today, has been indefinitely post
poned. The act was regarded ae unsatisfactory
by thc commercial communities of Shang
hai and Tientsin. Tho scale of fees was
regarded as too claborato and tho fees
themselves as too heavy.
The Governments of Great Britain and
tho United States approved thc draft of
the mcaauro which was largely of Jap
anese construction without. It Is allegea,
adequately consulting the mercantile com
munities affected by it.
TRIED TO DERAIL TRAINS.
Four Attempts in One Morning- on the
MODISTO. Cal.. Oct. 23. Four separate
attempts to derail trains on the Southern
Pacific a few miles north of Modluto wcro
made this morning. Tho northbound
freight found a stack of ties piled on tliO
track about six. miles north 0 here.
About S o'clock thw southbound passen
ger struck a pile of ties piled similar to
thoso run Into by the freight. Half a
mllu further another pile waa run into.
Ono mllo and a half further a third, pllo
was run into. Tho cowcatcher waa de
molished and some damage was done to
the track. The train waa Jarred. Dep
uty Sheriff Klernun has arreated two
trumps on suspicion.
LOST $25,000 IN GEMS.
Lft Jewelry in Satchel on Seat in
ALBANY, N. Y Oct. 23. Pollco In all
Paris of the country' were notified today
of the loss of $25,000 worth of Jowclry by
Mrw. E. P. Gavlt of this city, wlfo of tho
secretary of tho Municipal Gas company
and daughter of Anthony N. Brady, tho
well-known millionaire gas operator.
Mm. Gavlt left a smnll hand satchel con
taining tho Jewelry on a scat In tho Orand
Central station In Now York city Friday
afternoon and did not discover her loss
until her train, which makes no Btops bo
tweon Now York and Albany, won well on
Ran the Blockado.
SHANGHAI, Oct. 23. News has been
received that the steamship Canton, which
sailed from this port, haa successfully,
run tho blockade Jii .YJadlyfutok, .
Friendship for United
(Mikado's Minister Explains
Object of the Royal
Primarily to View "Wonders of the
"World's Fair, and Evidence oi
"WASHINGTON, Oct. 23. It was an
nounced authoritatively today that the
purpose of the Emperor of Japan Jn
sending- on a visit to this country his
adopted brother, his Imperial Highness
Prince Fushlml, ivho will reach San
Francisco about the middle of Novem
ber, is to strengthen by every appro
priate means thc traditional friendship
between tho United States and Japan.
Mr. Kogoro Takahira, the Japanese
Minister at "Washington, In a conversa
tion at tho Legation, said:
"When a person of dignity travels
in a foreign country It Is almost al
ways the case that the occasion Is used
to start some speculation In regard to
the object of his Journey. So I do not
expect that exception should be made
of the visit of his Imperial Highness.
To attribute it to the so-called change
in American feeling as represented by
some newspapers Is entirely a 'guess
from wild Imagination.
To Sea "World's Fair,
"The Prince's visit to this country
was originally brought into considera
tion as long ago as last spring, but a3
It was a part of its object to see the
World's fair at St. Louis, it was con
sidered advisable to defer It to the au
tumn, when the exhibits would be in
a more complete form for observation,
and for that reason this time was
chOBen for his vIbU.
"There Is, of course, no question about
tho principal object of his visit being
to strengthen thereby the tic of gen
uine friendship so happily existing be
tween the United States and Japan in
a most appropriate manner, but not In
such 'patchwork' fashion as hns beer,
reported in some quarters.
"His Highness will maintain his offi
cial status as Imperial Prince only at
Washington and SL Louis, but In all
other cities he will travel Incognito.
This is nnother evidence that he Is not
coming here to start a 'boom,' as has
"After lils vlBlt to the fair, where he
will be particularly Interested to see
that wonderful display of American
genius and energy, he will visit the ed
ucational, commercial and Industrial
centers of this country, such as Bos
ton, Philadelphia, New York, Pittsburg,
Chicago, etc., to study the true caunes
of the greatness of the United States,
and also of the legitimate lnlluence of
this great Republic In the far East.
No Chang of Sentiment.
"As to the so-called change In the
American sentiment toward Japan 90
often -alluded to recently In some news
papers, I do not feel It at all. It may
be because I have not been subject to
a fit of nervousness for some time that
I do not feel such a change, if there is
any. But in my opinion, so long as
Japan has nothing n her motive nor
action to rellect on her that may be
considered prejudicial to the legitimate
interest of all nations she has no fear
of losing the friendship of any people,
and even if there should occur some
deviation in this sentiment through
misunderstanding or on account of mis
chievous ugencleB, such misunderstand
ing soon must disappear, Inasmuch as
there Is no, real ground for its exist
ence. We are not afraid of any mich
misunderstanding, but we implicitly
rely upon the keen intelligence and good
sense of the American people for a
correct Judgment of our cause and po
sition." Mr. Pierce, the third assistant secre
tary of State, and Mr. Takahira are
now preparing tho programme for the
entertainment of the Prince. High
honor will be shown the distinguished
member of the Royal house, and in ad
dition to a dinner by the President at
thc WlUte House, there will be a, round
of official entertainments in his honor.
It Is probable the Prince's tour will In
clude a visit to West Point, as his
highness la keenly interested In mili
tary matters, having already fought
with distinction in the far Eastern, war.
Prince Sails From Yokohama.
YOKOHAMA, Oct. 23. Lleut.-Gen.
Prince Fushlml. special Imperial en
voy to the St. Louis exposition, sailed
today with his suite on the steamship
Manchurls. for San Francisco amid
great enthusiasm. Prince Fushlml was
attended from Tokio by officials of tho
Imperful household, the American Min
ister, Lloyd C. Griscom, and the entire
American Legation staff in uniform.
Arriving at Yokohama, the Prince and
his party proceeded to a detached Im
perial palace, escorted by tho Governor
of the Province, the Mayor of Yoko
hama and city officials and by the
American Consular officials.
Shortly afterward Prince Fushlml em
barked In thc presence of an Immense
crowd, amid shouts of "BanaEai" and
Tramp Inventor Gets S164,000
KNOXVTLLE, Tonn.. Oct. 23. After
walking from Torre Haute'. Ind., and
despairing of success, T. E. Lcroy. a
tramp, was offered and accepted $1A"0
for a one-fourth IntcroBt in a patent to
tlo omi3 of oteol rail together. Tho Now
York .Central-railroad la the purchaser,.
SEIZED LOTTERY TICKETS.
Successful Raids in New York Result
in Capturing Goods.
NEW" YORK OcL 23. In a scries of
raids, representatives of District Attorney
Jeromo's office today 3clzed ?100,0OO worth
of lottery ticket hero and arreated six
men and ono woman, all residents of tho
lower east sldo. Tho priaonors are
charged with selling lottery tickets at
wholcsalo to ticket peddlers.
All of tho places, It In alleged, sold four
kinds of tickets, representing foreign lot
teries. The tickets of tho German lot
teries, which nro legalised by tho German
Government, aro said to bo brought Into
thc country by tho stewards of steamships
and smuggled to tho agents.
Tho attention of tho District Attornoy
waa called to tho salo of lottory tickets
hero by tho receipt of a number of com
plaints regarding tho methods used by
somo of tho wholesale dealers. Tho only
way for tho winners of tho prize tlckots
to get their money has been through the
dealers who sold thorn. These men, It Is
said, have. In many cases, taken tho win
ning tickets, sent them to tho company
and received and kept the winnings. As
thoro 1b no law to reach such a case, there
has been no redress.
ARIZONA IS GROWING.
Governor's Report Shows That Popu
' lation Is Now About 170,000.
WASHINGTON. OcL 23. Tho annual
report of tho Governor of Arizona to tho
Secretary of Interior says tho Territor
ial population has increased materially
and tho total population now Is between
1C5.000 and 170.000. It exprcEoes a dcslro
on tho part of tho people of Arizona for
Statehood, but says that "finding them
selves confronted with a plan to unlto
their Territory with Now Mexico, tho peo
ple of Arizona havo protested vigorously
and will continue to do so until they
havo defeated thl3 repugnant scheme
They would desire that their common
wealth remain a Territory Indefinitely
rather than to bo joined with New Mex
ico." Tho Governor adds his belief that tho
merger would not bo acceptablo to tho
mass of tho pcoplo of cither Territory.
Tho report says tho floating Indebtedness
of Arlzonn, which on June CO, 1903, waa
592,341, has been wiped out and a balanco
of $20,849 remains In tho general fund at
the closo of the last fiscal year. Tho tax
able property In tho Territory has gained
$1 ,931,505 during the year. Tho total tax
ablo properly of the various counties Is
M5.0C9.545. Substantial progress In other
directions Is reported.
VENERABLE BISHOP ASSISTS
In Consecration of Rov. Edward Os
borne as Bishop Coadjuator.
BOSTON, OcL 21. Leading officials of
tho Episcopal general convention partici
pated In tho consecration of Rev. Father
Edward Osborno of this city, for many
years superior of tho American branch
of the Society of Mission PrleBts of St.
John, the Evangelist, as bishop coadju
tor of tho diocese of Springfield. 111., hero
today. A foaturo of tho coromony was
tho presenco of thc venerable bishop of
that diocese, Right Itov. Georgo Franklin
Seymour, D. D. LL. D.
Assisting Bishop Seymour were Bishop
Henry C. Potter of New York and Bishop
William Lawrence of Massachusetts
William Nichols of California partici
pated In the ceremony. Right P.ev. Ar
thur L. Williams, bishop coadjutor of
Nebraska, who was tho preacher, referred
to tho United States as a "sect-ridden
country," and to Boston as a city "of
fads and numerous cults." Continuing, ho
expressed the hope that tho church now
called Episcopal might bo known as tho
American Catholic church.
Minister Drank Milk Containing the
Preservative, and Is Dead.
PI nLADELPHIA OcL 23. His end has
tened by a diet of milk, which it was dis
covered too late contained fornialdohyde,
tho Rov. Jcsso H. Burk, University of
Pennsylvania, died In the homo of his son,
No. 1707 North Eighth street. Flags at tho
university were sit half-mast all day.
Mr. Burk had been crlpplod by rheuma
tism for years. Cancer compelled tho
amputation of his right hand somo tlmo
ago. Tho final cause of death was con
sumption, following pnoumonlu. He had
been on a diet of poisoned milk which Im
paired his digestion for months before tho
adultoratlon was discovered.
Mr. Burk was born In this city on Sep
tember 15, 1S10. being the eldest son of
Isaac Burk. a widely-known botanlsL Ho
was graduated from tho university and
from tho Philadelphia Divinity school and
served as a member of a company com
posed of divinity students which waa or
ganized at tho beginning of the Civil war.
MUST MAINTAIN 22 KNOTS,
Colorado "Will Make Her Official Trial
Trip Over Cape Ann Course
BOSTON, OcL 23. Weather and sea.,
conditions being favorablo, tho new Unit
ed States armored cruiser Colorado will
bo given her official trial trip over tho
Capo Ann course off Now England coast
tomorrow. Tho official trial board, of
which Capt. II. J. Dayton is president,
convened In this city today and boarded
thc Colorado tonight In readiness for an
early start. '
Tho contract calls for a sustained speed
of twenty-two knots an hour for four
Tho great flpeed required will necessi
tate a spoclal arrangement of the ntako
boats on tho trial course The courso will
bo forty-four nautical miles running
northeast from a point off Rockport,
Mass., with a turn off Capo Porpolso, Me.,
and a. run back. Bight Government ships
will act as stako iwats on tho course.
TO CUT OFF THEIR QUEUES.
Chinamen of Pendleton Decide to
Amputate Their Pigtails.
PENDLETON, Or.. Oct. 23. Members of
tho local lcnlgo of tho Chinese Reform as
sociation, comprising 99 per cent of tho
Oriental residents of Pendleton, will cut
off tholr quouca In accordance to orders
of tho association. Thc association's lead
ers hero say that tho reform association,
under the gulflanco of high Chinese of
ficials now in exile, will work to oust
tin Empress Tsl Ann and reinstate tho
Emperor. It Is Impossible to loam tho
detnlls. though It Is known that Impor
tant officials from China aro working with
1 .Vancouver, B. ,C, on. thohr Iwadiiuartars,
Frequent Artillery, Fire, Oc
casional Infantry Attacks
Weather Turning' Cold, and Another
Fight Expected Before Going
Into "Winter Quarters.
So far as the dispatches from thc far
East show, there has been no change
In the relative positions ot thc hostile
armies confronting each other on the
lines of the Shakhe river.
There Is an unconfirmed report that
a Russian force of 20,000 men has been
concentrated at Kant a pass, twenty
miles northeast of Llao Yang, -which
may be Indicatlvo of the direction in
which Gen. Kuropatkin is likely to
strike hit? next blow.
Upwards of 20,000 of the Russian sol
diers wounded In thc battle of the
Shakhe have reached Harbin.
Cold weather is causing suffering to
the armies in tho field, although It has
wrought an Improvement In the condi
tions for the movement of troops.
A report has reached SL Petersburg,
but lacks confirmation, that the Port
Arthur fleet has left Its anchornse In
the harbor and has taken up a position
In the roadstead.
-r- MTU KEEN, OcL 23. Sharp
fighting continues along the
front. The Russians are en-
trenching ground recently occu-
-f- pled by them.
MUKDEN. Oct 23, via Peking.
While no pitched battle has- occurred
during the last few days, the two
armlea are kept In touch with one an
other, holding the positions they occu
pied when the big battle ended. There
is no evidence that tno Russian army
will rush north, as waa the' case after
the battle of Llao Yang. In fact, the
Russians have another line of defenses
to fall back on Jn the event that they
are forced out of their present posi
tions. Luring the lost few days' there have
been frequent artillery fire, occasional
Infantry attacks and daily clashes be
tween outsopsts and scouts.
"Waiting on Each Other.
Unless the Japanese take the- initia
tive soon the Russians, It is expected,
will resume the offensive and endeavor
to drive the Japanese back for the pur
pose of Insuring the safety of their
winter quarters, which -will undoubted
ly be north of Mukden unless a south
ward advance 5s successful.
Another big battle Is expected short
ly, as the weather is already turning
cold. It will be impracticable for the
two armies to winter In their present
positions, midway between Mukden and
Many incidents are coming to light
showing the bravery of the Rusalau
soldiers during their stubborn resist
ance to the Japanese advance and In
their attempts to drive the Japanese
back. The men fought night and day
without rest, and afterward worked for
hours carrying the wounded to the
Pvocapture of Lone Tree Hill.
When the Russian troops recaptured
Lone Tree Hill they retook several guns
and a, quantity of ammunition which
the Japanese had previously captured.
They also took Boveral Japanese guns.
At the conclusion of the fight the hill
was covered with the dead and wound
ed of both armies. The Japanese pris
oners were treated by the Ru&slana
with the greatest kindness. At one
hospital visited by the Associated Press
correspondent Japanese privates were
found in the officers' ward. The army
medical corps and the Red Cross societies-
did splendid work. The wound
ed were dressed and forwarded to tho
hospitals with thc greatest expedition.
Tho Rusolan commissariat was alfo
admirably handled. Portable soup
kitchena were most useful, going under
lire to feed the men.
ONLY LIGHT SKIRMISHES.
Some Shelling Done in the Vicinity
of Tumin Pass.
MUKDEN, Oct. 22, noon. (Delayed In
transmission.) Rumors aro afloat that
ono of tho Russian Western corps haa
gone around tho Japanese left and Is now
abreast of Llao Yang, but the statement
The Russians bombarded tho vlllago of
Shakhe on October 20 and 21, but fired
only about sixty rounds. After tho evac
uation of Shakho village by tho Japanese
they were compelled to abandon tho sta
tion to avoid a llnnk attack from tho vil
Details have Just been received of rec
onnalfwinccs In forco on Tumln pass.
Columns consisting of two rlllo regiments
-and two, battalions- advance. October IS 1
and In tho evening occupied a position
westward of tho pass. Early In the next
day the columns again moved forward
and with artillery, oponod -on the Jap
aneso advanco position, which was weak
The Jnnnneso main strength was dis
posed behind tho crosts of hills. Jap
onnuo mountain battery camn out but
was quickly silenced. Russian gunners
then shelled tho heights occupied by tho
Japnnose and Infantry, attackod, under
cover of this fire, and cleared out tho
Jap.ancao from their advanced positions,
from whenco thoy took refugo on the
heights. Tho Russian column wlthdrow
during tho night, having achieved Its pur
pose In ascertaining tho Japancao
strength at thla point,
Neither combatant seems willing to
give way. Tho tlmo for resuming tho
Russian advance has not yet come. The
armies continue in closest touch. Simul
taneously thoy held tho vlllago of Shakhe
until tho Japaneso hurriedly evacuated
this important position tho night of Oc
tober 20 nnd Russians and Japanoso re
mnln In joint posnesaion of Llnshlnpu,
west of the railroad, the Japanese obsti
nately defending tho fortified tcmplo
there. Tho Russians havo driven a trench
to tho village wall.
Tho weather Is growing coldor and
some nlghLs thcro arc IK degrees of frosL
Great hardships aro suffered by tho
troopB In thc tronches raid ovon In the
huts, which afford very flight shelter
from the Inclement weather. Tho troops
aro beginning to receive their winter
NO CHANGE IN SITUATION.
Neither Side Shows Any. Inclination
to Advance or Retire.
ST. PETERSBURG. Oct. 2-1. 2-05 n. m.
Thcro Is no change In the relative po
sitions of tho armies on thc Shakho river.
G-on. Sakharoff tolegraphs that tho Rus
sians havo been bombarding Lamuntlng
and the Buddhist temple at Llndahlnpu,
while th"o Japanese havo been shelling tho
Russian positions at Shakho and near
A dispatch from Mukden reports that
lho Japanese aro fortifying an important
holght south of Shakho and thnt nclthor
side shows a dlspoflltlon either to ad
vance or retire. Another dispatch from
tho Russian front says the situation is
not yet rlpo for tho resumption of tho
This meager but significant admission,
all that tho censor allows to paBs ovor
tho wires, doubtless Indicates that Gen.
Kuropatkin Is maturing important plana
and distributing his forces In readiness
for another ottempt to break tho Japa
Flooded Fields iTrozen.
Tho roads are now dried by wind and
frost, thc cold is Intense and flooded fields
havo boon frozen. Thus military move
ments are facilitated, although at tho
same time It will bo moro difficult to carry
on entrenching work.
Dispatches from tho Russian front glvo
a rumor that tho Rueslan forco has made
a detour to tho west, arriving abroast of
Llao Yang; but there Is no confirmation
of these reports. Great Importance is at
tached to a report from Toklo that 2C0
Russians havo crossed thc Talteo river
east of Benslhu, and that 20.000 are con
centrated at Kau posh, twenty mQca
This may lndlcato tho direction of Ku
ropatkln's noxt blow, or possibly It lo In
tended to disconcert tho Japaneso and
compol thorn to weaken their forcos on
tho railroad. Whatover Kuropatkln's ul
timate object may bo, there Is no doubt
that ho Is desirous of obtaining the most
rellablo Information as to tho number nnd
disposition of tho force opposing his east
ern flank. Tha Cossacks may be rolled
upon to harass tho Japanese line of com
munication, besides reconnolterlng.
Congratulations of Emperor.
Gon. Kuropatkin Is with tho center of
his army. On October 21 ho personally
conveyed tho congratulations of Emperor
Nicholas to Col. Putlloff and tho Nine
teenth rifles for the capture of Lono Treo
The Japaneso estimate that tho Rus
sian losses In the battlo of Shakho amount
to G0.000 is not confirmed here.
A telegram from Harbin reports the
passage north of 20,000 wounded. Tho re
malndor, who are quartered In hospitals
at Mukden, cannot oxcocd a few thou
sand. Llout.-Gen. Rozvy, commanding tho
Twenty-first Infantry division, has been
appointed to tho command of tho Nine
teenth army corpB of the Vllna. dlstrlcL
This appointment Is bollevcd to Indicate
tho Inclusion of the Nineteenth corps In
tho Second Manchurlon army-
Tho return of Grand Duke Nicholas to
SL Petersburg has evokod no comment,
and thero is no further talk of his ap
pointment to tho chief command In Man-ohurla.
May Be Strategic ilove to Re-Enforce
Their Broken Front.
MUKDEN. OcL 23.-DurIng tho bombard
ment of Shakho station shellB destroyed
the water tower which tho Japaneso wore
using as an observatory.
Tho Japaneso advanco guard, after
evacuating Shakho, has gone south.
About two miles below Shakho tho Rus
sians discovered extensive entrenchments.
Tho Russian siege guns are beginning
to come into action. There was consider
able artillery firing from Octovor 19 to
The Japanese have evacuated Shakho,
but It would bo premature to regard this
as thc beginning of a goncral rotreaL It
appears rather to be a strategic inovo so
n to re-enforce and realign their greatly
Scouts confirm the news brought Into tho
Russian linos by Chinest of n. Japaneso
movement to the eastward, Indicating that
thoy have somo frosh developments matur
It Is ontlroly too soon to credit rumors
circulated hore and probably telegraphed
to SL Petersburg that the Japaneso havo
ubandoncd Yontal and retired to Llao
Yang. On tho contrary, they apparently
are proparlng for a stubborn roslstance.
Tho Japanese on October 19 undertook
a reconnaissance south of Llnshlnpu, but
the Russians drove back their advanco
guard and silenced tholr battery, with a
loss of four killed and eight wounded.
The Japaneso occupied tho vlllago of
Shakhe tho night of October 20 and drovo
out Russlun volunteers la tho surprise of
an attack in the darkness. Tho Rlazan
regiment then came up and drovo out tho
Japaneso In turn. The night of October
20 the Thirty-fifth eastern Siberian rifle
regiment, taking advantage of the fog,
advanced and Lieut. Zuvyaloff, with a
small detachment, crept up to tho Japa
neso lines and carried off a gun and cals-uon.
Desultory Artillery DuoL
ST. PETERSBURG. Oct. 2X Lleut.
Gen. Sakharoff, In a dispatch dated Oc
tober 22, says:
"There Is no ccrlous fighting, but thoro
has been a desultory artillery duel
throughout tho day. Tho Russian battor
Jcs bombarded tho portion of thc vlllago
of Llnshlnpu occupied by Japanese, as
well as Shakho station and the vlllago
of Lamutlng. while tho oncmy bombard
ed tho portion of Llnshlnpu in tha occu
pation of the Russians and tho Ylllago
Forty Thousand1 Shirts for Wounded.
HARBIN. Oct. 23. Moro than 20,000
wounded soldiers have arrived hore nm
aro being tended with thg greatest care.
Every available hand has been set to
work In tho moldng-of 40,000 shirts for lho .
wounded , .
HOT SHOT FOR f
FISHING FLEET 1
Russian Warships Fire j I
. on English Craft. jjl
No Motive Can Be Assigned .f
for the Extraordinary (1
Ono Vessel Sunk, .Two Men Killed, j
and Others Wounded '"by Shots "
From Baltic Squadron. ;
HULL, England, OcL 23-A. M.
Jackson & Co., solicitors for the owners j j
of fifty Hull fishing boats-, have noti- 'j jH
fled the Foreign office and admiralty j'l
of an attack on the Hull fishing fleet 1 j
by the Russian Pacific fleet, commonly ' '
designated the Baltic squadron, com-
manded by Vice-Admlral Rojestvensky. ;
Tho official information is that short- . -M
ly after midnight Friday the Russian 1
squadron fell in with the Hull fishing !
fleet in the North sea. The first por-
L'on of the fishing fleet passed safely. :
Then thp Russian ships turned thelrl '
searchlights on tho British vessels for (
some time, and a little later opened !
Are. j '
The steam trawler Crane was sunk,
and the decapitated bodies of her skip- ( .
per and mate have been brought to '! Tl
Hull. The boatswain and other mem- j, .M
bers of the crew-, who are understood r
to be seriously wounded, are on board j -H
the mission ship. The only slightly In- '!
Jured member of the crew has arrived '
at Hull. . . (
The steam trawlers Moulmcin and fl
MIno have arrived at Hull seriously J
damaged by shots, the latter having
sixteen holes, in her hull. It is feared
that other damage was done to trawlers . . H
and that at least one more was lost H i ll
with all hands. ! ' H
Another Account of It. ,
According to other reports, the affair I iM
occurred 200 miles oft Spurn head. The f lH
Russian shlpa were steaming in line. 1 ' ll
The leading 6hlps of the fishing fleet ,
passed without incident, although most ' 'M
of tho Russian vessels turned search- i
lights on the trawlers long enough to I .
prevent any mistake as to identity. '1
After the bulk of the squadron had
passed it opened fire, nearly all par- '
tlclpatlng In the firing. '
The Crane was struck below the water ,
lino and raked above deck. Skipper . ;H
Smith and Third Hand Loggott had I
their heads carried clean away by a
shoL many of the crew being seriously .
wounded. Another trawler also was- '
ounk, but the Seagull, which brought
tho news to Hull, has no particulars as i
to her fate. j .
Tho news has created an intense , j JM
sensation and indignation In HulL The , ' 1
Moulmeln arrived with her flag at half j
maBt. Her skipper says that the trawl- j H
err? were Ashing about 220 miles east l
of north of Spurn head at 1 o'clock U
Saturday morning, tho weather being ,
razy, when the outlines of sevoral vet- H
9els, apparently warships, sailing in a ! 'H
line, were dimly seen.
Whilst the crew were watching the
warships searchlights were flashed upon '' ''H
mein's crew observed what they took ' ' HBb
to bo torpedo boats approaching, ap- ' 2 Hll
parently with the Intention of board- t
lng- the Moulmeln- - They steamed away
and soon the fishermen were horrified iHBl
to find they were being fired upon. t HHJ
Struck the Trawlers. IhVJ
First one and then another trawler HhI
wae struck by the flying shot. What - fj'HHl
seemed to bc a round shot went through ' ) HBb
the Moulmeln galley. The Mino, lying ' ,
near by, also waa struck with many i (j HBfl
shots, but fortunately the damage was ''-J
above her water line and none of the '( 'iHHl
crew was struck. The bombardment u ')H
lasted about twenty minutes. I
When It had ceased the fleet sailed . j
southward and some oC the trawlers 1' ',! HBh
sent up rockets. The Moulmeln steered A
In the direction of the rocket. Soon
cries were heard, and the Crane wns ') HBh
found sinking, with another trawler " HBfl
taking off some of her crew. Those ' '
seriously injured were removed to a . ' .
mission ship and the bodies of Smith J' HHfl
and Loggott were placed abroad the I HBfl
Moulmeln. The other men with minor ? HBh
Injuries were put aboard the travlcr lKiVJ
Seagull, which at a late hour had not . j jHHH
arrived at Hull. ,
Crowds have gathered around the ' JHBl
dock here, but no further information Is " I BSJ
available. t HBh
Representatives of the fishing fleet ' j HHJ
started late tonight for London to con- . i j; HBV
suit with the authorities there. jj IH
No motive can be assigned for thc '' ' HBV
extraordinary procedure of the Ru.v- rM
slan warships. j, j j 'H
CONFIRMS FIRST REPORT. hit j;
Russian Attack on Hull Fleet Re- Jr M 11
mains a Mystery. U,
LONDON. Oct. 23. Tho steam cutter U.
Magplo. belonging to tho Gamecock ?' ':
Trawler fleet, whloh was fired on by the
Russian Baltic fleet, arrived In tho Thames V , 'iH
tonight. Her captain. Peakur, confirmed fl, 'nH
the details of tlio story received from i . '
Hull. He says- -!:H
"Friday night thoro wore about forty : ',
vessels of the Gamecock fleet fishing In ( ;.
latitude 16 degrees 15 minutes and longi- f IvH
tudo 5 degrees G minutes. It waa a misty, v 'J
drizzling nlghL Wo spread over an area . ;
of somo miles. Our admiral had Just pre- f(
vlouslv signaled by rockets and colored I , I;
llghts'tho fishing direction for the night. L''UM
Vhother that had anything to do with Bjj lH
what followed I do not know; tho wholo p fM
thing Is a mystery. Kr UH
Assumed They Were Russians. t !.
"Presently, through tho mist, thcro ap- "'H
; pearod tho llghLs of many vessels, big and; ;
emall. Knowing that-tho Baltlo fleet wa ll
l" 1 1