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No. 16,072. WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, AUIGUR' 29, 1904-SIXTEEN PAGES. TWO CENTS.
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panese Take the Important
Position of Anping.
HE BATTLE AGAIN ON
EDED BY BOMBARDMENT, IN
ANTRY DEPLOY FOR ATTACK.
ans Effect Their Retirement With
Transport and Artillery on Liao
Yang and Await the Assault.
IAO YANG, Manchuria, August 29.-The
saan army has effected its retirement,
th transport and artillery, on Liao Yang,
d is now in position awaiting the advanc
g Japanese. The progress of the latter
a been rapid and determined, sparing of
n the attack on the Slaolindzy position
e Japanese battalion lost all its officers.
he retirement of the Russian transport
rps yesterday evening across the plain,
iile the artillery and troops in the rear
Id off the Japanese, afforded a magnificent
.ctacle. All along the extended lines
ere was an incessant roar of batteries,
e Russians working their gun.s with great
olness, and not retiring until the trans
rt was in safety.
,en. Rontowsky was among the killed.
Battle Resumed This Morning.
he Japanese artillery resumed the bat
at 6 o'clock this morning, the point of
essure again being the Russian south
he Japanese infantry is now advancing
attack, the regiments deployed in open
he Japanese have transferred their ac
ity to the Russian eastern and southern
nts. A rear guard battle is proceeding.
e weather has improved and the roads
drying. Events, therefore, are likely to
The Retreat From Anping.
ISIAOTI'N (eleven miles east of Liao
ng). August 29.-The Russian army from
ping this afternoon dehouched upon the
to Yang plain, after fighting a rear guard
lion for nearly two miles from Anping,
nging its wounded and burying its dead
the way. Six guns are reported to have
en lost, but a number of Japanese were
)tured. showing signs of great fatigue
he enormous army, the last of which
ssed out on the Lan valley at 5 o'clock
s afternoon, seemed to fill the entire
in from the foothills to the ancient walls
d was disposed in an orderly manner
ugh the vast fields of l'hin"se corn, the
diere singing as they went into camp,
pite their unbroken series of reverses,
ile the baggage and transport trains
ght in the muddy rivulets attracted the
rful assistance of everybody. Noth
apparently affects the heartiness of the
n in the ranks. The line of wounded
n which reached the great east gate this
ning passed silently through the streets,
deserted as the aisles of the catacombs.
e litter bearers, with their solitary Ian
ns, presented an impressive spectacle,
ing the Chinese, who today for the first
e realized the imminence of a battle.
Russians Abandon Anping.
T. PETERSBURG, August 20.-General
ropatkin since yesterday morning has
an drawing in all his forces from his
stern and southern fronts toward Liao
nping, Tsegow, Liandiansian and An
anshan. constituting the main positions of
3outer defense line of Liao Yang, have
aabandoned. The heaviest lighting oc
rred on the extreme left where the Jap
ese advanced to the assault again and
an with bayonets. The positions at Tse-,
w and Anping were held by the 10th
aropean corps. The attacks were de
ered with fanatical bravery. The Run
na lost a large proportion of officers, ten
as and from 1,500 to 2,000 men, but the
asians had bcen generally successful in
ating off the assaults all along the long.
e, and the Russians declare that the or
r to retire came as a surprise, just when
3y were expecting orders for a general
'his is considered to be proof that Gen.
tropatkin, finding his main positions men
ad on the flank and anticipating difficul
aIn withdrawing owing to the condition
the roads which have suddenly been
,nsformed into mud bogs by the rain,
isidered that a retreat was imperative.
e retirement from the east front was
matly Impeded by the conversion of the
n river into a mountain torrent, and this
obably also accounts for the failure of
a Japatnese to follow up the retiring Rus
Japanese Menace on the West.
rhe Japanese column moving up the
ao river and threatening General Kuro
tkin on the west, was regarded as ex
3mely dangerous and General Kuroki's
treme right seems also to be wor'ting
ound General Iterscheilmann's posItion at
sping and to be moving toward Mukde'z.
The strength of tho enveloping Japanese
mies may be judged from the fnct that
aneral (Oku alone, who is coming up from
o south, is ottilally reported to have
.tYm) men. Whether General lKuropatkin
tends to accept battle at Liao Yang may
tbe known positively for several days.
t the biellef several times indicated in
* e dispatches prevails here that ho will
~hdraw northward, having found that he.
not strong enough to cope with the
paneso amnd realizing that Liao Yang 1s
ade no longer tenable on account of the
Japanese threats at his west rear. His
retirement undoubtedly will cause keen
public disappointment. as it was generally
believed that he at last had sufficient re
inforcements to accept a decisive engage
ment ,and by the military critics his re
treat is interpreted to mean a great pra
longation of the war.
Report From Gen. Kuropatkin.
Owing to the delay in the concentration
of Gen. Kuropatkin's army, as a result of
the terrible condition of the roads, the
Japanese seized the opportunity to attack
the slow-moving corps and severe fighting
occurred August 27-28, in which the Rus
sians lost another thousand men, and they
now probably will have to accept a gen
eral engagement. Gen. Kuropatkin him
self describes the latest phase of the hos
tilities in a long dispatch to the emperor
from a point on the railroad a few miles
south of Liao Yang, where practically thie
whole army was assembled and awaiting
battle. The telegram, which was filed early
this morning, says:
"The Japanese began at dawn August 27
two movements designed to cut off .the 1st
and 4th corps. The first, stationed at An
shenshan, half way between Haicheng and
Liao Yang, experienced the most serious
d'fficulty, owing to bad roads. The Jap
anese under Gen. Oku tried to flank this
corps from the east. In the meanwhile
Gen. Kuroki, abandoning his pressure of
Gens. Ivanoff and Herschelmann, drove a
wedge between the 2d and 4th corps, which
were stationed west of Liandiansian, a
strong defensive position in the hills twen
ty-four miles southeast of Liao Yang.
Dear Guard Actions.
"The Russians, greatly impeded by their
artillery and commissariat, fought a series
of rear guard actions, in order to cover the
retreat of their impedimenta to Liao Yang,
in which they were successful.
"The 1st Corps, which figured at the
battle of the Yalu and in the fighting at
Motien Pass, again sustained the brunt of
the fighting, and suffered the majority of
the losses, including General Roulkovsky
and Colonel von Raaben.
"The 1st, 2d and 4th corps, combined un
der the command of General Zaroubaleff,
and the 10th, 17th and 3d corps, under Gen
eral Ivanoff, forming the eastern contin
gent, succeeded in effecting a concentra
Lion at Liao Yang without further loss.
"The whole six corps, of which two are
European troops, have now formed a semi
circle within a radius of six or eight miles
of Liao Yang."
General Kuropatkin has not far short of
The Railway Not Cut.
The Tokyo report that General Kuroki
had succeeded in cutting the railroad south
of Mukden Is not confirmed by the tele
graph department, where it is said that
no reports have been received of an in
terruption of communications. Of course,
it is realized here that if the railroad north
of Liao Yang is cut the position of the
Russian army would be rendered serious,
if not desperate, as it would probably com
pel General Kuropatkin to accept an en
gagement against his will. -
The department of telegraphs informs
the Associated Press that the lines are
working direct to Liao Yang, thus refuting
deinitely the report that General Kuroki
had cut the railroad.
The rain, which has again began falling in
Manchuria,will probably serve the Russians
much more than the Japanese, as their re
tirement as soon as they reach the railroad
will not be impeded, whereas it is likely to
almost completely stop the Japanese for
Beinforcements for Europatkin.
Four more regiments will be raised In
the Caucasus. An official announcement
to this effect is expected tomorrow.
The first contingent of the 1st Army
Corps has arrived at Harbin. This corps
was destined for Vladivostok, but upon the
urgent request of General Kuropatkin It
will be diverted to Mukden.
An official dispatch from Liao Yang, dat
ed yesterday, to the general staff, reporting
the continued Japanese advance, confirms
the report that General Routkovsky was
killed during the rear guard engagements,
and adds that Colonel von Raaben was also
The total of Russian losses on Sunday is
not knr wn, but 400 wounded have passed
through the first aid stations. The losses
of the Japanese were considerable.
Lieutenant General Routkovsky for a
number of years has been attache to the
staff of the governor general of the Cau
casus as chief of the engineer corps. He
belonged to a prominent family of the
Colonel von Raaben was a well known
character in St. Petersburg. He was a
man of great wealth and was very popular
Russian Losses 3,000.
HARBIN, Manchuria, August 29.-The
Russian losses in the fighting of August 25
and August 26, east and south of the
Liao Yang, were 3,000 killed or wounded.
The great majority of the casualties were
sustained at Anping. The withdrawals of
the Russians from their front at Anshan
shan and from their eastern position were
made simultaneously for strategic reasons.
-Japanese Right Outflnked.
MUKDEN, Manchuria, August 29.-In
the fighting of August 26 the 139th
araisk Regiment, with a battery,
executed a particularly successful flank
ing movement on the Japanese ex
treme right. The Russians, unperceived.
got In the rear of the Japanese, whole col
umns of whom were mowred down before
they were able to extricate themselves.
Eye-witnesses agree In admiring the fan
atical bravery of the Japanese. Many of
the wounded committed suicide rather than
fall Into the bands of the Russians.
An additional detachment of 600 Russian
wounded was sent northward Sunday.
Evacuation of Anping.
LONDON. August 29.-A dispatch to a
news agency from Tokyo under today's
date, in reporting the Japanese occupation
of Anping and Tanghoyen, says:
"On the Japanese advancing to attack
Anping the Russians evacuated the place,
abandoning large quantIties of stores.
"It is roughly computed that the Russian
force around Llao Yang consists of thirteen
-A 1' AMI
DEAF EAR TO STRIKERS
Beef Packers Decline to
NO GOOD FROM OUTCOME
VIEWS OF THE BOSSES AFTER
TALKING OVER MATTER.
Executive Board of Employes Holds a
Meeting-No Indication of Break
in the Ranks.
CHICAGO, August 29.-Application was
made to the packers by the stock yards
strikers today for a conference, the pur
pose being to bring about peace in the in
dustrial conflict waging at packing town.
The conference was refused by the packers.
The application was in the form of a
communication from the Allied Trades
Council. and was signed by President Mat
thew Carr of the Allied Trades. The re
quest was sent Immediately after the close
of a joint meeting of the national executive
board of Butcher Workmen and the Allied
Trades conference board, and was address
ed to J. Ogden Armour and his asso
Mr. Armour. upon receipt of the com
[nunicatioa. at once called the heads of
the other big packing plants into session.
When the meeting of the packers ended a
communication was addressed to President
Donrelly and his associates declining the
conference the strikers had asked for. The
reason given was that no good could come
from such a conference.
Representatives of the packers held a
long secret meeting this forenoon. They
decline to make any state:nent concerning
Arrange for Settlement.
The executive board of the Amalgamated
eat Cutters and Butcher Workmen's
nion adjourned after a short session, and
he members went to confer with the Al
led Trades Council. It was admitted that
a proposition for settling the strike had
een arranged and would be presented to
he council for action, but the details were
There was no indication of the immedi
te realization of the break in the ranks of
he strikers anticipated by the packers.
Early trains arriving at the stock yards
were thronged, about 13,000 men and wo
en being taken in. 'The crowd, however,
proved to be the usual throng of strike
reakers, and there was no suggestion of
isorder. Desertions from the ranks of the
strikers were no greater than usual on
Monday. They approximated about one
undred. The failure of .the anticipated
stampede to ma.terialize, it is claimed,
proved a disappointment to the packers.
The peace proposition was discussed by
he Allied Trades Council, but on account
f the complicated nature of the proposi
tion the council adjourned without taking
ction. The labor representatives will meet
he aldermanic mediation committee today,
nd the peace proposition will be taken up
Teamsters to Meet Tonight.
The packing house teamsters will meet
tonight to discuss the advisability of de
aring the strike off, so far as they are
concerned. George F. Goldon, president of
the Teamsters' Union, said that they would
refuse to constribute any more to the sup
port of the 20.000 stock yards strikers.
Crowds of Hungry Kena.
With the strike relief funds depleted and
rowds of hungry men vainly scrambling
for food at the commissary store., it taxed
the labor leaders to find a way to prevent
a stampede from the union ranks today.
"Wait until tomorrow and we shall present
to the packers a pease proposal which they
annot denlie to accept,"' they told the
men. *"There is nothig.left ftor the men
but unconditional surrender," meid a paek
or. *"The loaders should not hesitate in
calling ties strike off so~ that the amen'who
are anxious to do so cduld find work.. Many.
of thiem will he rehired in ,the packing
house. but there are thouspnds who maans
look elsewhere for employment and they
should be released so they can begin their
hunt for work outside of,the,.stoek yards.
"It doe net make aey 8ltfeee what
peae proposal the strikers have to inubmit;
we shall not deal wfith the =utnios The
ea.y tar.,.. of ufmer. w.e saM an d..=.
THIS A 'LAST FAREWELI
will be the return of the men as indi
It is understood that the peace p-'-osi
ion which the strike leaders have pre
)ared provides that the men shall be taken
>ack as union men and the wage scale in
ffect before the strike be recognized.
Two hundred employes of the -Enerican
an factory are said to have gone on strike
)ecause cans were turnished the packers.
the management refused to say whether
here had be-n a strike or not.
The American Can Company.
Only the employes of the meat depart
nent of the American Can Compa.? were
ailed out. A great many of them ar gris
who operate machines. The strikW ;y
:he company billed cans to westi
tnd delivered them to packers con to
he agreement not to do so while the ke
)f the butchers lasted.
Men have been sent to the various plants
f the American Can Company in this city
to.investigate charges that other factories
:esides the Deisel are making canafor the
)ackers. If such proves to be the case, It
a said, a general strike of all the employes
)f the American Can Company throughout
he country will be called.
A development of the day was the walk
ng out of 200 employes at a plant of the
Amerlcan Can Company, they being or
lered to quit because the company was
[urnishing cans to the packers. Investiga
Ions are making at the other Chicago fac
tories of the company, and the leaders say
f the company is supplying cans to the
)ackers, in violation of their agreement not
to do so during the continuanpe of the
outchers' strike, the employes of the-com
)any all over the country will be called out.
Ordered to Report for Work.
PITTSBURG, Pa., August 29.-Ndtices
were posted at the Rankin plant of the
American Steel and Wire Company today
)rdering all employes to report for work
to put the plant in shape for immediate re
3umption. The - resumption will affect
Lbout 1,200 employes.
12,000 Return to Work in Russia.
NIZHNINOVGOROD, Russia, August 29.
-Twelve thousand iron workers of Bormo
ro, province of Nizhninovgorod,i1ho ktruck
August 25 resumer work today. There were
MUST DEPOSIT A BOND.
Regulating the Entry of Chinese Mer
chants Into Cuba.
Commissioner General of Immigration Sar
gent received today a copy of a decree re
::ently Issued by the Cuban government
regulating the immigration of Chinese
merchants, tourists, etc. The decree, which
is signed by President Palma, makes It
30mpulsory for each Chinese merchants
lesiring to enter Cuba for the purpose of
angaging in business to present a certifi
date bearing his potograph and 8 general
description by which he may at any time
be identified, such s Is required under the
Laws of the United States.. .1i dn a
feature of the decree, iV?rcim ih*~~ts
self. upon officials of the' Uqig4 Sth im
migration bureau Is a reqirenpex that
tach merchint' so entering the country
shall put up a bond of $1,.000 In gold, or
else give security in the same amount
through some recognized security company.
Should It be found at a later date that the.
Chinaman has made any false statemesa
In his certificate of entry, or fr g* rea
son It becomes necessary to deport him for
A violation of the law the cost of tis de
portation Is taken from the $1,000 bad and
the balance Is confiscated for th :benefit
af the Cuban treasury.
Such a provision, officials of the United
States Immigration bureau say, ahouM& be
Incorporated In the laws of ewy,
for It is believed it will prove b4~Ilin
preventing fraudulent entry o thg Ci
Navy Department bhages.
Changes In the Nayy Dqpartment have
been announced as follows;
Appointments-Huglh P. Oraim hISct
ir at $4.00 per diem, bureau ofmd~t and
surgery, for duty at naval hospIdh; pio. T.
Kennedy, clerk at $900 per annui , ec. of
ludge advocate general; Wmn Vu *hlp
lra.tman at $5.52 per diem, bur4uI eon
struction and repai.
Resignation -. R. Wooth, eh~at $900
per annum, office of judge a~ete gen
Capt. Henor H. Whitney4bk
Coat Artillery, $=amdp
lybee TaIam G.T . inl tIu
gays, on hi. way to R.~
pate in the maneuvers. Cas
well known in this esy jsery
lee on the staff of Lleut. QGe
the latter bad comnmand of
aeompanied Gen. Mifles on
trip,,t te flpulnma.
FAIRBANS ON ISSUES
alks to Vermonters This
HOME OF FOREFATHERS
CA'PAIGN IS OF FAR-REACHING
Tells of What Has Been Accomplished
Under Republican Administra
tion-Return to Policies.
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt., August
29.-The republican candidate for Vice Pres
ident. Senator Charles W. Fairbanks of
Indiana, delivered his first formal speech
of the campaign here this afternoon. Large
numbers of people from all parts of Wind
sor county and from western New Hamp
shire were present.
The demonstration was arranged particu
larly as a welcome from the people of
Windsor county to the Indiana senator,
whose father was born within its limits.
Chairman Alfred E. Watson of the state
committee and Lieutenant Governor C. S.
Stanton, at the head of the delegation, rep
resenting other parts of the state, met
Senator Fairbanks as he alighted from
the train and welcomed him to the state.
After a luncheon in the state building the
party was driven to the High- School
grounds, where hundreds of persons had
At the conclusion of a brief address by
Senator Proctor, the candidate for Vice
President was - presented. He was given
an enthusiastic reception. Senator. Fair
banks' address is as follows:
Senator Fairbanks' Address.
Senator Proctor and Fellow Citizens: I
wish to thank you for your most generous
welcome. I do not, of course, feel that it
is personal, but regard it 'rather as a mani
festation of your interest in the public
questions which are now engaging~ the at
tention of the American people.
We are inspired by. a common purpose.
We have a like interest -in good govern
ment, for its blessings are not restricted
by the narrow litnits of state lines.
This spot possesses a special interest
for me, for near here my father was born.
He left. this~-county in his early youth and
took up the arduous work of a pioneer in
the' .wilderne'ss of the great Mississippi
valley, - but he retained always for this
state .a profound affection.
."I .wish- to congratulate you upon your
representation in the United States Senate
and in the lower house- of Congress. No
state is better represented in either branch.
It is gratifying to see in your tribute of
re'spect to him that you have resolved in
your hearts to return Senator Proctor to
the seat he so much honors.
"L.evel-headed, patriotic and incorruptible
as fate, he has been one of the trusted ad
visers of three Presidents. Your junior
senator. Mr. Dillingham, is upholding the'
bsat traditions of the state in the senatorialI
office. An administration which leans upon
such advisers cannot go far astray. A
state which follows their leadership cannot
go far wrong."
-The Vermont Patriotism.
There is something in this high latitude
which leeds to right thinking and right
doing, for Vermont has been invariably
aligned with the beat judgment and the
patriotic conscience of the American peo
ple. In every crisis from the revolution
until now, her sons have proven them
selves worthy of their priceless inheri
tance. They wrote a splendid record of
heroic service in the revolution and in the
severe hour when our national life was in
periL.- To a son of Vermont, in the lottery
of fate, fell the opportunity to make for
ever luminous the, achievements of the
American navy in the harbor of anila,
To the grand old commonwealth of New
laitng elloshi 'wt ermont, we are
Inete or loa and e intservice
8I vr ainle.gp~. he has
vei~rieh cotiuin her country
in f ecs and war.
We have entered upon a eampaign ef tar
remahing massent We qe-to determine the
pa.eles that shall be in foree and the g1
masaaeg'w hih qg be- appower low
sur iesa t o e. ihe aaddates and
rebefore the pubflo. The reo
partiemAr A ¶t o r bmi
far history, and we should be able to judge
what policies and what administration will
best advance our welfare. We should
consider the questions before us and de
termine them in light of the fireside with
out passion and without prejudice.
One of the uppermost questions is. Does
the administration of President Roosevtlt
merit a vote of confidence? This question
confronts us at the very threshold of de
The President took up the duties of his
office at a serious moment in the history
of the republic. He assumed his great
responsibilties with a due appreciation of
their gravity and gave assurance to his
countrymen that he Would carry out the
policies of his predecessor. The people
were familiar with them. They were the
policies of the republican party. They had
brought the country immeasurable pros
perity, and they naturally desired their
Let us see what republican administra
tion and republican policies have accom
plished. We may compare democratic and
republican administrations with profit. For
tunately we have before us the records of
both parties during the last twelve years.
Twelve years ago the country was in en
joyment of an unusual degree of prosperity.
There was work to be had on every hand
and at good wages. The farmer received
remunerative prices for the products of the
farm. Benjamin Harrison was then Pres
ident-one of the ablest men who has held
the chief executive office. The public busi
ness was well transacted. The McKinley
tariff law was in full operation. In the
face of all this, the democratic party de
nounced "republican prosperity as a fraud
and robbery of the great majority of the
people for the benefit of the few." It was
declared to be unconstitutional and the re
peal of the McKinley tariff law was de
manded. The people, in an unguarded mo
ment, in the exercise of their sovereign
rights, voted out of power the republican
administration and expressed their judg
ment in favor of a repeal of the McKinley
law, democratic promise was accepted in
place of republican fulfillment.
General Harrison, in submitting his an
nual message to Congress, directed atten
tion to the availing prosperity throughout
Defeat Brought a Reaction.
The defeat of the republican party and
the consequent change in the economic
policy of the government, started a sharp
reaction in the industrial world. It is Im
possible to overthrow great economical
monopolies without changes in industrial
and commercial conditions. It could not be
done in 1te2 and it cannot be successfully
The four years succeeding General Harri
son's defeat will not be soon forgotten.
They stand in sharp contrast with the years
of republican administration, both before
and after. They were four years of ar
rested development; of panic and distress
without a parallel in American history.
Field. factory and mine suffered alike.
Vast armies of unemployed marched
through the country, hopelessly seeking for
an opportunity to work, regardless alike
of either the number of hours or the rate
of wage. To many from foreign shores
who have since then sought our hospitality,
and to many of the young men of our coun
try, who for the first time will exercise the
highest privilege of an American freeman
this may be an overdrawn picture. There
are many of our countrymen who will con
firm it with testimony gathered in their
own hard experience.
Return to Bepublican Policies.
In 1806 the American people resolved to
return to republican administration and to
We came into power pledged to overthrow
the democratic tariff law and to enact in
lieu of it a genuine protective measure.
President McKinley. real!zing full well the
public needs, convened Congress as speedily
as possible after his inauguration to carry
out our pledge. Months were spent in an
exhaustive consideration of the entire sub
ject, and in due time we put upon the stat
ute books the Dingley law. The republican
adm:nistration and this measure gave con
fidence to the country. Fires were started
In the great industrial centers. A profitable
market was created for the products of the
farms of Vermont, New Hampshire and
elsewhere. Prosperity returned and spread
her blessings among all sections and all
peoples within the ample limits of the re
The Martyred McKinley.
Three years ago our great and beloved
leader In the national contests of 1896 and
1900 fell at his post of duty. His successor
has since administered our national af
fairs with conspicuous ability. He has
been an earnest student of the country's
needs. He has been conscientious and un
tiring in the discharge of his great respon
sibilities. He has been inspired by but one
purpose, and that has been to do well the
work committed to his hands.
Judged by any test we may apply, the
administration of President Roosevelt has
been eminently successful. The last three
years have been years of exceptional pros
perity. Business has been active in the
market places. Industry has flourished
and the farmer has prospered in an n
usual degree. Prosperity has not been con
fined to limited areas, but has extended
throughout the country. It has not been
restricted. to a few, but has been enjoyed
.by the many.
Domestic trade has expanded to propor
tiohs never before attained, and our ex
ports have reached the highest figures In
our history. -In short, the past three years
have been years of commercial growth, of
domestic peace and expanding power.
As in 1892, the democratic party now de
nounces "protection as a robbery of the
many to enrich the few," and pledges itself
to overthrow the Dingley law, through a re
vision and reduction of the tariff. What
will be the result of such a policy? We
will find a most conclusive answer in the
four years of the last democratic admin
Let the American people take the demo
cratic platform and the record of the last
democratic administration in one hand and
the republican platform and the record of
the republican administration during the
last three years in the other, and pronounce
their potential judgment.
Messrs. William F. Hunt and Samuel 0.
Wendel are among the Knights Templar
who left Wednesday for California and St.
Dr. Chas W. Cuthbertson has left for a
two-weeks' stay in St. Louis, where he
goes as a delegate to the National Dental
Association and to attend the sessions of
the International Dental Congress, which
convenes In that city August 29.
Milton C. Thompson of 1006 D street
southeast has returned from Virginia Beach
and Portsmouth, Va.
Dr. Gleo. H. Townsend has gone to Cali
fornia with the Knights Templar of the
Departed for Nanass===
The War Department has been advised by
telegram of the departure of Companies I,
K and II. 1st Infantry; L and K, 8th In
fantry, 320 men, fifteen officers, from Fort
Porter for Manassas, Va., August 27, .and
headquarters band. Companies A, D,E,..
F, G, I, K, L and M, 5th Infantry, thirty
eight officers, 584 enlisted men front Platta
burg barracks, New York, for Manassas,
Virginia, August 27.
Imad Withdrawa Prom~ leiemat
dlovernmnent lands to the amount of
8U,60 acres in the Durango distrot of Colo
rado, andl 26,46 acres in the .Great Fails
distrist of Montana, have en withdrawn
fr all forms of diuposal by ore of the
secretary of the Interior. The Retion wasn
take= at the romaint. of the smansgal ant
Les Asnse, N. U., tan at Beame 4Gee
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Effect of Announcement of
RELIEF TO DEMOCRATS
IS SUPPOSED TO RAVE A CAND?r
Bank and Pile Look Askance at the
Choice of the Booms-Why Boot
and Lamont Refused.
Mr. David B. Hill's expressed determi.
nation to retire from politics after Janu
ary 1, will disarm a number of critics of
the present management of the democratie
party-critics both without and within the
party lines. His assertion that in case
of the success of the democratic ticket
he would not be an aspirant for honors,
national or state, nor official emoluments, r
presumably will reassure the people who
are disturbed over his influence in the na
tional councils of the party.
The New York World, which is backing
the democratic campaign after its own pe
culiar fashion-and more or less to the
comfort of some democrats-asked editori
ally today why Mr. Hill, if he is deter
mined to retire from politics, should not
retire immediately? They would like to
see him out of the fight before he indulges
in any more mud-slinging against Roose
velt, which the World fears did not make
a hit, and before he gets his man Stanch
field nominated for governor.
A Load for the Democrats.
There is no question that Mr. Hill is In
many quarters regarded as an incubus on
the democratic national ticket. As bad as
the rust in a Dakota wheat field is the
blight of his influence upon the promising
crop of democratic hopes in the state cam
paign, according to the view of some demo
crats. It is recalled that he "busted" the
democratic gubernatorial campaign of two
years ago by the insertion of his coal
plank in the state platform. Many demo
crate look with fear and trembling upon
his prospective choice of a gubernatorial
candidate this year. Hence the World's
remark, as the lady said to the over-stayed
caller. "Must you go?'
It is admitted by the democratic man
agers that everything depends upon the
outcome in New- York. The democrats
must have New York-the republicans can
get along without that state-In the presl
dential contest. It is conceded that the
state campaign will have imperaat ben,'
ing on the national camiaign. Democr.' "
and republicans alike are watehing w+t
the utmost anxiety the d6lberation' if
the party bosses in their choosing of gub.r
natorial candidates. It will make a di1
ference to the democrats whom the if.
publicans select and the choice of the
democratic candidate will adset the nrPv
The Choice of the Dom e.
It is remarkable that the rank and die of
both parties in New York fear the insuence
of their respective state bosses on the
gubernatorial choice. If the republicans
nominate a man distinctly of Gov. Odell's
selection there is said to be little doubt
that the opposing faction will hold aloof.
At this time Mr. Tim Woodruf, former
lieutenant governor, and present Lieut. 0ev.
Higgins are the two most likely candidates.
Mr. Higgins is understood to be Gov. Odell's
Mr. David B. Hill's favorite is understood
to be Mr. Stanchfield, and some of the old
line democrats are looking very mouch
askance upon any man who Mr. Hill should
force upon the party. It would not make
much difference, in the long run, they say,
whether Mr. 11111 retired January 1 or not
from active politics if he had a devoted fol
lower in the gubernatorial chair.
Lamont and Boot.
Root and Lamont would have put up the
best and moat clean-cut fight as opposing
candidates for governor, but, of course, that
is not possible now, since both have de
clined to run. A Star man who was in New
York last week was given the following
reason for the declination of these two
"As a matter of fact," said The 8tar's
informant, "both famont and Root were
afraid of each other. Lament said:
'Woulsin't I make a pretty spectacle trying
to run a gubernatorial speaking campaign,
when I cannot even make an after-dner
talk to a tableful qf friends T
"Root said: 'I can talk to a gathering at
the Union League Club, but bow would I
appear before the up-state farmers, upon
whose vote we must depend, with all of my
record as a corporation and trust lawyer?
That would be a fine eight, wouldn't itT '
Woodruff and Higgins.
Many republicans like Tim Woodruff, and
although he does not draw as much water
as the Cedric in the lower end of Manhattas
Island, It is admitted that he would make
a good showing up-state, as he is a good
talker, a good "mixer" and a genial fellow.
He has unbounded ambition, as was shown
by his little flurry for the vice presidential
nomination in 1900, and he has self-confi
dence enough to face any kind of a situ
ation. Nothing daunts him. There was a
good deal of talk in New York about Mr.
Higgins, however, and many republicans
said that If Gov. Odeli determines to push
him to the front he can probably do it.
Then if Mr. Hill puts in a man of his
choosing it will be a stand-off
EfEect of Hill's WithdrawaL.
Mr. Hill's forthcoming abdication, if it
comes, will undoubtedly be due to the at
vice of Judge Parker. It has been maae
plain to Judge Parker long before this thas
Mr. Hill was a handicap both to him and
to the national party. Hill was a handlesp
to Parker at St. Louis, when the nn.nin=
tion was at stake,1n politicians from tas
west and south shook their heads ever
Hill's predominance and influsee in tae
councils. If Hill gets out, it will take an
other shaft from Bryan's quiver and pei,
hap. result in asing Mr. Bryas to warm
up a little to the national tichet. Bryas
has been Invited to hous, but evury time
he looks that way be sees Hill' shadow em
the Hudson and abaiddrs.
The net result of Mr. Hill's announee
ment, polUticians may, )will undosbtedly be
beneficial to the demecratie eampaigu.
Judge Parker has announed that he wemig
not if elected. be a candiate fsr anothe
nonantion. Mr. Hill Is regarded new a
the possessor of the iresidential goods and
chattels of the democracy, and os bS
says he has no covetous eye on the futBEft
democrats right and left will beaue a sgm
It will be plaignews to use tameea
demnocrats, wh dislike 111ll for his eppee..
n to the Icome tan-end he gave h
testevienc tothat eppositios 4P pre
vesting the incorporation of as ineometa
plank in the platforma at St. Louis. It wui
deight the Clevelandltesoets, who doat
like Hill for a deaen reasos, end lt wIS
eguse ,the peuing of iauaserable soW4 S5e
ties and th etig o many S'uu
amnen the to w'om 1.1