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ShJp Canal at Month of minois RItct
Will Be Begun as First
PHILADELPHIA, Oct 16.— To aid
their building fund the girls of Bryn
Mawr College have established a gro
cery at the institution. Miss Anna M-
Branson first thought of it last year
and has succeeded in having: a room
fitted up in the basement of the new
Rockefeller Hall. It is well stocked
and well patronized by the girls. The
honor system governs all transactions.
College Maidens Will a Store
to Aid Their Building
THEIR JOKER DISCOVERED,
EGG TRUST IS SMASHED
DEEP WATER ROUTE WILL
JOIN ST. LOUIS AND CHICAGO
GIRLS AT BRYN MAWR
ESTABLISH A GROCERY
NEW YORK. Oct. 16.— Sellers Mc-
Kee. the father of A. Hart McKee,
who sailed with Mrs. Hugh Tevis on
the White Star steamship Baltic on
September 30, said to-night he had
received cable dispatches from both
young persons in London, but neither
mentioned the report of their engage
"I don't believe they have become
engaged," said McKee.* "I am sure
they would have said something about
it if they had concluded to get mar
ried. I am satisfied that all talk of
their engagement is nonsense."
Says He Docs Not Believe His Son and
Mrs. Teris Are to Be
Both the District Attorney and his
deputy were out of town to-day and the
Intended action of the office toward
the boy cannot be learned at this time,
but it is believed that the boy will be
charged with murder.
The testimony at the inquest went
to show that when the boy was quar
reling with his sister because she had
liberated estray goats he had taken up.
he had a knife in his hand and. that
he made a threat that he would hurt
her and later told her that if she re
peated the offense he would kill her.
After she locked him out of the room,
the testimony show», he went to the
pantry and"got the shotgun with which
he killed the girl by shooting through
a window. ....
The boy said on the witness stand
that he did not know the gun was
loaded and only intended to frighten
his sister. • V~
REDDING. Oct. IS.— The Coroner's
jury that investigated the death of
Rosa Stowe, the seventeen-year-old
girl of Whiskytown who was shot and
killed by her brother. Lester Stowe,
aged 11 years, yesterday, would not
believe the boy's statement that the
shooting was accidental and returned
the following verdict:
"We find that Rosa Stowe came to
her death from a gunshot wound in
flicted by Lester Stowe and from the
testimony adduced we find him amen
able to the law and recommend to the
District Attorney that he proceed as he
sees fit-™ : : »>'"-H; J
McKEE'S FATHER CALLS TALK
OF ENGAGEMENT "NONSENSE"
CINCINNATI, Oct. 16. — Is a stolen
kiss worth S15.000?
This is a question which will have
to be decided by Federal Judge Coch
ran when his court convenes in Cov
ington, Ky., to-morrow.
Mrs. Grant Mitts, a blue grass so
ciety leader of Mason, Ky., thinks she
is entitled to that amount for a kiss
she declares was stolen last June by
J. B. Alexander, a friend of her hus
band, who made a friendly call while
the man of the house was not home
and she has brought suit.
As a result of the alleged larceny
she declares she is a nervous wreck
and has been subjected to much hu
miliation and notoriety.
Kentucky Society Leader Brings Suit
Against the Man Who Stole
It From Her.
wa:vts fifteen thousand
for a purloined kiss
Coroner's Jury Says Eleven-
Year-Old Lad Who Killed
Sister Is Amenable to Law
TALE OF BOY
LOS ANGELES. Oct. IS.— After *
burst of melody like a dying swan's
last song. Eric William Lundber?. a
Swedish fisherman and once a piano
student under the old European mas
ters, passed away suddenly In Santa
Monica. Lundberg. though long a rough
seafarer, had seen better days. Yester
day he seemingly had a premonition
that the end was near, and during his
last hours on earth, while death hov
ered over him, this aged unfortunata
sat in a music store In a crowded street
and drew from a piano such soulful,
sad and touching music as to cause
hundreds of passers to stop and listen,
enraptured and thrilled. He played as
nobody in the crowd had ever heard a
man play before, all the anguish of a
sad heart and weary soul pouring forth
as the Ivory keys yielded to the touch
of this strange, unkempt mortal's rough
hands. All the pent-up sorrow of a mis
spent life seemed to be released In one
glorious outburst of mournful. harmony.
For hours he played, and at 9 o'clock
at night left the piano with a sigh and
tottered away to an old barn, where a
few hours later his body wa3 found.
Lundberg was known all along the
Special Dispatch to Tfcs f^V
MUKDEN*. Saturday. Oct. 13 (with
ihs Ilussian army of the center).— After
fix days of th«* hardest kind of fighting,
this section of the Russian army fell
bark last night on the Shakhe River
and is now holding a position on the
north side of the stream. The fighting.
which commenced shortly after noon
«-n October 9, has been in progress con
tinuously ever since. On October 9 the
Russ-ians advanced to the southeast,
crossing the Shakhe River, thence to
Hamnatung. twenty miles southeast of
llukden and ten miles north of YentaL
On the hills around Hamnatung the
Japanese had planted four batteries.
Upon th«* advance of the Russians
thes«? batteries retired to the south
ward, across a narrow valley, which
runs east and west, and joined the
The fight continues near Shakhe and
the sound of guns can be heard plainly
here. The people of MukcJen. however,
art- not displaying great excitement.
SLAYS CHECK PURSUERS
Ger.era) Kuropatkin is personally di
rectirg his troops. This sustains the
men in their hope of success. How
*»v*r. there is no doubt the Russians
have sustained enormous losses.
The transportation of the wounded
to the railway is accomplished with the
cr^atest difficulty, owing to the rain
t^>d<J«n condition of the roads. On Sat
urday 6000 wounded arrived at the rail
v ay, were put on board cars and dis
patched toward the north.
The position of the opposing forces
continually changes, first one and then
another assuming the offensive, but
up to 10 o'clock of the night of October
14 neither had achieved a signal suc
cess. The main forces of the Japan
ese concentrated against the Russian
right, where Generals Kuroki and Nod
zu apparently were gathering the
wboSe of their forces. It Is stated that
Gtneral Nocizu had been seriously
wounded. It is as y*?t impossible to
say what has been the result of the
Japanese aggressive movement on the
MUKDEN. Oct. 16. 9 p. m.-The fight
ceased along the whole east front on
October 15, but it continues furiously
en the southwest. There the cannon
ading never ceased for a moment on
October 15. The fight has now been
continuous for seven days.
EVANSVILLE. Ind., Oct. 16.— James
Sutton will be married in this city on
the night of October 30 to Miss New
man. It will be his fifth wedding. He
has been divorced four times, and all
his wives are alive. A few years ago
he wrote a book, entitled "The Ups and
Downs of a Young Married Man."
He has engaged a hall for the cere
mony, and will sell 20,000 tickets,
charging 25 cents, 35 cents and 50 cents
for admission. One hundred tickets
will be reserved for the newspaper men
of Evansville and points within fifty
miles of this city.
Sutton is 50 years old, and is well
known. He believes his enterprise will
be a financial success.
Special Dispatch to Tfca Call.
LastHours of Wasted
Life Are Spent
Indiana Man Thinks He Sees
Chance to Make Money Out
of His Fifth Marriage
CHICAGO, Oct. 16.— A father will ap
pear in Judge Chetlain's court to-mor
row as an attorney for the defense in
a wife-murder case, in which his son
is to be on trial for his life. This
unusual situation is to be presented
in the trial of Victor Roland O'Shea.
the self-confessed slayer of his wife. At
torney P. Ni O'Shea is the father of the
defendant. For weeks he has been
mustering all the legal lore bearing on
the case that he could find. for. in ad
dition to the professional enthusiasm
of a lawyer for his client's Interest, he
has the additional desire of a father
to save his son from the gallows.
It is said that never before has a
father defended his son in a murder
trial in Cook County. In this case in
sanity will be the defense. The State
will ask for the death penalty.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
As Attorney He Will Seek
to Save the Life of Self-
Confessed Wife Slayer
CHICAGO, Oct. 16.— Senatorial cour
tesy Is likely to be tossed to the dogs
when United States Senator Bacon of
Georgia and United States Senator A.
J. Hopkins of Illinois meet.
The Georgian has designated his
Northern colleague as a "lightweight —
the lightest man in the Senate." He
charges that the Illlnoisan has been
s& lacking in courtesy as to accuse
him (Senator Bacon) of being no bet
ter than a murderer.
To all of which Hopkins says "ab
Bacon is stumping the country for
th« Democratic National Committee
and in Elgin a day or two ago, where
Senator Hopkins had preceded him at
a Republican rally, he was Informed
the latter had warned the people
against him, charging he had been one
of six men to draw lots to see which
should shoot a white Republican, who
subsequently got his quietus.
Although the official account of the battle does not present the dis
astrous picture that many in St. Petersburg has resigned themselves to
see. the general feeling here is of the deepest gloom. If the battle has not
been Russia's Sedan, in fact, the moial and political effects could hardly
be worse. The result will render the war and its conduct more unpopular
than ever at home, while the greatest fears are expressed that the Chin
ese population, if not the Government, will be encouraged to abandon a
long doubtful neutrality and openly side in with the victorious Japanese.
From the military point of view the most bitter disappointment is in the
knowledge that the reverse seals the fate of the. heroic _ defenders of Port
Arthur, who are now without hope of succor from the outside world.
A remarkable feature throughout is the popular sympathy with General
Kuropatkin. Viceroy Al=xieff is again charged with responsibility for
Kuropatkin's attempt to take the aggressive. Pity rather than criticism
is awarded the ill starred general; but it Is felt among army officers that
the military prestige of the whole of: Russia has so suffered at his hands
that it is impossible that he can ever be given the chance to retrieve the
fllffitirtt 1 '
Thursday witnessed another furious cannonade, in which the whole of
the Russian center was forced back. In the afternoon of the same day
the Russian right, began to give way. Toward evening came a few hours*
lull, but at midnight the cannonading was renewed with increased fury,
eye witnesses declaring that it exceeded in Intensity that at Liaoyang
during the famous fighting of August 30 and August 31.
There was much desperate fighting on Friday, which was carried on
through a tremendous storm of rain, hail and thunder. General Kuropat
kin personally took command of the Petroff regiment. It was in the
midst of this awful war of man and the elements that the Russians, the Pet
roff regiment leading, for the last time charged doggedly into Shakhe and
took the town in the face of. the hottest Japanese bombardment.
The latest reports rrom the battle came on Sunday afternoon and even
ing, when the Russians were carrying on a heavy rear guard fight, evi
dently retiring on Mukden. Generals Oku and Nodzu were concentrating
for another blow on the Russian right, where the fighting is described as
having been furious. General Nodzu is reported to have been wounded
seriously, but this cannot be confirmed.
Mukden itself remains cuiet, though the sounds of battle are plainly
heard to the southward. The railway station is congested with trains of
wounded proceeding to Harbin. Tlu* hospital facilities are completely
overtaxed. Six thousand wounded arrived at Mukden on Saturday alone.
The heroic surgeons and nurses, many of whom have been without sleep
for thirty-six hours, are ready to drop from fatigue.
MEANS THE DOWNFALL OF KUR0PATIQN.
General Kuropatkin says that Friday night was passed in comparative
quiet, but that Saturday saw an immense cencentration of Japanese on the
Great Mandarin road, where the Russian batteries were vigorously playing
in an effort to hold them in check. The result of Saturday's fight has not
been officially given, but there is every evidence that it was one of the
most severe character.
It was during the Japanese furious night attack on "Wednesday, ac
cording to unofficial accounts, that the Russians lost their guns.
RUSSIAN CENTER AND RIGHT FORCED BACK.
Another serious fact that remains undetermined is the ammunition sup
ply. Seven days of furious fighting must have greatly depleted the supply
of both armies. Official circles express great confidence that General Kuro
patkin is the better off in this respect, but at last accounts the Japanese
were bombarding as if they were confident of an inexhaustible supply.
The official story of the battle says that the Japanese made a deter
mined effort to break the Russian center on Friday night, but this, it seems,
may be a clerical or telegraphic error for Thursday. Simultaneously the
Japanese launched a heavy assault against the village of Shakhe, which
had already been the scene of so many furious attacks and counter attacks.
The Russians were forced to evacuate the village, but heroically recaptured
the position. This brought reserves of both sides into action, but whether
the v.hole of the reserves of either side were engaged is not clear." In any
event the Russians were again and finally driven out, making five times
that Shakhe had changed hands in the course of the battle. The Russians
then retired to a new position north of Shakhe.
Of the left flank, which was one of the most important points in the
line, absolutely nothing ie heard, which leaves the inference that it is not
in a position to communicate with the remainder of the army.
All the wounded are being carried to Harbin, farther north.
It is understood that the correspondents also have been ordered to Har
bin, which indicates that the retreat will not even stop at Tie Pass. All
hopes of the world-heralded advance to Port Arthur have been abandoned.
The weather conditions are even worse than during the retreat from
Liaoyang. Streams are bank-high and fords are impassable, but it is im
possible to say how this will affect the final situation. It may prove Rus
sia's salvation by preventing a Japanese pursuit. On the other hand, how
ever, if the Russians are on the wrong side, the flooded rivers may only
emphasize the completeness of the disaster.
AMMUNITION SUPPLY MAY BE DEPLETED.
General Kuropatkin's story leaves the Russians still tenaciously holding
the north bank of the Shakhe River, but the general belief is that this is
only the finale of one of the greatest military dramas of history and the
Russian army as a whole is retiring toward Mukden, having suffered at the
most conservative estimate a loss of more than 30,000.
ST. PETERSBURG. Oct. IT. 3:45 a. m.— The official veil was lifted to
day from the ghastly tragedy around Shakhe, but even the official account,
supplemented by numerous press dispatches. leaves much uncertainty. as, to
the situation. Oat of the fragmentary mass of Information at" 'hand'itr*'isr
possible only to conclude that the costly withdrawal and retreat from Liao
yang is being duplicated upon an even grander scale, after more desperate
and heavier loss.
Czar to Abandon Manchuria;
Kuropatkin Will Be Retired
fighting line have already changed
hands ten times. It is impossible
to say how long the contest will
continue before one side or the
other is worn out.
As this dispatch is being fin
ished the sound of increasing can
nonading from the center indi
cates that something unusual is
happening. The correspondent is
leaving for the front" to ascertain
After the last evacuation of the
village by the Russians the Jap
anese failed in an attempt to re
occupv it. and now the village is
held by the Russian infantry.
There is every indication that
the Russian right flank is about
to resume the offensive and re
occupy the position held by it on
October 10 and n. The Jap
anese resistance is growing
•weaker and they are apparently
preparing to evacuate.
Toward the east and center the
Japanese are more stubborn and
are showing more resistance.
Some of the positions on the
MUKDEN, Oct. 16. 10 p. m.
Shakhe is a^ain in the hands of
Estimate* of the losses* in the first
six day* of the battle of the Sakhe
place the total at more than 70.000
killed and wounded. The Russian
looses exceed 40.000 men and it is
probable that those of the Japanese
will not fall far short of 30.000. Ten
thousand Russian dead were left on
Middaugh was 24 years of age. He
leaves a wife and child. Whitmaugh
Is a few years older.
CLARINDA, Iowa, Oct- 16.— A duel
with knives between two young farm
ers yesterday ended in the death of
one of the combatants and the arrest
of the other on a charge of murder.
Fenton Whitmaugh and Charles Mid
daugh had a quarrel arising out of a
small business deal and they agreed
to settle the dispute in a fight. With
a half dozen companions they drove
at midnight in Middaugh's carriage to
the cemetery and' Whitmaugh was
given the choice of weapons. Middaugh
had brought a revolver, which was
taken from him by his companions.
Whitmaugh selected pocket knives.
The men entered the ring and im
mediately clinched. Within a half min
ute Middaugh had received three bad
gashes, one of which severed the cla
vian artery- He died in five minutes.
The Coroner's jury to-day found that
Middaugh came to his death from a
knife wound in thai ceclc inflicted .by,
Whkmauglj: *> „.-
Whitmaugh is inithe County JaiL It
Is said he has confessed to bis part in
the affair. \ .
Special Dispatch, to The CalL
William Schmitz, a painter living at
741 O'Farrell street, was robbed of over
$11,000 in gold coin last Wednesday
night. He reported the robbery to the
police as soon as he discovered it and
Captain Burnett set his detectives to
work en the case. Schmitz's son,
George "W., was placed under arrest
on suspicion of having stolen the coin
and is being detained in the '"tanks"
at the City Prison, but he denies that
he knows anything about the stolen
Schmitz told the police that he had
kept the coin in a crock in a secret
place in the house. The money had
been in his possession for ten years.
He has no- belief in the stability of
banks and flattered himself that the
Coin was much safer in the crock than
in the vault of a bank.
The old man suspects no one but his
son, who. he says, knew where the
crock containing the money was hid
.den.,-.Xh«^ detectives on the. case, are
under the" Impression" -if 1hV sorf
was the thief he had a confederate and
they are working on that theory.
Places the son has been in the habit of
frequenting have been searched, but no
trace of the money has so far been
Though the elder Schmitz is certain
that his son is the thief he said last
night that he would not prosecute
George. The old man is on the verge
of a nervous collapse because of the
loss of the money, which represents
the greater part of the savings of a
Woman Widowed-; and Child Left
Fatherless by the Victor's
Son of Victim, Arrested on His
Father's Accusation, Denies Any
Knowledge of the Money.
William Scbmltz, Painter,
Finds His Hoard Stolen
Prom Hiding Place.
Quick Ending ol Combat
Arising Out ol Busi
MUKDEN, Oct. 17. — The battle was renewed and con
tinued throughout the night, being especially heavy at mid
night. The Russians retain their position along the Shakhe
River and have made frequent attacks upon the Japanese,
capturing six of the latter's guns. The eastern army is help-'
ing the western forces. There has been very heavy artillery
tire to-day. The fighting is now centered on the plain.
M UKDEX, Oct. 16.— There was a hill in the battle yes
terday, but fighting was conti nued to-day on the right. The
army is southwest of here, ten miles. It is now certain that
the army will be able to extricate itself. The losses amount, to
at least 30,000. It ha? been a bigger battle than Liaoyang.
The Russians are attacking o n the right to-day.
LIBAU, Oct 16. — The Baltic squadron put to sea at 1
o'clock this morning. A Copenhagen dispatch says the Bal
tic squadron passed Bournhoim Island in two sections. It com
prised a total of six battleships, eleven cruisers and numer
ous smaller craft and was going northeast.
Russians Capture Six Guns
Ten Thousand Rus
sian Dead Left
Farmers Fight With
Knives and One
Loses $11,000 He
AWFUL SLAUGHTER CONTINUES
UNCHECKED ON FIGHTING LINE
OF A DUEL
Senatorial Courtesy Is Forgotten
Bacon oj Georgia Says Hopkins of
Illinois Is a "Lightweight"
MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES PEXATE. FROM ILLINOIS AND GEORGIA.
RESPECTIVELY. WHOSE BITTER EXCHANGE OF PERSONALITIES IS ONE
OF THE SIDE I3SCES OF THE PRESENT CAMPAIGN.
Continued to Paze 2, Column I.
NEW YORK. Oct. 16. — Brigadier
General- William Scott Worth. U. S. A.
(retired). Is dead at Clinton. Staten
Island, after a loo? illness, aged 64
General - Worth Passes Away.
WALMER. CASTLE, Kent, England,
Oct. 16.— A bulletin issued to-nfght
announced the continued improvement
of Lady Curzon. She was this.after
nooon removed -to Walmer Palace, a
house in the vicinity of Walmer Castle,
where it was ¦ intended ' to remove* her
before the last relapse.
Lady Curzon Improving Daily.
The independent egg dealers laid a
complaint before the Interstate Com
merce Commission and the railroads
have refused to carry eggs out of their
class as a result.
Forecast mad* at Sltf iFraT.etoeo /or.
;fe:£f €p&* tn<Jps _P?l.. I":
Sui Frin^sco X^lf trCJpItja-U^ir
M' tiday. ¦ ct!Ett*K»»«i-aarzs^_J[re*h_jJorth
er!y mind. ".' '•""* -«
O. H. WIIXSON. I>ccal Forecaster,
TeeaDorartly ia Charts.
VOLUME XCVl— NO. 139.
The San Francisco Call.
SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1904.
THE THEATEKS^lfo i|
ALCAZAR— -'"The Way'o* U* WptSd.l
| ALHAM^RAr-VlwCtB4Bd.i Mf ''
iXlATCnstx— "A Texas Ste«r."
CEXTP Al^ 1 ;D»y, Credk* itti '-!
CpLWJIBrA— "Sik Toy." * J
| CHUTES — T '«Ti-TttTr "ijiir^^"*******
, ,FI3CHER*S-i-'"t)own the Line."
MAJESTIC— "A Japanese Nightingale"'
TIVOLI— "Der Rastelbinder."
PRICE FIVE CEXTS.
70,000 MEN FALL IN THE BATTLE OF SHAKHE RIVER
PITTSBURG, Oct. 16.— The refusal
of the railroads to carry stored eggs
has practically smashed the egg trust.
Since the Armours, Swifts and other
Western packing-houses have been
storing eggs during the summer for
winter sale dealers have had to go
to these packers for eggs. The West
erners have been shipping eggs as
meat and getting a lower freight rate
by one-half. The railroads, it is al
leged, have been winking at this dis
Chicago Packers Had Been Shipping
Stored Cases as Meat, Thereby
Securing: Low Rates.
By order of the War Department
the' Mississippi River Commission has
caused to be made surveys, plans and
specifications for the S U.Louis-Alton
canal and these will t>e finally formu
lated at a meeting of the commission
to be held in St. Louis on Novem
ST. LOUIS. Oct. 1«. — The first posi
tive step taken in connection with a
deep crater route between St. Louis
and Chicago is the building of a. ship
canal at the mouth of the Illinois
River. The canal wilr be a fourteen
foot channel and will supersede all
plans and schemes which have here
tofore been proposed and submitted
as a means of solving the navigation
problem in the Mississippi and Illinois