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RETIRED FROM ANSHANSHAN
RUSSIANS COMPELLED TO MAKE
Troops Were Disappointed in Not Giv
ing Battle —Russian* Lost 300 —Jap 6
Advancing Rapidly—Heavy Fighting
Expected Soon in Vicinity of Liaoy
ang—Japanese Generals Forward.
Liaoyang, Aug. 29.—The Russians
retired from Anshaushan yesterday,
after a light which commenced on the
morning of August 2G and continued
in ■ desultory manner all day and
Arrangements for a battle had been
completed by night time, when the
order to retire was given on account
of the situation to the east.
The order was received with disap
pointment by the troops. The retire
ment was made in an orderly man
Transportation between Anshanshan
ami Haictieng was blocked by Japan
ese troops, who burned the bridge and
shell* (1 the railway station after the
The Russian loss amounts to 800,
The Japanese are advancing with
The Russian forces have been dis
appointed by another unexpected with
drawal. The whole eastern division
ami the troops on the Anshanshan po
sition have been ordered to fall back
to positions nearer Ltaoyang just as
the soldiers were expecting another
The Japanese are not following the
The advance from the south is ap
parently being pushed home. Sounds
of artillery from that direction are
plainer than they were yesterday.
Tin Chinese at Liaoyang are bring
ing out women and children, "which
they usually do when expecting a Jap
. Artillery Battle in Progress.
London, Aug. 29 — According to a
dispatch of today's date to the Central
News from Liaoyang, an artillery bat
tle has been in progress since 8 o'clock
this morning near Liaoyang. The Rus
sian main position, the dispatch says.
is what formerly was (he outpost line
of the Liaoyuhg garrison.
„, „ Reports Heard in Japan.
» J~ i^cio, Arm at). -Tim general stnn
lui7i(dtained silence throughout the day
concerning the fighting in the vicinity
of Liaoyang. It is reported that Gen
eral Kuroki has seized and cut Hie
railroad south of Mukden, thus sepa
rating the Russian forces and cutting
Liaoyang off from a direct line of re
treat, but confirmation of this report
an not be obtained.
The fighting reported occurring east
and southeast of Liaoyang is regarded
here as preliminary to a larger con
test in the immediate vicinity of Liao
yang. it is expected that Generals
Kuroki, Oku and NodZU will press for
A Russian correspondent of the As
sociated Press, in describing the two
days' light of August 25 and 2f>, says:
"The fight developed not only the
immense strength of the Japanese ar
tillery, but Involved several hand to
hand tights and bayonet charges.
HE BACKS UP BISHOP POTTER.
Archbishop of C intcrbury Approves of
Just before landing, and after meet
ing Bishop Potter, Dr. Dix and J. Pier
ixmt Morgan, the archbishop of Can
terbury encountered the inevitable
The primate said that Rev. Mr.
Ellison, one of the two chaplains ac
companying him, was authorized to
speak for him on any further topics
the newspaper men might desire. Mr.
Ellison was promptly asked about the
"Subway tavern," the saloon which
was started here to lessen the drink
evil, and which Bishop Potter dedicat
ed. Bishop Potter's act has been wide
ly criticised by organizations and in
dividuals who believe in methods so
long and so effectually used in the
United States in combating the liquor
Mr. Ellison, speaking for the British
primate, vindicated Bishop Potter.
Referring to the subway tavern, he
said: "The archbishop approves of
that. Mrs. Davidson, the archbishop's
wife was herself interested in estab
lishing in Surrey, England, a similar
institution, and it has been tried suc
cessfully elsewhere. It performs the
service it is designed for."
The Louisiana Is Launched.
Newport News.—The battleship Lou
isiana, sister ship to the Connecticut,
being built at the Brooklyn navy yard,
Wai successfully launched at the New-
R port News Shipbuilding yards Satur
'.'•'• Mint, Juaniata La Loads of New Or
leans was the sponsor and broke the
bottle of champagne across the prow
ot the new fighter.
__ Color la a part of truth.
Tokio, Aug. SI. —The Russianß are
concentrating at Liaoyaug with the in
tention of giving « general battle or of
retiring. They Hre beaten at Lungtu
■haa and retreated from Anshanshan
and Auping. Anshanshan was the
Strongest defense Liaoyang possessed
and its loss renderes defense almost im
possible. It is beliveved here that Gen
eral Kuropatkiu can not now avoid a
fight and a crushing defeat.
A dispatch received by the London
Daily Express says that the army has
Commenced to retire from Liaoyang <>n
Mukden. Since Sunday huge trains of
transports have been going forth and
columns of men are on the march.
Liaoyang lies too ]pw for defense. All
the food stores are being withdrawn.
A considerable section of the army hap
been left in Liaoyaug in positions to
hght a rear guard battle.
It is reported that the Japanese have
destroyed the railroad bridges north of
Liaoyang. It is reportod that the Rus
sian army has effected its retirement
with transports and artillery on Liao
yaug and is now in position jtwaitiug
the advancing Japanese
The prorgess of the latter has been
rapid and determined, sparing of no
In the attack on the Siaoliudzy posi
tion one Japanese bttalion lost all of
it*- officers. The retirement of the Rus
iasu transports of four corps across the
pliau while the artillery and troops in
the rear held off the Japanese afforded
a magnificent spectacle. The Rnssans
lost 800 in killed or wounded during
the retreat from Anshanshan. The
Japanese made a forced march by
night, overtaking the Russians at day
Qeneral Routkovsky was killed by
the explosion of a shell.
PENSION LIST SHRINKING.
For the Nation—Northwest Shows In-
crease in Number.
The annual report <>f Pension Com
missioner Ware shows that the gov
ernment has dealt liberally with pen-
Bion claimants in the northwest dur
ing the past year, as evidenced by a
large Increase in the number of pen
sions and in the amounts of money
paid. In Oregon, where there were
CIT7 pensioners In L 903, drawing pen
sions aggregating $775,773, there were
during last year 7067 pensioners, to
whom the government paid $908,928.
Washington shows an increase from
8067 pensioners, drawing $1,022,161 in
1903, to s77:i pensioners drawing $1,
--116,169 in 1904.
In Idaho there has been an increase
from 1802 pensioners drawing $242,
--849 in 1903, to 1949 pensioners draw
ing $267,007 in 1904.
The increase In the number of pen
sioners in- the northwestern slates is
stated to be largely due to the al
lowance of a large number of Indian
war pension claims and claims of sol
diers or relatives Of those who served
in the Spanish war.
The report shows that during the
year the cost of maintaining the pen
sion system of the government has
been $144,741,787. The appropriation
for this purpose was $U(j,46l,2(Jt>. leav
ing an unexpected balance of $i,70G,
--500. During the year 47,374 persons
were adiied to and 49,157 dropped from
the pension list.
M. PICARD HAS HIGH ITLE.
Comes to America With Rank Equal
The sailing of M. Picard, delegate
of the French government, to the St.
Louis exposition, from Havre, France,
brought out a notable demonstration.
A number of leading officials were
present on the quay, and the band
of the Uarde republic, which sailed
on the name vessel, played the "Mar
seilles" amid great enthusiasm.
The French government attaches un
usual Importance to M. Pieard's mis
sion, as he is one of the foremost fig
ures of France. lie declined to ac
cept the position of commissioner gen
eral, and therefore it was decided to
concentrate in him the title of dele
gate of the French government. This
makes m. Picard the personal repre
sentative of President Loubet and the
government, giving him the rank sim
ilar to that of an ambassador. He
will visit Oyster Bay and St. Louis,
and then make a tour of points be
tween Buffalo, Boston and New York.
As a member of the council of state,
If, Picard practically controls the
railways and tariff systems of France.
Killed by Automobile.
St. Louis-—Blind.Ml by dust from
he machine of A. r. Webb of Toledo,
Ohio, Barney Oldfield lost control of
his machine at the world's fair auto
mobile speed contest, and. crashing
through tiu' outer fence of the course,
killed John Sfott, a watchman em
ployed at ttu i»k. and Inflicted in
juries upon Nathan Montgomery, a
negro, from »hich be died. Oldfleld
m painfully Injured and his machine
Montreal will spend fS.'OO.OOO in the
Improvement of Its wb« eB .
TELEGRAPH NEWS SUMMARY
CULLED FROM DISPATCHES OF
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.
A Review of Happenings in Both
Eastern and Western Hemispheres
During the Past Week—National,
Historical, Political and Personal
Events Tersely Told.
Twelve persons were injured, two
seriously, in a street cftr accident at
Peter Sells, the veteran circusman,
who was stricken with paralysis, is
rarely able to recognize the family.
Judge S. H. Wright, for 20 years
district judge of the second district of
Nevada, died of heart disease recently
The sawmill of White & Wheeless
at Alden's bridge, on the Cotton Belt
railroad, was destroyed by fire recent
ly. Loss $300,000.
Two men were killed and two fatal
ly injured recently by the falling of
an elevator at the Babbitt soap fac
tory, in New York.
It is now confirmed that the Para
guayan revolutionists have seized a
train carrying stores and a number of
The Canadian Pacific railway has
called a special meeting for October
4 next to authorize an increase of the
capital stock by $5,000,000.
It is understood that a stringent or
der will be issued by the war depart
ment shortly, prohibiting the rapidly
growing custom of making gifts to
Announcement is made at the navy
department that Surgeon P. A. Liver
ing lias been ordered to the naval med
ical school at Washington to assume
the new chair of tropical diseases.
Mrs. Hannah Clapsy, 80 years old,
has been burned to death in her bed
at hv son in law's home at Harlem,
as a result of her raininess for smok
ing a pipe while in bed.
Four persons were severely injured
in a collision bet ween a Texas & Pa
cific railroad fast passenger train and
several freight cars at Exeter street.
bridge, one mile outside of Ft. Worth,
The secretary of war has assigned
First Lieutenant J. Decamp Hall, of
the Twenty-Bun Infantry, us aid de
camp on the st-iTT of Brigadier General
Constani \Viiii«*tr^, Vancouver bar
At Pasadena, Cal., an autopsy was
held on the body of Mrs. Harriet Ger
trude McVlcker widow of the late .1.
(I. McVtcker of Chicago, who died
recently, and finding that death was
from natural causes.
The department of state lias decid
ed thai this government could not In
terfere with the confiscation of Amer
ican goods, decided by Russia or Jap
an as contraband, if carried in other
than American ships.
Governor Mickle has named Miss
Nann Mickie to christen the battle
ship Nebraska, which will be launch
ed at Seattle October 7. Miss ivliekie
is 22 years of age and is the gover
nor's second ilaughter.
Japan has addressed a note to the
powers informing them that, unless
Russia forthwith disarms her warships
in Shanghai, Japan will be forced to
take whatever steps she deems neces
sary to protect her interests.
The state health department of
Texas has been notified of the break-
ing out of yellow fever in the govern
ment military post at Brownsville,
Texas. One death has occurred and
several cases are reported to be in ex
It is reported that Samsonoff, the
assassin of Yon I'lehve, has been sen
tenced to death, and that the sen
tence is now before the emperor. The
reports which have been circulated
about Samsonoff having escaped, aixl
also thai he was dead, are declared to
Major T. E. Merritt, U. S. A., re
tired, who entered the army during
the civil war as a private in the Thir
teenth New York volunteer infantry
and served in the regular army until
lsT'.t, is dead In New York city, Major
Uerrlti served many years with the
Eleventh, Twenty fourth and Twenty
ninth infantry, and participated in nu
merous Indian campaigns.
Shoots His Stepdaughter.
Chicago.—Jealous because of the at
tentions paid his stepdaughter by her
sweetheart, Lores Lentach attempted
to kill both with a revolver and then
<'!nl»',l his own life. Augusta Guth, 20
years old, his stepdaughter, was shot
in the back as she sat at a piano, while
her sweetheart, Edward Moeller, was
shot in the thigh as he stood beside
her. The girl probably will die. Moel
ter'l condition is serious.
Fire in Oil Tanks Burns Out.
Antwerp.—The fire in the oil tanks
near IMN is now practically ended.
Nino bodlM have been recovered and
several are still missing.
The loss is estimated at 10,000,000
gallons and the damage at nearly $?.,■
HILL RETIRES FROM POLITICS.
David B. Names Jan. 1 Next as the
Date for Vacation.
Albany, N. V., Aug. 31..—David B.
Hill, in conversation with frienda here
announced that he intends to retire
from politics January 1 next, and
that, no matter what the result of the
coming campaign may be in the state
or nation, he will relinquish the lead
ership of the democratic party in i^ew
York. He added that In the event of
democratic success this fall he wouiu
not accept any position under the na
tional or state democratic administra
tion or again become a candidate for
election to any office whatever.
Former Senator Hill made these
statements on the eve of his birthday
anniversary. He was born August 29,
In partial explanation he said (hat
he had intended to take such action a
year ago today, but was persuaded by
some close personal friends to defer
doing so until after the presidential
Having been engaged in active poli
tics since his youth, and having served
as city attorney, alderman and mayor
of Elmira, member of the legislature,
lieutenant governor, governor for sev
en years and United States seuator for
six years, he feels that he has been
sufficiently honored by his party, and
that he has rendered political service
during the period of years sufficient
to entitle him to be relieved of fur
ther active political effort.
He desires to devote more time to
his personal affairs and professional
Mr. Hill will continue his work in
the present campaign, and "*to his
friends said that he would always
maintain his interest, in democratic
success, but only as a private citizen.
GERMANY WANTS HIGH POSTAGE.
Payne's Two Cent Idea Does Not Meet
Postmaster General Payne's sugges
tion that the time is at hand for
a two cent postage net ween the Unit
ed States, Germany and Great Brit
ain, although the subject of favorable
comment in the press, is not regard
ed at the ministry of posts as feasible.
Such a proposal In the international
postal congress would bring out an
instructive' interchange of views, but
the German postal delegates would be
against its adoption Were Germany
to reach a two cent agreement, with
the United States it would be expect
ed also by her neighbors, Switzerland,
Belgium. France and Holland. Conse
quently the question must be consid
ered by Germany as a proposal for a
one unit postage with all countries.
This would reduce the revenue by
many million marks., a reduction of
income to which the finance ministry
is not likely to consent. The Amster
dam chamber of commerce not long
ago asked the Netherlands govern
ment to arrange a domestic rate of
postage with Germany, but (he Dutch
government declined to act in the
NO MEDIATION AT PRESENT.
A Big Russian Victory is the Only
It is learned in connection with the
revival of rumors of mediation that.
Emperor Nicholas only recently an
nounced in the most positive terms
that he would not permit peace nego
tiations even should Port Arthur fall
and General Kuropatkin be driven
back to Harbin. This fact, well un
derstood in official circles, has pre
vented the British government from
taking any steps in the direction of
mediation. It is known here that Ger
many understands this attitude of the
emperor as well as Great Britain and
other powers. Therefore the report
from Paris that Emperor William is
prepared to suggest peace is dismiss
ed as groundless, for the present at
least. If General Kuropatkin, how
ever, should win a decisive victory at
Liaoyang, which, in a measure, would
retsore Russian prestige, it is believed
here that the restoration of peace
would be materially facilitated.
CZAR TO EDUCATE WARRIORS.
Gives Money to Found One Hundred
An imperial decree has been publish
ed directing that in commemoration
of the czarevitch's birth a sum of
money shall be assigned from the im
perial privy purse, sufficient to found
100 scholarships. These are to be di
vided equally between naval and mil
itary educational establishments. The
scholarships are to be named after
the emperor and empress and award
ed to children of deserving soldiers
and sailors killed or wounded in the
The decree also directs that the ad
ministration of the imperial estates
shall devote the annual interest ac
cruing from the sum of $1,000,000 for
the support, in the name of the whole
Imperial family, of families of soldiers
and sailors —the money to be used
preferably for the education of their
The history of Iceland for 1,000 years
records but two thefts.
Shanghai. Aug. 31.— A t«* • ,
''boxerism" is reported from X, Ot
fu, in the southwestern part of ?"
Pedohili province, 215 £JL V "*
Tientsin. es fro >a
Over twenty American niwion,-.
Aries, including women and 'chiiT
have been obliged to evacuate Ta n/f?
owing to an intended massacre on ft!
? 'T 8 a?un'' boxers who call *"»"•£
The local telegraph company refnsed
to transmit a message from these nT
sionanes to American Minister Conir
at Pekin. KW
Fortunately, however, an English
friend in Honan forwarded their me.
sage, whereupon Yuan Shi Kai viceroy
of Pechili province, dispatched urgent
orders for their proection.
In view of the fact that the local
authorties gave them no protection
and there was no hope of continuing
their work, the missionaries came out
They traveled in safety.
Grave doubts are expressed in some
quarters here as to the real intentions
of Tie Hiang, who is at present absent
from P-okin on a visit to the southern
provinces. A similar mission under
taken by Kang Vi before the last boxer
uprising is recalled.
St. Petersburg, Aug. Ml,—The great
battle of Lianyang, began early
Tuesday morning, raged throuhont the
day with increasing intensity, but up
to this hour the only official details aie
two brief telegrams given out in the
afternoon by the war office.
Every confidence is expressed in Gen
eral Kuropatkin's ability to meet the
Japanese assault on ground of his own
choosing, but the city is hungrily
awaiting further news of the prorgess
of the light.
The Japanese forces engaged in tlii
battle can only be estimated here, but
they are believed to number 200,000
men. General Kuropatkiu is known
to have six army corps, besides 147
squadrons uf crfvahy, in which great
confidence is reposed, bringing up the
Russian total to about the same num
ber that the Japanese have. How the
armies compare with regard artillery
is not definitely known,though through
out the war the Japanese have shown
great skill in its use. Reports from
the front credit the Japanese with hav
ing about 200 guns and mnuy mountain^
batteries, and it is known that they re
cently shipped 24 heavy guns to Yin
kow. Four of these guns already have
been mentioned in these dispatches as
being in action.
Qeneral Kuropatkin, in addition to
his field batteries, has a number of
very heavy guns emplaced at important
positions at Liaoyang, where the Rns
ians have been strongly fortifying for
some time. The Japanese claim to
have captured two field batteries dnr
ingjthe past two days. Russian official*
accounts admit the loss of only six
It is stated that a Japanese battery
waß captured south of Anshanshan
during the preliminary lihgting aw
that Beveral Japanese guns have been
destroyed since then.
Little of the strategic situation htf
developed so fafr. Official news from
the front says that there was desperate
fighting on the southern center, while
from information from other sources"
appears that the Japanese are endeavor
ing to turn the Russian right from the
neighborhood of the junction of tlie
Taitse and Sakhe rivers. The fighting
on the western flank iippears to baTe
approached within three miles of H*o'
The news from Port Arthur up to
August 2rt was reassurnig. The * "
count of the battleship Sevastopol htv
ing gone out on August 423 tobombaw
the Japanese in Tahe bay does not men
tion that the vessel struck a mine.
A dispatch from Vladivostok 1
tions the presence there of Gen«
Rennenkampff, who recently let*
hospital at Liaoyang on sick leave.
Lynched by Mob
Laramie, Wyo., Aug. Sl.^<* fji
tin, colored, was lynched by a»"
300 men in front of Judge Carpfr tft j B
house at 8 o'clock at uight. » fle
was a trusty in the county J»»-
attacked a white girl, Delia Kr°
the jail kitchen and slashsed 1 f
and arms with a knife. One*
injured by Martin when enterm*
jail to drag out the prisoner.
Randall Knocks Out RuMIJ-
St. Louis.—Eddie Randall ° rf
Louis knocked out Harry "" wb »t
Philadelphia in the fifth round o
was to have beeu a 20 round co»