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Threatening weather tonight; anew
and colder Friday. Temperature at 7
a. m 35; at 2:30 p. 50.
J. M. SHERIER, Observer.
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VOL. LIV. NO. 56.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1904.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
(ADO'S HER RUSH AMD CAPTURE
IMPORTANT POSITIONS ON PIGEON BAY
Reported Another At
tempt Will be Hade to
N EV YEAR DATE OF FALL
PowerfLl Japanese Flotilla Seen
Headed South to Meet
Toklo. Dec 22. A dispatch today
from the Japanese army before Port
lArtbur says: "The right column of
the army at 5 this morning, taking ad
vantage of the enemy's excitement.
drove the enemy off the eminence north
of Hous&ny Entao on Pigeon bay, oc
cupied the position at 7 o'clock, and
dislodged the enemy from the height on
the peninsula west of Housany Entao.
which we occupied, capturing one small
gun. After the Japanese occupation of
the j -; It ion the enemy made a coun
ter attack, but was Immediately re
pulsed. At present our occupation of
the positions is practically secure.
Take 'mmm mm lsra Bar.
Tokk. Dec. 22. 4 p. m. The Japa
nese troops have captured some im
portant positions on Pigxn bay.
Saya IIIII la Itmalarrd.
Indon. Dec. 22. A dispatch from
St. Petersburg says Kuropatkin has
telegraphed the general staff that he
has received a report from Chinese
sources to the effect that the Russians
hare recaptured Two Hundred and
Three Metre hill at Port Arthur to
gether with the guns mounted by
('lrr la laaMr1aal.
Headquarters Japanese Army He
fore IVrt Arthur. Ic. 22. The cap
ture of the north fort of East Keek
wan mountain D18, by the Japa
nese is of much important. Ix-cause ft
iijK-ns a way up the gorge to the
highest hills and will rentier easier
the capture of th mountain. It gives
much additional foothold for a general
assault on the western half of the
eastern fortified ridges. The Japanese
now hold five of the seven protecting
Mill Klrla. at tlffl.
Headquarters of the Third Japanese
Army Before Port Arthur. Dec. 22.--During
the morning of the l&th the
Sevastopol was torpedoed by the Japa
nese fleet and Immediately listed VI
degrees to the right, remaining fast
on the shallow shore at the foot of
IJaoti mountain. .The vessel is consid
ered absolutely useless for further
offensive operations. The Japanese
1-ombardment of the Russian gunboats
and torpedo craft in the harbor con
tinues. Ciela la With Kaaalle.
Imdon. Dec. 22. The Telegraph'"
Chefoo correspondent says the steam
er. Iady Mitchell, which sailed from
Tsingtao with supplies, ammunition
nnd dynamite, reached Port Arthur
during a snow storm four nights ago.
He says also that it is reported the
Japanese were compelled to evacuate
their position on Etse mountain, owing
to a flanking fire from the other forts
and the explosion of Russian mines,
by which they lost heavily.
Trrrlale Attack laMadlaa
The Japanese correspondent adds
they are employing thousands of cool
les in making strong forts at Dalny
and around Port Arthur. They ex
press a determination to capture Port
Arthur before the Chinese New Year.
'An. attack Is now preparing that will
be on a hitherto unequaled scale, and
it will mean either success or terrible
disaster to the besiegers'.
The correspondent concludes by say
ing that It Is stated that Gen. Noi
has asked for 60.mm1 reinforcements
from Japan. -
al-la la Krr ml Defeat.
'Mukden. Dec. 22. One of the mosi
inexplicable things to the Russian sol
dier is the habit of the Japanese tc
commit suicide when confronted with
defeat. There are so many eye wit
ness reports- of this nature that
It Is impossible to discredit them all
The Japanese officers, especially
DEATH IN A MINE
Four Instantly Killed and Oth
ers Nearly Suffocated
Johnstown. Pa, Dec. 22. Four were
Instantly killed and many others near
ly suffocated today as the result of an
explosion in a coal mine at Bolivar
ast east of this city.
LOSSES FROM THE
FOG III EIIGLAIIO
London. Dec 22. Such a complete
disorganization of railroad traffic and
shipping as has resulted from the pres
ent fog has been unknown for many
years. A dismal pall is spread over the
greater part of the kingdom, causing
enormous business losses. Statisticians
estimate the losses in a single day in
London alont amount to fully $3.ou0.
Admiral Baron von Spaun Chosen
as Last North Sea
BOARD HAS FIRST MEETING
No Dissension Develops Adjourn
ment is Taken Till January
Paris. Dec. 22. The international
commission appointed to inquire into
the North sea incident met at the for
eign office this morning. Rear Ad
miral Davis was present.
Aaatrlaa Klffa Member.
The commission unanimously elect
ed Baron con Spaun. of the Austro-
Hungarian navy, to be the fifth mem
ber and completed the preliminary or
ganization and adjourned until Jan. 9.
KILLED MAYORAND SHERIFF
William Myers Identified as the Slay
er of Wisconsin Officer.
Carroll. 111.. Dec. 22. Myers.
who was convicted of thS murder"?
the mayor of Thompson. ' has been
identified as the slayer of Sheriff Har
ris of St. Croix county. Wis., w-ho
was killed June IS.
HUNT WOLVES; KILL RABBITS
Two Hundred Men Beat Forty Square
Miles of Territory Near Princeton.
Princeton. 111.. Dec. 22. Over 200
men in a wolf hunt yesterday covered
41 squaro miles, but saw neither wolf
nor fox. They killed 430 rabbits.
seem to make a practice of saving
their last cartridge for themselves.
A Russian under the circumstances
would either go down fighting, leaving
his enemies to do the killing or else
surrender if he thought there wa.
nothing to be gained by holding out.
In the capture of Poutiloff (Lone
Tree) especially there were a number
of such cases. When the Japanese
batteries were captured one of the
officers shot himself with his gun and
another drew his sword and fenced at
the empty air until he was shot.
Yolaatarlljr Kara to Death.
During the Fame fight two village.?
occupied by the Japanese were sur
rounded and burned. Numbers of
Japanese remained quietly in the huts
and were burned to death. A Rus
sian officer hauled two Japanese pris
oners out of a blazing hut but one
slipped back fid perished in the
flames. Japanese officers were found
in huts after the fight, burned to death
or suffocated, sitting in chairs as
though they had been quielly awaiting
their doom. '
eea at Sbaaaaal.
Shanghai. Dec. 22. A squadron of
powerful cruisers under Admiral Ka
mimura has gone south toChina sea
to meet the Russian second Pacific
The cruisers called here this morn
ing and left at noon. They reported
two battleships, four cruisers and 12
torpedo boat destroyers nearby steam
Singapore. Straits of Settlement
Dec. 22. Two Japanese auxiliary
cruisers are patrolling off this port.
Da la a r.m era an eat AeeaaeaL
Copenhagen. Dec. 22. Several news
papers here charge War Minister
Madsen with permitting Danish gnn
factories to manufacture amis for
Russia. It is expected that the inci
dent will cause a storm in parliament.
Rids Jail of White Women.
Jackson. Mich.. Dec. 22. Gov. Var
daman has issued a pardon to Lena
Wilkinson, the only white woman In
the Mississippi penitentiary.
Red Man is Not For Show.
Kansas City. Mo.. Dec. 22. Gero
nimo. the Apache chief, has declined
to be a feature at the inauguration
io Washington. D. C.
New York Bar Signalizes Late
Candidate's Return to
FUNCTION AT WALDORF-ASTOR
Prominent Republicans Among the
Speakers Four Hundred
New York. Dec. 22. Alton Brooks
Parker, former chief justice of the
court of appeals and democratic candi
date for the presidency in the last
campaign, was the guest of honor last
night at a dinner at the Waldorf-As
toria. . The dinner was given by the
bench and bar of the city of New
York and republicans and democrats
alike were present to honor the jus
tice's return to the practice of law.
Among the 450 who attended were
many of the most prominent members
of the legal profession in this city.
Former Justice D. Cady Herrick was
also a guest.
Men of Xote Speak.
The speakers included former Gov.
Frank S. Black, former Secretary of
War Elibu Root. William B. Hornblow
er. and Judge Parker.
The list of subscribers included
nearly all of the justices of the su
preme court and other courts of the
TEST OF ANTI-CANTEEN
LAW NOT A FAIR ONE
Antin-Saloon League Will Fight its
Repeal Urge Recreation
Columbus. Ohio. Dec. 22. The exec
utive committee of the American Antl
Saloon. league met here yesterday and
outlined plans for a legislative cam
paign. It was determined to make a
fight for retention of the anti-canteen
law: sufficient nrohibitory legislation
for the Indian Territory should It be
granted statehood; passage of the
Hepburn-Dol liver bill to prohibit ship
ping liquor into new territories:
fairer test of the anti-canteen law.
This it was claimed has not been giv
en the statute. The league will ask
congress for an appropriation of $350,-
0o0 to build and complete recreation
halls at various army posts, which are
intended in a way to substitute for
FALLS 137 FEET AND LIVES
Riveter on New York Bridge Has a
New York. Dec. 22. Charles Sum-
merfield. a riveter, fell 137 feet from
he Williamsburg bridge into the East
River yesterdav and lives to tell the
ale. He is apparently uninjured, and
after being rescued by a tug's crew-
was taken to a hospital principally a.
a nrecautionary measure and for
prophylactic treatment against pneu
monia. He admits that he was con
scious of a few unpleasant sensations.
but Is apparently not suffering from
nervous prostration or other physical
inconveniences. Four other persons
have either jumped or fallen from the
Williamsburg bridge and none of them
have escaped alive.
DERRICK RAMS BATTLESHIP
Several Plates Damaged and Texas
Will Have to Go Into Drydock.
New York. Dec. 22. Breaking five
great cables as if they had been
hreads. the I'M' ton floating derrick
Hercules, moored to the side of the
new battleship Connecticut, broke
adrift In the navy yard basin in Walla-
lHiut bay yesterday and crashed Into
he stern of the battleship Texas,
smashing several plates and so dam
iging the war vessel that it will have
o go into the drydock.
ALARMED OVER THE
SCARCITY OF HICKORY
Vehicle Manufacturers Will Ask Con
gress for Protection of Trees
Chicago. 111.. Dec. 22. The increas
ing scarcity of hickory wood in the
United States has alarmed manufac
turers of wooden vehicles to such an
extent that at a meeting here of over
200 representatives of these manufac
turers, the advisability of taking the
matter before congress was discussed.
It was declared that unless the gov
ernment took action in devising means
whereby insects which are destroying
the timber could be kept from breed
ing. in ten years practically all the
hickory trees in the United States will
have been destroyed.
NAN PATTERSON PACKS HER GRIPS
, TO DEPART FROM TOMBS PRISON
Confident the Jury Will
Caesar Young Charge of Justice Davis Com
pleted at 12:15.
New York. Dec. 22. Before leaving
her cell in the Tombs- prison today
Nan Patterson packed up all her be
longings. Her grips and suitcases
locked and ready for removal stood
by the door as she started on what
she believed to be her last journey
across the bridge of sighs. "I know I
will be free before night," she said.
When" the prisoner reached the court
room Judge Davis at once began his
charge to the jury.
Emphaaisea the Motive.
Justice Davis in his charge referred
to the alleged failure of the prosecu
tion to show that Miss Patterson bad
any motive which might lead her to
kill Young. He instructed the jury
that while it is always rnecessary for
the prosecution to prove a motive it
is important in connection with other
facts. "In circumstantial evidence.
said he, "the question of motive often
becomes important, but it must not
be a motive that is imagined, it must
Define Degree of Murder.
Davis defined the various degrees of
murder, and told the jury they could
find the prisoner guilty of murder in
the first degree, in the second, of man
slaughter, or they could render a ver-
"rtnt cruHtv" If-hf defendant.
UiVt ! UlSl foMJi.j.
fired the shot without premeditation
she would be guilty of murder in the
He explained she might be found
guilty of murder in the first or second
degree of manslaugnter, if not of mur
der, but added if there was reasonable
doubt of her guilt in any of the de
grees of homicide the jury must acquit
The judge finished his charge at
JUDGE GROSSCUP REFUSES SALE OF
UNION TRACTION CO. AT CHICAGO
Chicago, ;Dec. 22.-Federal Judge
Grosscup today refusedrthe sale of the
street car companies controlled by the
Union Traction company. The receiv
er of the companies made application
for authority to issue certificates to
pay for the equipment'repairs and im
provements. Bond holders objected
HELD TO GRAND JURY
Indicted for Forging Carnegie's Name
Piano Company Dragged
Cleveland. Dec. 22 The county
grand jury this afternoon returned in
dictments against both Dr. and Mrs.
Chadwick on a charge of forging Car
negie's name to a $5,000,000 note.
Conneaut, Ohio, Dec. 22. The C. M
Traver Piano company has assigned,
The failure resulted from the closing
of the First National bank, C. M.
Traver being president of both bank
and the piano company.
Cleveland, O., Dec. 22. The Wade
Park bank, of which Iri Reynolds was
secretary and treasurer, the man who
furnished Mrs. Cassie I Chadwick
with the attests on wftich she was so
successful in borrowing hundreds of
thousands of dollars., will go out of
existence on Saturday or Tuesday
next. The directors have consented
to the sale or the institution to the
Cleveland Trust company.
PASTOR USES STRONG ARM
Evangelist Knocks Down Husband
Who Would Drag Wife Away.
Union City. Ind.. Dec 22. With a
vigorous right-hand swing to the point
of the jaw. Rev. C. P. Conly. pastor
of the Methodist church, brought to
his knees an irate husband who was
seeking to drag bis .wife from the
mourners' bench during evangelistic
services last night. The husband ral
lied and invited the pastor outside.
The challenge was accepted, but the
husband fled. Rev. Conly resumed
the service as though nothing had hap
NEW YORK JEWS FOR TEXAS
Thousand Families to Be Distributed
in Lone Star State.
Houston. Texas. Dec. 22. One thous
and Jewish families from the Ghetto.
New York, will be distributed in Tex
as Mnnv of 1 ho lurcpr cities have
contracted to take a certain number
per week and care for them.
Sheep Famine is Predicted.
Omaha. Neb.. Dec. 22. Montana
ranchmen are' predicting a sheep fam
ine next year because of the hard
winter and the high, price of feed.
Acquit Her of Murder of
12:15 p: m., and the jury immediately
retired, but took a recess until 2 o'clock.
Nw York. Dec. 22. Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Rand finished his sum
ming up of the case against Nan Pat
terson last night. In closing, he said :
"Actress, stony-hearted, cruel-mouthed
avenger! Her story ought not to
convince a child. Every action pro
claims her guilt. I never have seen a
real murderer who has not been dis
tinguished by coolness and conceit.
Never yet was there a murderer who
did not want to testify."
He followed his denunciation of the
actress by accusing her lawyers and
declaring that J. Morgan Smith did
buy the pistol with which Young was
I-rctl la Denunciation.
Mr. Rand was merciless in his de
nunciation of the accused actress. His
descriptions of her as a murderess were
cleverly interspersed among clear, log
ical arguments, in which' he entered
into every detail of the remarkable, but
vague, description given by Miss Pat
terson of what occurred when "Caesar"
Young was shot.
His sarcasm was biting. "When she
says Young hit her and said as he
shoved her into a cab, 'Drive her to
hell, she wants you to believe Young
was merely playful.
"Playful!" shouted Mr. Rand, wheel
ing around and looking directly into
Nan Patterson's eyes; "playful, when
he spewed her out of his mouth for
sweeter and better things."
Alteil Kather Cilvm Comfort.
Nan Patterson winced before the
prosecutor's denunciation. Her face
became ashen pale, the color lied from
(Continued on Pago Six.)
and intimated that the court should
sell the property.
The judge, in the interests of the
bondholders and stock holders, declin
ed to order a sale, and ordered the
Union Traction company to produce
the money required by the receivers
under their agreement with the under
OF LONG PIPE LINE
Has Been Built to Convey Oil From
Indian Territory to Long
New York, Dec. 22. Work was be
gun on the last stage of the pipe line
which will convey oil from the fields
of Indian Territory to the refineries in
Ixuig Island City and Green Point
Men are now preparing to lay pipes
under the East river. The line will
be 2.000 miles long and 2.000 men will
watch it to detect breaks.
LAWYER HELD FOR FRAUD
F. Pierce Mays, Indicted by the Fed
eral Grand Jury.
Portland, Ore.. Dec. 22. F. Pierce
Mays, a prominent lawyer of Port
land has been indicted in connection
with the land fraud investigations
now being conducted by the federal
TURN LIGHT ON COUNTY BOOKS
Council at Terre Haute Votes $5,000
' For Investigation.
Terre Haute, Ind.' Dec. 22. The
coutity council at a special meeting
yesterday to consider $lG5.ooo over
drafts voted $5.ooo for the purpose of
investigating all the county books.
SHOT LAWYER TO
West Virginia Attorney Victim or
Law Breaker He Had Pros
ecuted. Huntington. W. Va.. Dec. 22. H. 13.
Christian, a leading lawyer, was shot
and killed at Oceana today by Ken
Canterbury, who made good his escape
to the mountains. Canterbury operated
a 'blind tiger" and had been indicted
through Christian 8 efforts.
Carnegie Aids Negro School.
Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 22. Andrew
Carnegie will give a new building to
Fisk university of this city. One oi
its largest buildings was erected with
the money the jubilee singers earned
DEATH TO RUSSIAN HOPES
SEEN U THE CZAR'S ACTION
REIIEWIIIG OF THE
DREYFUS CASE IS
Paris. Dec. 22. It is unofficially r
ported the attorney general who is ex
amining the Dreyfus case has recom
mended a retrial before the court mar
SHOOT ON SIGHT
Tom Lawson Sends Message
With a Threat to Col.
HE WILL DEFEND HIMSELF
Declares Denis Donohue Has Notified
of an Attempt on Boston
New York, Dec. 22. After
Henry II. Rogers, the Standard
Oil financier. decided to make
no effort to call Thomas W.
Lawson or anybody else to crim
inal account for the January install
ment of "Frenzied Finance" Lawson
himself added a spectacular touch to
the day's developments by addressing
another open letter to Rogers breath
ing out sundry threats of slaughter.
" I received word last night that
your hired character thug, Donohue,
if I did not withdraw an advertise
ment, would come to Boston on the
first train and shoot me.
Awnrr of Method.
"Of course, I know your methods,
and that the criminals in your pay
will stand at nothing to 'fix' me, and
that murder is their preferred stock
in trade, provided it's safe murder.
Therefore, in the light of many hap
penings of lute and the innumerable
threats which are being made to mo
and against me, I wish herewith to
notify you. and through you any an 1
all thugs who are seeking me, that I,
in self-defense, will shoot at sight the
first Donohue who calls upon me or
in any way comes into my presence
after giving me notice such as the
"I regret geing compelled to take
this method of defending myself, and
only do so after having become con
vinced there are at the present time
would-be assassins seeking to put an
end to me that they may put an end
to my work.
"Such affairs as the Col. Greene epi
sode, where an honest man worked up
to a high pitch is put upon my track,
I do not mind, but I do want you and
your associates to know that I am
fully alive to what is now being and
hereafter will be attempted against
me, and that upon your heads may
come the consequences.
Denis Donohue, financial editor of
the New York Commercial, today de
nied he had telegraphed that he would
go to Boston and shoot lawson pro
vided he did not stop the publication of
an advertisement that appeared in sev
eral New York papers this morning.
"I am a westerner, but not a shoot
ing man. said uononue. i am not
going to Boston to shoot Lawson. My
weapon is my pen, not my pistol."
MORTGAGE IS FORECLOSED
Decree Favors Holders of Trust Deed
on Texas Dock Plant.
Beaumont, Tex., Dec. 22. A decree
Iras been entered in the federal court
foreclosing a mortgage for Jl.50o.ooo
on the Port Arthur Channel & .Dock
company. The sale of the plant has
SUFFOLK TAKESJ3UT LICENSE
Gets Legal Permit for Marriage With
Miss Marguerite Leiter.
Washington,' Dec. 22 Henry Moly
neaux Page Howard, Earl of Suffolk,
and Berkshire, today took out a license
here to marry Miss Marguerite Hyde
Leiter, daughter of Mrs. Levi Z. Leiter,
in this city on the 27th.
Will Close Gift Hospital.
Cincinnati. Ohio, Dec. 22. Alexan
der McDonald has decided to close the
hospital and medical college which he
founded here, because of lack of sup
port by the Presbyterian church.
Cigarets Claim a Victim.
Rockford, 111., Dec. 22. George
Evans, his mind wrecked by smoking
too many cigarets. has been sent to
the Elgin insane hospitaL
IN OWN HAND WRITING
Declares Zemstvos Would
' Usurp a Power They Have
No Right to.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 22. Emperor
Nicholas formally notified the country
today that the agitation for a consti
tution and the convocation of a na
tional assembly is useless. Such Is
the construction placed upon the en
dorsement written in his own hand on
resolutions telegraphed by the Cherni
gov zemstvos, begging him to convo-
cate the legally elected members of
the zemstvos to present a program of
reforms for his consideration.
Text of Note.
St. Petersburg. Dec. 22. On the
margin of a telegram from the presi
dent of the zemstvos regarding reforms
in state matters Emperor Nicholas,
according to a communication publish
ed in the official Messenger today, ap
pended a note as follows:
"I consider the action of the presi
dent to be presumptous and tactless.
Questions of state administration are
of no concern to zemstvos whose func
tions and rights are clearly defined by
RICHEST MAID TO WED
RICHEST N. Y. BACHELOR
Friends Believe Miss Vanderbilt and
Robert Goelet Engaged to
New York, Iec. 22. The richest
girl in America engaged to the wealth
lest young man in New York. Which,
being interpreted, means that although
no announcement of their engagement
has been made many friends of MIsh
Gladys Vanderbilt and Robert Walton
Goelet are convinced that it is onlj
a question of time when Mrs. Vander
bilt will make it known formally.
Tliey will be the richest young cou
ple in the fashionable world. Mr. Goe
let is the only son of the late Robert
Goelet. who left an estate estimated
at about $40,000,000.
Miss Vanderbilt already has $5,000.
ooo in her own right, and upon attain
ing her majority will come in for her
share of the Vanderbilt $1 00.000,000.
STATUS OF HOSPITAL SHIPS
Agreed Upon by International Confer
ence at The Hague.
The Hague, Dec. 22. The conven
tion status of the hospital ship agreed
upon by delegates of the powers to
the international conference on the
subject was signed today in the pres
ence of the foreign minister. Subse
quently Queen Wilhelmlna and the
queen mother received the delegates.
FOUR MORE ARE IN CONTEMPT
Colorado Supreme Court Continues
Denver. Dec. 22. City Detective W.
H. Green, and John Desaye. Frank
McMahon and Robert Goodman were
today adjudged guilty of contempt by
the supreme court for irregularities
at the late election and sentenced to
six months in jail.
PLANTORAISE COTTON PRICES
Southern Planters and Business- Men
to Form a National Bureau.
New Orleans. Dec. 22. The entire
southern cotton interests, including
planters, bankers, brokers, factors and
business men, aro planning to organize
a national cotton bureau, with the ob
ject of holding' the output for higher
BLOWN TO PIECES
Detroit Woman Explodes Cart
ridge Sent Her as Present
by Her Brother.
Detroit. Dec. 22. Mrs. Thomas K.
Barnes was blown to pieces today In
her home in Pine street by a cartridge
that had been sent her by a brother,
a sailor in the navy. It is supposed
she accidentally struck the cartridge
against the stove in. such a manner,
that it exploded.