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VOU LIV. NO. 58.
.SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1904. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TOGO ADUNCES THE
DITHDRflDfiL OF FLEET
Work at Port Arthur, He
Says, is Practically
STILL KEEPS WATCH
Another Position Falls
Hands of the Japa
Tokio. Dec. 24. Admiral Togo an
nounces the withdrawal of the major
ity of the fleet from Tort Arthur.
Will IILm-m. Fleet's Plaaa.
Tokio, Dec. 24. The navy depart
ment declines to discuss the formation
movement or plans "of the Japanese
flying squadron reported to be in the
vicinity of Singapore
Advanced Japanese batteries at Port
Arthur have succeeded in reaching the
Russian battleship Sevastopol. One
successful hit is reported. It Is ex
IH-cted that the battleship will soon bo
aatare aa4 llald llelft-ala.
Tokio. Dec. 24. The Japanese
forces beseiging Port Arthur yester
day stormed and now bold the heights
of Hotiyangeshukou. The prisoners
captured by the Japanese report the
Russian general. Koudratenko and an
other general officer, name unknown
went killed, Gen. Fock being among
Keart fa lvatloa.
Washington, Dec. 24. The Japanese
legation today received the following
cablegram from Tokio dated today:
"The Port Arthur army rcjorts that
the right detachment occupied the hill
on the esal of Houyangshukou. There
upon the enemy made a fierce count
er attack but was repulsed. Our oc
cupation is now nearly assured. This
:! I- cit...fwi t TriiV aiM i llf,f gonthjcoupt Liiisdorfrwas jwUliout special
of Two Hundred and Three Metre! significance. The" ambassador called
bill. The bombardment of our heavy 0n the foreign minister in an ordinary
guns caused a. great conflagration on
North fort Hesitayanhao."
Karapatkla Itoea WoaaelblaK.
' St. Petersburg. !. 24. Kuropatkln
report! having made De. 23 a recon
naissance iu force in th'e direction of
Japanese positions at Bcntsiapulze.
The Russians forced an entry into
ltentsiaputze. occupied some of the
entrenchments and repulsed counter
attacks by two batallions of Japanese
with great loss, the Japanese leaving
nine prisoners in the hands of th
Russians. The- Russian losses were
three officers and six men killed and
three officers and CI men wounded.
The night of the 23rd. Kuropatkln
Odd, was quiet.
WalrkUc Cmuia ffalaa.
Victoria. B. C Dec. 21. Advices
were received by the steamer Aorangi
which arrived yesterday afternoon
from Australia, that three Japanese of
fleers arrived at Fremantle shortly
before her departure with the iuten
tloa of proceeding to the South sea
to watch the movement of 40 German
steamers reported to be in the vicinity
for the purpose of coaling the Baltic
Mlaa'l Kl4 Haaalaa Shiva.
II. M. S. Pylades and Cadmus which
were dispatched by Admiral Fanshaw.
commander of the Australian squad
ron, to search for Russian warships
reported to be cruising in Torres
jttraits. have returned to Sydney with
out finding any trace of Russian ves
feel. Jaaaaw Waal a (aaatlaatos.
Pari. Dec. 24. It is reported that
the Japanese government has express
ed a wish to be represented at the ses
sion of the International commission
uf the North sea tragwdy. It Is said
they claim equal right with Russian
before the. commission, especially as
the Russians still maintain that Japa
nese war vessels were seen among the
WORK OF THE SEASON
AT PORT ARTHUR
Tokio. Dec. 24. Togo telegraphing
the 22nd says:
-After Two Hundred and Three Me
tre hill was occupied as a result of the
gallant and desperate attack by the
besieging army the bombardment of
the enemy's squadron by siege and
other heavy guns became effective. In
consequence the battleships Poltava.
Ret v Iran. Pobieda. Peresciet and cruis
ers Pallada and Bay an were sunk.
Mala f react a I'nwkW.
The battleship Sevastopol escaped
land bombardment. left the harbor
Dec. 9 and anchored near Chentao
mountain. She was attacked there
continuously by our-torpedo boats and
heavily damaged. The main strength
TO WRECK NEWPORT
Newport, Ky.. Dec. 24. Another at
tempt was made during the night to
blow up the Newport Foundry & Ma
chine company's plant, when the en
tire building was shaken by a terrific
explosion of dynamite. Little damagt
System of Keeping Tab on Trav
elers in Russia to be
NEW LAW TO BE PASSED
Commission Preparing it Brought
About by New Minister of
St. Petersburg, Dec. 24. The As
sociated Press can announce that Rus
sia is on the eve of abolishing the
passport system. The matter has al
ready been decided in principle by a
commission which Is investigating the
passport question. A new law - will
be promulgated by the senate within
six weeks as one of the olid reforms
resulting from the administration of
Interior Minister Sviatopolk-Mirsky.
Vlalt .ut Mjcalflraat.
Ambassador Hardinge. whose visit
to foreign Minister IamsdorfT Wednes
day, taken in connection with Ambas
sador Benckendorff's audience with
King Edward Thursday, gave rise to
upg est ions of another attempt at
mediation, authorizes the Associated
Press to sav that the interview with
way about purely current matters.
KING ALFONSO IN
MOTOR CAR SPILL
Young Spanish Ruler's Recklessness
Nearly Costs Him His
Madrid. Dec. 24. King Alfonso had
a narrow escape while riding in a mo
tor car on the Prado yesterday. A
wheel of the car which he was drlv
ii g personally suddenly broke and the
csr overturned, but the king escaped
The king is an exceptionally daring
driver and his motoring exploits are
a constant source of anxiety to the
queen mother and the ministers.
of the enemy is completely crushed.
Only a weak gunboat, the Otvashni
and several torpedo destroyers remain
"I'nder the circumstances the com
bined fleet has been removed as un
necessary from the blockade of Port
Arthur which has been maintained
since May 1. I have arranged for a
closer watch of the remnant of the
enemy's squadron. x
Jmpm .IJM Watered.
"During the blockade we suffered
from the enemy's mines both laid and
floating on the high seas and from
dense fogs. The cruisers Myako. Sai
yen and Yoshino. Hatuse (battleship),
Kaiaion gunboat), and Heiyen a coast
defense vessel, were sunk and many
gallant and loyal officers and men
kitted but we succeeded in maintaining
the blockade. When the enemy
emerged from the harbor our fleet suc
cessfully engaged bin and finally with
the aid of the besieging army suc
ceeded in crushing nearly all the en
emy's squadron. Our second squadron
so heavily damaged the Vladivostok
squadron that it has since been un
able to leave port.
.tltrtaated Kaarra Vlrtae.
-All this success is gratefully attribut
ed to the brilliant virture of our em
peror." Togo highly praises his officers and
m n for brave and loyal performance
of their duties which were accom
plished amidst great difficulties and
Athens. Dec. 24. The Greek cabinet
resigned today In consequence of the
defeat of the government in the cham
ber yesterday on a vote of no confidence.
Two Business Blocks
Sioux City,' Iowa, Dec. 24. Sioux
City awoke the day before Christmas
with two of its best business blocks
in ashes, causing a loss of $2,500,000,
throwing hundreds of people out of
employment and entailing the loss of
at least one life. It was not until 3
o'clock this morning that the .flames
were safely under control.
WKSTKHX 1MON HKSl'MES.
The Western Union Telegraph com
pany, whose entire plant was destroy
ed, has established a temporary office
at the Northwestern depot. Today
new equipment and telegraph appara
tus arrived from Omaha and other cit
ies and will be installed at once in the
The Postal company had its wires
in working order early in the day.
Wll.l. KKIIl ll.n AT ONCK. '
Most of the property destroyed is
reasonably well insured, and the re
building of the burned bulidings will
begin in most instances as soon as
the losses are adjusted.
Ilroke Oat at l M.
Sioux City. Ia.. Dec. 24. The fire
which started just before 9 o'clock
BLOW TO DOCTOR
Mrs. Chad wick Fears Husband
Will Feel Badly About
NO CHANCES TO BE TAKEN
Arrangements for Extradition Are
Made in Advance by Tele
graph. Cleveland. Dec. 21. Sheriff Barry
today telegraphed Gov. Odell of New
York, asking that extradition papers
for Dr. l.eIioy S. Chadwick, jointly
Indicted "With-his wife, on the charge
of forgery, be granted on the sheriff'.
arrival at Albany Monday.
The sheriff feared that there might
be no one at the New York executive
office on Monday to honor a requisi
tion from Gov. Herriek and decided to
take the precaution to prevent any de
lay in securing extradition irapers.
Adilaed by Atloraey.
Mrs. Chadwick's attorney has given
the sheriff a letter to band to Dr.
Chadwick, telling him of his indict
ment and advising him to return to
Cleveland as soon as possible.
Mrs. Chadwick fears her husband
will be much affected by the -news of
the action of the county grand jury
here, as she 6tates he never had any
Intimation that he might be implicated
in criminal proceedings.
DEPOSES ENTIRE COURT
Venezuelan Official Takes Exception
to Verdict in a Case of
Washington, D. C, Dec. 24. It has
been reported to the state department
that. President Castro of Venezuela
has deposed the entire personnel of
the superior court of Venezuela on the
alleged ground that the court had ac
quitted a prisoner of the charge of
murder whom the president believed
should have been convicted.
Identified as Cody Bank Bandit.
Basin. Wyo.. Dec 24. Robert Irwin,
in Jail here, has been positively iden
tified as one of the two bandits who
attempted a robbery of the Cody bank
and killed Cashier I. O. Middaugh
Nov. 1. The identification is made by
two men who witnessed the attack on
NEW YORK CENTRAL DEPOT HILL COVER 19 CITY BLOCKS
New York. Dec. 24. Plans for a
new railroad station, the largest in the
world, to take the place of the present
Grand Central station have been sub
mitted to a committee of the city
board of estimate by Ira N. Place, gen
eral counsel for the New York Central
railroad, and George H. Daniels, gen
eral passenger agent of the same com
pany. An area of more than 19 city
blocks will be taken up by the new
terminal, which will extend from Forty-second
to Fifty-seventh streets,
and from Madison to Lexington ave
nues. The station proper, with the
postoffice and express buildings, will
cover the blocks between Vanderbilt
and Lexington avenues, and Forty
third to Forty-fifth streets, inclusive.
Destroyed With Loss
in Department Store
here last night burned two city blocks
in the center of the retail district, en
tailing a loss estimated at $2,500,000
One fireman was killed. Assistance
was sought from outside cities, and
an engine and other equipment was
started from Omaha at 10 o'clock.
The burned buildings Include three
banks, the Western Uiflon Telegraph
office, and a dozen other large raercan
tile concerns. The entire territory be
tween Jackson and Pierce and Third
and Fourth streets was consumed by
11 o'clock, and the fire was still
spreading rapidly, with the firemen
unable to secure control.
Start la Departaieal Store.
The fire started in the Pelletier de
partment store, in the Toy building.
a six story stone block at the corner
of Fourth and Jackson street, occu
pied also by the First . National bank.
The entire building, with Its contents,
burned. Beforetthe firemen could se
cure control of the flames they had
spread to the Massachusetts block, on
the west, another six story building.
With the heat "sufficiently 'intense to
keep the gathered holiday shoppers a
block away, the firemen,. were unable
to get near enough to do any material
FEAR OF MASSACRE LEADS TO ORDER
FOR ALL TO LEAVE FEZ, MOROCCO
Tangier, Dec. 24. The British
minister has instructed . the British
consul and all British subjects' to leavs
Fez. It is believed all other legations
will similarly instruct their represen
tatives. . '
Fear a Maaaacre.
Paris, Doc. 24. A massacre of for
eigners, js feared at Fez as a result
of the freaking off of diplomatic rela
tions between France and Morocco.
IUII PATTERSON CHEERED III HER PRISON
B MANY MESSAGES OF SYMPATHY
New York. Dec. 21. Nad Patterson
passed a cheerless "day betfore Christ
mas" in her cell In the Tombs prison
but seemed in much better: condition,
both physically and mentally than yes
terday. It was only with the greatest efforts
the hysteria following her last appear
ance in court was controlled but she
A BOAT 200 MILES
Perilous Experience of Crew of Trad
ing Steamer Wrecked in
San Francisco, Dec. 24. A voyag
of 200 miles by oar, almost destitute
of provisions and water, pursued by
a horde of giant sharks that threaten
ed momentarily to capsize the craft
and devour its occupants, was. the ex
pedience of Capt. Sam Harris an four
South sea islanders who composed the
crew of the little trading schooner Vic
tor, wrecked on Apatakl island Nov.
30. Thi9 is the tale brought here by
the liner Mariposa, just arrived, which
left Papeete on the day Harris and
his men landed there, emaciated and
nearly crazed but still all
Georgia Officer Shot Down by Man
Who Would Not Submit ,to Law.
Sanderville, Ga., Dec. 1 1.' "Boss"
Garrett shot and killed Special Officer
Gideon Matthews here while resisting
arrest because of refusing, to submit
to compulsory vaccination. .
and the block on Forty-second street!
between Depew place and 'Vanderbilt
Wide approaches will be afforded by
the buildings being placed well back
from the street, 40 feet being allowed
on Forty-second street and 70 feet on
Vanderbilt avenue. The buildings will
have a frontage of CS0 feet on Vander
bilt avenue, C25 feet on Forty-fifth
street. 4C0 feet on Lexington avenue,
2C0 feet on Depew place and 2t0 feet
i on Forty-second street.
The main entrance will be on Forty
second street. Its architectural com
position is three massive arches, each
33 feet wide and CO feet high. - Beyond
these Is an immense ticket lobby 90
by 2o0 feet. Passing tbroagh this lob
by the concourse will be reached.
This will be the largest of its kind
of Two and One-Half
good in stopping the flames, which
rapidly spread to the westward, as
sisted by a brisk wind. .
Score mt Bualnetta fMaeea Co.
In the course of their flight the
flames were communicated to a score
of other business places in the build
ings to the west of the Toy block.
Following is a partial list of the loss:
Toy Block Pelletier department store.
First National bank.
Massachusetts Block Gillette Hard
ware company. Pullman hotel, Johnson
& Aronson. clothiers; Orkin Bros., la
dies furnishings; George M. Conway,,
tobacco merchant, American Express
Commercial Block City National
bank. J. J. Pugh, queensware; War-leld-Pratt-Howell
grocers, Peavy & Nash, furniture; Dow
Clothing company, Harsted & Halsuth,
shoes; Theodore Becker, 'tailoring;
Walde Hardware company. Western
Union Telegraph company.
Other Buildings Northwestern Na
tional bank, Seizer Bros., wholesale
liquors; Wagner & Welsh, saloon; dea
der hotel. West hotel, Hegman & Skin
ner, wholesale boots and shoes.
The correspondent at Tangier of the
Matin says that after calling at the
French mission the ministers of th
several powers ordered all people of
their nationalities to quit Fez.
C'iimIi KalMea Slejee Alcasar.
Tangier, Dec. 24. The siege of Al
cazar has entfed without bloodshed
The offended Moors in the neighbor
hood, who demanded the surrender of
the French 'consul, were bought oft by
the paymeut of $1,500.
foil asleep about midnight and rested
When she arose this morning there
was a sheaf of letters aud telegrams
awaiting her. One telegram read:
"Your friends know you are innocent
and we wish you the happiest Christ
mas ono can have behind prison
HAS FINED THIRTY
Three More Election Judges Sentenced
For Disobeying Injunc
tion. Denver, Dec. 24. Isaac Goldman.
Edward Sweeney anil Clarence P. Dix
on, election officials, were sentenced to
four months in jail and fined by the su
preme court today for contempt, mak
ing a total of 30 who have been sen
tenced for violation of the court's in
junction issued prior to the November
KILLS WOMAN ON CELLAR STEP
Michigan Farmer Returning Home
Finds Wife's Body.
Armada. Mich., Dec. 24. Mrs. Abel
Brown, CC years old, was murdered
on her husband's farm, five miles
north of here. The husband left home
at 9:30 o'clock yesterday morning to
work on a neighboring farm. Upon
his return in the afternoon he found
his wife's body lying at the foot of the
cellar stairs. Her skull had been frac
tured by a whiffletree which was found
nearby. There is no clew.
ever built, according to the plans. It
will be 1C0 feet wide by 470 feet long,
and 150 feet high.- It is approached by
four grand staircases, each 20 feet
wide. The train, retiring and baggage
rooms, cafe, telephone, and telegraph
offices open directly off the concourse.
Forty-three tracks will provide fa
cilities for the great number of trains
which till use the new terminal. Al
though arriving and departing passen
gers pass through the concourse, they
are separated to prevent confusion.
The platforms average from 15 to 18
feet in width. The suburban train
room has a feature for quickly empty
ing the trains and averting crowding
by having platforms on either side of
the train. These platforms are even
wider than the "express platforms
ranging from 17 to 29 feet In width.
mi SENSATION IN THE
110 OIIE TO BLAME
FOR DISASTER TO
Copenhagen. Dec. 24. The maritime
court rendered judgment today in the
case of the Danish steamer Norge.
which foundered June 2S with the loss
of C46 lives. The directors of the com
pany and Capt. Gundle are acquitted
of the charge that neglect of dutyi
caused the loss of the vessel or con
tributed to the magnitude of the dis
aster. TRADE IS NORMAL
Demand for Holiday Goods Has
Exceeded Hopes of Mer
chants. STAPLE LINES ARE QUIET
Steel Industry Affected by Drouth
in Producing Regions, Says
Dunn & Co.
New York, Dec. 24. R. G. Dunn in
his weekly review of trade says: De
mand for holiday goods exceeded ex
pectations, but trade in staple merchan
dise is seasonably quiet. Business con
ditions are satisfactory, however, manu
facturing plants producing freely, ex
cept where insufficient water supply
restricts operations, and a large vol
ume of option trading was recorded for
the week at leading commodity ex
changes. Dispatches from the leading
cities are encouraging. Traffic returns
continue favorable. Railroad earnings
for December thus far exceeding last
year's by 7-C per cent. Foreign com
merce at this port during the last week
showed au increase of $1,415.3G9 iu ex
ports and $2,089,050 in imports as com
pared with the same week in 1903.
l,ow Water AfTrvlM Steel.
Ixw water in the Conneiisville region
is the only disturbing factor affecting I
the iron and steel industry. There is
less disposition to defer orders for
steel rails and a large part of next
year's production has been engaged or
is now under negotiation. Other forms
of railway equipment are more active.
Jobbers are placing orders for pipe on
a scale that indicates expectations of
higher quotations, and there is an un
usual interest for this season in struc
tural material. Wire and tin plate
works are reported running close to
their full capacity.
Failures this week were 231 In the
United States as against 2SI for last
ILLINOIS TAX RATE
FIXED AT 55 CENTS
State Officials Meet and Decide on
Slight Increase Revenue to be
Springfield, 111., Dec. 24. The gov
ernor, auditor, and treasurer met yes
terday and fixed the state tax rate for
1905 at 55 cents on $100 valuation.
The total taxes to be raised for state
purposes this year is $5,500,000, of
which $4,500,000 is for the general
revenue fund, and $1,000,000 is for
the school fund. The rate one year
ago was 52 cents on the $loo valua
tion. FOG BOUND STEAMERS LAND
Improved Conditions Noted Alonq
Liverpool. Dee. 24. Tho steamers
Saxonia and Oceanic which had been
fog bound for two and three days, re
spectively, lauded their passengers
this morning. The steamer Cedric,
fog bound since Wednesday when she
was to have proceeded for New York
proceeded on her voyage today.
Weeky Bank Statement.
New York, Dec. 24. The weekly
bank statement is as follows: Loans,
decreased $2,G27.770; deposits de
creased. $2,002,000; reserve increased,
$200,100; surplus Increased. $700,COO;
ex. U. S. deposits increased, $7O3,SO0.
TWELVE DIE ON
Paris, Dec. 21. The victims of lact
night's railway collision in a fog out
side of the Northern railroad station
here number 12 dead and 20 seriously
injured. All victims are French.
Former Husband Arrested
For Perjury in
LET GO WITHOUT BAIL
Rumored He Has Turned State's
' Yorkers Involved.
New York. Dec. 24. After the seu
sational last night session at the po.
lice headquarters at which he is said
to have made a full confession Charles
F. Dodge, former husband of tha wifo
of Charles W. Morse, banker, and
principal promoter of the American
Ice company, today was a prisoner at
the Broadway Central hotel guarded
by both federal and local authorities.
liurK ! With Perjury.
Dodge is charged with perjury In
declaring service had not been mada
un him in the suit by which his wife
secured a divorce from him. and
which was followed by the .sensational
Morse-Dodge divorce case.
It is expected lXdge will be taken
into court at the earliest. MssiMe. iiio
The proceedings tinder which he Is
held by the federal authorities were
withdrawn aud the prisoner will Ih
formally turned over' to the customary
New York county officials.
While he was arrested by a United
States marshal and sent to this city a i
a federal prisoner this was done only
to place him in the hands of the au
thorities in this city.
Dodge was arraigned before Cowing,
at the court, of general sessions, who
released him on his own recognizance.
The judgo said after releasing Dodge,
he could not make public his reason i
for so doing but it was rcMrted Dodge
has turned state's evidence.
REPUBLICANS FRAME UP
PRIMARY ELECTION LAW
Proposed Bill Will Require All Par
ties to Nominate on S.vne
Chicago, Dec. 21. The subcommit
tee of the republican stale commit leo
has agreed on a primary election law,
which will be submitted to the full
state committee for ratification, and
will be introduced in the legislature
shortly after that btwly convenes.
When the committee decided not to
make public at this time any of the
details of the bill, it can be said on
the authority of one who knows that
the most radical of its provisions will
be that which stipulates that the pri
maries of all parties shall be held on
the same day. In this the bill goes
even farther than the party platform
pledge, which simply demanded that
the primaries of each party should be
held on the same day in every district.
GIVES $25,000 AND RESIGNS
Head of Illinois College Will Take up
Work of Religious Society.
Jackson vilie. 111., Dec. 21. Clifford
W. Barnes who gave Illinois college,
of which he was president, $25,000
to endow a chair of biblical literature,
resigned the presidency of the college
yesterday afternoon, and IiIh resigna
tion was accepted by the trustees. Mr.
Barnes resigned in order to take up
his new work as secretary of the Re
ligious Education society.
WHITECAPPERS ARE ARRESTED
Two Merchants and Six Farmers Tak
en for Tarring and Feathering.
Cumberland. Wis., Dec. 24. Great
excitement prevails at Anriis. 12 miles
west of iiere. on account of the arrest
of two merchants and six farmers ac
cused of participating in a whitecap
raid last week. John Hawling. a farm
er, incurred thj displeasure of his
neighbors and with his housekeeper
was stripped and tarred aud feathered.
He returned and swore out warrants.
Hawling and the woman are armed
and defy any Interference.
Galesburg Wants Encampment. .
Galesburg, III., Dec. 24. The Gales
Lurg Commercial club offers $1,500 as
an inducement for holding the next
state encampment -of the Illinois
Grand Army of the Republic here.
Princess Louise Expelled.
Liepsic, Dec. 24. The former Crown
Princess Iouise, of Saxony, was yes
terday escorted to the frontier by fbo
police and formally expelled from the
country. She will go to Florence,