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Generally .fair tonight and Friday;
rising temperature. Temperature at 7
a. m., 6; at 3:30 p. m.. 20.
J. M. 8HERIER Observer.
Only Taper in
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iVOL'. LIV. NO. C2.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1904.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
FORTS GUARDING RIIILUflG MOUNTAIN
Tear Open Walls With Dynamite and Follow Up
With a General Attack.
LOSE A THOUSAND MEN
St Petersburg Declares Loss
to Russians is of Little
Headquarters Japanese Army Be
fore Port Arthur. I-c. 29. Itihlung
fort was captured at 3 o'clock this
looming with I.Ono Japanese casual
ties. Seven dynamite mines exploded
at 10 yesterday made breaches in the
Iron l wall through which a large body
of Japanese troops charged under cov
er of a tremendous bombardment and
captured the fort after a bitter fight
The garrison, numbering 5oo. escaped
follow la Esalaalaa.
At 10 o'clock Wednesday morning
the left center column folwing heavy
explosions on the frontal parapet of
Hihlung mountain charged and oc
cupied the paraiiet under cover of fire
from the heavy guns and constructed
defense works despite the enemy's
At 4 o'clock in the afternoon when
the Japanese occupation was practi
cally assured tbey charged and oc
rnpiod the Inner lines of heavy gun
Iosilions. and subsequently dislodging
Ihe remnant of th enemy's force stub
bornly holding the gorg fort, which
they occupied and raptured the entire
MImImIb the Mrtury.
St. Petersburg. Dec. 29. The war
office points out that the occupation of
Hihlung mountain by the Japanese still
leaves the main line unbroken.
1.1m 'aaldrrablr A4mmr4.
Chefoo. Der. 29 The Japanese line
at Port Arthur Is now. as a result of
the general" attack beginning? the"25th.
much closer to Liaotls mountain.
Chinese who left l'ort Arthur yester
day arrived here today, rejiort a great
ly Inferior Uussian force defended the
outermost of the trenches for three
lays, retiring when Japanese artillery
ttad ec tired an enfilading iosition.
The fighting mostly was at a range of
twothirds of a mile, the Japanese fear
ing mine. The Kussians retired to
it .taalaer II lit.
JapaneM who arrived at t'heftm to
day from Port I hi In y say the recent
fighting also resulted in the rapture of
a hill called by the Japanese Yangtbu
ban (oihIr Keekwnn mountain), en
abling the Japanese to seriously harass
land communication, with Uaotls forts
and with forts on Ktse and Antse
mountains. The capture of Yangthu
ban hill followed several night attacks,
during one of which the Japanese be
came ronfused. killed each other, and
retired when the mistake was discov
ered. The Japanese further report severe
fighting has occurred on the north
flank, particularly at Hihlung moun
tain, where, when the Japanese left
Port Daluy. the Japanese forces had
made some progress.
t aaafcf HaaaiaK IllaekaaV.
Two steamers recently ran the block
ade at Port Arthur. One of them was
ratrtured by the Japanese when emerg
ing from the harbor.
Tokio. Dec. 29. Manchurian army
headquarters reporting today says:
"On the afternoon of the 27th the
Russians with heavy field guns bom
barded Shakhe river railroad bridge
In the neighborhood of the station and
Russian guns at Talientun shelled
ChlhsianKtun and Shulantzu. Russian
cavalry attacked lfeilintun at sunset
on the same day but were repulsed
by Japanese cavalry. In the evening
Russian cavalry enveloped the Japa
nese pickets who were reinforced and
finally repulsed the enemy. The Japa
nese had three men killed.
Itaaalaa OMrrrm Iaatlae4.
Shanghai. Dec. 29. Private advices
received here from Sasebo say the cap
tain and lieutenant of the Russian tor
pedo boat destroyer Rastoropny, blown
tip at Chefoo Nov. 1C after escaping
from I"ort Arthur, have been identified
as being on board the British steamer
Xigrt-iia. seized by the Japanese cruis
er Tsushima, off I'lsan. Korea. Dec. 19.
and brought to Sasebo.
Hire ( kliw SoUlrra.
Mukden. Dec. 29. Irrefutable evi
dence has lx-en obtained at headquar
ters that the Japanese are not only
hiring Chinese bandits to operate on
the Russian flanks, but they are en
listing Chinese under Japanese officers.
The Japanese are adopting cunning
expedients to defeat the surprise at
tacks of the Russian scouts from which
their have KufTerel miirh Tker onvar
(he steep approaches to their trenches'
FIERCE ASSAULT GARRY
MICHIGAN TIED UP BY
EFFECT OF THE STORM
Factories Compelled to Close
Lack of Means of Trans
Calumet. Mich.. Dec. 29. The bliz
zard which has been sweeping northern
Michigan the last three days is the
worst in years and has caused on.
death, numerous accidents, and para-
Jyzed business generally, causing
heavy financial loss. Railroad com
inimical ion has been cut off for two
days and no mail has been received
or sent owine to a blockade on the
South Shore railroad. Operations at
nearly all stamp mills are discontin
ued owing to the railroad tie up.
Getting Ready to Enforce De
mand for Redress From
Sultan of Morocco.
OUR AMBASSADOR CONFERS
Squadron Being Prepared at Toulon
For Expedition Across the
Paris. Dec. 29. Ambassador Porter
called on Foreign Minister Delcasse
today and discussed the situation in
Morocco which is seriously occupying
the minister. Definite naval or mili
tary steps have not yet been decided
upon but it is evident France s de
termined 1 1 act decisively unless the.
sultan reverses his offensive action to
lard A. I
louion, ivc. zv. uwmg to tne cri
sis in Morocco the navy yard here
shows the greatest activity. Prepara
tions are going on to have a naval
division consisting of two battleships.
and two cruisers in readiness to pro
ceed to Morocco if the crisis accen
TO SECURE LIBERTY
Convict Explodes Stick of Dynamite in
Train With Fatal Re
sults. Birmingham. Ala., Dec. 29. While
train carrying 13 convicts in the
employ of the Tennessee Coal & Rail
road company was going from the
mine to prison Will Filler, a negro
convict, exploded a stick of dynamite
In one of the coaches with the object
of effecting a wholesale release. One
convict was killed, and a guard, a
trainman and several convicts injured
Guards from other cars prevented the
ecae of any convicts.
ARE WITH ADDICKS CROWD
Regular Delaware Republicans Agree
On Organizing of Legislature.
Dover. Del., Dec. 29. In the organ
ization of the Delaware legislature to
day, the union, or Addicks faction, and
the regular republicans reached an
agreement on temporary officers of the
two branches. Both branches endeav
ored to effect a permanent organiza
tion, but failed. A recess was taken
until later in the day.
with water which freezes, forms ice
slides and makes the scouts fall In
confusion. In other places the Japan
ese scattered millet stalks over ap
proaches, the crackling of which gives
them warning of the presence of the.
St. Petersburg. Dec. 29. The nego
tiations which have been in progress
between Japan and China for the oc
cupation of southern Manchuria by
Chinese troops in order to lighten the
task of the Japanese armies have
failed, according to advices from Pe
kin because Japdn could not furnish
guarantees for the future. The same
advices represent Japanese influence
at Pekin as powerful.
J. HAMPTON MOORE IS
MADE BUREAU HEAD
Washington. Dec. 29. President
Roosevelt has appointed J. Hampton
Moore, of Philadelphia, chief or the
bureau of manufacturers of the de
partment of commerce.
AT WEST POIIIT
Washington. Dec. 29. By direction
of the president Capt. Robert L. How
see, of the cavalry has been appointed
commandant of the cadet academy at
West Point, from June 15 next. How
see was one of the officers charged by
Gen. Miles with having abused and ill
treated Filipino prisoners. Two
searching investigations of the charges
resulted in the complete exoneration
of the officer.
IN TERRIBLE FIGHT
Maniac Inflicts Fatal Wounds
Is Shot by a Policeman
at St. Louis.
St. Louis. Dec. 29. An Italian, name
unknown, who lived witli his brothers,
one of whom was employed by the
Italian world's fa'r commissioners, cut
his brother's throat and was himself
probably fatally shot today by a po
liceman. The wounding of the two
men occurred as tne culmination or a
terrible struggle between two of the
brothers, one of whom had become a
maniac, and a policeman was called in
to arrest him.
NEW YORK CRIMES
Murder Case Shot Down
Spot of Former
New York. Dec. 29. Standing al-
in the very spot where Robert
Brennan was shot to death by Patrol
man Malone last May. William
O'Brien, a homeless waiter who gave
most important testimony in the trial
which resulted in Malone being sent
to prison for 20 years today received
a bullet wound which probably will
result in his death. O'Brien's assail
ants escaped and he refused to make
any statement which would assist t lie
officers in learning their identity.
FOUND ADULTERATED SEED
Secretary Wilson Reports on Test
Made of That Bought of Dealers.
Washington. Dec. 29. Secretary
Wilson today promulgated a circular
giving the results just made in ac
cordance with the last act of congress
directing him to obtain in the open
market samples of seed of grass, clo
ver or alfalfa, test the same and If any
such seeds as Canada blue grass was
found under any other name than blue
grass or poa corapressa to publish the
result of these tests with the names
of dealers selling adulterated alfalfa
seed. Samples were obtained by the
department agents from 742 seeds
throughout the country. Out of these
23 lots sold by eight seed dealers in
all were found to be adulterated.
CHEYENNE INDIANS STARVING
Rosebud Reservationists Reported to
be Slaughtering Cattle.
Rosebud. Mont., Dec. 29. The north
ern Cheyennes are In a pitifully desti
tute condition. Commissioner Jones
ordered that no food be Issued except
to the young, the aged and infirm, bas
ing his action on the theory that they
were self-sustaining. The starving In
dians are raiding and slaughtering
cattle in the vicinity of the reservation.
SOUTHERN PLANTERS BURN COTTON
Atlanta. Ga., Dec. 29. Heroic meas
ures have been decided on by the farm
ers and merchant of the southern
states to save the cotton market. They
will burn 2,o0,0o0 bales of the staple.
The destruction of the cotton al
ready has begun, and it is estimated
that several thousand bales now are
blazing in southern Georgia. Each
state in the cotton growing belt is ex
pected to destroy its share. Bonfires
of the chief agricultural product of
Dixie soon will be lighted all over the
Kallawa Kmi mt Stamp.
This remarkable course was deckled
on after the growers received word of
the slump in the New York market.
The falling off in Xew York followed
the Washington report that 3.000,000
SAYS BISHOP TALBOT WROTE LETTERS
REFLECTING UPON HIS CHARACTER
Rev. Irvine Declares Question of Propriety is Above
His Own Reinstatement as Object in Start
ing Celebrated Case.
Philadelphia. Dec. 29. "Can a bish
op or ought a bishop write defam
atory letters in secret in order to in
jure any member of the ministry?"
This is the question which will be de
cided at the meeting of the board of
inquiry in the case of Irvine vs. Tal
bot," said . Rev. Ingram X. W. Irvine
plaintiff in the celebrated caEe today
in discussing the charges which have
been made against him.
Itrlantnlrinrat Secondary. '
"My reinstatement." continued Ir
IIITEtlTIOII OF COLORADO REPUBLICANS
TO STEAL GOVERNORSHIP IS CLEAR
Denver, Dec. 29.---By the action of
the state canvassing board in issuing
certificates of election as senators to
Casimero Derels and Henry B. Mil
lard, the republicans have secured such
absolute control of the general assem
bly that it is now Regarded in demo
cratic circles as highly probable Gov.
Peabody will be reseated.
The republican plan, it is said, is to
accomplish this by throwing out the
vote of all democratic wards in Den
ver and counting the vote of republi
can wards. The senate now stands:
Republicans, 19; democrats, 15; vacan
cy, 1. On joint ballot the legislature
PARROT TOO WISE
Breaks Up Chicagoan's Home
With the Question,
HUSBAND BECAME SUSPICIOUS
Divorce Followed by Police Court
Scene Ownership of Bird
Chicago, Dec. 29. Because he did
not wish to lose the pet parrot which
first gave him an inkling of the state
of affairs whifh led him to divorce his
wife, W. H. Smith, 7 Bingham street,
yesterday faced Justice Prindiville on
the charge of disorderly conduct and
was placed under bonds to keep the
Ilouicht MobIIim Ako,
Smith bought the parrot some months
ago. when he was still enjoying matri
monial happiness. After a few weeks
the parrot began to demand "Where's
Al?" on the husband's return to the
home at night. Suspicion being arous
ed. Smith set himself to find out where
"Al" actually"wa8, and learned of visits
of his wife in his absence which caus
ed him t6 dash for the divorce court.
She Stole Itlnl.
Dec. 17 he got a decree. All then
went well until a week ago, when the
faithful parrot disappeared. Smith as
serts that his former wife took the
bird, and when he met her on the
street with the bird in hand he snatch
ed it and ran. His appearance in court
DIE IN BURNING OF HOME
Three Members of Prominent Family
Perish in New York State
Genesee. X. Y., Dec. 29. Charles
McMillan, his sister. Lottie, and neph
ew, Frank met death in a fire which
destroyed their home at the head of
Konsus lake early today. The McMil
lans are a prominent family in Liv
more baleshad been ginned in the
United Slates in 1904 than in 1903.
The 1903 total was 8,747,069 bales, and
that for this year 11.S48.113.
The southern men felt there was on
ly one way to prevent a further drop
in price, which would mean bankrupt
cy to many. This was to relieve the
market of the oversupply caused by
the large crop. The cotton must be
Drat ray 3,000 Ilalen.
At Fort Gaines, Ga., over 3,000 bales
were burned yesterday, and other
towns report similar bonfires. There
was' much ceremony observed in the
burning. Fanners came into Fort
Gaines from all over the county to join
with the merchants.
From the plantations and from the
local warehouses the bales were
brought to the court, bonse square.
vine," is of secondary consideration
when contrasted with the above query
Of course I wish to have this unjust
deposition removed but I wish also
entirely without malice, to be vindi
cated in the sight of God and friends.
Had ( rwiml HiNhop'a WhliM.
In discussing the motive of the pre
sentment Irvine said it was because
he had persistently refused conimun
ion to Mrs. Emma D. Elliott, who Is
divorced, against the wishes of Bishop
stands: Republicans, CO; democrats,
JuUjce Ua I hp t'urprt.
Denver, Dec. 29. District Judge
Samuel Carpenter appeared before the
supreme court today in response to a
citation requiring him to show cause
why he should not quash the alterna
tive writ of mandamus issued by him
against the state board of canvassers
and explain why he assumed jurisdic
tion in disregard of the opinion and
judgment of the supreme court. ,
Carpenter explained he did not
know the full purport of the supreme
court's order made it obligatory to
dismiss proceedings in a district. His
explanation was accepted and the cita
tion against him was dismissed.
BOBS UP SMILING
Chauncey Depew Has Clear Field
for Reelection to the
CONFERS WITH GOV. ODELL
Latter Announces His Name Will
Only One Presented to Leg
New York. Dee. 29. Senator Depew
said today he had won in his campaign
for reelection to the United States sen
ate. He made the announcement after
a conference, by appointment, with
Gov. Odell. sieaker of the assembly,
and State Senators Elsberg and Malt
h.v. Otlrll MnkrN Announcement.
Gov, Odell announced this afternoon
that the United States senatorship had
been settled and that the name of De
pew will be the only one presented at
the republican caucus.
SIX VICTIMS OF
Saw Mill Near Chehalis,
Costs Half a Dozen
Chehalis. Wash., Dec. 29. Six men
were killed yesterday afternoon by an
explosion of four boilers at a Walville
sawmill DO miles west of here. Three
bodies have been recovered.
Woman is Identified.
New York. Dec. 29. The woman
found dead with her neck broken, in
Delany street last night, was today
identified as Mrs. Cecelia Butler, wid
ow of a railroad employe.
Russian Official is Slain.
Shusha. Russia. Dec. 29. Police
Chief Sakaroff was slain on the main
street here yesterday.
TO ADVANCE PRICE
There they were rolled together, filling
a large part of the area.
Then the farmers and merchants
and the townspeople of Fort Gaines
marched rounds the heaped cotton.
There was some cheering, but most of
the men walked away grimly, silently.
It was a sacrifice they were making.
But they had resolved to stand the loss,
hoping for ultimate gain, and they did
(ottoa Worth SIMI.OtKI.
The torch was then applied. The
fire started slowly in the tightly baled
cotton, with much smoke. Gradually
the wind and the natural progress of
the blaze carried the fire all over the
The fire still is burning, and the ex
citement among the dealers is increas
ing. It is estimated that cotton worth
$100,000 has been destroyed..
FATE OF SAILORS ON THE
DRUMELZIER IM BALANCE
HOT TAKE OP THE
Washington. Dec. 29. It is not ex
pected legislation looking to carrying
into effect the recommendations of
James R. Garfield, commissioner of
corporations, will be initiated at the
present session of congress. Garfield's
argument in support of the federal
charter plan for corporations doing
an interstate business is being consid
ered, however by members of con-
MAY FURNISH BAIL
Mrs. Chadwick's Attorneys Are
Able to Furnish $40,000
OPPOSITION FROM THE STATE
Banker Beckwith Stricken With Heart
Disease Carnegie Expects Wo
man to Get Long Term.
Cleveland. Doc. 29. P. D. Quigley.
law partner of J. P. Dawley, counsel for
Mrs. Chadwick. said today nothing
could be done toward securing bail for
Mrs. Chadwick before next Tuesday, if
Immediately upon learning that bail
for Mrs. Chadwick might be offered in
the federal court. Prosecutor Keeler Is
sued a capias for the arrest of Mrs.
Chadwick in the event of her release
on bail by the government authori-
Mr, t'hittltvick SendM MrMNaf.
Mrs., Chadwick sent the following
telegram to her husband. In care of
Sheriff Barry, of Xew York, to be de-
ivered immediately iijon the doctor's
arrival from Europe:
"Come to Cleveland with Sheriff
Barry immediately. Do not fight ex-
radition, and avoid loss of time and
Ilonri Company Itrnl-.
Cleveland, Iee. 29. Negotiations to
obtain bail for Mrs. Cassie I. Chad
wick are under way. and if what her
attorneys consider a reasonable
amount is demanded by both the Vuil
(I htatcs government and the state
of Ohio a bonding company has as
sured the bond up to $40,000.
I'niirrM for lr. Clintl wirk.
Albany. X. Y., Iec. 29. Gov. Odeil'a
warrant for the extradition of Dr.
Chadwick from Xew York to Ohio ha.s
been mailed to Sheriff Barry at police
headquarters, Xew York.
lloiiM-4-oMilnu; I" Delayed.
Xew York, Dec. 29. It is probable
the Hamburg-American Line steamer
'retoria, with Dr. Chadwick on board.
will not reach port until Friday. The
delay is owing to heavy weather.
Ilankrr llrklth Mrlckru.
Oberlin, Ohio, Dec. 29. President
Beckwith of the Oberlin bank, whose
failure is attributed to Mrs. Chadwick,
was stricken with heart disease yes
terday, and for a time his life was de-
paired of. He still is in a critical
fiirneitie See I.onic Term.
Pittsburg. Dec. 29. "Mr. Carnegie
believes Mrs. Chadwick will get a
long term in prison, and deservedly.
le repeats his previous assertions
that he had never known the woman
and had no desire to make her ac
quaintance. He seemed surprised at
the manner in which so many persons
Edward Bigelow, director of the de
partment of public works, made this
statement last night. He has Just re-
urned from a conference with the
No Train Wat Lost.
Milwaukee, Dec. 29. An official of
the Chicago & Northwestern railroad
company today denied the rejxrt thai
train on that system was lost during
the storm near Madison.
Mrs. J. W. Patterson Dead.
Pittsburg, Dec. 29. Mrs. J. W. Pat-
erson. wile oi me vice presiueuL oi
the Pittsburg terminal of the Wabash
railroad, died suddenly last night of
COAL HEARING IS
TO BE HAD LATER
Washington, Dec. 29. The Inter
state commission today, by stipulation
of a counsel, postponed indefinitely
the hearing of arguments in the case
f W. It. Heart against the anthracite
ca! carrying railroads.
Crew Off Fire Island Send
Last Signal for
IN TERRIBLE CONDITION
Three Life Saving Crews Mak
ing Desperate Efforts to
Xew York. Dec. 29. The big ocean
going tug Catherine Moran left Sandy
Hook before daylight this morning,
carrying the Sandy Hook life-saving
crew and towing their boat for FIrrt
Island in an attempt to take off the
crew of the stranded steamer Drumel
zier. Lives of the sailors on the Drum
elzier are still believed to be in peril,
and boats of the Oak Island and Fire
Island life-saving stations have been
unable to reach them.
Srnt Out n float.
The tug reached the Drumelzier at
10:::o and sent a surf boat to tho
stranded steamer. There is no change
in the position of the vessel. Though
the steamer ran on the beach Sunday
evening, no message conveying any
idea of their condition or sufferings
has reached the would-be rescuers ex
cept those saying that the boiler was
loose, that there were 29 men on board
and the steamer needed assistance.
MVmmiikm II ' KIiik.
All those messages were conveyed
by flag signals. Neither tug nor life
Imi.-U. has been enabled to bring any
message to shore. Watchers on shore
marvel that the crew has not succumb
ed to exposure or been washed from
the fleck or rigging of the steamer.
All day yesterday the steamer was
swept by mountainous waves that left
only her funnel visible from Fire Isl
and, and today the chilly blast, of last
night had coated her sides, dock and
rigging with Ice.
Mt lint Ion Srrrord Deperate.
The condition of the steamer herself
was unknown to those on shore, but
it. was feared she could hardly be fit
to live, as the seas breaking over her
were sweeping her interior through
broken cabin windows und doors and
that the condition of the crew must bo
SlitnnlM for AM.
At 1 o'clock this afternoon tho Drum-
ojzier hoisted a signal signifying "Send
life loats to save the crew." The Oak
Island and Fire Island crews at once
made ready to go out to the ship.
I nknuna VvmmI luburr,
Itichmoiid. Va., Dc. 29. Life-saving
crews from three stations on the North
Carolina coast have just started off to
an unknown steamer stranded on Dia
mond Shoals. The crew Is supisised to
be safe on board, as torchlights were
seen burning on the steamer till day
light today. The sea Is very rough,
but is going down.
COME BACK FOR
THE COURT HOUSE
South Dakotans Make Good Promise
in County Seat
Aberdeen, S. D., Dec. 29. The crowd
of men who went from Selby to Ban.
gor Tuesday night and carried off by
force tho county records in tho court
house, and then left word they would
return last night for the court house
itself kept their promise. The build
ing has been torn down, plied on wag
ons and is being hauled to Selby In
sections to be rebuilt today. Although,
the action of the Selby men aroused
bitter feeling the Bangor residents
made no resistance.
CHANGE ON NORTH SEA BOARD
Russia Recalls Kaznakoff and Sends
Doubassoff to Paris.
St. Petersburg. Iec. 29. Admiral
Kaznakoff Is returning to Kussia and
will be replaced by Vice Admiral Dou
bassoff. as Russian commissioner ou
the international commission at Paris
which is to inquire Into the North Sea
Incident. Doubassoff starts for Par
is next week.
Land Tax With a Vengeance.
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 29. A Kan
sas man will push a bill in the legis
lature to tax all holders of more than
1C0 acres of land $C0 an acre to pre
Hunter Killed by Own Gun.
Pekin. 111., Dec. 29. Frank Jansen.
aged 17. was Instantly killed near
Manito yesterday by tho accidental
discharge of his gun while hunting