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uttt 10 PAGES READS IT. LAST EDITION. MONDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, SEPTEMBER 5, 1904. MONDAY EVENING, TWO CENTS. EVERYBODY 10 PAGES L n n n n ,NEEP J THE ARTFUL DODGERS. The School Fund Commissioners Issue a Statement About the Shady Comanche County Bond Deal. A STRANGE DOCUMENT. Admits That State Holds De faulted Honda as Charge. While Pretending to Deny the Fact. MAY BE EARLY TRIAL As Pressure Too Much for Com missioners to Ignore. Public Will See Now Whether Case Can Be Tried Before Election and Let the People Hare Sworn Eridence. State Journal Prepared to Prove Its Charges. The State Journal publishes below a formal statement issued since this pa per last went to press covering the re ply of Secretary of State Burrow, State Superintendent DayhofI and Attorney General Coleman, the state school fund commissioners, in reply to the charges of the State Journal that they were In volved in a questionable deal, and in connection with which the three par ties have filed libel suits against this paper aggregating $45,000. Notice of these suits was served upon the editor and proprietor of this paper late Satur day evening. A -summary of the commissioners' statement is as follows, as given in the official organ, the Topeka Capital: First No 6 per cent Comanche coun ty bonds were ever offered to the school fund commission by anyone who owned or controlled them, or who represented the owner or agents. Second No agreement, understanding or arrangement whatsoever was en tered into with Mr. Godard until the 4V4 per cent bonds were already issued and were offered to the commission by, him on July 22. 1904. Third The state school fund does not. hold and never did' hold any Comanche county bonds except the ones Just pur chased. Fourth Neither Comanche county, nor any of its school districts, save one, owes the state a dollar of past due in terest. Fifth Comanche county is within legal limits as fairly entitled to bor row the state school fund at 4 H per sent as any other county in toe state. Sixth -The school fund commission era demand immediate trial of their libel cases in court, and offer to waive all formalities of law causing delay. The State Journal is prepared to rrove that the state school fund com mission was offered the six per cent Comanche county bonds by represen tatives who unquestionably represent ed the owners; that other investors have refused the bonds; that the state school commission was offered the six per cent bonds by responsible and ac credited representatives before they bought the four and one-half per cent bonds; that Comanche county is al ready in default on Comanche county school district bonds, as stated in the State Journal. The formal statement of the com mis8ioners, as will be noted, shows that the state lolds many past du1 or defaulted, bonds, those which were payable in 1900. 1901 and 1902, and still remain unpaid. We will show, as does this statement of the commissioners, that the state board of equalization raised the as sessed value of Comanche county property over 1400,000 above the rounty clerk's report for 1904; it will show that Comanche county was not within the legal limits entitled to borrow from the school fund until the state officers themselves rais ed the assessment of the county board; It will also show that not only the same I'eeple who bought the bonds made this increased assessment themselves, but the legality of the matter was passed upon by the attorney general, for his own action as one of the purchasers for the state; that the broker who sold the bonds did so on an understanding to Yiake from J8.000 to $10,000 on the deal; and other things will be shown in court that will astound the public. It will also show that no one "got" the Topeka State Journal to print the charges. We printed them on our own Tnotion and to expose a disreputable transaction. Furthermore, the charges on which the State Journal based its statements were not obtained from Governor Bailey or his expert account ant. Rowett. On the other hand the State Journal gnve Governor Bailey the news. The State Journal is ready for prompt trial. If the good people of this state. In the majority, will vote on the evidence we will present, if given the opportunity before election, or have already pre sented in these columns, they will de feat the members of the ste school fund commission who are candi dates for re-election because they have been unfaithful to the trust imposed on them; and they will defeat State Treasurer Kelly who has been shown up in these columns and whose bad record has been established. The good of the state is above the good of any party. . The Official Reply. So many false statements have been made about the purchase of the school fund commission of the county bonds of Comanche county that we believe we owe it to the people of the state to make a statement of the facts connected with it. The assessment of Comanchecounty and tb mUob of the state board of equaliza-j tlon thereon, since 1891, are shown in the following table: County Equalization Tear clerk. board. 1S91 11.494,714 $1.357,2 lf'2 1.341.2H9 1.242.923 l!93 1.35S.924 1,273.516 194 &70.S44 836.537 1896 980.516 8l8,08 918.9X5 ; 759.994 1S97 983.438 . 808,872 1898 642.698 716,726 1899 557.968 737.654 191)0 677.454 742,088 1901 562,674 840,391 1902 678,971 861. 109 1903 633.852 1,036,865 1904 632.553 1,041.771 The equalized valuation of the lands in 1904 was $1.35 per acre in Comanche coun ty. In Clark county on the west It was $1.09 per acre. In Kiowa county on the north it was $1.76 per acre. In Pratt coun ty on the northwest it was $2.68 per acre. In Barber county on the east it was $1.60 per acre. Air. Godard's appearing before the board of equalization had nothing whatever to do with fixing the amount of the equalization. The heavy reduction of the assessments as returned by the county clerk from 1898 and onward was a part of a contest in stituted by the county authorities against tne oict bonus, in wnicn tney were de feated, ana a judgment rendered for the interest in the federal courts, which hp.s now been paid. The original issue in ISM) was iiao.ouo. ot which Si.000 has been oaid on the principal within the last thirteen months. The state school fund now holds school district bonds of Comanche county school districts as follows: Dist. No. Amt. 1 $1,500 6 275 Due. 1900 1901 1901 19ll 1902 1901 1901 1901 1901 191 1901 1901 1901 1S91 1901 1902 Int. paid to July 1, 1901 July 1, 1904 July 1, V.H July 1. 1902 July 1, 1901 July 1. 1904 11 230 17 l.KO 20... 350 350 23... 25... 29... 31... 33... 34... 38... 40... 41... 49... 220 400 125 350 30 HO M0 300 400 July 1. 1904 July 1, 1904 July 1. 1904 July 1, 1904 July 1. 1901 July 1, 1904 July 1, 1904 July 1,-1904 July 1, 19M July 1. 1904 In each instance we have given the amount of principal remaining unpaid. In many cases partial payments have been made on the principal. Besides these, the university fund holds the following school district bonds of Comanche county Dist. No. Amt. ...$loO ... 200 2H0 ... 2iO ...200 Due. 1895 197 1K98 1899 1901 Int. paid to Julyl , 1904 July 1, I9i4 July 1, 1904 July 1. 1904 July 1, 1004 17.. 17.. 17.. 17.. 48.. Other school districts In the same coun ty reported delinquent in 1902 have paid off principal and interest since that date as follows: District No. 3 $500 and interest District No. 10 500 and interest District No. 25 300 and interest District No. 29.... 200 and interest District No. 32 500 and interest District No. 33 300 and interest District No. 62 200 and interest District No. 53 200 and interest The school fund does not hold and never did hold any Comanche county bonds, except those recently purchased from Mr. Godard. It does hold two school district bonds of Xl.OuO each from districts riOS. 1 and 3 in that county, purchased nearly thirty years ago. which, for some reasons, have been declared and treated as fraud ulent. On Mav 30. 1904 (and fifteen davs after his control ot the bonds had expired). Mr. H. B. Kelley addressed to each mem ber of the board a writing purporting to make an offer of the old 6 per cent bonds at oar "subject to prior sale. niie ir e matter was nendine- before the board Mr. Godard incidentally mentioned to Mr. Coleman of the board that he was work- ins on the Comanche county bond doa and if he succeeded might offer the board some refunding bonds. Mr. uoieman tnen learned that Mr. Godard had a contract to buy the bonds from the owner, dated Mav 16. 1904. Mr. Kelley says in his pub lished statement that his contract ex nired on May 15, 1904. Hence it is clear that Mr. Kelley did not own nor con trol the bonds wnen ne maae nis oner to sell them "sublect to Drior sale on basis of 6 oer cent. The "Drior sale" had happened, and the board paid no further attention to air. jv.eiiey s oner. ir. Godard did not at that time make any of fer of the bonds nor mention any terms upon which he would offer them. The board heard nothing further of the trans action until about seven weeks later. when, about July 22, Mr. Godard appeared before an onen meetinsr OI xne scnooi fund commission and made an offer of the refunding bonds which were after ward bought. The offer followed the usual course. The proceedings were re ferred to the attorney general for ex aminatton. a full investigation was made of the affairs of the county, their way of dome business, the result or ine nugr. tlon about the indebtedness, the disposi tion of the officials toward the new Issue and the legality of the same. We were of the opinion then, and we still believe, that the school fund has no better, safer or sounder investment than we tnen made. The county has paid the judgment and costs for the disputed interest, has naid iT 000 on the nrinciDal of the debt has paid all interest accrued to date, has made the levies to meet accruing interest and has money to a considerable amount in both the sinking ana general iunu. The refunding issue removed all ques tions of the intention of the county to ward the bonds. We in not know what Mr. Godard re ceived from the county for negotiating a reduction of the rate of interest. We did not ask him. and he did not tell us. It was a matter entirely between him and the rauniv. We certalnlv received notn ing from his or any one else, directly or lndlrectlv. and all statements and in sinuations to the contrary are false and r nnriproiifl. That there was any concealment about the registration of these bonds so far as the board is concerned is wnoilv raise. No member of the board ever mentioned it to Mr. Wells or any of his clerks, nor h-ard it mentioned to them, and no one with their knowledge or consent ever mentioned it to him. Mr. Wells denies to Mr. Coleman that he ever stated that he "had promised the other fellows, or any one else, that he would conceal bond registrations or anything else in his rec ords. Rv the mirchase of these bonds the state receives an investment of its funds absolutely safe and at a better rate than can usually be obtained. Comanche coun ty gets an opportunity to carry its oeot at a rate better than it has heretofore paid, and the members of the board be lieve that when the investment is safe, the people of that county are as fairly entitled to borrow the school funds at 4 or 44 per cent as any other county m the state. The charges and insinuations made by the State Journal are so false, scandalous, atrocious and malevolent that we be lieved we could meet them in no other way but in the courts. Kaon of us has nstituted a suit against that paper for Ibel. We have instructed our attorney to demand immediate trial, to waive all formalities causing delay and to make tto' agreement necessary to bring a trial Without delay. J. K. dl kku w . I. L. DAYHOFF. C. C. COLEMAN. The blow has fallen. The members of the Btate school fund commission have been driven by an outraged public to attempt to make a defense of the Co manche county bond deal. It is about such a defense as might have been ex pected from the men who would invest the sacred school fund of the state in securities of doubtful value. The commission attempts to dodee the main question at Issue. Were the (Continued on Page Seven.) STRIKE jJEAR END. Packers and Butchers 11 a re Keached an Agreement. End of the Struggle Is Expected This Week. MUST BE VOTED UPON. Strikers to Be Taken Back as Fast as Possible. Skilled Men to Htcelre Same Wages as Before. Chicago, Sept. 5. The Tribune today says: As the result of a conference just held between representatives of the union involved in the packing house strike and of the owners of the plants. the end of the long labor struggle is set for the middle of this week. An understanding was arrived at by which the men will meet today or to morrow and vote on the question of calling off the strike. According to the plans made they will be instructed to cast their ballots in the affirmative. These plans were made with secrecy and care. They originated a week ago in Chicago with certain of the packers and of the conservative labor leaders. The ending of the strike in the eastern city by the vote of the men on Satur day was the first step. The following are the chief points of me arrangements: The unions to call off the strike. The packers to re-employ as many of the strikers as they can give work to and to give the preference to the for mer employes in the future as many of the new workers as wish to remain are to be retained. Wages of the skilled men to remain at the rate paid before the strike. The packers who have often declared they would not meet the labor men will undoubtedly deny today that a confer ence has been held. The first serious break in the stock yards strike in Chicago came last night when 50 striking livestock handlers were reinstated and at once resumed their former duties. 14DIEBY FIRE. Lamp Explosion Starts Blaze in a N. Y. Tenement. New York, Sept. 5. Fourteen per sons were killed and nearly a score in jured in a fire in a five-story double tenement in Attorney street at an early hour this morning. It was one of the worst fires in the loss of human life that has occurred on the East side in several years, although the property loss was slight. The dead include four women, one man and, nine children, ranging in age from '3 months to 12 years. Many of the injured were taken to hospitals and it is thought that sev eral of these will die. Among the injured were five firemen who were on a fourth floor balcony when it fell with them. The small number of men among the killed and injured was due to the fact that most of the men who lived in the building, following the Attor ney street custom in hot weather, were asleep on the roof, while but few of the women and children were there. Those on the roof were unable to es cape by descending through the burn ing building and made their way to safety over neighboring roofs. Mean while the members of their families who had remained in their rooms found escape cut oft and panic reigned throughout the structure. The fire started about 3 o'clock in the morning and there was consider able delay in sending in analarm, al though the district is one of the most thickly populated in the crowded East side of New York. When the firemen reached the scene some of the ten ants were jumping from the windows and from the ends of fire escapes that reached only to the second floors, and others were crouching in the smoke in the small rooms and narrow halls. The fire is supposed to have been causel by the exphon of a lamp that had been left to light the hall on the second floor, and the sleeping tenants were not aroused until the hallway was ablaze and escape through the build ing cut off. The fire was soon extin guished and the search for the dead began. Most of the dead were found on the two upper floors. While the search of the building was going on four firemen were at work on a fourth story balcony, when it gave way. Another fireman on the balcony on the floor below was also carried down and was probably fatally injured. The other four were badly hurt but will recover. Two of them fell upon a pile of bedding in the courtyard ana tnelr injuries were caused chiefly by the ironwork of the balcony falling upon them. COLORADO FLYER OFF. Leaves the Track Today at Lc- compton. Santa Fe train No. 10, the Colorado fly er, eastbound. known as the Missouri River flyer, is delayed at Lecompton by a tender off the track. The flyer passed through Topeka at 8:10 this morning. The Santa Fe officials state that the ac cident was not serious and that no one was hurt. The accident was probably due to the same difficulty with tenders which has made trouble for other Santa Ke trains recently. A lot of new tenders, it seems, were improperly built. More Summer Resort Weather. The weather is now typical of the mountain resort variety again and "hopes are entertained" that it will continue so for fair week. The maximum tempera ture Sunday was 78. The wind at noon was southwest, blowing 12 miles an hour. The hourly temperatures recorded by the government tnermometer today were as loiiows: 7 o'clock 56-10 o'clock 70 8 o'clock b2 11 o'clock 74 9 o'clock 6612 o'clock 77 Wind, nine miles south. Minimum this morning, U; maximum yesterday, 78. I IAN OFF THE TRACK. Santa Fe Engine Slakes Sensation at St. Louis Exposition. St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 5. The mam moth 134-ton Atchison, Topeka & San ta Fe freight engine which the Penn sylvania railroad was running into the Palace of Transportation to be tested on Its big testing plant, ran off the track as it was being switched on the sharp curve leading into the building, and now the Pennsylvania engineers are spending their time getting the en gine back on the track. Two powerful engines will be used for this purpose. One of -the engines will be hitched in front and the other on the adjoining track. The first will' pull the locomotive - forward, while the second will pull it over on the track from which it ran off. This is the fifth of the engines se cured by the Pennsylvania railroad for testing in its plant. It is the only practical testing plant in the world, and will be put to permanent use by the Pennsylvania company after the world's fair. During the world's fair nine locomotives will be tested at this plant, all of them of different makes and several of them of foreign manu facture. By this experimenting the Pennsylvania company hopes to de termine the very highest type of en gine for every kind of railroad use. Some of the engines to De tested are of the fast passenger types and thry will be run for stretcnes oi eignt. or ten hours at the rate of sixty miles an hour. The Santa. Fe engine which is now off the track is a much more powerful one than any yet tested. It is the sec ond largest type of . locomotive ever built. . KELLY GETS A JOLT. He loses His Contest for Recognition In Miami ' County. Thomas T. Kelly has received an other hard jolt in Miami county. The county contest board, contrary to the expectations of the Kelly- crowd, has; unanimously aeciaea mat j.eny s rump county committee, which aided Kelly in stealing the Miami county delegation to the Republican state convention last spring- and which also fixed up a rump delegation to the Sec ond district convention for Bowersock the contest board has decided that this Kelly committee has no legal standing, and the anti-Kelly Repub lican ticket will be placed on the of ficial ballot. The regular Republican committee, of which Geo. L. Robinson is chair man, called primaries for August 13 to nominate a county ticket. Kelly's rump committee called primaries at first early in August, but afterwards postponed them till September 3. The ticket nominated at the regular pri maries was duly filed and then pro tested by the Kellyites.- B. F. Simpson, who has been Kelly's attorney through all his troubles, was the attorney for the Kelly crowd. His whole argument was that the delega tions which were seated In the state and congressional trrwiventions were those elected under the supervision of the Kelly committee, and the Kelly committee was therefore, the legal Re publican county committee. The anti Kelly crowd showed that the Kelly committee had simply been trumped up by Kelly because he could not con trol the regular committee. The contest board, which is com posed entirely of fuslonists. decided unanimously against the Kelly crowd. This knocks T. T. Kelly completely out of any semblance of control in Miami county, and he is thoroughly repudiated by the Republicans of that county. OKLAHOMA WEEK. Is Opened With, a Reception at the) World's Fair Grounds. St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 5. World's Fair Grounds. A reception in the Oklahoma building attended by Gov ernor Ferguson and his staff and 16 young women chosen from 12 cities in the United" States and four cities throughout the world on account of their beauty was one of the unique features of Oklahoma City day, which today opened the celebration of Okla homa week at the exposition. The foreign cities represented were To ronto, Havana, Tokio and Glasgow. McCoy Postpones Fight. San Francisco, Sept. 5. "Kid" Mc Coy has left for Los Angeles to go into training for his fight with "Twin" Suli van. McCoy intends to camp at some point on the sea shore, and will prob ably make his headquarters at Lew Kelly's, San Pedro. The Century club had selected September 5 as the date of the contest but McCoy said before leaving San Francisco that he would ask for a later date, as he wished to prolong his training as much as pos sible. McCoy has been out of the ring for cuite a while, and for that reason he wants to work into shape gradually. Eddie Graney, the well known pugil istic referee, horsesnoer and ex-pugil ist, is lying quite ill in St. Mary's hos pital. He was moved there at 9 o'clock this morning from nis apartments in the' California hotel, where he has been staying for trie last ten days. He is suffering from heart lanure. A Fragrant Memory. The traveling salesman for a New York perfumery house was a guest at one of the local hotels tne other day and in order to boost his product he distributed sample bottles of the stuff. The bell hops managed to corral the largest portion of the output and im mediately proceeded to sprinkle every body connected with the establishment, with the result that guests became im pressed with the idea that they were at a backwoods dance. The proprietor of the place did not take kindly to the scheme and advised the help to don different apparel before reporting for duty the next day. Albany Journal. Letter Perfect Rustic poets do not always find rhymes come easily and naturally. At least the following epitaph in a country district would seem to suggest it: . , Here lies the body of William Lee, This was him, this was he, A. B. C. D. E. F. G. Nevertheless, there is no fault to be found with the actual rhymes, as such. London Globe. . . , . Weather Indications. Chicago, Sept. 6. Forecast for Kan sas: Generally fair tonight and Tues day; warmer tonight; variable winds, LOST 2(M GUNS. Russians Were Compelled to Abandon Their Artillery In Their Precipitate Retirement From Liao Tang. BIG BATTLE HAS ENDED Kuropatkin Retiring With the Remnant of His Army In the Direction of His Main Base at Mukden. Stakelburg Succeeded in Elud ing lien. Kuroki's Pursuit. St. Petersburg, Sept. 5. It is reported here but not yet confirmed that General Kuropatkin was obliged to abandon 200 guns at Liao Yang. Some of them. it is added, were damaged in the fight ing and the rest were disabled by order of the Russian commander-in-chief. The Fall of Liao Yang. St. Petersburg, Sept. 5. A dispatch to the Official Messenger filed at Mukden on fsunday, says: , The bombardment of Liao Yang, which commenced last Thursday con tinued Friday and Saturday. On those days the forts surrounding the town withstood the heavy fire of artillery and a brilliant assault by the Japanese in fantry. All the attacks were repulsed, mines playing an important part in the discomfiture of the assailants. Nevertheless the Liao Yang fortifica tions were finally evacuated and the remainder of reserve supplies destroyed by fire. During the three days' bombardment the railway station and suburbs of the Chinese town suffered the most. The latter was abandoned by its inhabit ants after the town was ablaze in many places. To the east, in the neighborhood of Yentai station and the coal mines there was hot fighting on Friday and Satur day. Both sides according to latest in formation were quiet. On Saturday trains from Mukden went south as far as Yentai. KUROPATKEf'S DEFEAT. St, Petersburg Is Hopeful That He Has Made His Escape. St. Petersburg, Sept. 5. 1:15 a. m. The feeling of national grief and disappointment caused by General Kuropatkin's unsuccessful attempt to make a stand at Liao Yang, deep and bitter as it is. is somewhat tempered by the development of the fact that the Russian commander-ln-cmer naa removed the bulk of his stores north ward befoTe the battle, leaving a mere shell at Liao Yang, and that he suc ceeded in extricating his army and especially General gtakelburg's corps from the clutches or tne Japanese. The war office here believes that the battle is virtually ended and that Kuropatkin's line of retreat is open. - While admitting that Kuropatkin sustained a severe reverse the war of flee considers that the failure of Field Marshal Oyama to hold and cut off Kuropatkin is a strategic defeat for Oyama. The Russian military author ities figure that Oyama had a numeri cal superiority of 60,000 men in the operations against Kuropatkin. The exact position of the Russian flank is not known at the war office, but it is not believed that the Jap anese can now develop enough strength to endanger its retirement. being without precise information themselves. The absence of news from Tokio of anything decisive is also regarded as a good indication that Kuropatkin is free. The officials of the war office do not expect a renewal of the fighting for several days, which they think the Japanese will employ in recuperating. while Kuropatkin collects his army preparatory to pushing the troops northward. He has a double track railroad and the high road. When the fighting recommences it is ex pected here than it will be in the na ture of a series of rear guard actions as the final withdrawal is effected, There are no facilities at Yentai for defense. According to the military authorities all Kuropatkin's hopes and plans for victory were dashed by the wonderful celerity with which Oyama' s right push ed northward after crossing the Taitse river. Here Kuropatkin's information evidently was faulty in believing that he had before him the whole of the Jap anese forces which had crossed over to the right bank. He already had com pleted a preliminary bombardment of Kuroki s forces Friday and was about to strike him when he discovered that another Japanese column had crossed the river further up stream, and had worked around still further northward. The latter column was marching with great rapidity westward to cut the rail road and close the door on the Russian retreat to Mukden. Just at this point there is a hyatus in the reports. Wheth er Kuropatkin actually attempted to deliver a blow against Kuroki is not clear. At all events if he did he was compelled to desist upon the discovery of the northerly Japanese column. The latter took him by surprise. General Orloff's division, which suf fered so severely, had Just arrived from European Russia. - Although this di vision was thrown into confusion and lost a frightful number of men, the tem porary check it was able to give the Japanese probably saved the railroad for Kuropatkin. In the meantime Kuroki freed from Kuropatkin, marched hastily westward to intercept General Stakelburg, who was crossing the river from the left bank. It was then that Kuropatkin though Stakel burg's corps was lost and so reported to the war office, but Kuroki was too late. Stakelberg not only succeeded in getting his corps across but marched at high speed thirty miles to Yentai, act ually arriving in time to come to the support of the hard pressed Orloff. The war office professes ignorance of the losses of guns and men sustained by the Russians but there is no doubt many thousands have fallen. The retreat of Kuropatkin has evi dently thrown everything into confus ion at the front and the reports re ceived are meager and incomplete. The military expert of the Novoe Vremya says the chief question of the moment is whether Kuropatkin will succeed in collecting all his forces from Liao Yang and effecting a retirement to Mukden in view of the flanking posi tion taken up oy tne Japanese. "Reinforcements," the., paper says. "are undoubtedly arriving at Yentai from the north. Our main hope lies in the possible exhaustion of the Japanese after the bloody and unprecedentedly long and severe fighting which practi cally continued day and night from August 24 to September 3." The emperor has undergone a great strain during the past week. His main fear during the last few days has been that Kuropatkin would be cut off. Like his subjects, the emperor has taken Kuropatkin's defeat greatly to heart, but the preservation of the army organ ization has been a great relief and his answer to the battle of Liao Yang will be the mobilization of two more army corps. So far as can be learned the em peror shows no disposition to blame Kuropatkin. All classes of the population are awaiting with intense eagerness the re ceipt of details of the battle and esti mates and particulars of the losses. Crowds hang around the bulletin boards. The wives and - families of many of the lower classes of the people spend most of their time in the churches, praying that their loved ones may be spared. The accounts of the battle published in the newspapers here are very in complete. Some of the papers evident ly have not yet awakened to the full force of the disaster, but without ex ception they try to put a brave face tin the situation. There is not the slight est suggestion of yielding. The cry of the papers is that the war must go on until Russia is victorious, if not this year, then next year. DETAILS OF FIGHTING During the First Three Days of Sep tember at Liao Yang. Yentia, Sunday, Sept. 4. (Delayed in transmission.) The Kusians evac uated their positions around Liao Yang durnig the night of September 3, crossing the Taitse river and burning the bridges behind them. In the meantime a strong force was holding General Kuroki back from Yentai. During the combined attack on Liao Yang, which commenced August 30, by General Oku attackins from the southeast and General Nodzu from the southwest, the shell fire was terrific, in one instance fifty shells bursting at the same time. The Japanese made a fine infantry attack. They succeeded in reaching the Russian trenches but were re pulsed with heavy loss. The Japanese shrapnel as a rule burst too high. On the whole the day went all with the Russians. The Japanese were driven from the villages along the railroad. On August 31. the shelling commenced at daylight from all sides, but the Rus sian infantry pressed forward. Late that afternoon the news came mat Kuroki was threatening the railroad at Yentai and the Russians commenced to retire, enabling the Japanese to bring up wo batteries and enfilade the Russian force along the railroad. During the night the transport moved in to Liao Yang. On September 1 the Rus sians retreated from their main positions, which formed a circle around the city, while th transrtort crossed the river. At 2 o'clock the Japanese succeeded In plac ing two guns m position ana sneueu mo railroad station, resulting in many cas ualties. At the same time the Japanese infantry attacked the inner Russian po sition, but were repulsed. In the evening the Japanese brought up heavy guns and used Shimose powder to shell the Russian town. The Russians held the position till the night of September 3, when they re tired across the river. On September 2 a strong Russian force was moved east from Yentai to hold K-nmiii hank. Kuroki attacked It and was repulsed, being driven from his positions on the left. The Japanese poured a terri fic shrapnel fire, one sneli anninnatea iwo Russian companies. In the evening tne Russian artillery, which had been rein forced, shelled the Japanese position and Kuroki pushed right forward and got within 12 miles of the railroad at Yentai. Later he was driven back to his original position. Twmltorv fie-hting occurred September 3 in the vicinity of Mukden. FIVE WEN DROWNED. Their Naphtha Launch Sank in Lake Erie Off Cleveland. Cleveland, O., Sept 5. Five men have been drowned in Lake Erie as the re sult of the capsizing of a 22-foot naph tha launch in which they were en route from Cleveland to Vermillion to attend yacht races at the latter place. ine aeaa: JOHN D. BEGLEY, 551 Scovill ave nue. ALBERT G. TREIBER, 28 Averdale street. PAUL HARTNER, 200 Root street. These three men were employes of the Cuyahoga Abstract company. MAX HURTlUr, a traveling salesman for a New York firm. JULES HURTIG, draughtsman, em ployed by the Garry Iron and Steel company, Cincinnati. MEDICINE MEN MEET. Annual Convention of the Pharmacists Assemble at Kansas City. Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 5. Medicine men from all parts of the United States convened here today at the opening of the annual convention of the Ameri can Pharmaceutical association. Two hundred delegates representing 3,0ft0 members of the association were pres ent. The first day's work was prelim inary. SHOPS REOPENED Rock Island Will Not Remove Shops to Shawnee. Its Muskogee, I. T., Sept. 5. The Rock Island shops at Chickasaw have been reopened and all the old men are back at work. The shops have been shut down for several months and reports were sent out that they were to be re moved to Shawnee. O. T. Game at Philadelphia a Tie. Philadelphia, Sept. 5. In the morn- ne game with Brooklyn in the Na tional league the score stood: R.H.E. Brooklvn 4 8 3 Philadelphia 4 10 0 Rehberjr Is Adjudged Insane. August Rehberg was adjudged insane in the probate court this morning. He has threatened his wife and neighbors and imagines people are after him. Colonists' Rates via, the Maple Leaf Ry. Chicago Great Western railway will make low rates to points In Montana, Idaho, Washington and Western Can ada. Tickets on sale daily from Sep tember 15 to October 15. For further information apply to Geo. W. Lincoln, T. P. A.. 7 West 9th street. Kansas City,, Mo. LABOR'SJOLIDAY. Annual Event Is Celebrated Throughout the Country. Ten Thousand Parade Streets of Kansas City. A SPEECH BY WATSON. Populist Candidate forPreslden Addresses Labor llost. Parade and Athletic Sports at World's Pair Grounds. Kansas City, Sept. 5. Thomas E. Watson, Populist candidate for presi dent of the United States, waa tho principal speaker at a Labor day pic nic here today. Previous to the speech making nearly 10,000 working men passed in parade through down town streets. At World's Fair. St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 6. At tha world's fair grounds Labor day was observed with a parade and athletio sports. As a part of the Olymplo games, aquatic contests were held in the United States life savers" lake. Conditions Compared. New York, Sept. 5. Labor day 1904 presents many interesting facts and. conditions both to employers and em ployes in New York city as compared with the same period a year ago. Within the five months between April 1 and September 1, this year, losses in wages to workingmen in New York city from strikes and lock outs hava been more than one-third less than, during the same months last year and! the losses to employers have been cor respondingly smaller. In all of the 1904 strikes, except possibly the building trades, the out come has marked a decided step to wards the "open shop" and in several instances the employers have achieved a decided victory, the striking union men having returned to work side by side with non-union employes. Thia was especially noted in the strikes of the marine machinists, the tailors and the butchers. Small Parade In Chicago. Chicago, Sept. 5. The annual holi day of labor was celebrated today by parade and picnics. The march, the chief feature of the day in previous years, was a comparatively small af air. It was participated in only by tho teamsters, workers in the building' trades, the butcher workmen and a few other organizations. At Bloomtngton, 111. BlSOmington, 111.. Sept. 5. The largest Labor day celebration in local history took place today, about 8,000 persons be ing in line. 100 Organizations in Line. Denver, Col., Sept. 6. More than 100 or ganizations marched in the parade to day in the celebration of Labor day. Clar- ence S. Darrow of Chicago delivered an address at the Labor union picnic, di cussing exhaustively the action of Gov. James H. Peabody and the military au thorities in connection with strikes it this state. KILLEDFIVE. Explosion of Nitroglycerin at an Oil Well In Ohio. Findlay, O., Sept. 5. Five are dead and an equal number seriously injured as the result of a premature explosion of a quantity of nitroglycerin near Up per Sandusky. The dead: MALEN LOOKABAUGH, Findlay. LAFE McKAY, Findlay. JOSEPH FOX, Lima. CORINNE WISE, aged 11, Upper Sandusky. EMANUEL URCAN, Cincinnati. Tne injured: Ernest Wise, leg badly mangled and internally injured; will probably die. Louis Lookabaugh, aged 15, ear blown off and leg broken; not expected to re cover. Alice Wise, badly Injured about the head; condition critical. Mary Gullliford, bruised about th body. Claire Lookabaugh, face and limbs badly cut. The accident occurred while McKay, an oil well shooter, was engaged In low ering the nitroglycerin. At the time, his assistants, the Look abaughs and Fox. with the others.were grouped about the. well. The cause of the explosion is -unknown. The Johnnies and the Smiths. Chicago's new city directory from page 1.084 offers somewhat monotonous reading, showing the whereabouts on our mundane sphere of not fewer than five thousand Johnsons, with a dash of 500 Johnstons and an advance guard of 150 Norwegians by the name of Johnsen. Over 600 John sons enjoy the given name of John. The Smith family is losing ground and takes second place, with 4,800 members. The latter clan, however, has the con solation of being closely bound with 1, 100 Schmldts.250 Schmitzes,150 Schmitts. 85 Scmlds, 65 Smyths, 20 Smythes, JS Smits, 6 Smeets, 5 Smitts, 1 Smitt, I Smeth. 1 Smet, 2 Schmidtzs, and 3 Smitals. That Weshmen are not scarce in Chi cago is evident from the Evans and Davis department of the volume. The former number over 600. and their cousins, from Cambria's shores.those of the latter name, are twice as numer ous. In our midst dwell 16 George Wash ingtons, 25 Walter Scotts, 2 Charles Dickens and 2 Roosevelts. The happiest man in the directory la Mr. Sorgenfrel, who is manager of something. Ask a German what It means. In the "Jawbreaker" class are entered such disturbers of the vocal peace as Zyguez, Czzalusts, Conzanwiewlect, Czizek and other acrobatic feats of the alphabet. The letter "Q" is not as useless as supposed, as proved by the fact that the volume contains 1.000 names beginning with that letter. Quin tans, Quinns and Quirks predominate, and seven Chinamen by the name of Quong "help some." Chicago Intu. Ocean.