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;;;:;./' strikers active.
peckers Fill Their Places — Lodge
end Board Men on Lighters.
F.e->e»ted rttacks <>n non-union drivers were
•be'waJu feature of i ac meat strike yesterday as
f.i Tbursdayi I" *; >Uo <lf the vigilance of the DO*
« rr Th"*-* attacks Kometimcs accompanied by
i«iill riots, took place at so many points that
tftouS*! th're wove Bfty detectives in plain
Clothes in First »nd Second ayes.. the disturb
io'ces »•«« a'.mos-t continuous all day.
Most ni ;he dcmo:i.« # rations were against the
drivers of the SchWarssctoild & Bkdsberger Com
«,a';V. T:-." ..... aitaci: brsan early in the morn
i',- .:n ■ flr.eio delivery ran of the Schwarzs
ti/M & galzberser Company, which was foi
lowei 1-y Detective O'Neill, of the Bast Thirty
tUU-fL. sution. down First-aye. He caught
a man a* Twenty-first -st. stealthily trying to
lcc?e;i the tailboard BO that the meat would fall
to th« street. A crowd of boys hooted the
(j-- v -«r. He kept at a safe distance. The man.
vro saiti he was Benjamin Dreckond of No.
411 ¥-«'' Forty-sixth-st.. was fined $10 in York
ville court.
About wm/mity unifonr.ed i>olirnrc:i wore. «ta
tltined by Captain Lantry. of the Kast Fift;.
fsn=t-tt. P'.ation. In the neighborhood of the
-.asking houses in F*rst-ave.. at Forty-fifth
inJ the adjacent streets. Captain I^ntry too*
charcr of th* men him—lf, and] had an >" " '
crowds of men. women and boys, gathered at
different point*.
As the beef xvasrons were sent out w lth their
loads they were guarded front and rear by
mounted policemen. Members of the strikers'
bicycle entertainment committee were seen now
end then, but gave the mounted bluecoats a
T\,-i<ie berth. The mounted p.oiica watched th*
loads until they were out of the slaughter
h*M* district. Then the detectives 0:.. i jKjlice
from the downtown districts took charge.
: r .£r':y in th<» forenoon lame* Allen, of No. 544
v>..i Forty-f-fth-st., a driver for J. Harrington
& Co.. calf and lamb butchers, was arrested for
Inventing t^ie I .. i^e of a Schwarzsc'r.ild or
Rulzbercer < i.mi'Wiy delivery wagon while a
crowd cf an and boys were throwing stones at
th» <lri\-er. Tatrolmun Cavenaush was struck
*>n the h»a<J w«th a sto:ie, which crashed
through his helmet and inflicted a severe gash.
Ths sight of blood seemed 10 Inflame the ir.oo.
T-liich clcsed around the wagon. C&renaugh
then drew a revolver and the crowd dispersed.
Ho flid not fire.
Latar la the 'Jay Cavenaagh was hit in the
sece with a horseshoe while guarding a wagon
V. ' ,:,g:r.s to tha Srhv.erzsch'ld i: Bulxberger
«T;r,pa:iy at Manhattan and One-hundred-and
twenty-fiflh its. A menacing crowd collected,
r.r.i uard was aetst to th* West One-hundied
ain*«-tv.ei;ty-nrili-si. 6tatlon 'hat a riot was in
jr.igrers. At the sight of several more blue
«<>atp the crowd dispersed. Just then Cavenaugh
taught sight of William Posner. of No. 158 West
Beventy-nlntb-st ai:d John Connaughton. of Na.
246 Baal Seventy-fifth-sL. who, he paid, were
in the pßrsaac attacking crowd. They were ar
An Italian strike breaker. John Jacobi, was
#0 badly Brightened by a crowd while he was
ceHiug a vagon lo&aed opposite the Scbwarzs- :
«hiid & 6i:!rbe:gf;r p'.ajit that h« gave up
Jils job. He ran imo the avenue to go home
uptown. Vat "is Forty-sovonth-st. lie was at
lacked. knocked down and kicked. He escaped
into a hallway e'.i'i was rescued by Patrolman
M< Mahori, who kept the mob iit bay kill the
tj-.an got eway.
Kbortiy afterward Patrolman Connelly, of the
East One-hundred-and-tweuty-sixth-sL Ftmion.
v;is etru'-k with a brick thrown from the roof
*>* * house at a wagon which was passing near
Forty-ninth-st. &ud Flrst-ave. He was tern
pof»rily disabled.
The police were kept on the run until evening
«*iasing mobs of boys and dispersing them.
Borne of them had their uniforms bad dam
eged by grease from the wagons on which they
»ere ildisig while protecting the drivers.
At the plant of the Uclted DreaseJ Bee? Com
pany la the mean time business was going on
briskly. President Isaac Blumenthal vook the
importers through the killing flout and showed
a number of export men at work.
"These do not look like the tramp* the strike
leaders say »« employ." he .said, pointing to a
Jiuiabfr of e:na.rt l'»okinff men. "We bad boi
iroubie at first «rhen the engineers and firemen
struck, as they dr«r.v the 1..-- It la net true
tnat a*e are b*S furnieblng our cv.-m agents."
He adniited that the number of cattle said i-j
*<• killed on tVe yirevioas day "j-.is overstated.
Vf-tterday lie said two hundred head were killed.
He would not promise, but whs lioperul that by
Monday marl) cornal i .... i'tiuna would pn -
"*-Ve never kin kosh»r meat on Saturday," he
•MO. "but to-murrow will be *.. exceptior.. Y> <
tviil kill kosher meat lu-r.iorrow, as it Is ;i cjst
of afcesstty.
"la t:ii» Inst we?k or two we have, of course,
t*<r.-i looLin; ai"ter our interests and getting ex
liirt rrsen fro;*! Chicago or ariywhort-. There are
j.kr.ty of them. We offered some of our best
tue:!. who were earning from 4>T>s to £<>."» a v ■■< k,
i ivvo years' agreement at these wages, but id"
tnluii command ivas amount.''
!t vis Ridd at the Scliwarzschild A Pulzberser
< ompany'c. plant that it had been doing little in
the killing line. It was expecting c number of
n-i5 u»-day.
The United Uressed Beef Company had its
etrjkt breakers: quartered in barges, where they
were UoaaMd and fed. The barge* wore some
41*tStXC out in the rtver and each bad a cook's
Kalicy, ping bunks tad mess tables. The po
lk* nho guarded the- barges also were fed on
boar.'.. rhasa was anoogh beef, and at all tho
p-.ai.ts !■. was stated that it would iast for .1
i.. ■ ■!-.
IT..- • pwiii dealers who had teased rooms
In the • ■ dag plants. according to r., : ,,,». „f
ihfttr.. kilied their cattle in New-Jersey initea'u
ef t the New-York plants. This was to |.r»>
\vr>t friction between union ar.d nenfunion men
In rhc liwa; slaughter house*.
At^wrdins to John Kennedy, chairman or th<»
■ti \iianf advisory bocrU. tin- employers magnl
fted the dlitcVbancc*. lie said the attacks were
caused by hoodlums a;:-i not hy th strikers.
■\ A 'meeting of rfcff strikers was held | M tnP
fcT';-rr.<Jon at Turtle Bay H:«!», No. Nil» Second-
R\»\ A(:«T«;.r.l it ira« "sid that ihf rJlers.
cuojKfe. electrical workers, wheelwrights anil
belpers and KarU^insths ar.d helpers h?.d br-o:i
crdrr<->< out n'. \h* SchwarzschiJi] & Su!r.i>erKPr
company's plant. T!ic strikers Find last night
that ths company's power jilant was stJJI run

lilutir.s was rcst:ir.ed at night. a;id re. era!
t'.i:i«» the reserves charged on the rioters. Tli*
'""■ •-l f >r**i-- ■; ]•' • ' Company's drivers heii
t«'t»< after -uijjr-rf i to go <■:' with the wagons.
('•nllaiMxt on iirt*ruf ii i»»c«-.
•^'i--' I •••■.; 1 ha« income the r— ll' of the \>\t
S*-* » HABtttalniiJ »?:«»>• j Ing enrs U-av>> there ly
dfhn f*-""" 1 ' r° r rr ' cc ' v- v « ij <- '••»«<o«i. Phtu.
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t..^:-^^:!:^";!,^^ „,., XEW-YORK. SATURDAY. AUGUST 13. 1904. -FOURTEEN PAGES.--* T^S^.,, on .
Federal Sleuths Searching for Al
leged Leader in Frauds.
Much excited, Antonio Rnsso, :i well to do
Italian, living at No. 684 Tremont-ave., vis-tod
tlie oflke Of Joel M. Marx. United States As-
Blstant TMs-Iri«T Ms- I ri« Attorney, in the St. Paul Build-
Ing yesterday, and demanded breathlessly to
Kf-e Air. Marx. To Mr. Marx Rosso said he
was the bondsman of Antonio Barbetta, who
lived in the White l'l;ims Road, and was a patrol
K-agoa driver in ihe Police Department. Kosso
had bound liitt<s<>ir in s::.<mn> to guarantee thf»
appearance of Uvrbetta ai the :ipit term of th*
United States Circuit Court. thn-i> to answer
a charge ■ f having made j« fnisc affidavit In
the w» .i< bester courts, in support of the ap
plication >•{ Giuseppe Ricardo for final clt!s*a
■hfp panera Barbetta swore he had known
EUcardo for over live year*, and that he hud, to
hi* knowledge, com* u> America when less than
eighteen year* old, For bo swearing, the c-om
plalct charge* that Barbetta received $-'<. Mr.
Marx *;•>«. an additions: (26 was paid, for
■rbich Barbetta promised t<> secure Ricardo a
tton in the Park Department.
I now ! Ond," exclaimed the exited
unan " ' that Barbetta.** hmtm is empty.
His fun Iture and family, indudini a son ein
i in Tiie boiler Inspection bureau of
the }•<.•:,.-,» Department, have al! disappeared.
and J can Qud no trace of them. Won't you
have the Secret Service men flni him right
away." pleaded linssn.
Mr. Marx promised h- would do what he could
In the case. So trace of the missing patrol
driver could be found by employes of the De
partmeni of Justice subsequently detailed to
look into in* mutter. The federal official*
" trlng other and mort seri
t* would be )nad- against him in
trsc with naturallutlcn frauds, as it is
c knew t!..> federal offlcera suspected him
of 1 -<M:ig a dea'.ir In s: urlbua citizenship paper*.
Dempsey. Meotae, the principal special employ*
of tkf Depastroent of Justice, and Secret Service
Calahan win make a vigorous endeavor to
I • •-. whom they regard aa one of ihe
prln< ipal offenden In the naturaltxattoa frauds.
k ' —" t*arruto. of x .. .jk; Bast One-hun
rteenth-st, v,:is placed under airest
iay by Meetse and Calahan, and ar-
I befor* I'nited State* Commtesioner
- on « <liaiße of having, sold an altered
paper to Pasquaie Pesca on Decem
bei L'K, h»«m». a further complaint agains* Tar
ruio charge* him with having Impersonate*!
..o (Sallo before the United State* District
Court, where, with the two false witnesses, he is
alleged ti/ h. :.'d Una] citizenship paper*
In <lu'.
it waa on th<> e\idence of Gallo thai J X
liis charges against
Superintendent of Elections Morgan, who, tlie
lawyer alleged, had arrested many Italians on
a of citizenship frauds without rnnac or
proper proof <.f wrongdoing.
Parruto waa held In s::<«m. bail and locke-1 up
In Ludlow-st. Jail.
Uriel- Falling in Street Makes the
Sit perm ten dent M erry .
.-. Superintendent of Buildings,
when seen yesterday In r»'s;iid to the tearing
down of b building m W.-st Broadway and
Third-st . i niifssfil himself as confident that
every precaution against danger had been
taken, in si)it«- of this statement, not even a
guard rail prot< lestrlana from lulling
debris and th<- Slxth-ave. elevated railroad,
which turn* Into West Broadway there, la l<-ft
unshielded from wreckage, which may f..il In
front af ;i train and cam cldent.
When told thai one brick had already fallen to
the £hi>-walk, by the merest chani •• banning no
Mr. Eloper laughed.
"Because one i>ri>-ki >ri>-k falls,*' be said, "you gel
i and think tht* whole building is going
t" come smashing down. it'll >>•• down In a
couple of days, and without danger."
"Will there be any precaution to prevent a
second brick falling? 1:* v, as asked.
"I have nothing mote to say, 1 replied Mr.
William ll'ood Searching for His
Wife and Her Companion*.
lington, Yi., Aug. 12. After an Investiga
tion lasting all day, it was learned late to-night
that -Mrs. William HTood. the wife of th- pi-, si
: the United State* Life Insurance Com
pany; h»-r son, Irving <;. Wood, Percy Blissord
■ ■i' Plttsburg, and Hugh Deliett, of Kri-,
the three last named b.-i?,g Princeton Col
lege students, arrived on Tuesday at Grand Isle,
1...k< Champlaln. The part) stayed at Qrand
!ud iiii n pi oceed« d south
'in the laX". The party is travelling In two
canoes, accompanied ':•> two Indian guides.
The party was on :s. canoe I rip fji.ni the <",i-f\it
Lalus to Lake Champlaii . by way of the Otta
• i. Bt. Lawrence and Richelieu rivers. They
were last heard from at Parry Sound, Georgian
Bay, Lake Efui eleven days ago. Nothing
having been heard from them Blnee, Mr. Wood
- that Bom< accident bad befallen the par
ty. :im<] last night he left bis home |n New-York
lor thla city ;•• trace, if possible, the missing
canoeists. Mr. Wood baa not registered at any
of the local hotels, nor has he made himself
known at any of the insurance offices, it is be
lieved that h>- ba* met his family further down
One Young Man Jumps Out and
Another Fires at Him.
An automobile, with a man and a woman on
the front si ■■! and two men and ■ young woman
on the rear seat, waa In Seventh-aye.. at One
hundred-and-twenty-third-st.". early this morn-
Ing, when a crowd gathered, seeing there was
pome trouble. The automobile stopped, and the
young woman In the rear Beat jumped out and
ran across the avenue. One of the men In the
rear s«-at iilso imped out. He ran In an oppo
site direction. Then the other man In the rear
scat took out a revolver '1 fired a shot at the
running man. Th. crowd ..tt.ie.i for an In
naiit, but then gathered in indignation. They
tried to fln>l out what the trouble was. but the
man running the machine shot through th
crowd and around Oi»e-hundred-and-twenty
The n-.aii who j imped out caught up with the
woman, and they went to the Casino, fit One
bundred-and-ttrerily-fourth-stJ and Seventh-aye.
The crowd asked them to explain; but the young
man k;iM:
"Nobody's business."
Both were w.-l! dressed. Th" woman wore
Inr nCUBUB vl• 1 1 I" ir;- Tinr.r-
Montreal, Aupr. 12.— Cue hundred American flsh
nets have h.»?n seized by the Dominion sovern
w«-rt steamer i'etrc! at Lone Point, on Lake Erie,
i»nd win b. sold. Tlie owners of the nets escaped
to Arr.<»ii<-j in water*. Thus far this season -JK3 nets
Jir.ve b-»en found in Canadian channels and con
f.rr-r.t.-i!. Captain Feoif. In ■■o-r.nnnil of . . •• Petrol.
*•!>•.-. lhai n.o f.shirs Industry on Lake Brl wIK
r.otjn heenmo c:.flr.ct unit's th« L'r.itcJ Suit' , and
Canada take ■ ;••!;!>. iictiun 10 pruhiLiit illegal
crAßnivf} meat wagons aoatnst strikers.
Four policemen to a man.
Three Workmen Hurt — Many Com
muters Walk Through Woods.
Going at fifty miles an hour, the northbound
Boston express of the New-York. New-Haven
and Hartford Railroad loosened the blocking
yesterday under a thirty-five-ton truss of the
new driving bridge over the railroad tracks at
Two-hurdred-and-fourth-st. and Bronx Park,
and th<s trust* "turned turtle." Thre? other rushes
of similar weight, and a twenty-ton girder,
which were balanced by ropes fastened to this
Birder, were thrown into the railroad cut. The
last car of th- train was about three hundred
feet north of the bridge when the accident hap
pened, and the train narrowly escaped injury.
Five men were working on the truss which
turned turtle, three of whom were thrown into
the cut. Two, seriously Injured, were removed
to Fordam Hospital. The third man got away
In the excitement. The While Plains express
was flagged about a quarter of a mile below
th* wreck while going at full speed. It came
to a stop within a hundred yard* of the fallen
The Injured man are Frederick Hnrtman, of
No 11£! East Eighty-«*venth-st.. who has in
ternal injuries and contusion* about the head
and body, and will probably die: Frank Austen,
thirty-four years, of Kant One-hund.-ed-and
thlrty-fourth- st., whose left arm and a rib on
the left Hid- were fractured, and who received
laceration* of the left foot and body bruises, and
an unidi ntLVi man, who hud a scalp wound
and bruises.
The police vera quick!? on the s.-«vi<» and ar
rested Frani Tench, the superintend at <>r th*
work for th> BaJtlmor* Hridge Comix. ry, the
coin rat ton, and Thomas Drydec, of No. 1,000
Bast One-hundred-and-sixty-Ofth-sU, the fore
The bridge is being construct*! over the rail
road cut a.* a driveway Into Bronx Park fro: i
Woodlawn Road, in the Bedford Park district.
The bride* le to be eighty feet wide. Recently
the five trusses and ths girder were laid across
the cut. The ends were placed on blocking pre
paratory to being riveted to the abutments. The
trussed are wide, and under ordinary conditions
easily balanced. The work of resting them on
the abutments v. as begun yesterday. A derrick
was put In place on the west abutment* and
fastened to the west end of the fourtn truss,
counting from the south. The winch was start
ed and the truss was raised a few inches from
the. blocks, so that they <f«uld be slipped from
under. The five men were on the truss ready to
rivet it.
When the train flew past and th* three men
were thrown down, the other two managed to
hold on. The balancing ropes connecting the
fourth truss with the first, second an«J third
bad not been disconnected, and so the fourth
truss turned toward the south it dragged the
three trusses and a girder from the blocking
and they crashed into the cut. The fifth, or north,
truss was standing alone, ami began to swing.
It 'ii.i not fall, however, two workmen steady
ing It.
It was found that twelve hours would be
needed to clear the tracks. The derrick already
on hand, it was found, was just able to support
the fourth truss as it lay. The afternoon rush
of commuters was Just beginning at the tima
the accident happened. 4:00 p. m., and a train
dispatcher was sent from One-hundred-and
twenty-ninth-st. to start a system of transfer*
and the running of special trains between One
hundred-and-twenty-nlnth-st. and the scene of
the accident. These trains connected with the
regular trains which were made up north of the
wreck. In this way a fairly regular schedule
was operated and commuters were delayed only
about an hour.
The police had much difficulty In keeping the
passengers moving under the bridge. A path
bad been cleared through th« woods around
the wrecked bridge. Then policemen were sta
tioned at various points along this one hundred
vnrd path to guide the passengers. The winds
were muddy and there were many holes and a
couple of fence.?. Rom* passengers ran across
a lot of wire and this, too, caused great Incon
venience. After a while lanterns were used to
good advantage.
in ali it was estimated that ten thousand per
rons, were transferred by the path through the
woods to the northbound trains.
Baggage was taken by the railroad men to the
trains waiting at the other end. and this took
a long time and made especially great trouble.
There were sixty trains delayed up to !» o'clock.
In Westehester County early reports of the
accident mid it appear that one of the accom
modation trains out of the Grand Central st:.
tion had been wrecked At Mount Vernon.
Now-Rochelle and other places the telephone
lines were kept busy by the wives and families
of New-York business men.
Within an hour or so after the falling of the
trusses anxious men and women began appear
ing at the citations in search of information.
Many of the women refused to go home, even
after being assured that the accident was not
Many \Ve3tchester County residents who had
been on the trains walked to the line of the
•'Huckleberry" trolley road. These oars were
overcrowded, and in all of them going to Mount
Vernon and N'ew-Rochelle the people stood
sis deep in the aisles. Some of the cars run
n!ng from the Bronx Park elevated station to
Mount Vernon carried as many as ISO passen
gers. Th»y moved at a snail's pace. All the
hocUa in Mount V'ernon were pressed into ser
vice, an* »•*« husy until a hue hour. ....:.
Magistrate Tells Police to Take
Them Alive or Dead.
A net appeared to be tightening yesterday
nbout the kidnappers of Tony Mannino. the
Italian boy who was lured from his home., No.
63 Amlty-st.. Brooklyn, on Tuesday night, War
utt* W.-.-8 issued for four Italians, whose
name* were obtained by Captain Rooney, of the
Amity-st. stntton. from the prisoner, Angelo
Bui cosa.
The latter made a confidant of a bogus pris
oner on Thursday night, and In talking about
th'; kidnapping conspiracy was said to have
mentioned every mar. In it. Among the mm**,
he gave were those of two men who had been
arrested two years ago for complicity in the
killing: of an Italian named Benedetto Madonla
In Manhattan, who. after being murdered, was
packed Into a barrel, which afterward was dis
covered In East Eleventh-st. Slng*Jl*xly enough.
James Mannino, the father of the kidnapped
boy. had given bail for one of the men, as he
had known him for some time and thought he
w:ih innocent.
Oluwlpn* Bchlorrlno was discharged In the
Hutler-st. court yesterday by Magistrate Tighe.
but Antonio Cialetl was held for examination.
According to the police, Galeti ha» served a
term In an Italian prison for murder, and is
new a fugitive from Italian Justice. Us wa»
paid to hu\rt Implicated in his confession his
uncl«. who is missing.
When Magistrate Tlg!.« issued the warrant*
for th.» arrest o" four men Implicated by <"uc-
COSa, ho remarked to the officers: "Get these
men alive, IT you c«.n. Get them dead If you
can't. Thla kidnapping business must be
stamped out. These scoundrels must be mad*
to feel that they are dealing with civilized peo
ple. ■•
Cuci was said to have intimated that near
ly every man concerned In th« plot had been
employed by Mr. Mannlno at some time. They
know he had plenty of money and envied his
success. Several of them knew him when he
was a day laborer, wielding a pick.
Captain Rooney discovered yesterday that th*
boy was under guard of three of the conspira
tor*. He went to Police Headquarters In Man
hattan, and i:< the Rogues' Gallery picked out
th* picture* of three men named by Cuceosa.
Two of the men hud been Implicated in the
"barrel mystery."
It was asserted by Cuceosa yesterday that he
did not plan the crfan*. Severai weeks ago a
man known to him as Ladua came to him and
said he heard that he (Cuccoza) wanted to re
turn to Italy. "Mannino is rich and has a boy
he loves very much." said Ladua. according to
Cuccoza. "If the boy Is taken away and kept In
hiding his father will pay much to get him back.
It is easy to get th* boy. If you took him you
could get money enough to tnk» you to Ital;,'."
Cuceosa declared that Ladu&'s persuasive talk
induced him to enter Into the plot.
Mr. Mannino received a letter yesterday after
noon from Manhattan asking that he and a
friend arrange for a meeting with the gang- He
•aid he would arrange for such a meeting if the
writer would make himself more definite, as he
could not tell when or where the meeting could
take place.
Italian Ambassador Speaks Against
Atlantic City. N. .1.. Aug. 11' (Special) -Signer
Mayor dea Planch**, Italian Ambassador to the
United States, condemned the "Black Hand"
of New-York. and all others of his race, for
engaging In crime* in general in this country,
and kidnapping in particular, and stated he
hoped that the guilty ones would be caught
and receive the punishment their crimes de
served. The Italian Ambassador was seen at
his cottage, California and Pacific ayes. He
stated th.it he had not been reading the dally
paper* lately, as he was here for absolute rest
and .|Uiet. and it was necessary to give him the
details of the "Black Hand ' case.
"This is a serious matter." he Bald, comment-
Ins on the same, "but It is nothing that concern*
the Italian government. The matter rests en
tirely in the hands of the -York police. That
is a great city, and I believe that the police
there will catch the miscreants! When Italians
leave Italy and come to this country we expect
them to be good American citizens. We Ilk to
believe that they v. ill abide by the laws and cus
toms of your country, and commit no offence
against the laws for which they win bare to
suffer. I condemn the fact that Italians have
been engaged In kidnapping or other crime*,
and If any of my countrymen hare violated the
law* of the United Bute* they should receive
full punishment for the same, but the case has
nothing to do with the Italian government It
rests with the police of your country
"Should developments become more serious
the Italian Consul In New- York would first be
come interested in It before It would be brought
to my attention. This will not in the least ef
fect the very pleasant relations existing 1 between
Continued on »»conil pa-.-.
Sleeping car to Springfield. Mi- . ri-itly on train
leaving Oraad Central Station at U:Cv p. Vn.— AdvU
toi;o uorrs Russian fleet.
Damaged Battleship and Three Cruisers in Xeuira! Ports — Others
Thought Again at Port Arthur,
Admiral Togo reports that the Rnssiin fieri 's fornaHm was hnA
in the hattle which lasted all Wedne&lay ai'Uniooi'. the .-.hips scaltc
Four vessels and a nuinher of destroyers escaped southward, Un
mainder, apparently, letuiniiigg to Port Arthur. Tbese hist were pursued
and were considerahly damaged. Tiie Japanese casualties arc placed ai
170, and tlie fighting power of their fled is said In lie Bouupfeiiicd
Dispatches regarding the arrival of tk Russian snips at neutral
ports are conflicting, hut it seems that the ip Czarevitch, whidi
was badly damaged, and the cruisers Xovik and Palbda are at Tsin^-
Chau. a German port, and that the Askold, hearing marks of man* shells,
and with twelve men killed and titty wounded, is at Woo-Sußg, the j>ort
of Shanghai.
Neutral law was violated at Che-Foo, attending to dispatches from
that port yesterday. wliei» Japanese destroyers seised and towed away the
disarmed Russian destroyer KyeslutH? 1. Russia lias entered a protest,
through France, at Tokio, and all the great |x>v. t* rs ha\>- fears that the war
may spread beyond the boundaries set by the note of Mr. Hay.
The Rtjeshitelm's Seizure— Beaton
for Chinese Inaction.
Ch»-Foo. Aug. 12.— The Japanese torpedo boat
destroyers Asashlo and Kasumi, which entered
the harbor under cover of darkness last Bight
sent a boarding party against the Russian tor
pedo boat destroyer Ryeshitelnl. which had
previously been disarmed by the Chinese at. 3:30
o'clock this morning. After a fierce fight the
boarding party hoisted the Japanese flag on th«
Ryeshitelni. and towed her out of the harbor in
a northerly direction. Captain Ehestakovsky.
who was wounded, and twenty of the crew of
fifty-one were saved by boats from the Chinese
cruiser Hal-Tung. Seven swam ashore, landing
near the American Consulate. Some were
picked up by sampans, and three. Including a
lieutenant, were rescued by a lightship.
The Japanese allege that they sent in a gig la
the Itjaahltiml under a flag of truce, a lieu
tenant and Interpreter, who road* a demand that
the Russians come outside and fight. The Rus
sian captain replied that his ship had been dis
armed, her engines disabled, and that the whole
matter was in the hands of the Chinese. The
Japanese were asked to investigate the dis
armament. The Japanese interpreter says that
he overheard the Russian captain give a hurried
order in a low tone, the words not being dis
tinguishable to the Interpreter, and immediately
afterward the captain seized the Japanese lieu
tenant and Jumped overboard with him.
Meanwhile, th* Japanese destroyers had thotr
searchlights turned on the Russian ship. From
the deck of the lightship observers could see thia
act. which was followed by rifle shots and sabre
strokes and Russians Jumping overboard.
The fighting lasted ten minutes, when there
was an explosion which blew away the main
bridge, but did no damage to th* hull. The
Russians by this tim* were almost all over
board. The Japanese at once hoisted their flag.
Presently a searchlight from the Chinese
cruißer Hai-Cht disclosed a Chinese cutter along
side the Asoahlo. It remained there only a
minute, and then went alongside the Kasumi.
where It stopped an equal length of time. The
cutter then returned to the Hai-Chi.
There are unconfirmed stories m circulation
that the Japanese fired at the Russians when
they were in the water, and that they refused
to rescue any cf them.
Interviews with Admiral San and Caotahi
Chins, who Is la command of the Ha: Tung, In
dicate that the Chines* naval authorities were
more active than was at first supposed. When
the first Japanese destroyer, lowing the
liyeshiteln'. started northward, the second Jap
anese destroyer steered a course past the flag
ship and the cruiser Hai Chi
The cruiser cleat- for action and signalled to
the destroyer to stop. This was done. Admiral
Sah Informed the commander of the Japanese
destroyer that the Ryeshlte'.ri! must be returned.
as neutrality had been flagrantly \lolated. To
this the commander of the second destroyer re
plied that he would overtake the Aral destroyer
and return to Cne-Foo.
Admiral Sah accepted the? word of honor of
the Japanese commander and allowed bin. to de
part. The Chinese admiral la deeply chagrined
at this occurrence and is 111 as a result, lie has
turned th* command of the squadron over to
'apt aln Ching.
Captain Ching says that when the Japanesa
destroyers entered the harbor of Che-Foo ha
sent an officer on board and assured Comiu&nder
Fujlmoto thnt the Ryeshitelni waa disabled im]
thai her officers and crow had signed a parole,
Later th* admiral followed his !r.es?et;s;er and
personally repeal this Information at length,
whereupon Commander Kujiinoto said ■* bad no
designs on the Ryeshltelai. Admiral Kah next
Bent an dßcer In h sm»U boat to the lightship.
which was near :'■•■ Ryfshitelni. to watch de
Captai;-. Shestakovsky. fceiins unsafe, retiuest
(-■! that b' i ammunition and one torpeuo be re
turned <• him. or a Chinese cruiser prepare in
guard Y.'i'.r.. t- this th« »' l < "" office- on tl:e
lightship replied ti.. ha had ;*♦> -. ordered
r.ero'v to port developments. Accordingly
(.'aptpm Sheolakovsk: assembled hi* crew and
addressed them, saying that <tn attack was pos
sible^ All the men of the Ryeshltetol slept that
night en deck with life preservers under their
When the lieutenant Irom ana cf th* Japanese
destroyers boarded the Ryeshitelnl at 3:oi>
o'clock in tho morning, the crew which brought
him with bayonets bed to their rifles In ihet*
hands followed their officer. Captain Shestu
kovsky protested agatns4 this, saying: 'l aw
CenttnutNl «■ -c<oml page-
Russian Fire Weakens Under the
Japanese Attack.
Tokio. Aug. 22---Th» intense anxiety which
prevailed ia this city since the first meagre re
port "i Wednesday's action, -was relieved to
night by the publication of the following dis
patch from Admiral Togo:
On August 10 our combined fleet attacked
th* enemy's fleet near fiugan Rock. TUe Rus
sian vessels WOT* emerging from Port Arthur
trying to go south. We pursued the enemy to
the eastward.
Severe lighting lasted frr.ra 1 o'clock Wednes
day afternoon until sundown. Toward the alaa*
tho enemy's fire weakened remarkably. ><*
formation became confused and then his ships
The Russian cruisers Askold and Xovtk an.*
several torpedo boat destroyers Ced to th*
Other of the enemy's ships retreated separate
ly toward Port Arthur. We pursued them, and
it appears that He inflicted considerable dam
We found life buoys and other articles he
longing to the Russian battleship < "za'-'?vi t h
floating at sea. The Czarevitch probably waa
We have received aa reports from t^» tor
pedo boats and the torpedo boat destroyers
which were engaged in the attack on the ships
of the enemy.
Tha Russian vessels, with the exception of
the Askold. the Novik. the Czarevitch and tHa
cruiser Patlada. appear to have returned to Port
Our damage was slight. Our fighting power
has not been impaired.
The casualties ii: th- Japanese nnvy !r» th* ac
tion numbered 170.
The Navy Depart men t to-night issued a brief
statement of the engagement on August ' TOt
The statement follows:
According to report* received to data th*
enemy's Beet hi. ii emerged from Fort Arthur
wan attacked hy our fleet south of Yenta<: inl
and (one of the Elliot group*. Tha Russian i'?e;
fled during the Bight.
The cruisers Askold *nd Novik and anoth-r
cruiser, with one torpedo boat destroyer, ran
Into Klao-Cnau Bay on the evening *cf Au
gust 11.
One torpedo beat destroyer went tr» Che-
Foo. Three of th" enemy's battleships, one
cruiser, probably the Diana, one hospital Ship,
two gunboats and several torpedo boat de
stroyers seem to have separately returr- te
Port Arthur between dawn and noon ef Au
gust 11.
Our fl?et appears to have sustained no dam
It now appears that Admiral Togo did not
send the report of yesterday's battle wh:ch waa
credited to him.
It is anticipated thai the Tajinii— govern
ment will immediately make representations t->
Germany concerning the Russian warships
which have taken refuse at Tsing-Chau.
St. Petersburg, Aujr. 12.— White th* Admiralty
at thai hour declares It has received no further
news cf the Port Arthur squadron or of the sea .
fight, the foreign- dispatches pouring In have
dashed Th» Russian hopes that t' 1 * squadron
had succeeded in escaping, and !t y^-rr.a now t>
be only a Question of the extent of the Kusslan
sea disaster.
Th* Emperor received to-day th» followtna;
dispatch from Viceroy Alexieff. dated Au
gust 11:
According to a repeal from the commandant
at P«>rt Arthur, the squadron put to sea on
August 10. The steamer Mongolia followed th»
The following Japanese vessels* were on thi»
horizon: Three first class cruisers, eight small
cruisers and seventeen torpedo boats.
Th» fort had been bombard-*. l with si«»^r*» guns
for the last four days.
Death of Russian Fleet's Leader tic
ported a! Che-Foo.
Che-Foo. A-ir I".— A report has been recsive I
here to the effect that Admiral Wittsix»ft wa*
fci'led !•! the ban!" off Round !?rantl L»st
Cntiscr at Shanghai — T- < '-■■ Killerf;
Fifty Wounded.
Shanghai, Au*. 12. -The Ku^si&n protect* Z
cruiser Askold arrive'l a* Woo-Fung to-«lay w:th
her fifth funnet gen^ clos* tt» the deck, all the
funnels 4-iJJIetl with sbeVi hfles. vi-e' k«-,. „,■
th*- port side- d!s;nou:ited and several ln:s<- shci
I hi'lt-s above the cater line.
one ll?nten:>ni and eleven men had tree
kil!?il. ar.d fifty men wounded.
A Raaaow torpedo bo.tt destroyer also reached,
this por*.
It is rumored that four Russian I>attteshirs
are off the Saddle Islands, about seventy miles
I southeast of this port.
Three Uussi.ii» cruteera are repotted to have
i arrived ut Tsing-Chuu.
1 The ta»:i!le Islar.du are about ool> miles from

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