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y«- LXIV-V- 21.093. T^JS^^Ssr^^lM-^^^rwtn^NEW-YOKK. TUESDAY. AUGUST 16. 1904. -TWELVE PAGES.-* t*<^S?*»
Bidding Trades' Alliance to Order
Many Men to Quit Work.
„—„ — rioting in connection with both the
fcuilainz trades trouble and the local beef
strike continued. One particularly exciting
jacident was the holding of a mob at bay from
an elevated road station by a boy bricklayer,
who hsd fired at a union workman. Police
Captain I -.inrry was hurt by an intoxicated
~an near the Schwarzschild & Sclzberger
In the abattoir district, in First-aye. about
J-'iftirth-st, one Imdred policemen were
or duty to quell, so far as possible, the dis
turbances in connection with the beef strike.
Both employers and employes were opti
mistic about the beet trouble. It was said
tiat n:en would be imported to take the places
rf the strikers, however, and serious clashes
were fenred on this account.
The Building Trades' Alliance not only de
£rd tl'.e open shop ultimatum of the employ
ers' association to go into effect on Monday,
bet appointed a large strike committee which
■rill start ordering strikes i»rht and left this
coming. The elevator constructors, who
were on strike, returned to work-
"Son-Union Workman, Sixteen
Years Old. Holds Mob at Bay.
The successful attempt of Joseph Ossteilo. six
teen fears eM, a r-on-union bricklayer, of No.
213 East Or.e-hundred-and-rlfth-st.. to prevent
a rr.ob from capturing him. and his march to the
police station, guarded by reserves with drawn
revolvers, formed a notable feature of the build
lrg trades disturbances yesterday. Costello had
held a crowd of saws at bay from the plat
form of the elevated railroad station at Ninety-
Cinth-st- and Second-aye.. Cdllowing an alleged
assault on another workman. He emptied his
revolver into the mob and tried to escape on a
train. H» was taken to the East One-hundred
and-fourth-st. police station, and after him
e-jrged the crowd, demanding savagely that he
be lynched. He was locked up on a charge of
felonious assault, made by Thomas McLaugh
lin. of No l..Vt_' Second-aye.. who cays that the
youth fired at him. ar.d that the bullet passed
through the collar of his coat, near enough to
turn his neck.
McLaughlia. who is a union bricklayer, ie em
ployed on a new building at One-hundred-and
flrst-«t. and First-aye. Costeiio. too, was em
ployed there until last week, when the union
■workmen demanded his discharge a "-' i th " con
tractor dismissed him. Coste'.lo declared that he
did r-ot receive the wages due him, and . has been.
to the contractor every day since then, demand
ing his money. Every time h- appeared the
union men drove him away.
Yesterday, Costello says. McLaughUn stood In
his way, and finally knocked him down. Then.
McLaughlin declares, Coetello fired.
McL*.u«hli.-i. with all the other workmen on
the building, and other men near by. started
after Ccisteilo. From the elevated station Cos
tello fired three times. No one was hit, how
ever. His ammunition gone, he ran on the plat
form just as a downtown train came in. On
the first car was Patrolman Skelly. of the East
S:xty-seventh-st. station. He jumped out and
grabbed CosteUo, is did Detective Enright. The
two drove back the crowd on the stairs. Then
a dozen reserves arrived. Costello later said he
f. red at Mclaughlin in self-defence. Magistrate
Baker held him ir. $-.o<\> bail.
Attacked Sear Sckwarztckild Plant
by Intoxicated Man.
M'-ieh rioting again, yesterday, occurred In the
rtrik«- of the Amalgamated Association of Meat
Cattsrs and Butchers' Workmen of North Amer
ica against the so-called Beef Trust. Captain
Lar.try. of the East Flfty-first-st- police station,
«as prepared for emergencies, and had eighty
patrolmen, several mounted men and several
bicycle patrolmen under his command In the
abattoir district in First-aye. about Fiftleth-s;..
»h»re the trouble has occurred. Most of them
were k*pt busy.
The first disturbance w!th which the police
had to deal yesterday was In connection
a man who is said not to be connected
with the strikers in any way. The man,
who is said to be James Sullivan. is a
driver for the American Express Com
psry, ll\-tng at No. 200 East Forty-six
Before Sullivan was subdued he hurt Cap
tain Lantry ar.d gave five patrolmen scalp
wounds and other minor Injuries. Eullivan, It is
alleged, had been drinking. He was standing
near the Schwarzschlld & Sulzberger plant, at
Forty-fifth -sr. and Firut-ave., and suddenly, it
is charged, ran up the steps toward the office
and knocked down two negroes. Patrolman
T*>-p«nr.y choked Sullivan Into apparent submis
sion. Captain Lar.'rr. running up, sent a patroi
vnn.r after Sullivan to arrest him. Sullivan was
caught at Forty -fourth -st. Tod that h« was
under arrest, he fonght. and it required the
greatest efforts of four more patrolmen to
cor.quer ' DSL Captain Lantry took a hand, and
received a severe cut on the hand and a scalp
"Whst right have you to come around •«■*•
s«ked Captain Lent- "You're not a striker.
> ou're a bum."
Th!s remark further angered Sullivan, and
the captain was lying on «ie ground, with the
infuriated Sullivan on him, info'-e h« had time
to make mor- remarks. Thfn Bui! lvan vai
tiken to »he Eest Fifty-flrst-st, station. Later
he was fined #1".
Patrick Mallon. of the Schwarzschi'.a * Suli
b«rrser plant. r.a B assaulted at Fort;.-:!
iinfi First-aye. in the rilterr.oon. as he was going
home from w.irk. A reore of strikers threw him
down, teat him, broke his roe?, arvi covered
h's face and iK*dy with cuts and bruises. He
broke i»T.y and ran over to --.eth-«t.. the mob
fcfter him. Joseph lZ*itater. a blacksmith, h»nrJ
Mz'lon's cries, ran out with a sledgehammer
and "overawed the crowd. Mallon limped out of
Sight. .••„*-
TtexrtJjy Xellsher. said to be a striker, of No.
Wl East Forty-secar-.d-st,, v.as arrest n emr the
Schwarzsehild & Bulzberger plant, charged with
being drunk and dlsord'-rjy e~d interfering with
< <-attau<-d am twelfth s«C*.
A slc*jri«h Jiver üb*Us Uf* niiserablet-fceaJaches,
*c«llpatlon. dlzzir.fr. blurred ry*s. bad temper
■•mm 2*2 * La=;.':.(.^ .:«:an»«j» tit* B'*tem.—
Mount Vernon Will Arrest Engi
neers if Use of Soft Coal Continues.
Extreme measure* have been decided on by
Corporation Oour.w; Roger M Sherman, of
Mount Vernon. unless the New-York. New-
Haven and Hartford Railroad Company stops
the use of soft coa! in that city within forty
eight hours. Yesterday Sherman had a confer
ence with Mayor Brush and other mem: of
the city government.
A few days ago the Mount Vernon Common
Council passed a city ordinance making it a mis
demeanor for any corporation or railroad com
pany to use soft coal after to-day. A copy of
the ordinance was sent to President Meller.. and.
l: is said, no reply was received. As a result of the
railroad company's action in relation to this
communication and its continuance to violate.
the law* Corporation Counsel Sherman sent the
following: letter to President Mellen yesterday:
Charles F. M.Uen. Esq.. Presld*n£^New-Yorti
New-Haven and Hartford Railroad. New-Hav-n'
c onn.
Sir: ! 6 ,»ncl you inclosed h*»r«wlth a copy of th»
ordlnar.c- of th<- city of Mount Verr.on prohibiting
me use of soft coal so as to produce the noxious
and injurious «moke Inseparable from its us*.
It is a matter of common observation that th«»
trains on your system w]i!i«. passing through til
<-ity of Mount Vernon rlolite this ar-ilnanc*' You
sr« hereby notified that the ordinance will b«
strictly enforced, and if within forty-el*ht hours
the ue- of soft coal within the corporation limits
or Mount \ frnnn by your engine drivers shall
contlnu-. the most drastic method* will be adopted
to prevent it.
There will be no hesitation in taking your enpiif
driver from any train and arraigning him for trial
for the -violation of the ordlnane. 1
He pin* i*» receive your injni»»dlitf assurance that
your company will com pi v with th«» ordinance I
an«. very respectfully. ROGER M. SHERMAN".'
Corporation Counsel.
In the opinion of the Mount Vernon officials.
President Mellen will ignore Sherman's letter,
and *. war on the railroad company will follow.
Chief of Police Foley will be called on to arrt-s:
nil engine drivers on locomotives using- soft coal,
which misfit, re-ult in the tying up of the entire
consolidated system.
Boys Sent to Hospital from Hotel —
Mother at Bellevue.
The thr/e small sons of Mrs. B. M. tietmer
wen? brought before Justice Wyatt in the chil
dren's court yesterday by an officer of the So
ciety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
Last week their mother was sent from the St.
Andrew Hotel, Seventy-sccor.d-st. and oa I
way, to Belle vu« Hospital, suffering from an
overdose of morphine. Th- • was no one to take
care of the children, and the proprietor of the
hotel turned them over to the society.
The officer who investigated th« case reported
to Justice Wyatt that the grandmother of the
childr- Mrs. Auerust Felheimer, lived in a fine
apartment at th- Hotel Dorilton, Seventy-flrsr
st. and Broadway. At the DoriltOß it was sail
last r.ight that Sire. FVlheimer was out of the
city and that it wa3 no* known when she would
The three boys, Allan, Calvin and Kenneth,
eight, six and two years old respectively, ex
cited the sympathy of the court officials by the:.
cries for their mother. A court official called up
Bellevue ar.d was told that the mother practi
cally had recovered and probably would be dis
charged to-day. Justice Wyat committed the
children to the Nursery and Child's Hospital
until the mother could appear 1:. court.
The manager of the St. Andrew Hotel saM
last night that the Felhetmers lived at the hotel
three years ago, when the husband committed
suicide. About a week ago Mrs. Felheimer re
turned there with her children. She was ac
customed to taking: morphine in small quanti
ties, but took an overdose, and it was necessary
to send her to the hospital. None of her rela
tives could be reached, and as there was no one
to care for the children they were turned over
to the society.
Rowlandson. of the 71st. Carried the Flag
Up the Hill.
tieonr.- a Rowlandson, of Mount Vernon. .1 for
mer member of the T'-t Regiment, was drowned
yesterday at Rye Beach. He weal into the water
whil* overheated. In the battle of Sin Juan Corpo
ral Rowlandson and a squad. of m«"n from the Tint
Regiment broke away, from their companions and
lollowp-1 the regulars up the hill. He took the flag
after its b«-ar<*r had been k'iiU-d and carried it to
me blockhouses
Two Employes of Bartlett. Frazier & Car
rington Charged with Conspiracy.
tBT nucßAn to the teibi-nk. ;
Milwaukee. Aug. 15.— G«or^e D. Emery, cashier
of th«- local branch of Bartlett, FTnutler .v Car
rington. broken, of Chicago, was arrested to-day.
Charged with conspiracy with Car! Baumann. the
firm's bookkeeper, «s the rpf.Ut of which the firm i.«
said »r, be out an amount that reaches EZi.OCO. and
may reach 800.0GQ. A warrant has been Issued for
Baumann on the charge of embezzlement, but he
ha» fled. - . -
The two employe*, during Che recent vbeat flurry,
are said to have used the flrr/i credit in the Clear
in» House to trade in their own names, ar.il thus
the firm lout large sums, the two men pockrttag
all the profits. _^_______
Chairman Corteiyou arrive.i from Washington
about. 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, and without
visiting the headquarters in the Metropolitan Life
Bulldlr;* went directly ta the Hotel Manhattan. He
eft :r»« hotel shortly after Us arrival to Weep tut
-v«rj.ing en6Hg ue^U
Champagne Bottle Wouldn't Break
on the Gunboat' Bate.
The United States gunboat Duburju i was
launched yesterday, unsprinkled and un
named, a champagne bottle that refused to
break and an 111 sewed length of cord being
partly responsible for the ceremony not being
carried out as planned. Miss Annette Hull, the
appointee of the contractors and the daughter
of Representative Hull, of lowa, had waived her
rights, so that Miss Margaret Treadway, the fif
teen-year-old daughter of the president of the
Business Men's Club, of t>uhug.ue, and the ap
tointee of Secretary Morton, had the entire
sponsorship to herself.
Mi«s Treadway. accompanied by her mother.
Colonel and Mrs. Farrington. of St. Paul. Minn.;
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Farrlngton, of thia city;
Miss I^ouise Sweeney, of Buffalo, as well as by
officials of the Charles L. Senbury & Co. Con
solidate'J Gas Engine and Power Company.
which built the vessei. arrived at Morris
Heights station and entered the Seabury
yards, where the launching, was to be.
Or; the platform which had been erected, facing
the bow of th<» gunboat, Nava! Constructor F.
L. Fcrnald. Lieutenant Commander Bowers, in
spector of machinery, ana Lieutenant Com
mander Oaborne, inspector of equipment ar.d
ordnance, were already In waiting. Tricked, out
gayly fore ar.d aft, with pens . ar.i
burgee, the Dubucjue, red to the waterline and
«r?u/T brown below, lay stern on toward the
river, resting on her ways. Beside her lay h«»r
sister boat, the Paducah. now In course of
building. For a short while after the com
ing of the launching party th»> silence remained
unbroken, except for the faint chatt-r fr'Jin the
few on the platform and th«* hundreds who lined
the wharf below.
Presently a Bound, not unlike a stable of
horses kicking at their stalls, rent the rjujet air.
Armed with sludge hammers, an army <>f labor
ers was wedging the gunboat up till she should
be raised from her ways and finally r> at on her
greased cradle.
Just on the stroke of 1 o'clock the gunboat
rested on her cradle. "Now."' rrlod Vice-Presi
dent Pardow of the construction company, and
at the word Miss Treads pressed with h<-r
thumb the button that released the weight,
which in turn knocked out the dofjshore from
before the boat.
Almost without sound the cunboar went down
the wooden cradle and Into the river, an ear
splitting whistle and a mighty shout greeting
But what of the naming, the breaking of the
traditional bottle of champagne .against her
bow? When Mitss Treadway had pressed the
releasing button ehe caught up the loaded
bottle and flung it square against the vessel's
beak. The pottle swung against the vessel, then
bounced back Intact The girl reached again
for the mocking bottle. The simple naming
phrase was unsaid. Her whole mind was centred
on the bottle now gliding almost outside her
She grasps it frantically, but as she hurls It
ba«k against the vessel for the last time the
cord attached to the base becomes unsewed.
the bottle graces harmlessly across the receding
vessel's side, and the gunboat, unnamed, un
fiprinkled, slides Into the water, the bottle dan
gling by it« side.
After some delay a tugboat brings th vps
sel to a nearby pier a boatmun cuts the bottle
and hands it to Miss Treadway. The latter,
mounted now on deck, receives the bottie in her
ha nils. This time she seises it squarely by the
neck, a look of determination In her eyes. Ad
vancing to the bow of the launched vessel, at
the starboard side, she swings the bottle as if
it were an Indian club above her head. Heed
less of her snowy frock, she brings the bottle
down hard on the gunwale of the boar. There
Is a rattle of falling glass, and the air full of
the odor of champagne. The launching party
then returned to this city.
The keel of the Dubuque was laid in Septem
ber. 11)0.". She Is 'JilO feet over all. load water
line, 174 feet; extreme beam, .'!."» feet; depth
amidships, moulded. 211 feet 0 Inches.
A speed of twelve knots an hour Is guaran
teed by the builders, and, when completed, she
will be equipped with two triple expansion en
gines and two boilers Of the water tube pattern.
She will have six four-inch rapid fire suns, four
six-pounder and two one-pounder rapid fire, u::d
two Colt's automatic :n calibre guns.
Pennsylvaria Player Struck While at the
Iby Tni.ei:r:APi! to mi: tribune. :
Mononpaheki City. Pern.. Aug. 15— John Basto,
twenty years old. tiled this morning- from the .->(Tf--'»
of being hit by a pitched ball in a game on Satur
day. B«StO was pitcher for the American Steel
ar.d Wire Company nine. The pitcher of the
Donora Independents hit Basto on the ear with a
swift ball while he was at the bat. He was ren
dered unconscious, but an operation restorer! him
to c-onaclousr.ess long enough to itsk that hia pa
rents be Bnnunontd. They arrived from MHlsboro,
Pen:!., In time to see him die.
tKT TEi.ccnArn to tut nncn.]
Osdensburg. N. V.. Ausr. 13.— News has Just
reached here of the killing by lightning of two old
men. father and son. at Lambton. on Saturday.
Their names are HUlare and Adolphe Eaule. The
former was eighty-two years old and lived wlrh
his son. who was sixty-five years of age Both
men were in the ha} field, when a terrific thunder
storm came up. They sought shelter under a larzo
tree, and shortly afterward a bolt of lightning
struck and instantly killed them.
Madlsonville. Ky.. Aug. 15. Miss Clara Eourlond.
sixteen years old; daughter of W. &■ Bom-land. ■■ of
Dfxoal «a» killed by iightninn while talking over
• t*i»S>oue in a heavy thunderstorm.
Watch, of Florence L. Stokes Among
the Missing Property.
The Plnkerton Detective Agency is at work on
another big jewel robbery, according to circu
lars received yesterday by Jewellers, pawn
brokers and money lenders in New-York and
other large cities. The value of the missing
articles is not nearly so great as in the Goelet
case, which the detectives recently reported
"cleared up" by the discovery that the jewels had
been mislaid and not stolen.
The report of the theft, however. Is similar to
that sent out in the Goelet cas<\ in that no In
formation is given as to the person robbed, nor
is any reward offered for the arrest and convic
tion of the thieves. It seems to be another case
1:: which the owners will b» satisfied with th*
recovery of the stolen property. The Pinker
ton's circular saya that all advances made on
the Jewels described will be refunded and a rea
eonable compensation paid for any trouble that
may be necessary.
The circular says that the Jewelry was stolen
on July 7 of this year. On that date the safe
of the Clark estate, at Cooperstown. was robbed
of valuable Jewels and private papers at the
noon hour when all the clerks had gone to
The fourth article In the list of stolen Jewelry
is described thus:
Red enamelled watch, about th? sis* of a half
dollar, marked in cas* "Florence L. Stokes.
July Ist."
K. Ambrose Clark, the son of Mrs. Henry Cod
man Potter, married Florence L. Stoke»» and
they are now living at the Stokes country place
near Mamaror.eck. At the time of the Coopers
town robbery It was reported that some of young
Mrs. Clark's Jewels had been taken.
The Plnkertons yesterday refused all informa
tion regarding their latest stolen Jewel circular.
When the chi^f criminal detective was asked If
the jewels described as stolen July T were those
taker, from the office of the Clark estat- at
Cooperstown, he suiu:
An • rder has come from th chief of the
agency that absolutely no informal:- a is to be
given to the i>p»>.s in any case intrusted to ua
until that case has been settled. Then a type
written memorandum containing all the facts
we desire to give out will be prepared and sent
to all newspaper 3. Absolute silence has been
imposed on every employe of the agency, and
as these jewels have not yet been recovered
there is nothing to be said about the robbery
It Is understood that this muzzling of the de
tectives is due to the agency's experience in the
(Joelet case. A full description of the Jewels was
given to the press, from which the identity of
the owner was recognized speedily. This had
hardly been done when both detectives and
police were called off by the recovery of the
Among the stolen Jewels described in the latent
Plnkerton circular are a pearl colter of from
fourteen to nineteen strands of small pearls,
fastened by five bars composed of small dia
monds, and purchased at Tiffany's; a diamond
bow knot with pearl shaped pendant; an old fash
lned g»)ld bracelet, blue enamelled "S" on top. en
graved on the Inside "Sophia Isaacs." with dat»;
a solitaire diamond ring, marked "Harry to
Sophia"; man's rinsr. set with three diamonds,
and large enough to be worn as a scarf ring.
three diamond and ruby rings, a diamond nna
pearl bracelet, a gold watch, a larg* horseshoe
lace pin. a gp!d lorgnette, six Inches long; a
heavy link chain bracelet and jeverai ether ar
In addition to the Jewelry, two ten share cer
tificates of the Atchison. Topeka and Santa **B
Railway and the Union PaHflc Railway were
stolen. These are not now negotiable. Other
papers were stolen, but they are of no value, ex
cept to the owner.
Snake Catcher and Eight Assistants Busy
Getting Material for Ornaments.
Sfarrtstown, N. J. Auk. 15. -Ouffydd Jones, a
snake catcher/ living near Analomlak. Perm.. has
just received an order from a European firm for
ten thousand rattlesnake skins. In Mum- and
.Pike counties, P"nn.. rattlesnakes are very
plentiful, and by killing th» reptiles for their
•kins the inhabitants of the towns get rid of this
pest. At o:"P time when blasting was going on
In thai neighborhood it drove the snakes from their
holes, ami they fcur.U shelter in the cellars and
houses of tlie people living there. The gardens
and w.aiks were so full of them that the poopi>»
actually were In terror and id not dare venture
out of doors. Just ar present there is little danger
from a rattler's bite, a» the poisen c'ands are
Not clone will Mr. Jones .secure the skirs. but he
will also tan them for shipment. He baa eisht
men helping him m catching, and although they
»leal in large craanUtlea It will take some time to
catch ten thousand. The skins are mad Into
purses, pocket books, bags, belts, etc. Mr. Jones
gets from XI to $3 for a skin, depending on the
size and markings.
Troy, N. T.. Aug. 13.— Minnie Filomanl. a young
Italian girl, has been placed under arrest on a
charge or assault upon Antonio Colletta. whose
throat she is alleged to have cut. Th» victim Is
not expected to live. Th« couple me; at a party
on Sunday, and Colletta called a: the girl's house
thi« morr.lng. She was ' infatuated with her new
found friend, and is reported to have propose'! an
elopement. Refusal to accept this Is -aid to have
let] to a quarrel, which ended in the girl's procur
ing .in old i -or and slashing Col!etta with rertoua
Significant Utterance on Seizures —
Parliament Prorogued.
London. Aug. — After an admittedly barren
session, marked by no less than seven fruitless
attempts or the part of the Opposition to turn
out the government or. votes of censure. Par
liament was prorogued this afternoon, no more
thai: twenty-five members being present. In
cluding one member of the Cabinet.
The King's speech was brief. After mention
ing his visits to the King of Denmark and the
German Emperor, and the agreement between
France and Great Britain, which, he pointed
out. will be advantageo.u to all concerned, and
will materially strengthen the friendship uniting
Great Britain and France, his majesty said:: 1^
Hostilities. I regret to say. ar<» still In prog
ress between Russia and Japan. Upon th»
outbreak of the war I issued a proclamation
declaring my neutrality, and enjoining all my
people to a strict observance thereof. Im
portant questions Involving the treatment of
neutral commerce in the hands of belligerents
have arisen In connection with these operations.
The Issues involved, which are of the gravest
moment to the trade of the empire, will. I trust.
be amicably settled without prejudice to the
vast commercial interest of this country.
My gnTframrat will «aw»tlcally Mppart my aab-
Jvrta In the «acrrlß» of rights rororaizml fey iatera*
tional law m liiiliwhlbs to aratral*.
The King said the schema for th*» reorganisa
tion of the Macedonian gendarmerie under for
eign officers promised satisfactory results, ar.d
expressed the hope that the Introduction of the
elective element into the Legislative Council of
the Transvaal, which was a "'step in th* direc
tion of ultimata self-government." would meet
the united support of all his subjects in that
In regard to Tibet, the King said that the ar
rival of th» "political missior." at Lhasa af
forde<! him the greatest ?atisfactior. and re
flected credit on the officers and men of the
small fore?. He hoped the conference at Lhasa
would result In an arrangement of terms which
would end the difficulties and friction on the
northern frontier of the Indian Empire.
After commenting on the satisfactory situa
tion in Somalila: and enumerating the bills to
which his majesty had assented, the speech
concluded with the King's thanks to both houses
of Parliament. Parliament was formally pro
rogued a': 6.03 p. m.
Demand for Destroyer* Return
Under Russian Pressure.
Washington. Aug. I.".— Mr. Conger, the Amer
ican Minister at Peking, has sent the following
dispatch under to-day' 9 dat> to the State '. «•
The Russian Minister has sen: to the Chtnese
government a strong note charging it with com
plicity In the Ryeshltelnl affair, charging the
Chinese commodore with cowardice or treason,
and demanding a full explanation, the restora
tion of the destroyer and severe runishrr.ent of
the commodore.
The Chinese government has demanded from
the Japanese the restoration of the destroyer.
Emphatic British Statement —
Knight Commander Case.
London. Aug. 13.- The final Cabinet Council of
the Parliamentary session was held this after
noon at the Foreign Office, and gave particular
attention to the question of the neutrality of
China and British action on the Russian reply to
the Knight Commander representations.
After the council closed the emphatic state
ment was made thai Great Britain feels It ab
solutely essential to her own Interests and those
of the entire world that the neutrality of China
shall be observed by the two belligerents.
Great Britain will make earnest efforts to secure
this result.
In regard to the Kn'Sht Commander case, the
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British government trill instruct Ambassador
Hardlr.ge that it cannot admit thi* contention
that the steamer was rtghtfuUy sunk, and will
insist that there was no justification for so
doins in International law. The British note
will be couched in the me conciliatory- tone.
and it is fully expected in Cabinet circles that
the question will be adjusted bar Russia paying
an adequate indemnity.
While dissatisfied with the failure of Russia to
recognize in principle that «he had no right to
sink ■ neutral ship. ev»n if carrying contra
lontiaucU oa sccoatl s*se
Either the Palloda or Diana De
stroyed on August
Either the Russian cruiser Paliada. or her
sister ship, the Diana, was torpedoed and
sunk in the action of A u {rust 10, said * report
from Admiral Tugn.
Admiral Kamimura caught the Vluiivoalisk
squadron off the southeast coast ot Cores.
The Russians «t -st attempted to escape.
The thre* cruisers were set on fire several
times by the Japanese shells, and finally the
Rurik went down. The Japanese rescued
more than half of the crew. Only one of Ad
miral Kamimura's ships was struck, and bis
losses were two killed and seven wounded.
Information reaching C'he-Foo from vari
ous sources bore out the report of an sttack
on Port Arthur from land and sea yesterday.
Refugees who left the fortress on August 12
said that the Japanese had captured strong
positions near the inner ring of forts, and
confirmed Admiral Togo's statement that the
battleships had returned to the harbor. Vice
roy Alexieff reported heavy fighting before
the town, with Japanese repulses.
China, under strong pressure from Russia,
has demanded from Japan the return of the)
Ryeshitelni to Che-Foo. This seizure was
discussed at a British Cabinet council, and
the statement was made that: Great Britain
would insist upon the observance of China's
neutrality by both belligerents.
King Edward in a speech proroguing
Parliament announced that the government
would energetically support its subjects "in
the exercise of rights recognized by inter
national laws as belonging to neutrals." The
Knight Commander case will probably be set
tled by the payment of an indemnity, though
Great Britain refuses to recognize the princi
ple involved in the vessel's sinking.
Admiral Togo Reports Destruction
of a Cruiser.
Tokio. Aug. 16.— Admiral Togo reports that a
vessel of the type of the protected cruiser Pal
'.ada was torpedoed and sunk In the ensjaflsW
of August 10.
The Ps»'.la«la and th» Diana mtrm sister ehtps. of
«.630 tons, and w«r»- ct«mplete<s at St. Psesresnrs
In WT2. Their leaiith is £3 feet. Th» vessels car
ried no side armor, but had I *?ek plating two and
a half inches thick. Their armament Included six
«-inch. twenty 3-Inch -■ -!<J eight smaller gsas. *r»<t
they -had a sp««d of twenty knots. Th» Pa'.iada
was torpedoed at Pert Arthur on February *.
Work of Japanese Shells — Six Hun
dred Russians Rescued. ■
"Washington. Aug. 15.— The Japanese Legation
to-day received a dispatch from the Foreiirn
Office at Tokio sayinn that Admiral Kamlaaura
reports that at dawn or. August 14 his squadron
discovered the three vessels of the Vladivostok
squadron off -"in. on th« southeast coast of
Corea, steaming southward.
The Russian vessels, on sighting the Japanese)
SQ'.jadrori. attempted SB escape northward, bet
were prevented, and fighting began at 9:23 a. m.
All the enemy's ships caught fire several times
from — Japanese shells, and apparently auf
fered heavlTy, especially the Rurik.
Eventually the Russians fled at full speed
ncrthward. leaving behind the Rurtk. which af
terward sunk.
Thereupon th* whol* Japanese squadron bs
garr the rescue of the drowning Russians and
picked, up about six hundred.
The American Consul at Nagasaki reports to
th-» State Department that 600 of tile survivors)
of the Rur'.k have arrived at Saseho.
Tokio. Aug. I.'.— The battle off U!san endetf at
1«V3O a. at The Rurik, sank by the stern, her
bow standing up perpendicularly. The Japanese)
rescued 4.">0 rr;err.bers of the Rurtk's crew.
Only on* of the Japanese ships was hit. Two
Japanese were killed ar.d seven were wounded.
Land and Sea Forces Engaged —
Warships in Port.
Che-Foo. Aug. 15.— That i general land and
naval attack was made on Port Arthur to-day
is indicated by information from various
saw -•.
The i i:taok was mad*
-t not
Junlts which arrived her- to-day say the Jap
anese recently occupied the LJauti H'.'.is and
Sushiyen. which ia two or three miies north ' me
the fortress.
Five warships and seven torpedo Boat destroy
era, a -d to Port
Arthur on the night of August V>.
A .Z
and brought reports that the Japanese occupied
new positions or that day. The crirtc was
heavy* but Intermittent, and indicated that t'a-»
assaults xrere being continued. The Russians
at Port Arthur are reported to be downhearted.
The refugees say that the commandsr of the
Japanese fleet before Port Arthur informed tfcs
Russian commander that If the warships w.hica
returned to the harbor after the sortie of Au
gust 10 were sur.fc by the Russians the Jap
anese would shell the town with lyddite.
A Chinese from Liao-Tang says that the ens-
LT.iequall'Hi fcr the weak and «ver-=»orked
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