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r LXIV . . • °' 21 ' 094 - «>— SWggiasS S :•'; „.„ NEW-YORK. WEDNESI >.y y . AUGUST 17. 1904. -FOURTEEN PiLGES.- T«. t ?ffiS£iV^^ PRICE THREE CENTS.
Candidate for president of W. R. C.
(P^otograpi by KimbaJl. Concord. N. H.)
Judge Alarmed — McCarren May
Be Forced Out.
Card Meyer, chairman of the Democratic State
Committee, has created a bureau of organiza
tion, with Headquarters at the Hoffman House,
and has placed William S. Rodie, a member of
the executive committee, in charge of it. The
worltcf this bureau will be confined to territory
outside <.* New- York.
Back of this typcritten announcement given
cut by Chairman Cord Meyer of the Democratic
flate Committee at the Hoffman House yester
day Is a story of political paralysis that has
thoroughly alarmed Judge Parker and the in
timate friends who have been Informed of what
is going on, or, perhaps more properly, what is
ret going on. In the inside of the Parker-Hill-
Khefhan-MrCarrcn machine.
1 The machine has temporarily broken down,
and William S. Rodie, a so-called coal baron,
member of the Manhattan Club and personal
friend of Judge Parker, has been placed in
charge of the bureau of organization.
He was placed there at the instance of Judge
Parker, having been with the Judge on Sunday.
The Installation of the new bureau of organ
ization means, according to information received
last night, that the task of getting the machine
into running order has been taken away from
Taggart and ■ fCtoren and intrusted to Judge
Parker's personal representative.
Mr. Hodie could hardly be indured to nay
anything about his new Job, but the friends of
ilcCarren and Taggart bad a good deal to say.
Indications are multiplying .hat Judge Parker
is afraid to antagonize Charles F. Murphy, and
that he has taken an unusual step to sidetrack
McCarrcn, trd thus bring Murphy lute cordial
relation with the State and national committee.
The typewritten eiatement given out by
Chairman Meyer cays that the work of the new
bureau v.ill be con.^nad to territory outside of
•the Greater New-Yorlc." but the McCarren men
say that their leader Is perfectly competent to
run the State campaign without any bureau of
organization, ar.d that the move by Judge Parker
Is to force McCarreu out and placate Murphy.
T* ar - not ready to say anything about the
scope rf the new bureau." said Mr. Hod.- when
fen Inn night. "There is • enfjr of work for
sll rf us to-day and it occurred to Chairman
Meyer that It would be a good plan to have a
iareau whose business it will be to get things
into running shape at the earliest practicable
"What will your bureau do? Will it do part
of the work of the executive committee, of
which Senator McCarren is the head?" Mr.
I'.odie was asked.
•Doubtless it rill have nothing to do with the
"<O(.ai field." eaid Mr. Rodle.
If this plan is carried out It simply means
tha,t Murphy has brought the entire Parker-
Hill-Sheehan-McCarren combination to terms.
end that McCarrenis to be eliminated partially.
With Mr. Rodie disbursing the monty that A i
gUFi Bcimont and others '.•ring in. Charles F.
Murphy can be coaxed into line.
McCarren'B friends say that the plan will not
*ork, and that the Stats committee, which will
Boon be called together to issue a call for the
State < onv.-::tion. »iii bave something to say
thout the •regularity" of Injecting a 'bureau of
crgarization" into the campaign after every
thing is arranged and everything is ready but.
the money, which does not ccme In in liberal
.trough quantities.
Another Mg:i of distress Indicating the broken
do>vn condition of • Mrs til the national com
mittee :tnd its inability to get in motion was the
■-■adden determination yesterday afternoon by
!2fclkmal Chairman Taggart not to go to West
Virgu.ia to hear Henry O. Davis told of his
domination. Mr. Taggart's satchel was packed.
His j.ians were made ten days ago to be on
hand ex Whive Sulphur Springs this week. He
va& to start la^t r.ight. With Judge Parker's
rsrv bureau of organization Mr. Taggart is re
pealing the famous query of the Georgia Con
gressman with reference to his "personal
v • hereabout*." Bo Bar aa could be learned last
night, neither nor McCarren. National
Chairman Taggart nor State Chairman Meyer
■was consulted about the bringing forward of a
bureau of organization.
"What is the executive committee for. but to
organize the campaign?" McCarren's friends
asked last night.
• If Belmout would 'pony- up the money we
Ifs . : aoaer vv. y £ *"* days/ . E nld an
< th«r McCarren mar.. |
U. Uttjjm likely , iow# McCarren I. to be
tiacsackea a* the instance of Charien ■> m,-
WU» ihe Murph> -McCarren fight at the-r.rl
nariea In Brooklyn on Auguet :&.. Mct'arre-i
Served i.otii.* »un« time ago on Judge i-L rk »
iriei.da that h.- would not Bet off t he State
f«CCtive committee, of which he is chairman
Bates he mis forced off by vote. The seufn r
Dp of a «.ur?au of Mptnizapoa at th* Hoffman
galas* Ly Mr. Ito-Jie. Judt;e Parker's £553
.<';.j*Ber.iative. may be a "slow torture" m"t "o a
oi forclaff Beutw McCarren off the executive
coaimittee. .If he is net allowed to diwhaw
■the runctiona of exeru.lye chairman h«e i.robabl?
jrJU r?*.sn. y.i;d !?r the Parker men. without Lla
"fictance. rali up ihf 23.000 plurality in RinS
wilSc* tciltae fcis frle!ldiS Parker "'" «*
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*t«i h* Sultan* trouble w'th Great Britain over
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• t!ie mcidVnt from . nsaiclni
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Conspar.V* boat acrom Jißlnr-O-jtartp.™
Manager of Shotts 9 campaign.
Democrats Worry Over Lack of
Campaign Funds. '
Ibt TEI.EO«*rH to THE tribune.]
Saratoga, N. V.. Aug. Hi.— The first definite In
formation that Elihu Root would acquiesce in
the almost unanimous call to run for Governor
this fall on the Republican ticket was indicated
by a remark dropped to-day here by Congress
man James S. Sherman. Mr. Sherman was
here on his way home from New-York. Asked
about th« situation up State, he Bald: "I can
see nothing but Root. The call for him is not
only unanimous, but it is also insistent. I think
that every Republican in the State wants him.
and if he accepts the nomination I think it la
all over then but the shouting. He will add
thousands of votes to the ticket, and surely will
be elected."
"Will he accept the nomination?" was asked.
"I am convinced that he will. Within the last
week I have ascertained somewhat of his atti
tude from within his own family. Mr. Root
does not desire the nomination, and his family
have opposed It. The newspapers have got .1
wrong idea. If it was the financial end. as has
been cited, I am convinced that neither ii- nor
his family would object. On the other hand.
Mr. Root is sixty years old. The lust half dozen
years have been years of unremitting toil with
him. and he naturally feels the wear an^tear
of this work. His family are opposed to his
assuming any more burdens, but I have good
cause to think that when the time comes he will
answer the call of the party. He always has
been a faithful soldier, and is one of the ablest
and sturdiest generals. We need him in this
fight, and I know you will find him when his
name is callad." " . .
'How about the make-up of the rest of th«
ticket?" was asked.
i "I suppose." said Mr. Sherman, "it will be th*
old ticket, of course with the exception ef the I
Attorney General."
"Who do you think will be named for Attorney
"I believe." said Mr. Sherman, "that former
County Judge Frank Robinson, of Bteuben,
would make a strong candidate. I hardly
believe that Henry B. Ooman will be named
I have heard talk of Senator Klon R. Brown,
but Judge Robinson, I think, Is a good man
for the place."
On the other side of the fence the Democrats
here seem to be all at fea about the make-up
of the State ticket. The Tammany men wiy
that McClellan will not be a candidate for Qov
ernor, and '.hat Tammany will acquiesce in the
selection of Daniel B. Lamnnt. The Krie County
leaders seem to have dropped the idea of nom
inating Goodyear, and aro sp»ak!n<? kindly* of
Mr. l^mnnt. This seems to narrow the contest
down between Laniont nnd John B. Btanchfleld,
of Elmira. Some of the Hill people are urging
Star.chfield, but they are doing so in only a
half hearted way, and they speak kindly of
It is gleaned that the Democratic "fat fryers"
who have been in the financial district have
met with little encouragement. Th'-y have be
lieved that the financial Interest? of the country
were opposed to the election of Mr. Roosevelt
and would contribute liberally to Parker's cam
paign fund. They found almost the opposite to
be the case. As a result of this conference, Mr.
Heimont. who had intended staying here until
the end of th" racing meeting, returned to N'tw-
York to consult with George FopWt Pen body
and other Democratic: financiers, and t;>ke steps
to secure campaign funds.
This is the explanation of the organisation of
the finance committee announced the other day,
and the Democrats .ire drafting every one they
possibly can to assist in this work of railing
t^fnpalgn funds, which up to d;:te have proved
anything but satisfactory.
Senator PPlatt t Says the Sentiment Is
All One Way.
Governor Odell went from Highland Mills, where
he stayed over Monday night at the summer home
Of Senator i'lntt. to Newburg, yesterday morning.
He l« expected in town to-day, as several Brook
lyn Republicans have a date for a conference with
Tie Governorship situation, yesterday, received
the usual attention from the Republicans at the
State and national headquarters. The growth of
the Root sentiment Is unchecked* and it begins to
look as if Mr. Root would be nominated by accla
mation.; Collector Stranahaa and Hamilton Fish,
Assistant United States Treasurer, called at State
and national headquarters.
"My information from Oswcgo County and other
points up the State," said Mr. Btranahan, In
answer to inquiries, "is that the people pretty
generally waiH Root for Governor. That is the
sentiment Is the bosses of the humble, where sen
timent is ur.lr.spiried by the leaders, and I believe
it is aiss to fall in line with that kind of senti
ment. I read the letter Secretary Root sent the
Governor. It is a strong declaration, and deepens
the conviction among Mr. Hoot's friends who all
a'ong have known that he does not want to be
nominated for Governor or any other office this
fall. At the same time taere is a Steady growth
of sentiment In his favor, and it looks to me as if
the con volition would nominate him anyway. Mr.
Root hi the only man that can prevent his nomi
Th,«* friends of General Horace Porter. Ambassa
dor to Warn-*, said yesterday that he was an eligi
ble candidate, and " that the Governor's visit to
Mr. Toner last sprint; was significant.
Senator I'latt said yesterday that Mr. Root's let
ter was the last Information lie had with reference
<<• Mr. Root's attitude toward the nomination. He
declare* that Mr. Root nan not a candidate, but
that the ><>itfmriit «• the convention was all «::c
v.-yy. aj:«l that be mtsht be "drafted.* 1
Governors and Mayors Review
26fiQQ Veterans Who March.
Boston, Aug. 16.— Twenty-six thousand sur
vivors of the I'nlon forces which fought in the
Civil War marched through the winding streets
of historic Boston to-day, and over five hundred
thousand j>eople who had assembled from all
sections of the I'nlted States saw pass in review
the Grand Army of the Republic. This was the
great feature of national encampment week.
und there was a holiday throughout greater Bos
ton, whose residents Hocked to the S.tate capital
to view the veterans.
Through streets brilliantly decorated, between
ranks of spectators who cheered und waved ban
ners, the veterans marched for hours. From
huge grandstands, from the windows and roofs
of buildings, und from wagons, were sent shouts
of a. claim. School children sang ffr^etinj,-. To
all these the veterans responded with lifted hat
or dignified salute.
At the State House the parade waa reviewed
by Governor Hates, with Governor Van Bant of
Minnesota, W. Murray Crane and Gears* 8-
Boutwell, former Governors of Maasachasetts;
Senator Henry Cabot Lodge apd Hooker T.
Washington. At City Ball Mayor Collins saw
the pageant, with former Mayors of Boston and
the Mayors if nearby <-:tios, and In BoyhUon-st.
Commander In Chief Black reviewed comrades
who had coir- fro;,» forty-two States and two
Among those who witnessed the parade from
Tremont-st. was General Nelson A. Miles, Seat
ed among the guests under th« canopy on the
official reviewing stand were members of fjen
•th! I>lack's family, j>ai>! and present national
officers of the Woman's Reflet Corf.--, Daughters
of Veterans, and Ladles of the Grand Army of
the Republic; several Confederate £"•-■• in
cluding Judge Galloway, of Tennessee; General
Benhatn, of New-Orleans; T. c. Tlmberlake and
Colonel Finlay, of Kentucky; Genera] Ethleman
and others.
Remarkable was the reception given to the
handful of veterans representing such States as
North Dakota, Montana. Arkansas, Texas and
Arizona Territory. Several oddities: appeared In
this section of the parade -the Florida veterans,
for instance, nil carried palm branches; th*
Georgia delegation had a large live lizard in a
network cage on top of a pole, while the Texas
banner was in the form of a long- pair of
steer's horns. Michigan displayed a live
The parade started at 11:80 a. m., and it was
almost 3:90 p. m. before the last of the line wts
in motion, an 1 half an hour later when It p.t«.«e,i
th« reviewing stand* t*t the Governor and Mayor.
H took practically live hours and a half for tht 1
column to pass a given point.
A demonstration differing peculiarly from th**
o*hers occurred at Wlnthrop Square, where the
disabled veterr.ns viewed their mnrchiiiK com
rades. Tears fell from the eyes of many ,x
white haired soldier as he gazed at his old com
panions as they trod through the square. A
hush— almost a silence— marked the passage of
the army at this point.
At Temple Place and Tremont-st. th» vet
erans met the most spectacular and picturesque
feature of the entire route. In the form of a
"living f!aK." composed of two thousand school
children. Alternating rankn of Rlrls wearing
ied and white dresses represent eri the stripes,
while a square of brae gowned oms formed a
fl«-ld In whirh forty-five, currying white stars,
wt re placed In a way to Ki\«- the effect of restiner
on the bas« of ;;zur>-. Months had been spent
In prepa ratim for this feature. As the line
passed the children sang the patriotic hymns of
the army and of the country.
Along Tremont-«t. to Boylston-st , where one
continuous stand had been erected on the Com
mon. 15,000 people viewed the parade, for the
most part delegates to the Grand Army of the
Republic and affiliated organizations and their
friend?. The police arrangements proved inade
quate, and surging crowds broke repeatedly
through the lines and interrupted the parade.
Reports to-night Indicate that more than three,
hundred persons were either prostrated by the
heat or fainted In the crowds during the day.
As Colonel John T. Pryor, of No. 144 Bast One
hundred-and-flfth-Bt., New-York, was parading
with John A. Dlx Post he fell at Beacon and
Joy sts. lie was sent to the Massachusetts Gen
eral Hospital, where he died.
At the Relief Hospital, In Haymarket Square,
l.'jo cases of prostration and exhaustion had
been treated up to (i o'clock to-night. Of this
number about one-half were veterans, while the
others were mostly women. The temporary hos
pital in the basement of City Hall was crowded
to its capacity, more than eighty cases being
treated there. About as many were treated at
the temporary field hospital on Boston Com
mon and in Other hospitals and In drug stores.
To-night the big Grand Army campnre was
held in Mechanics' Building. Tobacco, coffee,
doughnuts anti cheese Were served to ten thou
sand persons.
In an effort to secure entire harmony in the
choice of one of the two candidates for com
mander in chief, the caucus last night was con
tinued until an early hour this morning. The
New-Yorkers now say that the matter is set
tled between Colonel Shotts and Colonel Bake
well, and that at the encampment meeting the
delegation will be solid for Bhotts.
The campaign committee of the Bostonian.
Blackmar, are working tooth and nail to land
him, and point with great unction to the fact
that they have Nebraska's support promised.
Shotts's friends are not making any extrava
gant claims, but they are counting strongly on
the sentiment among the veterans against the
double honor of encampment and commander In
chief going to one State, and say it is the
greatest obstacle General Blackmar will have
to overcome.
Mrs. Mlnot, of New-Hampshire, was indorsed
for national president of the Woman's Relief
Corps by the delegates and alternates of the
Massachusetts Woman's Relief Corps at a
meeting in the Hotel Vendome to-night. Th«
Massachusetts delegation has the largest -ot-
Uig powej- In the national convention.
Of New- York, candidate for Commander in Chief.
Of Boston, candidate for Commander in Chief.
tPhotocraph by Elmer Chlckerlng. Official G. A. R.
phot^erapher. )
Their Chamber of Commerce May
Move to Suppress Criminals.
The Italian Chamber of Commerce, which has
offices ati No. ;{."> Broadway, will hold a board
meeting to-morrow at 3 o'clock, at which it is
likely that some action will be taken to stop
the present contagion of blackmail and kidnap
ping among the criminal element of this tity's
Italian population. Mary of the well knowi^
Italian merchants who are members of the
chamber feel that the police have proved them
selves incapable of coping with Italian criminals,
and believe conditions may become ev*n worse
unless something Is done, and done quickly.
Coroner Antonio Zucca is president of the Ital
ian Chamber of Commerce, and to a Tribune
reports he said yesterday:
"I do not batteve that the men who nre send
ing out threatening letters through the mails or
who have been carrying off children are mem
bers of an organised body, like the Mafl.-i nr the
Camorra. it la my belief that Instead the; ar.'
;i few loafers who find extortion easier than
work. They Bavc bled certain Individuals of
a little money, i understand, an'l have become
so exultant thai they think they can levy on
everybody. The police know who most of them
are, but .is vet have not been able to Ret evi
dence against them. What the Chamber will
do I don't know, lnt many Of us feel that in
some way the Italian name should be purged
of the stain with which a few lawless vaga
bonds have smirched It."
Some of the member.? of the Chamber also
s.iid thai among th'- 1 suggestions which ar»
likely to be discussed al b- meeting to
morrow is one portioning the Police Commis
sioner to appoint more Italians to the polfeo
for'-c Of th» 8,151 policemen now In the city's
service there are only seventeen Italians. nn<l
'i these only nvo nn to ih<- letective
Police Now Think Manniuo Should
Trust Them More.
A week's search for Tony Ma mil no has been
unavailing. The police; under the command of
Captain Rooney, have worked night and day
rr.nnliiK down all kinds of clews, no matter how
Unpromising, but are frank to confess they are
no nearer a solution of the mystery than they
\\.-r.- on the nißht of his disappearance Italian
quarters have been carefully sssn Iwd under the
direction of Captain Rooney In Hoboken, Union
Hill, West New-York, Pateraon, Newark. Jersey
<"lty, Weehawken, Mount Veroon, Long Island
<'if. Jamaica, Brooklyn, Tonkers, PiTtsburg
ami Boston, !":t nothing of value has been
When James Mannlno, the father of the kid
napped boy, hurriedly left his home yesterday,
apparently to hunt down a clew. Captain Rooney
expressed the Opinion thai he had gone to
meet ■ friend of the kidnappers to make a com
promise for the return of the child. The cap
tain thought Mr Mannlno should tike him into
hit. confidence more than he does. It !s
thought the kidnappers are negotiating with
friends of Mr. Mannino, and are still demanding a
jansom or that Mr. Mannino shall ;u.;ree to
withdraw from the prosecution of the case be
fore the boy Is returned. Captain Rooney will
not consent to any compromise, and Mr. Man
nino and his partner. Joseph Slgretto, have said
they would insist that the criminals It- prose
cuted, whether or not the child is recovered.
It was rumored yesterday that the boy was
confined in a house near his own home, and
that two polie?;nen of the Amity-st. precinct
knew where he was. Captain Rooney declared
the report ridiculous.
Antonio Rossi, as he calls himself, or Antonio
Pusco, as the Brooklyn police call him, who was
arrested by Sergeant Gleltsman, of the West
-York police, on Monday night, is being
held for extradition by the New-Jersey au
thorities. The prisoner still declares he ie not
the man wanted for the murder of Curio Pos
tlllone, but the Brooklyn police say he Is.
Detectives Carrao and Mealll last evening ar
rested Salvador Altadonna. twenty-six years
old, at- No. I!*.'* Hudson-aye . Brooklyn, and
locked him up in the Amity-st. station on sus
picion of being Implicated in the kidnapping of
Tony Mannlno. He was said to be a cousin of
Mrs. Laducca, whose husband Is reputed to have
been mixed up in the "barrel mystery" In Man
Detective Finn, of the Amtty-st. station, told
a Tribune reporter last night that he was going
up New-York State earl" .this morning on a
most promising clew, which had been given by
a wealthy and well known citizen. He was
hopeful of getting the boy.
''Black Hand" Demand Tells Jew of
Old Unfounded Suspicion.
Mnx Sass. a wealthy Hebrew, living at No. 900
Broome-st., and who has a large trunk store
at No. MO Broome-st., received a letter yester
day, signed with » drawing resembling a hand,
across which was written, "Don't forget." In
the letter was a demand for $r*K>. and a threat
that if the money was not paid he would be
In the letter there was mention of the Wels
hard murder, of about three years ago. and it
was said in the letter that Sass sold the trunk
in which the body of Welsbard was found. At
the time of the murder Sass was closely ques
tioned, it being thought that the trunk had
been bought at his store, which is in the heart
Of the Italian district. It was found, however,
that the trunk had been purchased In Virginia
and that Sass had nothing to do with It, Sass.
however, aided Inspector Titus In the case ami
Cunilaucd oa fourth page.
One Confesses, the Other Goes to
Death Protesting Innocence.
Statesboro. Ga.. Aug. 16.— Paul Reed ard "Will
Cato, negroes, two of the r^Tcipals in the mur
der and burning of Henry Hodges and his wife
and three of their children six miles from here
three weeks ago, were burned at the stake to
day. This afternoon a determined mob charged
the courthouse, overpowered - the military
guard, secured Cato and Reed, who had been
found guilty after a. legal trial and sentenced to
be hanged, took them two miles out of town
and burned them alive.
The climax came quickly and unexpectedly.
The forenoon had passed quietly, the trial of
Reed, the ringleader in the murder, being ended
and a verdict of guilty rendered, and both he
and Cato, found guilty yesterday, were sentenced
to be hanged on September !•». The crowd about
the courthouse was not so large as yesterday,
nor was It so threatening, though, for that mat
ter, there was never much parade, the country
men always being quie\ In the triaf of Heed)
littl? delay had beer, caused, and on its con
clusion th.- prisoners, as before, were hustled
Into the witness rsonr where a strong military
guard was mounted over them.
The agitation began in the corridors. The
spectators left the courtroom, and from the
lawn outside many entered the hallways. Short
ly before 1 o'clock the crowd was addressed by
a tall man. who Inflamed it great!}. lie culled on
those about him to follow him. Then Captain
Hitch, of the Ocsttacrpf Light infantry, who
vms tn fomiraml of th« soldiers, realized that
the situation was desperate. He posted guards
with fixed bayonetfl on each of the stairways
that led to the floor above, where the prisoners
were confined.
The mob mirgod toward them, but were re
pulsed several times. Prominent men. amotia:
them the Rev. Mr. Hodges, brother of the mur
dered man, addressed the crowd at the rear.
Thf y begged the mob to disperse. Sheriff Ken
ilrt< k cautioned them against violence and
pleaded with them to leave.
I am your friend." he said. "I bog yon
nothing that will reflex on us ns well as •
community Dismiss nnd let the law t.ike irs
course. We need these men. There are .-th^rs
tn be ItkukM to justice, sad only from •
formal ion to oe gained from Catd a:;.:
car we lirltiß the right ones 10 justice. I can
almost promise you that when the es
finally sifted there will lie rive p.irt:
squall] KUi!t>. '
"We know you nre our friend. Kmdrtck!"
sorr.e one shouted "Hut promise us that
will let these men s'nv in th<-> Statesboro Jail,
and not be tak«n back to Savannah. Then we
will disperse: not until then."
Th* re was some shouting and cheering, and
Kendrtck could not reply.
"Promise that:" they shouted. "You shall not
take them away from Statesboro."
A commotion at the front drew the crowd there.
This was on'y temporary. Presently they were
back at the rear, and some twenty-five men
crowded around the guards. Before 'hey could
be prevented they had caught two of the guards,
wrested their weapons from them and thrown
open the breech Mocks. The rifles v -re empty.
That was what the crowd wanted to ascertain.
The troops had been given order? not to load
their rifles. The captured soldiers were held
prisoners, and the same policy waa followed
with others. Man after man. caught Isolated,
was relieved of his rifle after a struggle.
At the front a member of the mob crept along
the wall until he got close to the guard*. He
threw himself $>n one. and two hundred wildly
cheering men followed him. Soon -he soldiers,
though they fought desperately and inflicted
bayonet wounds on some of their assailants,
were overpowered.
'Fhe small guard about the prisoners withdre-v
into the room and closed the door. The mob
crashed against It. bursting it as though it w»re
an eggsheli. The prisoners w»re at their mercy.
Cato. Reed, Bandy Itell and the other prisoners
cowered before the mob. which dragged Cato
and Reed out. turning Pell over to the few
soldiers* left as soon as they learned that he was
not Reed, for whom they had mistaken him.
Reed was taken down one stairway, with a.
rope about his neck, and Cata down the- other,
both pleading for their ltves.
By this time the crowd numbered ."rflO pel SOUS,
The doosned men were dragged, the crowd
shouting and cheering, toward the Hodges hasßO,
where the five members of the family had beert
murdered and burned.
The heat was* so intense that the crowd
wearied when two miles of the six-mile route
h:id been traversed. (Joing seventy-five yards
from the road, the crowd halted, and the two
neßtoes were made to seat themselves on a log.
They were told that they had only a short time
to live and that they should confess. ,
Reed was the first to speak. He confessed,
implicating other negroes, as he had In the
courtroom. He denied, however, that he had
taken an active part In the murder.
Cato answered incoherently.
The crowd moved across a field to a strip of
woodland. Several men climbed trees and called
for ropes.
Burn them:" "Burn them:" shouted %c
Cato begged to be shot or hanged, saying that
he was innocent: that he had no part in the

Continued ea fourth saaje.
TRIDGE, of Chicago.
Advocate General.
Right-GENERAL \V. C. XEWBURT. of Chlcaa*.
A Cheerful Report — Casualties—
Britain's Protest to Russia.
A dispatch from Che-Foo, containing on*
dated advices from Port Arthur, gave some
comfort to the Russians. The Japanese were
•aid to have abandoned the plan of placing
guns on the heights, owing to the heavy Rus
sian fire, and were attempting to mine the
forts. Food and ammunition, the dispatch
added, were plentiful.
The Russian ships, it was reported, made a
sortie from Port Arthur early yesterday
morning. It was said that they returned to
the harbor, but this report was not confirmed.
K.xpenditures caused by the war have
forced Russia to issue bonds for $75,000,000,
to run four years at 5.6 per cent.
It was announced at St. Petersburg that if
the protests to China and Japan in the case
af the Ryeshitelni were ignored, Russia
would reserve the right to take retaliatory
Japanese Urging the Port's De
fenders to Yield.
London. Aug. 17. — A dispatch to. the Central
News from Tokio says that a big oil warehouse
at Port Arthur is t lazing furiously, and that
the position of the besieged is such that tha
Japanese are urging them to surrender.
Tokio, Aug. 17— The Kmperor's jffer to rs
lease tr>e BMsa-ceasbatants at Port Arthur,
coupled with a denial.! for the surrender of th^
• ?terday. An answa."
: to-day.
St. Petersburg. Aug. 17.— A dispatch received
from Che-Foe to-night, dated August 16, and
giving undated advices from Port Arthur, says
that the Japanese during a bombardment occu
pied strongly fortified positions with a number
of siege guns. After two hours several of the
Jar.v guns were sllerv.-ed.
The Japanese, these advices say. are no longer
trying to place their guns in the higher posi
tions, which are too easily reached by the fire
of :h- fortress, but are busying themselves witii
mitihig operations against the defences.
The spirit of the garrison continues to be ex
cellent, and General Stoessel is going every
where encouraging the troops. The fortress is
well supplied with ammunition and provisions.
The mining flotilla still in the harbor is capa
ble of effective work in hindering the opera
tions of Vice-Admiral Togo's Beet.
There is no sickness in the fortress, and tha
losses in the successive fights are by no means
so heavy as represented in the Japanese re
The "Official Messenger" publishes a dispatca
from Uao-Yang which says a report from Port
Arthur announces the Russian casualties there
in th* attacks on the fortress on July 26, 27 and
28 as follows:
Killed Tws officers and men.
Wounded— Thirty-five officers and 1,-Vi3 men.
Prisoners — One officer and 83 men: 8 hospital
Public anxiety regarding the fate of the
battleships of Rear Admiral Wittsoeffs squad
ron is still unrelieved. St. Petersburg continues
to be entirely dependent upon foreign sources
for news, the Russian authorities saying they
are as much 111 the dark as the public.
The public had been prepared for a definite
announcement of the Rurili's loss by the publi
cation this afternoon of a report that she haj
been grievously damaged.
There is .1 rumor af.oat to-night that the
cruisers Diana and Pa'l-'.«ia. have reached Port
Arthur, hut the source of the report cannot be
traced, and it receives little credence.
Th ■■• opinion is growing that the heavy losses
sustained by the Port Arthur fleet may com
pletely alter the plans regarding the Baltic
squadron, a division of which is cruising in tha
gulf, ready to sail.
Return of Squadron to Port Arthur
Not Confirmed.
Che-Foo. Aug. It. — To-day's sortie of the Rus
sian warships from Port Arthur is regarded, as
■ confirmation of previous reports that the
Japanese have occupied an important land posi
tion, the fire from which compelled the Russian

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