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1/ 1 ) r -M C. I RRES FIGHT
Bitterness of the Warfare Astounds
Democratic Managers.
Thr fight between Charles F. Murphy and
Crnat'ir McCarren is causing great alarm
t a tbe managers of ex- Judge Parker's cani
pai <mr n McCarren's friends declare that if
jit is removed from the post of chairman of
i). ( Democratic State Executive Committee
ibr behest of Murphy he will luake sensa
tional rerelations concerning Murphy. AIJ
efforts by the Parker managers to restore
harmony in Uie party in tiiis city have failed.
jobn A. McCall, president of the New-
York . i: ■• Insurance Company, it was learned
vestrrdav. ':'. going to vote for Roosevelt and
Major John Byrne, president of the Demo
cratic Honest Money League in lS9f> and
]0)'. i:; an interview yesterday, announced
that be would support the Republican ticket.
Governor Odeli came to the city on
crutches yesterday to discuss the situation in
Kings with the Republican district leaders.
After the conference the Brooklyn men de
clared t! cir organisation was ready for a
strong fight in the campaign.
startling Revelations Concerning
Murphy Promised.
Saratoga. K. V., Aug. 17.— friends of
Judge Parker and those who are In charge of his
campaign are more deeply worried over the sit
uation in New-York City than outward signs
v.ouM Indicate. The bitterness of the warfare
between Senator McCarren. the leader In Kings
County, and Charles F. Murphy, the leader of
Tammany Hall, has not been realized by the
Parker managers. Thomas Ta.ggart, chairman
of the Democratic National Committee; William
F. Sheehan, Judge Parker's personal representa
tive, and the other leaders have viewed the war
fare with complacency, believing that in the end
the factions would con c together and work in
the interest of the pat tonal ticket.
Such has not proved to be the case, however.
Mury. has made a demand on the members of
the National Committee and the managers of
Judge Parker's campaign that McCarren bo re
moved from the post of chairman of the exec
utive committee of the State committee or he
would make revelations concerning McCarren's
protection of vice and crime that would be ex
treaiely disastrous. This news was read with
preat interest here to-day by friends of Senator
McCarren. . If Murphy should resort to any
Oespcrate measure of this kind, so the friends
of Senator IfoCarrsn nay. McCarren would
Ftrike back In a swift ar.d telling manner.
Murphy, according to the friends of McCarren,
Jives in a glass house, and if he chooses
to hurl rocks the weapons to' fight him are
immediately available and In the hands of
men with whom he has worked for years. That
he has chosen to outlaw them now does not
subtract from the sum totai of their knowledge,
and if lie takes the initiative In this warfare
he will find they can fight as ugly a battle as he
can possibly be In a position to wage.
From the Parker leaders here, it has been
learned that Murphy, almost from the day of
Judge Parker's nomination, has made dire
threats that 1? McCarren had a place of au
thority in the campaign, he would make revela
tions about McCarren's alliances with poolroom
keepers, gamblers, policy men, and even worse.
They viewed these threats with complacency at
first, and thought that in the end Murphy would
•come ■round. Within the last week Murphy
has renewed these threats, and with a sinister
reiteration that has caused the Parker managers
to become worried. They have wondered
whether Murphy cool make revelations that
■ronld force the retirement of McCarren from an
influential post In managing the campaign. Ex-
Judge Parker and his closest -friends believe the
quarrel between KoCarren and Murphy due to
the fact that McCarren broke with Murphy on
the Parker issue. Certainly it Is plain to them
that the break came just at that juncture. Mur-
X'hy's throats about exposing MeCarren, there
fore, ha little weigh! with them. Knowing the
exceptional help that McCarren gave In securing
instructions for Parker in the Democratic State
Convention, the Parker managers bad up to
date no idea of setting McCarren aside- or re
rno\-ing him from his place as chairman of the
executive committee.
The threats of Murphy, however, have been fo
Insistent and ominous that the Parker managers
have >„..,.;.,,. worried, and it came to a point
where some thought it might be advisable to
give McCarren a chance to retire gracefully
tod thus appease Murphy. This came to the
«-ars of McCarren, and I*<» immediately took
*t«ps to protect himself
ITCARREX not peeking peace.
McCarren's position was outlined to-day here
by one of his closest friends. "Senator McCar
ren," ej.M this man. ■ "for the last ten years has
or-Ki'.i me *>f the inside men In Tammany Hall.
Him alliance with Croker and Murphy lias been
of ih- closest kind. He knows as much about
the workings or Tammany Hail as Murp:iy d..?s.
and. when he fights a mat. he fights him on the
level. He is not a "squealer/ like Murphy. You
Lave never heard MeCarren Hay an* unkind
word :i bout Murphy or any Tammany lecder.
i; hus pone about his business and maintained
bio ioa<k-rship against tremendous odds He is
Bwjdnx no quarrel He broke with Tammany
-.all on the Parker issue, and nothing rj, He
belfevod at the time that Parker was the one
::-r.n :•> Dominate, and he baa stood by iii* „i
.■•:.. H<- risked everything on it. because he be
lier*d party success depended on the nomination
■ JarJ arJ ;' r i , Mur Pi i" threatened him with all
W=Sa rf violence If he did not change his views
but be decline*!. Now. If Murphy is O ing to
{.et ir.to th* r.iud slicing game he wlifflna he
can nave all the fun h* wants. Mr McCarren
is ramSisr v.lth Murphy's record for the last en
rears. The Tribune has liU '.e idea SowiJS
<is::j: ;t ••- when it undertook ia- i\!c'r
Woard invest gafur it dug up enough
evidence to damn .Murphy out of band ii
though or: legal technicalities there '•>'-,'«
'probably ■•i enough in convict. If Mr Murphy
Pgacw to «o the whole route, probably „noujh. noujh
evidence can be s'.vei, to the l>l«trlct Attorn^?
J.OO-H : his connection with nock Board „ £ ?ieX
to :n * ke hlm stop atu . think. When v un + v
'•p-r.ed up on Dev-ry. Mr. Devery Ssie bark
•.tfc on- single f:.rt. That wan Murphy'a owner
«tfp of a certain Immoral hoLei on Lexington
av«. [levery was In the Police Department and
k»--.— .- •o:netliln«; übout Murphy's jiiTalrf Tiie
• T \ti day ft in ,; Sse ..ei>r rrotn~Murph> say/ De V
. r. y i\f r »' r ' r *"val!r" val!r ' d '•?"■> kirr ' ; " shut up. You
>•'♦ Mnrphj never said unythJr- to EHvary.
Tn-i\ny. k'iowcm. hllwwl I>t fnlr Ix-nluht. XTTKRY TT/%*»«T THURSDAY. AUGUST 18. 1904. -FOURTEEN !• \rl.V C^yrlght. 1804.
Pi iwnw. tatfrt teosfc wiwtcHf wiskC. .\ Vj\ X"\ () UJV. 11l I K^UA 1. A I <Tl >> 1 I>. I!MM. — I 1I 1 (J Ll\ I L,Lt2s t;A\3XJ9. — sr The Tni>«M Aamxlßtssß,
More Building Strikes Butcher
Workmen Keep (riving Trouble.
Philip Wrinseimer, president of tiie Build
ing Trades' Alliance, was arrested, charged
with extorting $1,000. Because of his ar
rest he became ■ hero in the eyes of the
building trades strikers.
The alliance ordered more strikes.
Trouble, caused by the local beet' strikers
continued. Both employers nnd employes re
mained hopeful regarding the situation.
The price of beef was kept the same by
the small local retailers. They s.iid they
were justified in ignoring the wholesalers'
lower prices, because they had ignored their
raise in prices when the strike began.
At Chicago an officer of the Department
of Commerce and Labor had a consultation
■with President Donnelly, leader of the strik
ing meat workers, going over the whose
ground of the strike. No result of the con
sultation was made public.
The Case Is an Ordinary Felony,
lie Declares.
Philip Weinseimer, president of the Building
Trades Alliance, was arrested yesterday,
charged with extortion. The complainant
against the labor leader is George J. Bssls;, a
plumber, at No. 11) Hancock Place, and the
amount charged as extorted is $1,000. Weln-
Belmer later was held in §l,rr<>O bail for exam
ination to-day at '- p. in.. District Attorney
Jerome saying the case was an "ordinary, vul
gar felony." Weinseimer became a hero in the
eyes of the labor men.
District Attorney Jerome appeared in person
to prosecute, while Weinselmer v.as represented
by J. C. Tool- and Robert Price Bell, attorneys
associated with the People's Security Company,
of Ko. 277 Broadway.
Krsicr charged that on December 31, 1003, ha
paJd Weinseimer in the latter's office, at No. S»f>
Nasßnu-st.. SI.OOO so that work could be started,
on the Chatsworth apartment house, at River
side Drive and fieventy-second-st.
Just before the preliminary examination was
started District Attorney Jerome caused excite
ment by asking Magistrate Moss to permit no
one to go outside the railing in front of the
court's desk. Th» place at the time was occu
pled by Boveral lawyers. Magistrate Moss made
the order. Mr. Jerome immediately asked that
Mr. Bell be called as a "witness. Mr. Toole ob
jected, but Mr. Bell was sworn as a witness.
Said Mr. Jerome: "Did you receive in this
courtroom either from the defendant or other
person some money in bills?"
"I did," replied the witness,
"How much
"One dollar."
"Are you sure that was all?"
"Perfectly sure."
"Did you see any money passed from \\>i;,-
Eelmor to any other person in this courtroom?"
Here Mr. Toofe demanded an explanation as
to why such questions were asked,
"It has come to my knowledge," began Mr.
Jerome in reply, "from a. member of tho bar now
present, that a certain sum of money was passed
from Weinselmer to Hell Just before this exam
ination was called."
Mr. Toole quickly replied, "Then I shall advise
/ny client to refuse to answer any more ques
"Do you." said the District Attorney to Mr.
Bell, "refuse to answer the questions because
your answer might tend to Incriminate or de
grade you?"
"No," replied the witness.
"Then I ask the court," said Mr. Jerome, "that
Mr. Bell bo directed to answer this question."
Magistrate Moss so directed, and Bell re
"No, I did not. outside of this dollar bill."
Mr. Bell was then excused.
In the examine tlon proper. Mr. Jerome then
asked an adjournment, and got it.
The question of bail was then brought up, and
Mr. Jerome made the remark that the case was
an "ordinary vulgar folcny." He consider: 1
proper the usual ball In such c.-.ses. 11.500.
Mr. Toole took exception to ball being fixed.
He asserted that the arrest was part of a piot
concocted by the employers' wssocjation to put
V.'clnselrner out of the way temporarily In the
present labor trouble. He said:
My client is chairman of many committees
as president of the Building Trades Alliance,
Continued on I'onrtli )>»*«.
WHK>' yui; art; sick use
n.->wey'R Por: Wine and Grape Jnicr.
H. T. Dtmey <& Sons Co., US' Fulton 3:., N. T.-
( R. i Tli HE. i l)Q( '. i RTERS.
Major John Byrne, Presideni of the Democratic Honest Money League
in 1890 and 1900, Also for Republican Ticket.
WniiKiM, |i»|; TICKET-
Statctncnt Expected Front President
Xew~York Life.
John A. McCall. presideni of the New-York
Life Insurance Company, or,.- ..f riv greatest
insurance compatlid in lh>- world, is K"' ll *- to
■. <■!.■ tor Roosevelt and Fairbanks. Mr. McCall
iv ;i Democrat. His brother is Justice McCall,
.(■•:•■ Supreme Court, elected on th.- Tammany
ti.-kct a year ng". Mr. McCall has I i a life
long friend of Ji:dg- I'arkrr. Nol only is he
going to vote ti>" Republican ticket, but be is
working effectively fur its success.
The announcement last night at Democratic
State liftacluuaitSl 1 that Mr. Nl< ''.ill v. as out
against Parker caused dismay. Senator M«-car
i n smiled grimly when be beard of it. and
William 8 K'>'ii.\ .Ju<in'- Parker's n..\\ I
i.f organization" manager, looked worried.
It was a I'lkK* '■■ bombshell than thai exploded
by the Parker men yesterday, when they ;m
nounced that William <;. Cboate, a well known
Cleveland Democrat, had decided t>- v<>:.- for
Mr. McCall has not made a>... formal
mciii as yet with reference to hia plans t<>r the
President New-York Ufe Insurance Company, i
Democrat who will vote for RoosevHt.
rampalgi). His friends expect some public .in
nouncement frr.m him. A Tribune reporter
yesterday learned from an entirely r<-si»niisil>l»
source that Mr. IfcCall is hard at work for Ihe
Roosevelt ticket, and that many sound money
Democrats, who naturally might Kravlt.it.- to
the Democratic side this year, are watching th.>
<(.iirs»' of tli" campaign a \\l«il«' before deciding
whether of not t<> nend contributlonj to Bel
mont and McCsareti.
Presideni McCall was not swung back into
the Democratic camp by the Parker telegram.
11. t->v)k note of the fact that the '-"M Demo
crats st St. Louis, with wjicm nt first he- was in
full sympathy, Introduced a gold plank In the
platform committee meeting, and that it was
rejected by a vote of •".."> to 15. The. plank was
not one to which any man believing In honest
money could take offence. it was as follows:
The discoveries of gold within the last few
years and the* groat increase In the production
thereof adiliiig $2,tMJtM>QI>.OOO to the world's
supply, of which ?«O(>,O0l».CJ0O fall? to the share
of the' United States, have contributed to the
maintenance of a money standard >f value no
longer open to question; removing that issue
from the field of political contention.
Thin plan.. wns rrjeolnl bf n vote of 3.> to 1... Not
only art - HM proposed plunk rrjf< t<-il in t!i<> ronilllidrr,
tint tlie convention unanimously ucloptnl tiir platform
uliifli in»tii« no df*i'l:irati»n on < ; ><" nionejr qtirHtiun.
tkaa leaving the isetttatloai of IBUC anil l!»00 »:i!l the
OBVfaU uttrrauccs of the party on tab question.
This Is something that financiers of the :.!••-
Call Stamp have noted.
The refusal of the platform commltttee and of
the convention in any vay to revise or modify
the declarations of I.SIMJ and l!>00 on the nioney
question woi einphaaised by a further refusal
in any way to act oh the question after the re
ceipt of Judge, Parker's telegram.
The importance of the attitude of the president
.Ccntla'iH on Heesd P?CC<
NOT SOl'M) ( >N M iNK Y
Major Byrne's Criticism of the
Democratic Position.
Miijor John Byrne, presideni of the Demo
cratic Honest Money 'Lascne in 1898 and IMfk,
which had branches hi nineteen States and was
Instrumental in influencing a number of gold
Democrats to vote f"i President sfcKinJey, has
announced himself in favor >>f the electloa ol
President Rooseveti lii- gJvee his reasons sr>
that his friends and followers may understand
his position, and !f convinced that !)« is ritfht
follow in Una.
it: reply tv the Question, "Where do you stand
In the political contest this year?" Major Byrne
"I stand precisely where I stood In Jv.m*. nnd
in l!tix>, and In the foii^res* campaign of
l s '.»7 In national politics with ttu> friends of
hor,ej<i money and national integrity, ai em
bodied in th.; gold standard and represented by
the men who have supported an.! who ara suj>
portinfr it on principle.*"
"You do nut thtel - stand for
thnt V
Nil- M I li' '• tht
lion, the Democratic part} does not. 11 had the
opportunity ;>t St. Louis to place Itself on s
pint form of tlutt character, 1 tit it positively re
fused to do <i> i>y kicking oui of th»- proposed
platform a clank which, though weak and apol
ogetic and entitled a gold plank, offered by con.
servatlve men who would rescue the party from
Populist lc Influences and restore it to Demo
cratic lin< s. \-.as obnoxious to tl>.- radical and
Popnltsttc h.i-sis controlling the convention and
evident 1) still In control of iM>- party."
••You do not agree with some Democrats, tl •• i,
that Judge Parker's tsJegrain, which the rosi
ventlon accepted, cured the defects ..f the plat
"So. I do not so regard It. Judge Parker, real
izing, no doubt, that absolutely i o hope existed
for his election on the platform adopted, In
formed his representatives that he regarded the
question of the gold standard as settled, and
would govern himself accordingly, and could not
accept the nomination on any other understand
ing. And the convention, facing a crisis and renl
irlg that chaos and party disintegration and
ruin would follow rejection of its nominee, gov
erned solely by expediency, violated Its princi
ples and under pressure of political necessity ac
cepted Judge Parker on his own terms. A
transaction of doubtful character, of problemat
ical value to the country, and, as I view it, not
i red i table to either party. Th ■ deal thut secured
the surrender by Senator Tinman of bis cher
ished convictions and his acceptance of Judge.
Parker as the party candidate on the terms set
forth in that telegram bodes no good to the
country if .Judge. Parker is elected.
"Had the declaration of his views been made
by Judge Parker before his nomination he would
not now be under consideration; his name would
have met the fate of the gold plank. There is
nothing In Judge Parker's telegram, the action
of the convention on it or in his speech of ac
ceptance that voices' a note of recantation ol the
heresies of 1886 and 1000; or a word of regrot for
his action in supporting those heresies, or a
word In acceptance of the principle of Ik dps*
money as embodied In the gold standard, as a
conviction, and confirmed by the country In its
repudiation of Bryanism. Judge I'ark •:■ simply
recognised an established condition, fc. ured
against his effort and consent, which he men 'y.
In substance, assures us he will not assault.
This his friends and partisans call v?ry brave
and honest. To me It looks pimply like rom
mon sense and sagacious politics. it displayed
judgment and general "ii> more than frankness,
lie does not pledge, if elected, bis support r.r.d
the support of the party to the completion of
the gold standard by the perfection of a on*
tary structure of which it i« the bottom and
vital chord. This studied evasion of a vitally
important pending question in our nati > ill life,
both by the convention aid the candidate, on the
false assumption that the question has Men set
tled, coupled with the fad that in lS'.tt! and
again In l'.HiO, when loyal citizenship, Irre
ipective of party, was battling for the country's
honor and safety against the hosts of "free
silver" and repudiation, lodge Parker from
his lofty position calmly and deliberately sided
with the enemies of his country— repeating in
T.mx>, notwithstanding the condemnation by the
people of the Bryanlte heresies or l.VJi{, in which
condemnation a million Democrats who '<»v l
country more than party regularity saved t'^'
. ' Continued on ftrrcntl iin*c.
Twenty- two Unconscious from
Smoke at Small Blaze.
Twenty-two firemen, including two battalion
chiefs two captains and two lieutenants, were
overcome last night in a brisk fire in th« engraving
ami printing establishment of William H. Cook
falre. on the second floor of the four story busi
ness building at No. a Cortlandt-st. Only two
went to the hospital. Insoldsby, of Engine No. 6.
and Beckman. of Engine No. 7. Ingoldsby was over
come twice by the smoke, and had his right arm
cut by a falling skylight. Beckman was overcome.
The officers overcome were Battalion Chief Ross,
Ist Battalion: Battalion Chief Hayes, 2d Battalion;
Captain Hlgsini". Engine No. •; Lieutenant t'oak
ley. Engine No. *: Captain Ruch, Knglna No. - .
mid lieutenant McCarthy. Engine No. 2<«
Acting Deputy Chief Joseph Martin, who was In
command or the firemen, said that In his experi
ence he couM not remember a fire where so many
men were overcome in such a short space Of tlni».
iv attributed it to the intensely dens© smoKe
created by the fire on oil season 1 beams and floor
ing an.l cotton waste and paper, and the fact that
im-.ot of the firemen were out of condition.
Captain Rucu of Engine No. -■' was the first to be
overcome. His men and those of engine No. 6 had
forced th* Ramos back to the machinery, and were
floodlit the place with water. The captain had
crawled in among the machines, looking for the
seat of the fire, when hft. felt himself going. He
fell to the floor in nearly a foot of water. Think
ing he might not be missed and would be drowned
if he lost his senses, he began to roll toward the
front of the bull<Sln« He had rolled about fifteen
feet when be lost consciousness. He was found by
members of his company Whoa Ku reached the
air he revived, and. finding himself away from th«
fire, tried to BO back. The men held him. but he
fought desperately.
Then several Bremen appeared bearing Captain
digging. Chief Martin heard there were more asm
unconscious! •-.-. every man he could spare was
sent to I lie work if rescue. One by one the flre
rnen were carried out and stretched full length en
the sidewalk and stoops They struggled, groaned
and rough* ■!
Captain liiggtns, half delirious, imped up and
foi»{rht his w:iy bach into the lire, working for five
minutes with his men, until he again fell uncon
scious Me was carried to the stre»-t by Fireman
Browr* of Engine No "'. who dragged the officer
down Hie stairs. ,
The t\rf Wits confined to the second floor, hut th»
firemen worked at it for two hoars before they
wer-» suro it was out. Acting Deputy Chief Martin
estimated ■he datnat< at .*."..•*>•"
Maii ii Member* of Statesboro
Guards Ask for Discharge.
Statesboro. fi.i.. Auk. 17.— Mi:-, than half the
members of the Statesboro Guards, one of th-»
two companies guarding the prisoners whoever?
lynched yesterday, have asked for their dis
charges They severe!, criticise «\ipialn Hit.
their commanding officer. Captain-elect Cone
nnd Lieutenant Grtner have written their resig
nations. They, too. are caustic In their critic
isms. The negro found shout to pieces an th»
bridge eight miles from here is not Handy
Bell, one of the suspects released from Jail, as
had been supposed. 'Ph.- body baa not yet been
The latest Information gathered from a lons
drive through the country about Btateaboro
shows that the rare feeling has not subsided.
A meeting of whit.' farmers was held at Kiss*
Hill, one mile fron: here, to-day, at which planJ
were I'll for ridding the community of obnox
ious m «.i '<■ s.
St. Louis. A'lis. 17. Governor .). M. TerreC of
Georgia, who arrived here to-day, ."••nt the fol
lowing dispatch to Adjuta I Genera! a V".
Harris, of the « ;»>.»rsi.i militia, immedtatety aftf.
be h;i'i r>';iil th« newspaper accounts of th»
riotinaj at Statesboro
"Upon arrival here I learned through the ;>--.»s
of the occurrence at Statesboro yesterday
Please Investigate fully and have report «»r sum
ready on my return."
Governor Terrell c)>'ilM>-u *i» make ;i r
statement regarding the occurrence, h.' said:
■ I came here with the expectation «'f remain
ing several days pernaps :i v.i-«-k- helping pre
pare i r Georglt day .it the fair, l' 1 it-r tha>cir
cumstances, I • II 1»' compelled to shorten niv
visit, and will .••'turn to Atlanta to-morrow
.:■.. Aftei I learn the fall and true par
ticulars in regard lo the States >^r.> affair 1 will
Issue a ktatement to the public.* 1
Tody of Prominent San Francisco Man De
tained for a Time in New-York.
San Francisco. Aug. 17. — t; was the body or Fi
orenxo Cttvagnaro! on -,t Ban Francisco's prominent
.■;;lz>:;s. which was detained In Nctv- York's morgue
two days.
Only '• I bIbM ■ ■ Paolo Cavagnaro. who
brought the body from CSeaoa, allowed la proceed
to California. Florenro left here several wont hi
•go in ill htaith. He died on July .1, at Genoa.
lii brother. Paolo, was commissioned v.\ bring the
body home for burial, a; d i tlkd on th.> Nord
Amcrfkn for New-York. Papers giving the neces
sary details failed to reach the steamer, an.l the
body was held up. Paolo was Ignorant of Ameri
can custom*, as well as of the language. K. \V.
Gales, pies Ills nt of the Cavaajnarn Company, in San
Francisco, telegraphed to New-Tori *nd ex
plained matters, and the body was released.
The New-York health authorities held the body
for want of proper papers, saying whose it was.
An attempt was made at first to make a mystery
of the case. '"-•. ;,-.;
— • »
<»!•!:>: INTH. SEPT. 15. ALL, ACTIONS.- -
A.I vl.
Forts Bombarded Without Reply— *
Japan's Threat to China.
Chinese refugees from Port Arthur say
that the Japanese centre has moved forward
from Pali-Chvanjr. three miles directly north
of the town, while the right is near Pigeon
Bay. The Japanese bombarded the forts for
five hours early yesterday morning, the Rus
sians failing to reply. Five Japanese wor
ships are off the harbor.
All the Japanese forces cast and southeast
of General Kiir!>p-»tkin"s position are engaged
in a wide turning movement to force the
evacuation of liaerYang without a battle,
says a dispatch from that town. General
Kuroki's troops have occupied Tsian-Shan, on
the extreme Russian left.
The situation caused by the seizure of the
Ryeshitelni and the presence of Russian war
ships at Shanghai took an alarming turn.
Japan threatened to seize the Askold, and
alleged that Russian infringement of Chi
nese neutrality was justification for Japan's
action. The United States, it is said, will
take no part in the dispute.
Town Shelled for Five Hours-*
Warships Off the Harbor.
Che-Foo. Aus. —According; to news received
here to-day, the Japanese line has been drawn
still closer around beleagoired Port Arthur. Th»
Tight wing: of the Japanese line ha* penetrated
to the vicinity of Pigeon Bay. while the ■OTgM
has moved forward from Palinsr-Chlns (Pail-
Chwang). which is south of Shu-Shi-Ten, and
three miles north of the town. Chines* are>
authority for the above outline of the Japanese
Passengers on board the steamer Dectma,
■ «-...-■-• - ' - ■
which anchored off Port Arthur last night, wit
nessed the bombardment from Pigeon Bay. Tha
Japanese shells were vislhl- during their whole
course. They circled cometlike to the town and
their exp!oslons were marked by great splashes
of fire, which shot up into the sky.
The bombardment from this and other points
began at midnight and lasted until morning.
The Russians did not reply to the Japanese fira.
Major Seaman, formerly a surgeon In tho
American army, was a passenger on the Dost
ma. He says the spectacle was moot brilliant
and awe inspiring.
The Declma weighed • anchor from Port Ar
thur at 5 o'clock this morning. Some distance
out she saw five Japanese warships guarding?
the harbo.-.
Everything is quiet %t Tsingr-Chau.
M.->Jor S»aman, mentioned in the dispatch. to Dr.
Louis I^ivincstor. Seaman, of No. 2*7 Flfth-mT«..
who left this city last spring on a trip to Japan. '
Coal Store* Set on Fire by Shell* —
Hospitals Crowded.
London. Aug. IS.— According to the cor
respordenr of "The Daily Telegraph" at Cli»-
Foo. refugees arriving there bring news of th*
serious condition of affairs at Port Arthur.
They say that Japanese shells have ignited
lighters in the docks which contained supplies of
coal, resulting in a terifflc conflagration. -Many
of the buildings have been demolished and ti.»
hospitals are crowded.
Another Rumor Spreads of Port
Arthur* Fall.
St. Petersburg. Aug. IT. — A rumor Is again hi
circulation here that Port Arthur has fallen, bu:
the source cannot be traced, and it seems to
have no more foundation than the same previous
Civilians from Fortress Bring Hope
ful Tales to dloukden.
St. Peto-shurg. Aug. 17.— A semi-official dis
patch from Moukden. dated to-day, says:
Ninety-two civilians with their families. hat*
arrived here from Port Arthur. The spirit «■>*
th» garrison is wonderful. Civilians are Join
ins in the ranks with the soldiers.
The Damaged Rossia and Gromoboi
Reach Port.
London. An; 17.— A dispatch to the Central
Xewa from Vladivostok, dated August 17. says
the cruisers ncs.>.a and Gromoboi. of the Vladi
vostok squadron, have returned there.
Japanese Endeavoring to Make
Liao-Yang Untenable.
L-ao-Yang. Aug. 17. — A general Japanese
flanking movement is eloping to the east
and parallel with the railway. The movement
involves the whole mass of troops from Delia
(Ta> Pas?, about twenty-five miles southeast of
Tashi-Chlao. to Dlodinshan. on the Talt-Ss
River, thirty-five miles southeast of Mo<i. : ■
it is evident that these troops have combin?3
with the object of forcing the Russians out «C
Uao-Yang without a fight, and thus obtaining
advaartasooejs winter quarters. It is m,«
il-'Ught the Japanese have enough men to com
plete the movement until the release of a lira*

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