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VolV o1 LXIV....N* 121,097.
Inner Defences Said To Be Retaken
Orders to Russian Fleet.
Jlcfagccs reaching Che-l ; oo report that
heaw fighting continues at Port Arthur, and
that the Russians arc hard pressed, the Jap
nnes* having become masters of the Pigeon
Bay region. The Russians are said to have
retaken the position at Pali-Chwang to the
north of the town.
A dispatch from Tokio said that a Russian
gunboat of the Otvajni type struck a mine
and sank off Lao-Tcai-Shnn on Thursday
nichi. She carried a crew of I*2 men.
Movements of the Japanese armies in the
interior have been restricted by heavy rains,
rsid Tcnorts from the headquarters of Gen
erals Kurcki and Kuropatkin say that the
tituatioii is unchanged.
Belief that the Ryeshitclni incident will not
cause serious trouble is widening among the
cowers. The case of the Askold at Shanghai
is causing a stir in Japan. Reports of the
Taotai's action are conflicting.
Fortress's Defenders Said To Be
Hard Pressed on Southwest.
Cbe-Foo, Aug. 39. — Chinese who embarked
from Lao-Teal-Shan Promontory at 11 o'clock
yesterday morning report the continuance of
h«vy f.gh-.ing. and say that the Russians are
making their final stand.
The refugees assert that the Japanese have
occupied Pigeon Bay and are within striking dis
tance of the Lao-Teal forts, which, however, are
still occupied by the Russians.
Earlier arrivals say that the Japanese posi
tion at Pall-Chwajig, from which they poured a
heavy flre into Port Arthur and the inner forts,
has been retaken, the Japanese retiring: to Shu-
Shi -Ten.
The German euthorities at Tsing-Cha.u have
sent a guard of one hundred men to a point fif
teen miles eaat of that place for the purpose of
frustrating an expected attempt to erect a Jap
ane6e wireless telegraph station.
>\. Petersburg. Aug. 20— Acute anxiety pre
vails regarding the situation at Part Arthur on
account of the desperate character of the fight
ing there, though the War Office does not seem
to believe that the fall ot the fortress is so im
minent as Is generally believed. According to
advices received by the War office, there is still
an ample supply of ammunition and provisions
On one point there is absolute unanimity here,
namely, that if the fortress Is taken the fleet
will not fail into the hands of the Japanese. On
this point the Admiralty's instructions are of
the most Imperative character. Orders have
been pent to Vice-Admiral Prince Ouktomsk*/
FhoulJ the worst come, to sally forth for a death
struggle. There is no question here that these
instructions will be carried out both ii: letter
and spirit; but if for any reason a final sortie
proves to be impossible, the admiral Is to de
rtroy his chip?.
In the mean time Vice-Admiral Rogestvensky's
Baltic squadron. Including the new battleship
C>rel, is standing off Cronstadt with steam up.
It Is reedy for almost Immediate departure,
but regarding ths question of sailing there is
a difference of opinion nmong the naval author
ltle*. It !s held on the one hand that the im
ir.ediai- railing of th» squadron would be the
best policy, on the theory that should It ar
rive within two months it would find Vice-
Atairnl Togo's fleot In an Infinitely worse con
dfcjoi than If the Japanese had the whole
•fatter in which to repair and refit the ships.
The advocates of an Immediate sailing hold
that the port of Vladivostok is capable of re
ceiving the squadron. ■
Other officials hold that It would be unwise
to risk sending out the Baltic squadron until
the situation at Port Arthur lias been cleared
«;p and until it ix known what conditions iho
S(ju*<3r<vi v/o-jld be likely to nnd on Its arrival.
General Attack on Fortress — De
stroyers Escape.
(She-Poo, Aug. 20.— The steamer Pe-f'hi-I.i,
which has Just arrived here, reports that sh<?
net u.<3 Km Japanese defstroyers which en
tereO the harbor of Che-Foo yesterday. The
Japar.^Pt- informed the captain of the Pe-Chl-L.l
thai they were seeking Russian destroyers and
torpedo boats which had escaped from Port
Heavy Tiring was heard 1 y th» Pe-Chi-Li all
It night. The Japanese stated that a general
attack along their line at Port Arthur had been
planned for to-day.
Strike* Mine Off p ort Arthur—
Crexv Sumbeird 142.
Tokto. Au£. IS -A Russian gunboat of the
Otvajßl type struck a mine and sank off Lao-
Teai-Shan at 8 o'clock on Thursday night
The Otvajn: Is an armored gunboat of 1.800 tons'
emplacement, Rl;e was launched at St. Petersburg
tn JS&4. and carries one S-inch. one 6-lnch and
USi quick -firing gun*. Sh* has two torpedo tubes,
has a speed of fifteen kr.oti and carries a crew ci
ltz men.
Visit of Destroyers to Che-Foo
:' 1 Seizure Doubtful.
Ohe-roo, Aug. 19.— small merchantman was
seen ..-,. -..•.[.£ toward Che-Foo this morning, but
when Bhs perceived- tha destroyers she turned
on her course. The destroyer* passed the mer
chantman apparently without noticing her, and
■he continued to follow the warships The mer
chantman is thought to have been a picket boat
Jcil rou«ht n«;-.vs to the destroyers.
*he para] attach* at the Japanese consulate
c-re crprcuee the opin.'on that these Japanese
To-day, rain^^h^.outu „=,, NEW- YORK. SATURDAY. AUGUST 20. 1904. -FOURTEEN PAGES/- vT he c uon.
Death and Destruction Caused in
Many Places by Storm and Flumes.
North St. Louis was visited yesterday by an
cxtrtmcly violent but short lived tornado,
winch cnused the death of one man, the injury
of many otbera and heavy loss in wrecked
dwelling houses, factories and other build
Forest fires are canting enormous damage
in the Northwest and British Columbia,
Crops in Manitoba were damaged by a
severe storm, and one lightning bolt killed a
man and his team.
Isaac N. Scligman's camp on Upper
Saranac Lake was destroyed by fire. The
loss was estimated at $100,000.
Tornado Scatters Destruction in |
North St. Louis.
Pt. Louis, Aug. 10.— A tornado of Email pro
portions but of extreme fury swept down upon
the residence portion of North St. Louis to-day,
resulting in the death of one person, John El
lington; Injury to probably fifty, and damage
to property estimated nt $100,000. Herman
Sauerwine. ten years old, It Is believed, was
fatally injured.
A shower had pa— cd over St. Louis earlier In
the day, but there had been no rain in North
St. Louis. The sky had cleared, and the at
mosphere had become murky and hot, when
people in North St. Louis noticed a dark cloud
approaching from the southwest. Suddenly,
and without the slightest premonition, an arm
seemed to shoot to the ground llko a gigantic
cable, twisting and turning. The end touched I
the ground at Nineteenth and Aiigelrodt sts.. |
and, with incredible swiftness and force, swept
east along Angelrodt-st. for ten blocks, then
turned north and swept three Mocks along
Broadway, when it Jumped elcht blocks
northeast to Bremen-st. and the river, where
considerable property along the river front was
destroyed. The tornado then Jumped to about
the middle of the river and struck a ferryboat^ '
•which was turned and tossed about, but was not ;
sunk. Leaving the ferryboat, the tornado Once '
more jumped, and struck the Illinois shore near '
Madison, where it demolished several dwellings,
the Leiderkranz Hall, and" a portion of the
Madison Cooper Works, killing John Ellington.
A Broadway trolley car containing eleven pas
sengers was suddenly buried under six telegraph
poles which crashed into the top and wreck*"!
the car. The passengers had a remarkable
escape from injury, and only the motorman re
ceived slight bruises.
The roof and one-half of the lop story of Bom- j
mers Brothers' Tailoring Manufacturing Com
pany's establishment were blown away. fc Prob
ably the heaviest loss suffered by a single con
cern was at the Niedrlnghaus rolling mill. The*
plant ■ covers two squares in extent. The his
smokestack was blown down and half th»» plant
was demolished, entailing (in estimated damage
of $25,000. Six employes were injured in this
plant. ■ •
Not the slightest damage was caused nt the
"World's Fair grounds, which are more than live
miles from the scene of the tornado, and the
■wind was not felt there.
Venice. 111.. Aug. 10.— The tornado that swept
across the river from North St. Louis to-day
killed Mr« Margaret Heal, injured ten other
persons and caused considerable damage to
property. The tornado was of short duration,
but was remarkably destructive in force. Trees
were blown down and a number of houses were
Later to-night a pouring rainstorm deluge »
Venice and added greatly to the damage al
teady wrought.
Several Deaths Caused by . It — Railroad
Shops Wrecked.
El Paso, Tex.. Aug. 19.— A cloudburst at Globe,
Ariz., ha* resulted in several deaths and the de
struction of much property. Wires to th<- section
affected are down, but a passenger who arrived at
Bowie. Ariz.. says that a man named Mitchell and
hi.* wife and Four children, whose names are not
known, have been drowned, One report says nine
were drowned. The Southern Pacific shops were de
Kansas City. Mo.. Auk. l». Western Missouri.
Kansas and Oklahoma h-jve bee-, visited by heavy
rains during the la.st twenty-four hours. At Rich
Hlsl Mo., th* fall of ra!n v%:<s estimated at six
inches All the oonl mines nt Rich Kill :ire closed
on ac-ount of being Hooded. Tho rain in Kansas
win prove beneficial to corn.
Violent Storm in Manitoba Causes
Death and Damage.
St. Paul, Aug. 19.— A special dispatch to "The
Despatch" from Winnipeg. Man., sajs:
Reports of a disastrous storm have been re
ceived from Plerson and Moosemln, but bo far
nothing has b»en heard from the Intervening
country, a strip of land seventy miles wide. At
Moosemln Archie I^atlmer, a farmer, was In
stantly killed by lightning. The name bolt killed
his team. For violence the storm surpassed
anything ever H een in this neighborhood.
Impossible to state the extent of the damage
done to crops lti the district.
Lightning struck in Lyttleton, causing a fire,
destroying Fix stores.
Enormous Damage Caused in the
Northwest and British Columbia.
Portland. Ore., Aug. 19.— Fires are raging In
the great forests of Washington, doing incal
culable damage. The flre in the neighborhood
of Fourth Plane, not far from Vancouver,
Wash., la etlll burning fiercely. Reports from
that district show that seven houses have been
destroyed, together with the mill of the Home
stead Lumber Company, and large quantities of
cut wood and many valuable trees. The situa
tion Is so serious that a detachment from the
Vancouver barracks has been sent to the scene.
Vancouver, B. C Aug. lft-Owir.g to the long
continued dry weather forest fires are spreading
throughout the interior and along the coast of
British Columbia. Practically every district In
the province which is wooded has its flre and
great *ra"ts of valuable timber are ablaze.
There la so much smoke in the air that naviga-
Son is rendered dWlcttlt. Millions of feet of
"landing tlmbf r already have been destroyed by
the flames. - ■ '
PlattataM N. T.. Aug. 19.-The thermometer
resi-'er-d from 82 to 40 degrees throughout the
Adirondack* last nlcht. Tomatoes, potatoes and
apples mere nipped by the frost, and considerable
Summer Home of Isaac S. in Adi
rondacks Destroyed.
Lake Placid. X. T.. Aug. 19.- Isaac. N. Selig
man's beautiful Fish Rock romp, or the I'pper
Baranac Lake, near Wawbeek, was destroyed
by fire about 5 a. m. to-day, with a loss of
about floo.ooo. The flre had It 3 origin In the
main lodge, where Joseph Sellgman. Miss M.ir
g;iret Sellgman. George BeUgmaa, Mrs. Lowen
gard and Itichard Lowengard were sleeping.
Th"re liad been a fire In the fireplaces through
out the day yesterday, owing to the damp
weather, and it is thought that the flames ig
nited the studding in the walls of the building.
After Its discovery there, was not time enough
for the occupants of the main lodge or the
guide house to save any personal • ffects, and
clothing and Jewelry were burned.
Mrs. I. N. Seligmun. who is In ill health, had
apartments In the Seligman cottage, which was
saved by sixty guided, culled together from the
camps in the vicinity, and who formed bucket
brigades. Mr. Beltgman was In New-York at
the time of the tire, but hastened north on a
special trair. arriving to-night. In the .amp
were an extensive library, many articles of
value gathered from all quarters of the glot>e,
atid much aiaborats furniture.
Isaac N. leltgman, of the banking firm of .1. &
W. Se'.igmar:. with offices In the Mills Building,
was Informed by wire yesterday of the burning of
Kl*h Rock Camp. Owing i" 01* fact that it con
si '.*•'! of ti vcra! sni.arai* building* It was not de
stroyed entlr«-lj by lira, although th* main portion
of it way burned out
"I received » telegram from Upper iaranac this
morning telling of the (Ire," aid Mr BeMgman
yesterday to a Tribune reporter, "My wife and
family were there, bin fortunately none if them
were Injured. The flre started early this morn-
Ing, and the exact cause has not yet been <ifter
mlned. >< seems ••> have started •itber from the
kitchen -stove or from the explosion of a lantern.*!
Mr SeHgman was one of the first N>w-Yorkt\rs
to build a ramp on Upper Banuiar Lake He made
a trip around the bis Ink'- about irteen yean
ago In an Adirondack satde bo«t, and select* Fish
Rock Point. The brush was so thick ;it that ilmo
that he had to chop out -i trail to the knoll on
which the ramp stood before 1" could determin*
its availability. The Wawbrrk Hotel and the camp
of Moritz Walter are on on* eld* of risl Rock
Camp, and Winnona, Jules S. Baches summer
h(im«-. is on the other. Mr. Hellgnwm will probably
rebuild the <js ; nii. this winter.
Eighty-three of a Suitor's Horsemen
Massacred in Morocco.
Algiers, Aug. 1!'. Eighty -three horsemen sent
by the Moorish Pretender, Bu Hainan, to Chief
Aina<la of the Beni Buzsagera tribe to ask hi*
daughter in nmrrtage were treacherously mur
den ■! bj the < hlef.
Effort to Serve Him at Mother's
Process servers, repres^ntiiis: the i^w Brna of fete-
BSheny * Bennett, called at the Tenderloin poli««
Ftat!(.n last niK"nt nml r«sk« d t'unt the poiiee i«»
forbidden to Interfere while they *<-v\<- \ % process
nt x<>. 2K Madlson-ave., the home of A. P. Heinse,
brother of I". Augustus Heinse. TRey refused to
pay on whom they wished t > serve the process.
Tho process Ncr\cr» r»'t'irn'»<l to the house, but nt
a late hour were still watching .)n place in vain.
A. P. Heinse. when called ob Ibe telephone, re
fused to makn any positive statenM v: an to th<i
mlhslon of t}i<- servers. H* h.iU 1i« liiid been out
and In several times In th* evening, and that if
the men were after him they had plenty Of op
portunity. He would not say whether his brother
was I" the bouse, it was beHeved, howaver. th:it
!•'. Augustus Heinze was within.
An attempt was matl<- to hhtv- K. A. Heliuse on
Thursday at his mother's burial, In Oreenwood.
bnt frlemlH k«"pt the proiens.s servers away.
New-York Woman Killed by Tartar Emetio
in St. Louis.
St. Louis, Aug. -The coroner's Jury which has
been investigating the death of Mrs. Jennie Helms,
Of New- York, who died In a hotel here after taking
a doso of what she supposed was cream of tartar,
returned a verdict to-day of manslaughter against
Charles 11. Farthing, the drug clerk who sold tho
preparation to Mrs. Helms's husband. The jury
also recommended that F. IV Hleht. the proprietor
of the drug store, be held for allowing un un
licensed drug clerk to «ell drugs. According to the
verdict Mrs. Helms died from the effects of tartar
emetic poisoning. Farthing has been in the cus
tody of the police since Mrs. Helmsß death.
Stamford. Conn.. Aug. 19— While the conductor
on train No. 90 was passing through Greenwich
he waa Btruck on the head by a six-Inch spike. H»
was removed to the hospital, where a number of
stitches were taken In his head nnd he was after
ward sent to his home. Numerous complaints have
been mad« to the local authorities about spike
throwing, but no arrests have as yet been mad*.
The missiles a«-e thrown from the new street
bridge being constructed in Greenwich, and It is
thought that small boys are the offenders.
Stamford. Conn.. Aug. -The Rev. Dr. H. L.
Hall a Congregational pastor of New-Britain, is
chaplain of the Ist Infantry. Connecticut Na
tional Guards. He refuses to start for Manassss
nt th» time his regiment does beoause such action
Destroyed by firn yesterday.
(Ry ecurtray of The New Era Il'.uatratad Masaxine )
aim coMr.txv .& hocus.
First Call on Subzcay Jobs Promised
Them, The Say.
Four thousand members of Division No. 332
of the Amalgamated Association of Street and
Electric Railway Employes, comprising the con
ductors and guards of the elevated railroads in
Manhattan and The Bronx, which are leased
and operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit
Company, met yesterday In Marion Hall, No.
150 East One-hundred-and-twenty-flfth-st., and
voted on strike action if their demands are not
granted. A vote to strike at once was practi
cally decided on. but the men's ofllcer3 got them
to change their minds.
An agreement has been broken, they nay, be
tween the members of the association and the
officials of the Interborough company. It was
declared late last night from a reliable source
that nearly every vote cast favored strike
They are to strike. It Is understood, unless
the Intertorough within forty-eight hours prom
ises to keep its alleged agreement to give the
association men the preference for jobs on the
The meeting was called by President Pepper of
the association, who bad issued a circular set
ting forth the grievances of the men. It says
that about a year ago the Interborough officials
made an agreement with the men whereby the
employes of the road were to. have the pref
erence for places in th., subway when the latter
le r»:»»dy for operation. v
President Popper says further that recently It
was learned that the Interborouc'i had dlsre
garded the agreement made last year with the
men, and had begun to consider applications for
places In the subway from men not affiliated
In any way with the elevated road employ
Ho Important were the grievances considered
that a committee known as the executive boar
of the Amalgamated Association of Street and
Electric Hallway Employes of America, was ap
pointed to confer with the members of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Division
No. 105, at a meeting held last night in Hortoa
Hall, No. 116 East One-hundred-and-twenty-
This Joint conference :ook up the question of
considering strike action if the Interborough
Hapid Transit Company does not take cogni
zance of the agreement the men say was en
tered into last year. A plan was proposed
whereby an ultimatum will be presented to the
rapid transit company to-day, telling the com
pany that unless some Indication is given that
the elevate i employes will have preference for
positions In the subway, the present employee
Of the elevated road— motormeu, guards and
conductors- strike In a body.
It Is significant that for the first time In
nearly two years the members of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers, Division No.
105, consented to meet the local division of the
Amalgamated Association of Street and Elec
tric Railway Employes of America. The engi
neers refused last year to Join the conductors
and guards In a threatened strike, and the
members of the amalgamated association bit
terly resented this.
Following the meeting In Marion Hall yester
day, v statement was issued which set forth the
facts regarding the alleged sigreemen* between
the Interborough officials and the elevated ro^i
employes. This statement says that the agree
ment wiih the men was set aside, and applica
tions from outside workmen w«*e considered.
A committee from the Association of street
Railway Employes called on Frank Hedley. gen
eral superintendent of the InterboreugJl, yester
day, and called his attention to the sltuatl->:'.
Afterward President Jenks of the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Kngineers said:
All I c.in sny at the present time Is that
things have come to such a point that the griev
ance is the grievance of all.
This statement indicated. It was declared, that
there was harmony between the conductors and
guurds' association, and the motormen's asso
President Pepper said:
Now, don't quote me as a strike talker. We
arc opposed to any strike if it can be avoided.
A strike on the elevated railroad would be a
calamity and we will do everything we can to
avoid one. But the company must stand by its
agreement. Although it was verbal we con
sider It as binding aa any other agreement and
we propose to live up to It, as we propose to
see that the company doe?. We will Insist upon
priority and seniority. We have a record to
sustain, a record that we ure proud of and one
that is not equalled by any other railroad or
ganization In the world for its safety of the
travelling public. Our record extends over six
teen years, without accident. We Insist that the
men who have demonstrated their ability in
experiences varying from rtve to twenty-six
years as switchmen, tower switchmen, conduc
tors, motormen. guards and In other capacities
in the employ of the company get some recog
We have lived up to our agreements In every
respect, and we expect the company to do the
s;»nie. If It does not we are prepared to give the
officials the hardest light they ever hnv had In
their live.".
Mr. Pepper was asked If this statement was
to re construed as an ultimatum. Ho replied:
Xo, not an ultimatum. I don't believe In u'l:
matums. I don"t believe in trouble of any kind.
and we will do what we can to avoid trouble.
But the organizations are now in perfect har
mony, and we are determined to uphold each
and every one of our rights, and we are de
f »ntlnui*d on third page.
So Cuban Bonds Given Away to Aid
in Bringing on War.
T. Estrada Palma, President of Cuba, in a
special cable dispatch to The Tribune Indig
nantly denies the story that he had. before the
Spanish-American War. distributed Cuban
bonds to the amount of $2,000,000 among people
of influence here who helped bring on the war.
Here is President Palma's message:
To The Tribune. New- York:
The -recent i>nblicutloa concemlne the Cuban bonds
Issued during the revolutionary war was made without
in* kiioulrtlici" or authority.
1 tlrslre to add that n.it a -inßb' bond was given lv
me to any person whatever in the I'ultetl State*, ex
rept for value received, .in. l that n«.<i-« were given to
any one connected with any branch of the American
rniir.ent. Any such Insinuation Is an Insult, not
only to the t'nltrd Mute*, which in the cause of liberty
and humanity did *o much for Cuba, but also to me
personally. . T. E.STKADA VAXMA.
According to the dispatches from Havana
which told of "Cuba's paying $U.IMX),UOO for her
independence," the news of such action had
leaked out in a pamphlet printed for free distri
bution nt the St. Louis Fair. The pamphlet
wan written in both the Spanish and English
languages, and was prepared by the Cuban
commissioners to the exposition for the purpose
of showing how Cuba came to be free, and the
various steps by which her liberty was obtained.
It also gave other information concerning the
island, und was to be used as a sort of souvenir
or memorial.
'The part of the pamphlet which was said to
have cnuaed the •|«ftk" tlc«H with the work of
the Junta and Its Issue of .S*J,I»~O.»UH> worth
of .Cuban bonds in UPf> K. It also said that
Toraas Estrada Palma. now the President of
the Cuban Republic, who was then the Cuban
delegate to this country, "entered into ■ com
pact" . with certain persons whereby they
should work for Cuban independence. In pay
ment he gave them bonds worth $2,000,000.
That part of the pamphlet which dealt with
this subject was as follows:
By virtue of the powers granted to the then
embryo Republic of Culm by the Constitutional
Assembly of ISUo. Tomu Estrada Palma was ap
pointed delegat< plenipotentiary to represent the
government ii a form and condition that he
deemed most advisable. The honesty, integrity
and catrlotism with which the Cuban delegate
carried through the onerous mission is shown
by the following brief account:
At the beginning of the year lsi»; 9.<M7 bonds
v-.f-rf printed in two lots, with ■ nominal value
of $2,1)7U,t50G. These bonds, us a result of the
favor ' with which the Cuban cause was looked
upon In the United States, were ?old. some nt
l'«r. Nome with greater or leas discount, while
others were given In payment for services ren
dered. In the year 1.v.>7 persons of influence
and position presented to the delegate a prole,
for the sec wring for Cuba of Independence, and
with the authorization Of the Cuban government
said delegate entered into a compact with tho-»e
parties. giving as a security a large part of the
atove mentioned bonds.
As a result of tills negotiation Important work
was done lor the Cuban cause, and the delegate,
to cover the obligation th. s contracted, deliv
ered in May. 1888, with the approval of the
Cuban council of government, bonds to the value
of **•.•**> in payment.
The Havana dispatches also bald that when
ih" "blunder" of such a "revelation" was real
ized the Cuban government ordered the pam
phlet suppressed, and called in all the copies
which It could reach with the request. "Please
return by first mail."
Government. Refuses Rebels' Offer —
Minister of War Taken.
BUSIISS Ayres. Aug. -The insurgents have
seized another steamer, which had on board the
.Minister of War and a small escort. The Min
ister and his companions were made prisoners.
The vessel was towing four lighters loaded with
100 bullocks for the garrison. These were con
At the conference of the Ministers of Vrgen
tli\n. Brazil, Italy and France and the insurgent
leaders on boar- 1 one of the rebel steamers after
the bombardment of Asuncion last Wednesday
the leaders said that after the Minjstera left the
vessel they would flre two more shots, one at
the house of President Kzcurra and the other
at the church concealing the battery. In ordst
to demonstrate the excellence of their artillery.
The shots were fired and both the President.*
house and the church were hit. No further
bombardment has been reported.
The insurgent commander with two thousand
troops is approaching Asuncion on the land side.
One of the Insurgent steamers has sailed for
the Villa Hay.-s. north of the capital. The Villa
Hayes Is the only point with which mere is com
munication. Asuncion Is completely isolated.
The foreign ministers offered Intervention.
The insurgent leaders replied that they would
permit President Eacurra to continue in onVo,
but would demand the resignation of the min
isters and othor high officials of the government.
The insurgents' terms were conveyed to the gov
ernment officials and promptly declined.
The insurgents then sent an ultimatum de
manding the surrender of the capital within
twenty-four hours, saying that should this de
mand not be granted the bombardment wou'.d be
A dispatch from Buenos Ayrea on August 12 Mid
that the insurgents had captured, a steamer com
mandeered by the government, and that the acting
Minister of War. who was on board the steamer,
attempted to escape by Jumping overboard and
swimming to tn« river bank. He was. however,
taken prisoner before reaching the shore. The name
of the acting Minister was not given. The Minister
of War i- Colonel Antonio Caearaa. who waa ap
pointed whea President Ezcurra assumed office In
1302. :>.-,-
Hill. Stanch field and Brooklyn M I
Against Cullen and Werner.
It was announced finally that McCarrcr^
had the support of c%- Judge Parker and the
Democratic National and Stitc committees,
and would not retire as chairman of the
Democratic State Executive Committre.
A wide difference of opinion exist - be
tween Chairman Ta«gart of the Democratic
National Committee and Chairman Cow
herd of the Congressional Committee as to
methods of conducting the campaign. Mr.
Cowherd, it is said, believes Parker's drfeat
inevitable, but hopes to win a few Congress
districts from the Republicans. In his efforts
to obtain money for this purpose, however, he
has been snubbed by Taggart and Shechan.
. Hill. MeCarren and Stanchfield arc op
posed to the nomination of Justices Cullen
and Werner for the Court of Appeals.
Hi* Arch Enemy to Remain at Head
of Executive Committee.
Senator McCarren said yesterday that thera
had been no demand on the Demoerati I <
tional or State comm'ttee for his retirement as
chairman of the State executive committee,
and he declared that he would not retir-. Sfat<s
Chairman Meyer assured the newspaper men
that Mr. McCarren would remain at the head
of the executive committee, and National Chair
man Thomas Taggart said that he had not
mixed In the fight between Murphy and Mc-
Carren and did not Intend to Interfere.
Judge Parker's friends at national committee
headquarters said that the worst thing that
could happen to the Parker canvass now would
be for them to go back on McCarren. It is
understood that Judge Parker has told his
friends to stand by McCarren.
Chairman Meyer and Senator McCarren said
yesterday that the Democratic State coir. I gj
would not be called to meet until after th
maries en August .TO. Probably the committee
will meet at the Hoffman House on "Wednesday.
August 31. and the State convention doubtless
will be ordered for September 13>. at Saratoga,
six days after the Republican convention.
"There is nothing in the report that I am going
p. get out." said Mr. Mit.'arrer. 'That storr
about a midnight conference and a demand oi
the leaders that I retire was made out of whole
There is no proposition pending for any
slrhnbb. lii • the State organization," said Mr.
Meyer. "The ' reports current that any change
In likely to be ma's* are Incorrect. The so-called
conference at the Hoffman House last nigfht was
one ol the ordinary talks hftwt»n tire l^aoWf.*.
B.it there was no discussion Si any changes tii
the State organization." * '
It was learned yesterday that Charles F. ilur
phy was Invited to talk things over with Mc?sr'.
Meyer. Taggart. Mack. Victor .T. Dowling- ami
Thomas F. Smith at the Hoffman Hoi: - vn
Thursday night. Mr. Murphy, however, starte-1
for Long Beach, where he i-» spending his vaca
tion, before the invitation reached him. He
would not have gone to the conference if Sena
tor McCarrer; had b«en there. Th*» talk dtd not
result in healing the breach between the leaders.
Murphy will go right on throwing out dark
hlnts nbout MeCarren. and the Parker men will
have to make the best of it.
Senator McCarre i's position is regarded. It Is
said, as impregnable, for two reasons— first ha*
cause the organization for th!s campaign, meas
ured by all precedents. Is a closed incident, and.
and. the service, the real hard and Indispen
sable work accomplished by Senator McCarren
in Kings County before the State convention,
made possible the instructions for Judge
Parker without which he would never hay*
been nominated for President. It is inconceiv
able that the part he played would be rewarded
by his removal from his place at the head of
the executive committee at the behest of the
leader of Tammany Hall, who had opposed th*
nomination of the candidate. Opposed to this
view is the opinion that Senator MeCamen
should subordinate his own ambitions at this
time to the political fortunes of the national
John B. Stanchfleld. of KlmUra, cam«» down
from Chemung County yesterday to look after
his Governorship boom. When asked about th»
probable choice of the State convention, he said:
It all depends on what the Republicans do.
The Republican State convention comes first.
It looks now as« If Root is out of it. With him
out. the Democratic nomination is likely to go
up the State. If the Republicans nominate a
New- York City man. we might have to do th«
same thing. I don't believe any one can tell
what the ticket will be like until the Republi
cans nominate their ticket."
Democratic politician* yesterday discussed th*
possibility of electing a successor to Senator
Pepew. whose term expires next year. A res
olution was adopted a year ago stipulating that
the State convention this year should agree upon
a candidate for United States Senator. Among
the possibilities discussed yesterday were 'Will
iam F. She«har«. Controller Grout. Edward K.
Shepard. George Raines, of Rochester, and Nor
man E. Mack, of Buffalo.
One of the solutions for a settlement of th«
Murphy-McCarren fight discussed yesterday was
the feasibility of promising MeCarren the col
lectorshlp of the port of New-York in case of
Parker's election, and thus inducing him to re
tire from the State Executive Committee as
soon as the State committee meets, it Is cer
tain that MeCarren will get a handsome reward
at the hands of Judge Parker if the Democrats
T roubles and Visitors at the Demo
cratic Headquarters.
Crayon portraits of Parker and Davis were ex*
posed to view yesterday in the windows of fa*
offices a* Democratic national headquarters oc
cupied by August Celznont and De Lar.eey Nlcoll.
They were the first indication on the exterior of th-
Century BullUins that the national Democracy was
established within.
The pose of the portraits la significant. Air.
Parker, with an ear attuned to the waves of tl;«
wireless, seems to be trying to catch th- ech->
trom his acceptance speech, while "Uncle Hsnrv?.' 1
who faces hlrr.. seems to be saying of the goal
standard. "Irrevocably establish**!.'"
Conflicting currents of opinion pervaded the bead
quarters yesterday. The acceptance • speech of
"Tom" Watson at Cooper Union called the ax
tention of the managers to the fact that they must
face not only the organized forces of Rasubttcan
ism. but also a disintegrating Influence within their
own political household. Even though it was. as
serted that Watson was playing Into the hands
of the P.epubllcans. it was admitted by those who
would talk at all frankly that the Georgian can
didate of the Populists is a menace to th* » i*

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