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C«atiaoo4 from flr*t pas*. . «-aye-» were searching for the Russian cruls « oiaxui and Novik. which ar^ now th* only SL^aa warships not accounted for since tha «re fron. Port Arthur on August 10. or for *°- gfctp wnich may have escaped In the night Seat Part Arumr. Vssr.'.r.r ~ r ~ Aug. 13— The Gtats Department j^, received the following dispatch from Che poo, dated to-day: This ssamlpsj seven Japanese destroyers en t»red the harbor of Che-Foo. Oppoeite the en- M«~e they met an unknown steamer entering Zn£ toct "possession of her. Th.-re are two ffti9f .Vs outside^ RAIXS CHECK CAMPAIGN. Only Outpost Skirmishes in the Man churian Interior. General HurokTs Headquarters. Aug. 17 (via •e^fajL, Acjr. I'—This1 '— This section of Manchuria is tf. present experiencing the heaviest rains of the g»asori- The downpours of the last week flooded the valleys and turned breaks Into rivers. The vsier quickly disappears, however, before a few jays of sunshine. It Is believed that last week's gyjjru was the las;, serious one. an unusual chastity of rain having fallen. With the exception of. meetings between out posts, there have been no hostilities recently. Liio-Yar.g, Aug. IS. — rains have now con tinued unceasingly for a week, and tee roads in many cases have beer, completely washed away, jie Japanese are not making a rr.ove, 90 far as jcicwn here. BATTLESHIPS IX POET. fh£ Pallada Also at Port Arthur The Rom** Heavy Losses. £1 Petersburg. Aug. 10.— Admiralty re ceived to-uay official information that Vlce-Ad mlrai Frir.ce Ouktomsky's Jive battleships and the protected cruiser Pallada are at Port Ar thur. A telegram received here fiora the En- e<»a consul at Che-Fco does not mention blether in? vessels are damage.!, and makes no reference to tire report from Tokio rliat a gun boat <-' the type c ' the Gtvajr.i had been sunk c* the L^o-Teai-F'-ar. Promontory by a mine. The effect upon , public is also most de- MBBiBg. The only consolation found is In the paiae bestowed on the officers and rr.er. and the ' sssquai character of the fight, Russ.an experts, by the system of coefficients, figuring th.. the Interior^:. of the Vladivostok squadron in armor and guns was as A 3) to _ A>. In some quarters of the r.avy -..ere is also a disposition to censure Rear Ai::..:^ Jeszen for abandoning the Rurik. tiouen standing by her mold have mear. th» Grciroboi and I.jiß-a would nave shared her late. The chief mystery at the Admiralty here !■ why Yice-Ad^-rai Kaminiura drew off when Admiral Jeszen's snips were at his mercy. The only explanation is that his squadron must have suffered such damage that it could not continue the battle. It is confirmed that the losses of officers and men or. board the Rossia and Grcmoboi were SO per cent of the former and 23 per cent of the latter, showing the dreadful havoc caused by the fire from the Japanese ships even at a range exceeding three miles. Private reports 6ay the decks of the Rcssia were shambles. Detailed reports of the injuries sustained by the cruisers naturally are withheld, but no doubt exists that they are serious enough to require going into drydock. So far as known there is only one dock at Vladivostok, and it is cow occupied by the Bogatyr. KAKimnJHAS REPOET OF LOSSES. Thirty-four Killed and Thirty-six Wounded on the Iwats. Tckio, Aug. 19.— An nlßessl list of the cas ualties of Vice-Adrnirai Kamimora.'* division in the engagement on August 14, shows that the most serious occurred cs board the armcred cruiser Iv.ite, on which two oScers and thirty two men were killed, and four cfScers and thirty-two men were wounded. JAPAITZSE DEILUNG CHDTESE. Great Bodies of Troops Being Made Eeady for Service in Interior. Bar. Francisco, Aug. 19.— William Martin, United States Consul at Nankin, who has ar rived from the Orient on the steamer Siberia, is quoted as saying that immense bodies of Chi tese troops are new drilling in the central por nor. of the kingdom under the direction of Jap anese officers well versed ... the art of 'modern warfare. The eo'diers have the Mauser type of riSss, and machine guns cf the latest pattern ire nor.- being purchased for their use. In the Tic'r.ity of Xa.nkin alor.e there are about five thousand soldiers drilling constantly. During his absence from Nankin Mr. Martin's post has been -.led by Consul General Cheshire, whose Ration is at iloukden, but who has been obliged to n*ithiraw oecause of the war. A CASE OF PLAGUE AT YING-KOW. London. Aug. 20.— "The Standard's" corre spondent at Tien-Tsin reports that a case of the Plague has been discovered at Tlng-Kow. JAPANESE GOLD ARRIVES HERE. San Francisco. Aug. -The Pacific ilail steamer t:>ria has arrived from the Orient with a most •aluabie cargo. A iot of raw si:k, valued at $402,000. »a* listed on her manifest, while in her treasure S^oT^* Japanese gold aggregating J350.000. This for^the annv Japan for th * Purchase of supplies A SENSIBLE MOTHER Freud cf her children's teeth, consults a der.tisi and learns that the bsauty cf perma nent teeth depends en the care taken of the Brstset SO2ODONT liquid and Powder AouMbeused. TneU^dtopenetrateinto 0e fash (MM. and purify them: the Powder to polish tha cuter surface and pre vent the aceumuianca cf tartar. 3rORMS:UQUID, POWEE2, PASTE. ARE YOU SEEKm EMPLQYfaENT? The Tribune I'ake-> a Spec &iie or. Advis. of This Kind. H WORDS. 3 TIMES . !SC. 24 WORDS, 7 TIMtS . 303. L*x*t st Any Aivrtlsinj Q..- : ct Zcaz Dire. . NEW-VOKK DATTT TRtBTTNH SATUTtDAY. AUGUST 20. 1914. -VO REPLY TO KVSSIA. j Japan Silent in Ryeshitelni Case- Contraband Revision. St. Petersburg, Aug. 19.— Japan has rot re- Plied to Russia's protest in the case of the P.ye- Bhltelni. and there is no further reply from China. It is regarded as probable that the Adsniraky court, when the contraband cases come up from the Vladivostok prize court on appeal, win spe cifically construe the Russian declaration as em bodying the result cf the deliberations on the subject now in progress at the Foreign Office, thus avoiding the necessity for a public modi fication of the declaration by the government •There is the best reason to believe that the In terpretation of the regulations as Indicated in these dispatches yesterday will be satisfactory to the United States and Great Britain. 'HE CASE OF THE ASKOLD. Shanghai Reports Conflicting — A Seizure Not Feared. Washington. Aug. 19— Consul General Good now has sent word to the State Department from Shanghai that the Chinese Taota! there has reported against the claim of tne Russian Consul General, and has decided that the de stroyer now at that port must go out or disarm by August 20, ani that xji* cruiser must do like wise by August 21. Shanghai. Aug. 19.— Despite the Taotai's de cision to allow :he Russian destroyer Grozovoi and the cruiser Askold to remain in port for what would be considered a reasonable length of time to make repairs, the Japanese Consul General made three demands to-day that the reaaels either leave port or disarm. The ships are carefully guarded by customs officials, and lighters are waiting to coal the AskoH. 1 ports state that the Japanese ■ ill make a demonstration outside the har bor on Tuesday. The neutral consuls believe the sac threat to seize the vessels is a bluff. A pacific end of the controversy is anticipated. The damage to the Askoid is greater than ex pected, ani cannot be repaired under three weeks. Tokio. Aug. — The Japanfs-? are growing impatient at the delay in the decision of the status of the Russian cruiser Askold, at Shang hai. The Askold has docked and Is refitting, ami evidently intends to endeavor to rejoin th» Russian fleet and resume Its place In the naval campaign. This is declared to be an open vio lation of neutrality, which the Chinese govern ment evidently Is powerless to prevent. Many Japanese openly urge the dispatch of a squadron to Shanghai to seize and remove ;Jie Askold. The government is particularly desir ous to respect the neutrality of Shanghai, but it is unwilling to suffer the Askold to escape. It is possible that a Japanese squadron will go up to Shanghai and require that the Askold be disarmed, leaving ncr thereafter in the posses sion of the Chinese. CABINET BEACHES NO DECISION. Secretary Hay Calls Up the Eyeshitelni Affair Again. Washington. Aug. 19.— Secretaries Hay. Taft ar.d Wilson and Postmaster General Payne were the only members of the Cabinet present at to-day'« meeting. It was the last meeting that will be held probably for a month, as the President will leave here to-morrow for Oyster Bay. to be absent until September 30. Secretary Hay called attention again to the .iications which nave grown out Of Japan's seizure of the Russian destroyer Rye shitelnl in the harbor of Chee-Fco. and the claim of Russia that the act was a violation by Japan ct the neutrality of China. No decision was reached at the meeting concerning the attitude this gov err.mer.t wi'.l assume regarding the Incident. Mem bers cf the Cabin' were extremely reticent regard- Ing the matter. It being regarded as a subject of too great-delicacy for public discussion by responsi ble officials at this time. XO FEAR OF WORLD WAR. This Government's View — Attitude Tozvard China Unchanged. Washington. Aug. 19. — Apprehension that Japan may extend her land operations to China is not shared In Washington. The officials will not make public the sources of their informa tion, but there is reason to believe that they have been assured by both Japan and Russia that there will be no extension of the war field beyond Manchuria, and perhaps Corea. The danger of a breach of neutrality, as far as land operations are concerned, Is said to centre at a point on the border between Manchuria and Chinese Mongolia, which would naturally be the place where General Kuropatki.i would reek to make his escape with ni- army if Kuroki suc ceeded in surrounding him on the northeast and south, thus cutting him off from the Siberian railroad tod his line of communication. Appre hensive of this movement. Yuan Shi Kal and Ma. the Chinese generals, with their foreign drilled troops, have concentrated a force of atout forty thousand men in Mongolia, near the border, and it Is feared that there may be a clash between these men and the Russian trocps if the Russians retreat across the line. An Interview by Count Cassini. the Russian Ambassador, published In a New- York paper this morning, attracted attention among the of ficials here, particularly because of the state ment attributed to the Ambassador that by the seizure of the Ryeshitelni JapUn had broken Chinese neutrality and had wrecked Secretary Hay's plan to limit the field of operations by dragging into the conflict the allies of Japan and Russlc. It may be stated that the official opinion here as to this probability does not coincide with that entertained by the Ambassador. It Is con fidently expected that neutrality as far as land operations are concerned can be preserved, and that is the phase which would most endanger the world's peace by obliging the allies to enter the lists. It is known that the British govern ment is in thorough accord with the American view on this point, and it is believed that France and Germany, with their enormous pecuniary Interests in the Russian funds and In Eastern investments, are equally desirous of doing everything within their power to maintain th» present war zone. It is said that there Is nothing In the Arabas badur's scatement which Beems to Involve any change of policy or. the part of the State De partment. The department feels that, having been Instrumental i: . obtaining the solemn pledge of both Russia and Japan to observe Chinese neutrality, it must rely upon the honor of those nations faithfully to execute that pledge, and tnat It certainly cannot be expected to be dragged into the conflict either by taking sides or by seeking by arvy other means than by moral suasion to induce the belligerents to live up to their promises. PEINCE EEIvEY GOING 70 RUSSIA. Will Represent the German Emperor at the Christening. I>rlin, Aug. IS)-— Prince Henry oi Prussia. who is going to St. Pet— to represent I^rr.perer William at the christening of the heir to the Russian throne, started this after noon for Wilhelmsh'jhe. Cassel, to receive In structions frojn the Emperor. JAPAXESE SURGERY. Major Seaman's Observations — Visit to Bandits' Camp. Che-Foo, Aug. Major L. L. Scan, an, of New-York, who has seen much of the Japanese hospitals, and who has been with the Chunchus. or Chinese bandits, nea/ Moukdan, has arrived •' Che-Foo. He gave some mterssting observa tions en the Japanese method of treating wounded men. Ke says that the Japanese are giving proof of the benefits to be derived from not treating wound? on the f.cM. whfr.^ they content themselvi with the application of first aid bandages an.'.] antiseptics, leaving the more serious work to be dr.ne in the hospitals at horn?. This course is followed .cent where there is danger or' the wounded man bleeding to death, or where his condition is precarious. The result or this practice has been that many men suffering from bullet wounds at the front are nearly well when they reach Japan. In on? hospital ship returning to Japan from the front there were twenty-two hundred wounded men, and there as not a single death on board dur ing the trip. Three people will cover all the' deaths among- The wounded who have been re turned to Japan alter having received first ail treatment only. If the Japanese soldier is not killed outright the chances are that he will re cover. His temperate habits and his plain and healthful diet of fish and rice, varied occasion ally with meat, contribute much to his recovery. Russian wounded captured by the Japanese have beer, treated in a similar manner, and the recoveries among these men are scarcely fewer in proportion an among the Japanese. A new complication has been discovered in the wounds sustained in this war. due to the ex traordinary high speed of small calibre bullets. which produce aneurisms. Major Seaman saw twenty-seven operations performed for the re lief of this new condition. After having spent some time In Japan, Major Seaman, accompanied by Captain Charles T. Boyd, of the 10th United States Infantry, was the guest of Chun^ xorlin, a Chunchu chief near Hsin-Min-Tun, where the Chunchua number ten thousand men. The major said that these men were in the employ of the Japanese, who pay the infantry 15 taels a month and the cav alry 2o taels a month. There are many Jap anese officers ameng these forces, which are used to harass the Russians. In the course of the visit of Major Seaman and Captain Boyd, the bandits brought in the heads o£ five Cossacks on pikes. These Ccs sacks had been part of a detachment of thirty five men who were engaged in getting a thou sand head of cattle. After the bandits defeated the Russian detachment they appropriated the cattle. The Chunchus pride themselves on their horse manship, and the visitin? officers owe their wel come among them to some West Point riding tricks showed them by Captain Boyd. The at tack of the Chunchus on the Cossack detach ment with the catti? resulted in a force of 3,000 Cossacks marching out to avenge t'ne killing of their comrades. Thereupon the robber chief ad vised his visitor! to go as he could not under take to protect them. And Major Seaman and Captain Boyd left the bandit's headquarters. MORE TURKISH DELAY. Report That Sultan Continues Hut Irritating Policy. Paris, Aug. 10.— A dispatch to is "Temps" from Constantinople says that, though the American Minister, Mr. Leishman, originally de clared the Porte's declarations en the subject of equal treatment for the American schools to b»; satisfactory, th-"> subsequent explanations were too vague to permit th*» question to be consid ered sctt'ed. and an active correspor.der.ee is still being exchanged. Constantinople, Aue. IS (Delayed).— Minl.-ter Leishman hap replied to the Forte's note. The American Minister takes note cf the formal dec laration of the government to accord the same treatment to American citizens as to those of ether powers regarding schools in Turkish ter ritory. And expresses in hl3 note the hope that the Port- will r.ct raise difficulties over exe cuting 1 th-» promises. Th«» Minister's reply ignores the Porte's reservation relative to de partmental formalities. CLEW IX LOOMIS CASE. A Doubtful Confession of Robbery at Southampton. London, Aug. 19.— A man giving the name of Franz Schneider surrendered himself to the Bir mingham police to-day, accusing himself of stealing papers "from a person at Southampton believed to be F. Kent LootniS." The Associated Press learns that there is no reason to connect the late Mr. Loomis with Schneider's story, beyond the mere mention of his name In the alleged confession, which Is a vagua account of how Schneider and two other foreigners were hired by a man speaking with a Russia.-, accent to steal important papers from a passenger arriving at Southampton on a Ger man liner. Schneider says the/ waited at the pier, and when the passenger reaches the gangplank he was pointed out by their employer. When the passenger left the larding stage they seized him. threw him to the ground, and Schneider, accord ing to one statement, abstracted from his pocket a large envelope containing papers bear ing the seal of the United States government. Schneider says the next day he saw an ac count of Mr. Loomis being missing. He de scribes the victim as being five fee*, nine Inches In height, about thirty-five years old. and hav ing a brown mustache. Schneider Is about thirty-live years of age, has the appearance of a tramp, and describes himself as an engineer. He was remanded for a week to enable the police ro make inquiries. ■ Schneider says he surrendered because he was entirely without funds and had been in the Bir mingham Workhouse, but became tired of stay ing there. The authorities of the workhouse deny this statement. They say Schneider has not been an inmate of that institution. Schneider asserts that he was born in Eng land, but he ha 3 the appearance of being an Austrian. He gave the police the name of a man irhO| he alleged, employed him to secure the papers and also the nam^s of two others said to be concerned in the theft. He now as perts that his employer was a Russian, and says that after the robbery all four slept in a ware house. Before leaving there he and his two as sociates received $-'• each. The Birmingham police to-night «ay they are convinced that Mr. Loomis was not the' victim of the robbery, as alleged They will, however. Investigate the case <ts pos-ibly disclosing an other crime, but the> discredit the whole story. F. Kent Loom'.s, brother of Francis B. Loomis. Assistant Secretary of State, sailed from New-York on June 14 for Plymouth on board the North Ger man Lloyd steamer Kaiser WTheim IL He was seen alive Just previous to the arrival of the steam er. .£;ls body wa« picked up on July 15 at Warren Point near Thurlestone Sands, some fifteen miles from Plymo'itn. Toe body was brought to the United States arc burled at Paxkersburg. W. Va., on August 5 WILLIAM O'BRIEN RE-ELECTED. Cork. Aug. 13.— William O'Brien to-day was re elected Member of Parliament for Cork City unop nosetl. It is not known whether he will accept of fice, but the local executive of the United Irish Leesue wii> use every effort to induce Mr O'Brien io return to Parliament. Mr. O'Brien, en November 5. 1903. resigned his Beit In Parliament for Cork City and as a member of the governing body of the United Irish League, owing to differences of opinion with members of the Nationalist party. B L"MEN VOIE To STRIKE. Continued from fint pacr. termined that the company must meet us half way in these matters. ■ Mr. Hed'.ey is reported to have told th« men to send in their applications as Individuals and the applications will receive proper considera tion. This reply was reported back to th(» meet ing, and the executive committee was empow ered to confer with the executive committee of the Locomotive Engineers and decide on, action. Later it was decided that the - executive boards of^ each organization represented call or. the officials of the Interborough to-day. Mr. Hedley would not be seen by reporters regarding the trouble. He sent word that in any event he had nothing to say. A. L. ■eni -. superintendent of the operating department of the subway, said that any strike talk on sut?. grounds was a jok(*. He add»d: The company had no such agreement with its men. As to the >rmen. It would not be to their interest to make the change, kJ r on the elevated road we pay S3 5U a day, against only $8 on the subway. Th is because most of the elevated motormen were formerly engineers, and as such received j>3."h. the unioa waxes', ■wh eh hare never been changed. Other salaries will fee just tiie same on Doth elevated and sub way, so that men on the latter will have no ad vantage. Rather. Indeed, it will be to the con trary, for they would have to buy new outfits. Mr. Merritt showed applications for various po sitlor.s. fully t«) per cent of which were from elevated road employes. These showed, he de clared, that the men were nor being discriminat ed against. j-ate last night it .became known that the ele vated read motormen were fighting the proposed plan of the Interborough to pay suhsxay motor men $3 a day for a ten-hour day. This Is 30 cents less a day and one hour more work than the elevated road motormen are no?- receiving. The elevated road men say that if the subway motormen once set started at the $3 scale, 11 will only be a short time before the elevated men will have their wages cat and additional time put or. their day. One of the men's argu ments is that by putting an Inferior standard or labor on the subway, the company will In troduce an unsafe system. There is a strong sentiment among the men against Mr. Hedley. PLANS OF XEIV BULL RVX. "Blues" and "Brooms" to Play Army War Game There. The details of the autumn army manoeuvres to take place over the Bull Run nattlene:d were settled yesterday. Major General Corbin, with the aid of his staff and the chief umpire, has pre pared the military problems, which. It is an nounced, wir come aa n?ar actual war conditions as any problems worked otrt by the army manoeu vres of the Continent.-., powers. The first w;ll be worked out September 6 and 7, and the second cne September 8 and 9. In the first problem one army (to be known as the Blue army) has Its base on the Potoimc at Washington. It la proceeding westward against a Brown army, operating- toward Washington torn the Shenandoah Valley. The leading corps of the Blues consists of two divisions, a real one being at Manassas and the other, an Imaginary one, at Fairfax Court House. The imaginary di vision is supposed to be preparing to move for ward from Alexandria. Th« Brown army Is simi larly divided, the real division being at Thorough fare and the imaginary one supposed to be at Front Royal. The rest of the Browns are at Strasbourg, prepared to advance. This is the general situation of the opposing armie.s at the beginning of the manoeuvres. The rtst of the problem concerns Itself with the at tack by the Blues and the efforts cf the Brown commander to make his dispositions with a v. c of holding h:s own asa:ns: tae actual divisions and reinforcements. The second series of manoeuvres is the operation of tiie Blue army, assembled at Washington, against '*"•• Browns, operating from the Shemindaah i»e ii.ue eofflOMi.uer la to ta»ve up a deXeasu.Vfl ix» fition to repel the attack of the Browns, who are u..=Ui,jed by oaavy reinforcements. whlcn'h«» knowa are in their rear Th« Browns are to attack with out delay to prevent the union of the ma;n body of the Blues before its reinforcements arrive, trust ir.g to the attacK. of its first trealj division to hoiJ trie 'Blue division until supported by the Brown retr..*or>:emer.t3. The problem for the Elves is to resist the Browns, knowtas tnat the enemy's re in. 'orce rr.en ts are rapld.y apprcacr.ing. Th:s will prevent the Biues Jrom maKir.g counter offensive flar.kn.g movements. The Brown commander must attack aa soon as possible knowirs that his rein forcementa will arrive first, whi^h gives r.im oppor tunity for more extensive oftensice movemtnta In the first manoeuvres tr.e railroa<l frcm Front Royal to Manassas Is supposed to be o>:no'.!sheii. ar.il not avallaoie to the Browns, in the second set the railroad from the south Is also supposed to be cut out oi service. The umpire Will gu i>tnd operations promptly at 3 p. ni., each ns.y. whan th* casualties will be computed and deducted from each sice. PROTEST TO VEXEZUELA. Castro Asked to Return Asphalt Lake to American Company. Port of Spain. Trinidad. Aug. 19 —Advices received "from Caracas to-day say that Minister Bo« In the name of the United States, has requested Venez uela to remove Mr. Carrier, the receiver of the property o.' tha New-York amd Bermudez Asphalt Company, and return the asphalt lake to the com pany. Washington. Aug. 13.— is learned a: the State Department that there have beer, no recent in structions to Mr. Bowen relative to the asphalt question, but several weeks ago he was told that he should represent to President Castr-> that this government had been informed that the seizure o* the property of the New- York and Bermudez As phalt Company appeared to be illegal, that it was cerUilnly mads without due notice to the com pany; that such action was scarcely judicial and fair while the ;ase was still pending before the Venezuelan courts, and therefore that this govern ment requested President Castro to suspend ha ceiver earner and restore the asphalt property to the company, pending the final action of the Venez uelan court. In other words, this government de sired to secure a return to the status before the seizure. QTJTET AT STATESBOEO, GA. Thorough Investigation of Conduct of Militia Expected. Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 13.— According to a special dis patch from Statesboro to-day the town and sur rounding country are Quiet, and no more disturb ances nave been reported. The chief interest now centres about the attitude of the States mili tary company regarding its part in the work of last Tuesday Lieutenant Cone, wno was in ciiarge of the local company, is quoieti as saying trial ue no lunger wants to be a "tin soldier." tie ia reported to nave said that with his company &: forty men ne could have protected liie two negroes irom the mob. As it passed by the guard lent titty s>oi4ie:s wats on duty there v.:. and the order been s:\en. could easily have taken the prisoners and nfeid them aaair.st me mob. .Lieutenant Grir.er, second la command of the Statesooro company, is quoted to the same intent. Captain R. M. Hitch, of Savannah, who was la command of the troops at Statejbora is expected to demand a court of inquiry or nis conduct an that of hi 3 soldiers. The matter will rest until the return of Governor Terrell from St. -Louis Ha is expected here on Monday, and i* is said a moat searching Investigation will be ordered. Captain Hitch, in his official report, charges that Sheriff Kendrick and his deputies betrayed all hs plans to the mob. Sheriff Kendrick has entered a most emphatic denial. COTTON MILL MANAGER A SUICIDE. Atlanta, Ga.. Aug. 19.— William J. Montgomery. vlce-piesident and general manager cf the Georgia Cotton Mill Company, shot and killed himself at his. office here this evening. He was sitting in his private office, and had betrs talking with members of his office force. The ball entered his mouth and passing upward, penetrated the brain, causing in stant death. No cause for the act has been Riven. AN ILLINOIS DOCTOR MURDERED. Bioomlngton. 111.. Aug. 13.— Dr. Samuel F. Chapln died at his home, in Saybrook. from bullet wounds Inflicted. last night by Georze F. Wilkinson, sev enty years old. who was ljyui in wait for his vic tim. Wilkinson was brought to this city to-day and placed in the county jail. He refused to dia cuss the shooting, further than to «ay that a daughter of his had been iivirnr at Dr " Chapir; home, and that the doctor had abused' he.;-. Dr. Chapm came from one of the oldest and best known families In Central Illinois. He was fifty years old. and left a. wife and throe children. AHMY AND NAVY NEWS. .TV.OH THS TR:3r>'S BTrREXC.I ' Washington. Aug. 19. NEW WARSHIP PLANS.— naval construct ors and ordnance officers have completed the plans for the i»w battleships and armored cruisers. The general dimensions of the former will be as follows: Length. 450 feet; breadth. 76 feet; displacement. 16. 01i0 tons; mean draught. 24 feet 6 inches: total coal bunker capacity, 2.J0» tons. The main battery will consist of four i.'-inch. eight S-lach and twelve 7-iiiCh breechicadir.g rifles. One of the new features win be _ weii equipped machine shop, the too.s of waich will he run hy electric motor?. The armored cruisers t.III be X 2 in length. "' feet m breartui. 14,C0> tons displacement. .'4 feet « inches draught ar.d 2. ouu tons total coal bunker capacity. Th-= main battery will Include tour IM-inch and sixteen 6-inch bre-ichload.ny nues. GENERAL CHAFFER'S RETURN.-Ueutenant General CasJssi and Quartermaster General Humphrey will return to Washington on Tuesday after iheir transcontinental inspection tour. Gen eral ChaCTee will find an Interesting state of affairs on his arrival at tha War Department. The new ariry regulations which he had prepared before his departure have been shelved and a modified edition has been prepared ana approved and is nearly ready lor issue to the service. His order for the gearing of the uniform by officers on duty at Washington has been revoked. His plan regarding th« station or. general otii'jers has been set astae. and his advice in recard to Brig.idiei- General Funston and Brig adier U*reral Grant has been Ignored. The i lua rion becomes a very interesting one for arm., offi cers h«»re. General Chaffee will rind awaiting him. however, tile new orders relating to army uniforms, which has been held up pendlnj his return- UNIFORMS TO BE REDUCED.— The suggestion has been made and is now under consideration by the General Staff to reduce the number of uni forms worn by army officers, or some time there has been considerabls complaint regarding the a> parei of army officers as being altogether too ex pensive. It constitui.es a veritable tax on the m dividuals, many oi whom, especially those of the junior grade, find it a hardship to provide the variety of dress which is exacted by the regula tions. An army officer must, for instance, nave four pairs of shoes and six or seven different uni t'o nib lor various occasions. It is> proposed to cut iowD the uniforms to two, one for service In the neld and the other for dress occasions. i his would do away, (or tns thin:;. wr.h the full dress coat, a heavy and costly garment, In It 3 place it is pro- to use a composite blouse, to which ■would be attached shoulder straps or shoulder knots, as the occasion required. The army othcer rinds his uniform a burden in transportation and a great responsibility in care. Any plan to reduce the number of uniforms will be received with approval. ARMY HORSES* TAILS.— r.ew army regu lations will prohibit the mutilation of manes, tails md forelocks of horses. It is stipulated that there shall M no alteration in the length of these ap pendages by docking, banging or clipping. Those in charge of the animals shall do only such trim ming and clipping as may be necessary to pre vent a dhasgy appearance. MUST TAKE SHORTEST ROUTE— men who receive appointments to West Point must take the shortest route from their homes to the Mili tary Academy if they expect to be reimbursed by the government for their travelling expenses. under a decision just rendered by Controller Tracewcll of the Treasury. The Controller holds that the same rule applies to West Point cadets as to army officers in travelling expenses. The disbursing oi ticer at West Point has not heretofore held th« new cadets to strict accountability, because they »-.re not supposed to be familiar with the regula tions, but .- Controller holds that it is the duty of the West Point officials to inform the new ap pointees of the rules at the time th^y receive notice of their appointment. NEW AF.MY UNIFORMS.— The General Staff of the army has ordered that all the troops serving in the United States, excepting the Artillery Corps. shall be equipped with the full dress uniform, con sisting of dark blue caps with bands, dress coat, new pattern: collar ornament, breast cord. and, until exhauited, trousers of the pattern in use prior to the adoption of the new uniform. TO RESUME RECRUITING.-Three naval re cruiting parties will start out on September 1. Because the Controller of the Treasury decided that the Navy Department could not bear the ex perse cf recr-'.Ur.g parties It was necessary to re a-rarge the itineraries, order the parties to per manent duty in certain large cities and let them muke excursions to collect the recruits. In this way their mi.cage can be paid. PACIFIC SQUADRON'S CRUISE.— Ad rriral Goodrich and his squadron, consisting of the cruisers Nt.w-York and Marblehead and the gun boat Bennington, sailed from Port Angeles. Wash.. to-day. After practising squadron evolutions they will proceed to San Francisco. ORDERS ISSUED.— The following army and navy orders have b#«n issued: ARMY. Cat'a-n EDWIN ST. J. OREBIX. artillery corps, d« •ai>d a* inapeeie? general First Provisional division during mrmy rr.anoeuvies at Uaniistaa. Castaln JOSEPH D. LEITCH. 23th Infantry. Stalled to act a* umpire With Brown June* army manoeuvre at M«.r.a=aa». First Lieutenant PHILIP TOST, artillery corps, to Aray ar.d Navy General Hoepltal. Hot Spring*. first Lieutenant PAUL S. BOND, oorp» of e&gißMrs. to C:=clnnati. Captain wtt.t.tw E. HORTO-W auart«nna»t«r. to P^appme,. XAVY. Hear Admiral J. C TTATSON. placed on r«urec list. Lieutenant W. J. TERHUNE? to NavmJ Academy. Uatttaaaat J. A. SCHOFIEUD. to chars* naval recrilt ir.g party No. 2 Lieutenant S. I M. 3IAJOR, to caarjs naval r»anilting party No. I. Lieutenant C. B. PRICE, to charge aav»! recrnltls* party No. 3 Surgeon H. B. FTTTS. detached the P«n»»ooia. P^yir.as'.er R. H. WOODS, datached general hospital. Hat *£ prises; boms . MOVEMENTS OF NAVAL VESSELS.— fol lowing movements of vessels have been reported to the Navy Department: ARRIVED. August — To» Kearsarse. th« Alabama, the Illinois, the il*lae, the lowa and the Missouri at Horta; th« New-Vcrit \r. l the Marblehaad at Port A.-.coie*. th« Denver at O«=alves; the Michigan a: CMBSB> SAILED. \urist I — The B«nninctoa and th« V«ro. from Bremer ton for Port Ar^tts. the Dolphin, from Manchester tar Ear Haibor. The Scorpion dotaihed from the Caribbean squadron. PLEADS FOE WATER AT LAUNCHING Christian Endeavor Official Answers Act- | ing Secretary Darling's Letter. : Kenair.gtcn. Conn.. Aug. IS.— H. H. Spooner. chair- . man of the Christian citizenship committee of tae i Connecticut Young People's Society at Christian | Endeavor, ho forwarded to Assistant Secretary Darling, of the Navy Department, the protests of Connecticut Endeavorers against the use of wine > at the launching of the battleship Connecticut, has j sen: the following letter to Mr. Darling: Your letter o.' the 17th ir.st. reached me yesterday } after i had read it in my morning paper. I take | It uy farther l>ecaus& it eaem* to me that you be? : Lie question, ireaiuig »£ a Joke * matter which many ox our besi. people consider worthy of care- ' v' thougnl If the newspaper reports were true, your department granted a slmL'ar request in the ; case o: the Kentucky a tew mouths since, and i ; see no reason why we Connecticut should not be | allowed to start on her career with as clean a record as her sister snip. j We had no i.e.tr that the armor plate would be , ruined, or tne sailing Qualities of the vessel im- ' Pi-i-ta and we asree that in ocean of salt water ' adae*-' to a quart of champagne will no doubt rr.aiie I v a ;ater beverage. We do believe, however, that the example set by the use ot pure *a.«sr uugm save the ruir and loss of lives infinitely more valuaaie thai the finest and most costly ship, and keep from ■ the «iad»st kind of wreck some ooys whom our naJon needs soaer, clean and true. To set thai ejwamole ana uard against that i-.ss could do no ; possiole h-irm ar.d might accomplish, much good, j Why shoulil not our government lend Us influence i to that cad? : IT FLOATED AWAY AND LEFT THZ3I How the Captain and Crew of a Bark Were j Fooled at New-Caledonia. San Francisco. Aug. 13— News comes from Hon- j olulu that the British bark Dumfriesshire, which j was abandoned by her master and crew early .n July cc New-Caledonia reef did not sink, but float ed away on a high tide and drifted fifty miles to^ tne harbor cf Pouma on the same island, where ; LOe oereUct is now held by white settlers. The earn was bound from Dunedin to Nehue, . New-Oa.leaonia. but struck at night on the coral reef As the vessel seemed to be sinking Captain i Taylor ami the crew took what food and clothing f they could gather up, and landed on the Island next morning. As nothing could be seen of the bark it was supposed she had sunk in the night. In reality the vessel was only slightly damaged, th* high tide lifted her olt and she had disappeared around the , Island when the castaways awoke next morning. I As she is an iron vessel worth $75.00u. the beach- i comber who saw her float to his front door will | get a fortune in salvage. GOVERNMENT HANDS TIED Cannot Abrogate Pacific Mad-* Panama Railroad Contract. Iraojf THE TRrsrvs 3CREIC.I Washington. An?. 19.— The government 1 s basd* appear to be tied on the Isthmus of Panama. Al though the United States owns sixty-nine-sevan tietha of the stock of the Panama. Railroad Com pany, it car. have no voice in the xnanasem«st of th» road until April 10. 1305. when a new board •< directors will, be ejected. The corporate interests behini the old French company will still maintain their hold on the affairs of the railroad, and. In spite of the desire of the government to the con trary, will continue in force the old Huntin«ton contract with me Pacific Mall Steamship Company, which gives that carrying firm a monopoly of Us) Paeifle freight business, and. incidentally. maintains the transcontinental freight rates west and east of the Rockies. These facts were communicated to the Cabinet to-day by Secretary Taft. The subject of tc? relations of the* Panama Railroad with th* government consumed ' nearly the whole tune of the meeting. "The government appears to be up against it.* " said Secretary Taft. after the meeting. "There seems to be no way to abrogate that contract until the government can gain control of the majority of the lirectcrate. and that cannot be done under the law until the election in AnriL** Various plans to help the administration oat ec this uncomfortable situation have been suggested. but none seem to solve the problem with faimesa to both sides. It is said that the President might. as an emergency measure, declare the contract rull and void, and aeiie the property of the rail road company. But such drastic measures ar« hardly warranted id : ime of peace, and the men interested In the Pacific Mail Company might bin a Just claim against the government for the .ossee sustained by them. It has been hinted that If the . government does not hasten to take over the man agement of tha railroad company the old board of directors may work incalculable Injury to the ad ministration by some official action that would tie up the affairs of the company for many years is the future. For Instance, it is believed by son* that between now and April 10 the directors could exiena the contract wltn tne Pacific Mall 3taaas «iup i- omaany for twantv-nve or City years soil make another and mom profitable ana for the mail company. Then, again, it is feared by some that between now and Che time the government as sumes absolute control the old diractors might »ra barrass the President by plunging the railroad deep into debt, which the United States would be called on to pay. All these alarmist theories. however, do not cause serious anxiety. The government is In a po sition to checkmate any move that would be mad*, for the injury of the railroad, and. as It la an nounced with authority that the administration - will take full charge of the road's affairs aazt April, the worst mat can roaaibly happen is merely a continuation of the prevailing condition*. That these conditions are to continue until th« next election of the board is absolutely assured, when the members of the «•»! commission re turn to the United States at the end of tals mentis they may be In possession of facts which will charge the present outlook. If. to the opinion of Admiral Walker and the other members, the gov ernment can legitimately rake possession of tin* road before the tim« stated, there will be no de lay in doing so. and the Pacific Mall Steamship) Comoar.y will be compelled to do In ill less on a* equality with all other carriers on the Pacina coast STRIKE BREAKERS IN CLEVELAND. Cleveland. An*. —The first effort of the maau«> facturers to break the cloakmakers' strike cams to-day, when fifty non-union cloakmakers arrived from New-York. They wer* disembarked at a suburban station and placed on streetcars. A number of strikers gathered and followed the cars to the centre of the city. By the time Bank-si. was reached th« crowd of strikers and sympa thizers numbered 2.000. Stones were being hurled, and a riot call was sent in. When the strike) breakers were disembarked. It is said, twenty-nte* of the fifty were won over by the onion men. 7T»s> other twenty-one were taken into a cloak factory on Bank-st.. where tney are being guarded by police. CARMEN MAY RENEW DEMANDS. St. Paul. Aug. 19.— F. L. Ronemus. Grand Chief of the Carmen's Brotherhood. Is In St. Fan! to-day in conference with the officers of the brotherhood. and It Is said that the subject of the conference was a renewal of the demands of the carmen of th« Great Northern Hallway for an increase In ware ■««rale. The carmen's union Is effective in all the Great Northern car shops from St. Paul to the Pacific Coast. Both table d'hote and a Ia carte at The Martinique. "A course** dinner, or a simple supper, as you cheese when you choose. Apartments of 2, 3« 4 or 6 rooms. The Martinique, 54-5S West 33d strec- The largely Increased circulation of The Sunday Tribune- necessitate* oar coins to press at an early boor. 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