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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^
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.
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.
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.
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.
London. Aug. 20.— "The Standard's" corre
spondent at Tien-Tsin reports that a case of the
Plague has been discovered at Tlng-Kow.
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
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
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.
The Tribune I'ake-> a Spec
&iie or. Advis. of This Kind.
24 WORDS, 7 TIMtS . 303.
L*x*t st Any Aivrtlsinj Q..- :
ct Zcaz Dire. .
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Will Represent the German Emperor at the
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
"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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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-
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.
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.
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.
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:
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
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 .
lowing movements of vessels have been reported to
the Navy Department:
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>
\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.
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 ȣ 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? :
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
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.
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
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
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
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