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ELEVATED COMPROMISE LIKELY OFFICIALS OF UNIONS AND AUGUST BELMONT HOLD TWO MORE CONFERENCES AT LATTER'S HOME. Interborough Makes Slight Concessions, but Still Refuses to Grant Real Point for Which Motormen Arc Fighting. The imminence of a strike on the elevated roads was lessened, and therr was hope of a compromise after two conferences airying officers of the engineers and other cm plovcs anil August Belmont and other officers of the Interborough. t; ■;■ Interborough made a proposition after the second conference which it sent to the officers of the brotherhoods and amalgamated association making slight concessions, but still refusing to grant the chief demand that subway motormen receive $3 50 for a nine-hour day. MOTORMEN GET NOTHING. Belmont Grants Concessions to Trainmen After Ti.o Conferences. as a result of a decided change of front on the part of the national i nd local officials of the brotherhoods and association to which the ele vated railway employes belong and some slight —very slight — concessions, which do not affect the main If^ue, on the part of t'..e Intertx i EtapM Transit Company, It eeeme probable that the elevated strike, which was so threatening on Friday, will be averted. here were two confer ences yesterday between the opposing parlies, and at the clo.-^ of the second one President Au gust Betooi t and General Manager Bryan went to the Interborough company's offices and put the company's proposition In writing-. It was tent to the rational officers of the throe associa tions by messenger, and will be considered by them at a conference to-day. From several sources yesterday came rumors that political pressure was being brought to bear on Mr. Belmont not to permit a strike at this time. Among others was the report that Governor Jennings cf Florida, a stanch Demo crat, ■pent the day at Esopua Jr. conference With Judge Parker. To-day he expects to dine vith August Belmont. What the purpose of the Governor's visit was could not be definitely learned, but it was said that the subject of the conference ■■■ as the present subway situation, and that Governor Jennings had been sent as a epecinl envoy to August li.i oont to Induce him to make terms with the strikers. The [nterborougfa is not receding from Its de termination to ray only So for a ten-hour day to subway motormen, according 1 to Information given out by officials of the union last night. It Is willing 1 , however, to make concessions to the elevated jr.otormen who desire to go Into th» ■übway. They will set trips which will enable them to eat three meals a day at home. They will get "swings" — the time between trips is known— that will not make ten hours' work, though their day will be of that length. In short, the elevated motormen do not get what they Lave bt-en. fighting for— agreement that all subway motormen shall receive wages of $3. a day for nine hours. Bo far as any concession to them is concerned, they are fully satisfied to stay on the elevated road. They are getting £3 GO for a nine hour lay there. The Amalgamated men get a.ll vne real concessions. Whether they wiU continue to stand by the motcrmen remains to be seen. The members of the Amalgamated Association of Street ar;d Electric Railway '.••yea, to whlcli the bulk of the elevated me belong, have been assured of priority of service in t"he trans fer from elevated tc subway work. They had already gained a Eimllar promise. Slight in creases will ba maie In the wase scale, giving the ticket choppers, ai;cri« an<; trainmen a little mere for th--ir day's work. The Intorboroutfh officials have received an intimation from the officiate of the employes that this proposition will be pcceptable. Until It has actually been accepted, however, the company will go on witn Its preparations for fighting a strike. The firemen and engineers tar.r.ot accept the proposition without giving up their main contention. They desired to estab lish a precedent In lie subway which could be appliel to the large terminals of steam rall- Msda which are rapidly chancing from steam to electricity. If they could establish a $3 90 fcale for motornien they would have an entering: wedge In ■!' future arguments with railroad companies. On Friday one heard nothing but strike lalk about the Harlem headquarters of th» elevated ni»n. >.ii negotiations ■• .■: off, en I there would be no more corferf-ri'V;" unions Mr. Belmont ttace the overtures. He wag to have until Tues day to think It over. I.ate in the evening It was announced that, by a unanimous vote, tho fnr :r ■•»- ■ - ?.r>.<l firemen bad • ■■'■ I to strike, and, that tho other employes had voted to stand by their. On the very tail of th's declaration of defiance came a sudden chansra of front. The national Officers, who have the power to call th*» strike, kad not b^n ir. s?«Elon long; yesterday before a teesaenijj-r -.vcs dispatched to August Uelmont •ski for an immediate confer* to the change of front of the employes there fcas«s a ta! f ;. There are three prime reasons fcr It, according 1 to those who are In close touch With the eftaaiionJ The first is the alleged oppo eltiu: of President William D. Mahoii, of the Ama'^an-.at^a Association, who is not certain ttat he warts to risk tha Jobs of his members 'a supporting the mctormen. Then the men fcave learned that the Interbcrough company Is tttich L<*tt«r pared to operate trains without t**h }.«- ; than they expected, and that there is j some doubt, even Ji" they went out In force, that t' 1 * tie-uj.» would be effective for any considerable length of time. The third reason Is that the tnen did not vote unanimously In favor of the strike. Mahon. who reached the city late Friday night from Detroit wan tiOt called Into conference In jheetrly •:..•- of the struggle, and it is said that ■• Is aouuivha.*. displeased over the way the lo *' officers of th« Anielganiated nave conducted tk '- r It 13 said that President Mahon noon titfr he went Into confer* nee with the national °jE"tr« of tjie firemen and engineers m Horton j rl - >-';. [JO Bast One-hundred-and-»wenty | "ftfl-at.. yesterday morning, Insisted on another | >SBf«r«n<?« with Mr. ISelmont. I G *"and Chief Stone of tho engineers explained I ■•change of attitude In this way: I 'We have --:■ -3 for this cot '•■r.-nco in hope of I Psteiilj : : a iiettlement without a fight. We are I »«t tSr,:li to face the Issue, but do not wish to ■L -soparo.'o ■-"•■ haterests unless it is absolutely ft ; 1 «... tlfi; " °' ! '"" thr ' c unions, to (he number of :j| \v^* r '' lr;r - :< ''i'-f t -r th 3 four national officers and 8 trJ i"'* 1 pr *' s!Jeilt(! < Inet at 'fhlrty-fourth-st. Bark-aye. **' ark-aye.a rk-ave. iust before .'; o'clock and went In B» '-.."„ m /: Continued «■ tcntJt pafe. [ Mc« tJ J u ' Kronter.fte Ilotrl. Fror.tennc. '•'• T. H-'l*4 bit 4 i Ul W4«oii on tho Bt. I^awrenco River g, "««t sH^.i^. o^eu daring Pmliuilsl lilt ! - —^ 1 *gjags«. ' - - 'Copyright. 1904: By Thu Tribu=j A««etitiu.] _ T«-dsr. partly «>ond anil cooler. To-morrow, fair; fresh west «in«i», shJfthiS to northwest. SUBWAY MEN JOIN UNION. Part of Plan of Elevated Men to Control Traction. Sixty trackmen employed In t ; !*» int_f- Thorough subway Joined the Amalgamated Association -if Street and Electric Railway Employes at the meeting of tho local branch, compca I of em ployes of the cli ■:.:- i system other th n motor men, on Friday night, when It voted to ro out Tvitn tho motormen if ey struck. The organi zation of the subway trackmen, which may have aa important bearing on the present wage dispute between the [nterborough and the mo tormen, is simply <'ne part of a general scheme of organization planned over a • r ■■■ ■bj the elevated employes i" meet the situation which has now arisen regarding subway wages and places, and which they knew was bound to con front then; when tho subway opened The trainman and trackmen of the elevated, to a consider* bio number, in addition to thes'i who were firemen In th«.- locomotive ilitys, nave been schooled Rr.d art> able to run motor trains. These felt tha.t they should be entitled to first pi ** when the subway motormen wer>» selected, and correspondingly the other employes fo't that they should be promoted tv higher , wltio ■ when the subway was opened. II was agi &, I with, thai the Amalgamated n^n should stand by the <'r:sriiii-.-rs it trouble was engendered :■>' any demands they might make, and that the engineers In turn should tack up the Amalga mated men If they were the ones to t.ike i Then it was decided t.i make a mighty and i :- Bi»t?nt e-ff'.rt to organize •:!! the motor men .i!.»l conductor*, li they could to join the Amalgamated r nks, then the Inter borough Would not have their ranks to draw Oil the places <-f th< :..■ tormen a id train men in case of a strike on the elevated or In th-j subway or tu.e Involving both lystems. The elevated employes were supplied with cir culars, and these they sent to ilu homes of the surface car motormen or conductors or gave them out when they met them. The organiza tion, that It might be secret and go on without the knowledge of the street railway offl. -\nln. was to take the form of an endless chain. The cir culars read in j art: a:; correspondence in connection with thia mat ter is to l«s done through this < ArnalzainiUfd As- Hociation) office .i i.-i our pilvate address. No meetings will be hold for th«» tin ■ being, so as to avoid those ■.-,!. may l*-c-onio numbers from being Jeopardized in their respective po-it!ens. The plan is what might be termed an endless • ■bain Those who dtßir- to becoi members can fill out the Incloi application accompanied by $1 for initiation fee. and forward the w.:m<? to ihe abova address (No r4 East One-hundred-and nineteenth-st.), for whicl an official receipt will be Issued, the camo to b» rt-tni' until a yul.l ci<-nt number arc enrolled, when a lodi;e will be Instituted , , All monays received for Initiation fees will bo held la reserve and turo< over v> the respective organisatlona when Instituted. Trie organizations thus formed will be attached and chartered- by the Amalgamated Association of btrer t iind K,c> trio Railway Employes of America, which is uf fllliittd witt.' th» A iv.-i ;i-i Kedei lion or J.alor. It la also our o *lre to have your aid in tVcur ing names and ji.J<lress6J of the dine; I rr.otor men aid conductors, bo that we may commcnp ■:<• v.':' i bern dire( •■• When securU<g such naJnea i»nd ddreasea it csn be done in ;uch a manner that your object will not be made known, and forward them to this address. you will also HKr'f that there 1* a -vast necej •My for Improvement in tho condition nf the motor men and conOuctors. which can be brought about through •i powerful • r*ai Ization. There l? no rf< m■. why such an organized o could not spc«ir<» sorra |.>Kt?latlve action which would compel cor- DorationS to veitlbule their cars^nd Protect their employes from exposure to col<i and other in clement weather. These circulars, in endless chain, were sent to the employes of the Metropolitan Street Hall way, in Manhattan; the Brooklyn Rapid Tran sit, and th« Union Railway Company, In The Bronx. The time has come now to teat their ef fect. Thy employes of the union line are well or ganized, a::'! there is some organization strength In the Brooklyn Rapid Transit men, but all ef forts to get the- Metropolitan Street Railway motormen ana conductors Into line have failed. Th- elevated employes are hoping that renewed activity on their part will effect what they hope to accomplish. They are telling the sur face men thu.t with all the surface and elevated workers in one big- organization, behind which and ready to aid would be the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the Firemen, they can demand higher wages*, shorter hours and vestlbuled cars. If they can succeed In organ izing the surface men they can then tie up the entire car traffic of the greater city, surface and elevated, whenever a strike in ordered. That they can do this at the present fine and thus give the motormen a mighty lever, they are doubtful. They would be satisfied to organize the surface men to a. degree which would in cure their refusal to fill the places of. strikers on the elevated or in the subway. The elevated employes, in fU;hlin£ for the sub way motormen. ore really lighting for them selves, for they, according to an agreement with the [nterborough, are to have the first motor care in the subway. If the engineers win the men -M.-> go from the elevated trains to the nib way motor cars will be the chief beneficiaries of tho victory. Whether or net the Interborough will keep Its asreement to give the elevated train men tho flret choice of subway places after they have voted to support a motoi man's strike remains to be seen, If it did not there would be another trlk< ■- With the subway trackmen already members of tho Amalgamated Association, the elevated men say they can defer the opening of the subway and block. In case there should be an elevated strike, any attempt to care for the en suing congestion of traffic by opening the sub way ahead of time. SENATOR DEPEW'S POCKET PICKED. One of Many Victims at Whitney Point Fair Ground Loss Is Small. IliT TELEOBAPH TO THE BIBOn.] Ulngnamton. K. V., Sept. 3.— The police made an arrest last ::lght of two men on suspicion of having robbed Senator Chatmesy M Depew. Mr. l'jcpew, to common with a hundred other victims, had his Boeket picked on the Whitney Point Fnlr 1.,,.,,:, ytstordny. but the loss to him w^s com r'-ratlvpJy "mail. It Is the first time ho ever was "touched"- by pickpockets, and it is supposed to have been aune at the ■recectlon. * LONG ■ ISLAND KAIT..BOAD. | Tl , « Pall SCbedule will take e£t»ct on VT«aae«(lay, Sept. 7tb.--Ad.vy-? I .-V ' "... 7 XEW-YOKK. SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 4. 1904, -FIFTY-SIX PAGES. WHERE THE ARMIES ARE FIGHTING. Map showing tho positi( n of the fighting arm around Ltao-Yans. The late dispatches leave little doubt that to-day General Nodzti's centre army baa crossed to the- north of the Tat-Tse River and Joined with Genera] Kurckl in pursuit of the Russians GREAT BATTLES IN THE WORLD'S HISTORY. Men Balile. Coniendir.g Forces. Engaged. Losses. LEIPSIC French-Allied Armies . . . 430,000 83,000 BORODINO French-Allied Armies . . . 280,000 8 J,OOO GR AVELOTTE Fran-oPrussian 320,000 62,000 LIAO-YANG Rus-r>J,ipancsc 400,000 60,000 ( ?) WATERLOO French-Allied Armies. . . 190,000 51,000 SEDAN Franco-Prussian 390,000 47,000 GETTYSBURG American Gvii War .... 172,000 44,000 BEEF STRIKE ENDS HERE MES VOTE TO GO HACK. To Get Places if There Are Any Left. The strike of the local unions of the Amalga mated Meat Cutters' and Butcher "Workmen In and about this city was declared off last night by a referendum vote of th unions, thirteen in number. Before this vote was taken the strike leaders had conferences with the Schwarzschild & Lzberger Company and the United Dressed Beef Company, the two firms in the Beef Tru3t against which the local strike was declared. The men return to work on Tuesday, the condi tions being that all competent men In the em ploy of the firm be retained and as many of, the strikers taken on as there are places for, the Others to get the preference In future vacancies. After the conferences were held a report of the result was made to the executive committee, which decided that there was no use In contin uing ■ tie strike further. Tho question of declar ing the strike off waa then put to vott- and ths strike wan formally called off. Tho ordering of a strike \»y President Don nelly In the Independent shops nai not seriously considered here. The action of the locals last night was i dependent of any action by Presi dent Donnelly or the national executive board. The New-York wtrlko wnn purely sympathetic, and if the strikers In Chicago, in whose support the New-York strike was declared, bad u-un the local striken would have pained nothing. This Is the second strike in behalf of the Chi cago meat cutters and butcl.ers and began four weeks tigo from to-morrow. From three thou sand to thirty-five hundred people were Involved, some -' whom hav<? obtained work w'th inde pendent firms or In the New-Jersey plants. Hoon after this strike went Into ' "' :ct the cause of the strikers seemed to be lost. The two firms began to engage men In place of the striker?, and by degrees had succeeded in bring ing the plants up to practically a normal work- Ing capacity, Within the last week or so the strikers appeared to believe that the strike was hopeless. There was great delay ln calling the ptrili* 1 at first, which rave the two firms a good chance to nil their refrigerators and otherwise prepai • for it. The strike order was suspended on one I or .-mother by tt.t;- leaders, who ai,i-t-«i. 1 t. hope that ln the mean time 'I' 1 - strike In Chi vould be settled. When the strike Sect, howi ver, the leaders did their best to keep it up by tho various devices generally used In bolstering uj- a ; opel< .sir.igK!.-. REFUSES SYI'PATEETIC STRIKE. Gompers Will Not Call Federation Meeting to Recommend on»\ <'hlcairo. Sept. 2.— Word was received at the union headquarter! to-day from President <:<->mj>er» of the American Federation of Labor that ha would not call a meeting of th« National Executive Coun cil of the Federation to recommend general sym pathetic action of unionists throughout the country in support of the packing house walkout The re quest that be call a meeting of the National Coun cil In Chicago was made last week by Secretary Edward N. Nocke'.B, of the Chicago Federation. To-day Secretary Nocketa received a letter from Mr. 'i.,iiiii<"rs in which ho paid that he could not call tha meeting. "The American Federation of Labor," said S«c retary Nockels, "has bo power to call uvr;kes. It could recommend sympatheitle strikes." Con-plaint has reached th« union he"»<i<'.uarters at the ■ok yiirf's fr^m several quartora that tho local unions urn not supporting the stock yards strike. It la reported that tho packers have submitted a proposition to the Allied Trades Council. Nona of the packers v.ill verify the report. BATTLE IN PARAGUAY. More than One Thousand Casualties Among the Insurgents. Buenos Ayres, Sept. 8. — The Paraguayan gov ernment commissioner, Sefior Moreno, hail an interview to-day with Foreign Minister Terry. The interview was without result. The Para guayan revolutionists are hourly securing fresh recruits, and the fall of the government is In evitable. Minister of War Escobar has resigned. In a irreat battle In the Cuchilla Grande, In Southern Uruguay, the insurgents were severely defeated by government forces under the per sonal command of the minister of War, General Vasquez. There fsre mere than one thousand casualties among t»e ir^.ursents. and their leader, Aparaci > Saravla, wa3 badly wounded. — m MISS LA FOLLETTE GOING ON STAGE. Daughter of Wisconsin's Governor Starts for This City To-Day. [BY nil SMUTS TO m TRIBUNE. 1 Milwaukee. Sept. 3.— Miss £ola La Follette, dausf ter of Governor i-o- Toilette, leaves here to-morrow for New- York to go upon the professional stage. Shi spent last summer with a company of univer sity amateurs, mi kin* a tour of the Northwest, and had a successful summer. She has had sev eral offers from New-York managers, but want* to look over the field before accepting an/. TAGGAftT AND SMITH OUT. A SCTI IE REN CONFERENCE. "The Sunday Democrat" Supports Roosevelt— A Plot to Aid Parker. A quarrel between Chairman Taggart and ex-Senator James Smith, jr., is hurting the Democratic campaign in New-Jersey. Taptfart thinks Smith should give way to a more energetic manager in New-Jersey. "The Sunday Democrat," .in old irish- American and Catholic paper, "ill support i'rrsidrnt Roosevelt lor election. Politicians say a play has been j>l:mned for ex-Judge Parker in which he is to rush forth and save thr judiciary from the villain Hill. Josiab Quinov, formery Mayor of Boston, was a visitor at Rosemount yesterday. Hf hmnrlit advance sheets of the Democratic >,irii hook, which v.cr< jga ■ < • *r thi- candidate and revised somewhat Conventions of both parties were hrld in many liislricts in th;, State. APATHY. SAYS TAGGART. Smith Retorts Thai Chairman Is a Country Politician. The Democratic leaders around national head quarters appeared cheeied yesterday. Thomas TaggArt. chairman of the national committee, has been troubled by th<_ indifference and apathy of the Bryan leaders. The winning of ex-Sen ator Jones, ex-chairman of the national commit tee, and Mr. Walsh, the former secretary, back to activity Is taken as a -piece of political leger demain, and Tag%art is consequently pleased. One dark loud has fallen athwart the horizon, however. That Is th< situation In New-Jersey. -Senator James Prni;!i. Jr.. ■•;■■'■■ "boss" of his party In New-Jersey, Is deeply Incensed and nourishes great resentment against Tag gart Smilh Is a member or the national exec utive committee. lie was one of the Cleveland boomers and wasn't a strong Parker num. Tag gart thinks that Smith Is taking too little inter est la the campaign. lie thinks that a mistake was made in selecting Smith to look after N<yv- Jersey, and he took Smith to tank for his ap parent apathy. Smith la report to have re plied thai Taggart was a country politician, and ■ greatly overrated one at that, and Incapable of conducting a national campaign. ;gart, it Is said, didn't understand Smith at llrst. Smith didn't Jo! tho Parker movement until there was nothing else to do. Taggart was told, however, that Smith was tho boss cf the party in New-Jersey, and would have to be placated by beins placed in charge of the cam paign there. Non Taggaii it Is Bald, finds thai Smith is unpopular In his State and m his party, and that one of the grievances npalnst the national committee of Hearst -.3 the prominence j/t Smith. The national leaden are eager to get Hearst Into line, and Hearst demands that Smith be less prominent. Hearst's complaint L that Smith threw out Hearat men at the April conventions in New-Jersey. The quarrel be tween Taggart and Smith is said to have been precipitated by ■ suggestion that Robert Davis, of Hudson County, be allowed more latitude In the campaign. Smith took this as an affront, and he and Taggart are at sword's point. Speaking of the McCarren-Murphy trouble, a prominent Democrat said yesterday: "One thing Is certain. No man can be nom inated for Governor from greater New- York. It must be an up-State man Then neither Murphy nor McCarren enn claim the candidate. This eliminates Grout. It looks like Stanch field nor." 'TWAS A GREAT PLOT. Parker to Save Judiciary from Hill, the Villain. Another political play is be^ng planned for ex- Judtje Parker, according to shrewd political ob servers. It will deal with the nomination for the Court of ArDcals. The appointment by Governor Odd! of Edgar M. Cullen. of Kings County, to succeed Mr. Parker as chief Judge of the Court of Appeals Is said to have nuKK-Bteii the plan to give Parker another boom Ilk* that given by his telegram to the Democratic National Convention declaring hi. opposition to free silver. Ex-Sen.nor Hill, on account of Judge Cul len's fearless decisions in thi Maynard case, de sires to Ignore Cullen and name D. Cridy Ilerrlck and Attorney General Cunneen 10 fill the two va cancies on the Court of Appeals. ; The Republican leaders have 4. -elded that Cullen ar.d Justice Werner, one a Democrat and the other a Republican, shall bo r.o:nin:urU for the Court of Continued on fourth page. ' A delightful, comfortable route to the World's Fair at St. Loula la that of the Now l'ork Central. — Advl. RUSSIAN ARMY SWEPT AWAY. STAKELBERG'S CORPS CUT OFF AND KUROPATKIX FLEEING TOWARD MOUKDEN. LiaO'Yang Abandoned and. Occupied by th Japancc—Storn Burned-* Russian Orders Dhohe!jed. General Kuropatkin's army is hurriedly retreating towvd Mo'ikaejv leaving behind it General Stakelbercr. with 35,000 mm, mrrwmdH by the forces of General Oku. liao-Tang has been occupied >w the Jai^ anese. The Russians blew up the nagannes and stt the stoica on tire before leaving the town. Genera] Kuroki's army, which began its attack northeast of Liao \ ancr on Thursday, drove the Russians from positions • dim? the railway. Kuropatkin massed his retreating forces near Vta-Tai, and took the offensive. The Japanese, reinforced presumably by NotWl army, were in overwhelming strength, and forced the Russian general to begin a retreat which he describes as hurried. According to a report received at Che-Foo from Port Arthur, a Japanese torpedo boat was sunk be fore the harbor. A DAY OF DISASTER FOR THE RUSSIJS ARMS. St. Petersburg. Sept. 4 <12:15 a. m.).— All Rus- Pia will learn by the morning newspapers that O'-neral Kuropatkin's army Is in full retreat to the northward, that L.iao-Yar.g hus been aban doned and occupied by the Japanese, and that General Stakelberg's corps of 25,000 men is sur rounded and cut off. The hopes of victory raised ln Russian broasts by the telegram from the commander In chic*, published this afternoon, saying that the Rus- Bhuis had advanced against General Kuroki on Friii'y. and that an attack on the Russian right had been repulsed, proved shortlived. General Kuropatkin had scarcely begun the offensive against General Kuroki's army when he was compelled by the overwhelming fore* of the Japanese flanking movement to give up all idea of continuing his advance, and hurriedly withdrew in the direction of Moukden. The retreat is the consequence of the Ras- Finn plan of k-ading on and tiring out the Japanese ;it the successive stations of tks northward, thus placing their foe at the con s'nnt'.y prowlng disadvantage of ImsltwiOd lln»»s of communication. The success of this plan was marred by a blunder of General Stakelberg; who, ln the wonla Of <;pn»ral Kuropatkin. insisted on placlr.fr his own interpretation on orders, instead of fulfil ling them. Oeneral Stakelberg erred in falling to cross the Tal-Tst Hirer whssi G<»nfrril Kurcpatkin decided that the whole army should retreat to Its north ern bank, as was exclusively reported in dls * to The Associated Press on September 1. This blander, It Is feared, will Involve the loss of the whole of the First Siberian Army Corps, consisting of the First, ?ecind and Sixth Rifle Divisions, th* Ussuri Cossack Brigade, the Flr^t Siberian Artillery Brigade and a sapper bat talion. The .-\^an:lonment of tho whole position at I-iao-Yang Involves the loss of a great accumu lation of atorw. ♦houerh It Is believed that many of these already nad been sent north -*»for» the beginning of fighting. The Russians, however, blew up the maga sines and set fire to the army stores and pro visions before leaving the town. The following report has been received from General Kuropatktn, dated September 3: The enemy last (Friday) night attacked and seized most of the positions occupied by our troops at Syk-AVan-Tun, eleven miles cast of Liuo-Vang. and the troops holding the positions in question retired to a rearguard position be tween the villages of Shan-Sun-Tun and Shl- Shrcn-Ga. six miles distant. The same night the First Siberian Army Corps, which hud sustained heavy losses dur- Ing the last five days, and which was in danger of having its flank turned owing to the enemy's superior forces, retired several kilometre 3to the westward. This corps previously saved General Orloff*3 detachment by attacking the Japanese flame when General Orloff was threatened with anni hilation. General Orloff was seriously wounded. In these circumstances I ordered Lias-Yang evacuated and the troops to retire northward. Something akin to consternation prevails among Russian* who have learned of the disas ter to General Stakelber3r*s corps. A" 1 realize that thera Is small hope now for the relief of. Port Arthur, but the military officials are unani mous in the belief that it would be only folly for Genera] Kuropatktn to remain and run the risk of being surrounded with his whole army, ami that the commander in chief, by his withdrawal north, has converted what might have been dis aster to himself into what is regarded as a rc verae for the Japanese, for the failure of the Japanese to hold the Russian army and lnf.lct a decisive blow, it Is sJsasjsdL cannot te regarded otherwise than a reverse. Field Marshal Oyama's tenacious frontal at tack and the clever flank movements could not have had any other object than to compel the Russians to accept a decisive eng?ge»r.ent. General Kuropatkln's retreat will undoubtedly hr.v 9 a discouraging effect on the garrison at Port Arthur, which can no longer hope for re lief from this quarter. It Is doubtful, however, if tho Japanese are In a position to press tho siege, and It Is more than probable that they hay: diverted a portion of the besieging army to reinforce their corps operating in Manchuria. This would account for the temporary lull in tho fighting there. It is noticeable that the siege re ports reaching here do not mention further as saults on the fortress, but only speak of bom bardments. Lieutenant General SaUharoff In a report to the General Staff, dated September 2, says: To-day our troops assaulted the heights of Wan-Tun, and after a desperate light we ccptured the wh'>le chain, but immediately made the discovery that we had to deal with a strong ANNULLING TRjAINS BETWEEN N'EV/J?OKK ** AND POINT .^PLEASANT LABOR DAY. - Pennsylvania Railroad trains leaving New-York at 2:55 and 4 £s: p. to. for Asbury Park' and Point Pleasant and trains) leaving Point Pleasant at 6;5S and 7:10 a. m. Tor/New- York will not h-i run on iAbor Day. September sth.— Advt. PRICE FIVE CENTS. Japanese fores, with a fmntf extending from Yental to the River, Tal-Tse. f A detachment under Major General Orlof* which v.-as guarding the *>nta! mlrwa, advanced a short distance, tut. meeting the Japanese su perior ir. force &nd in a strong potllfon. had t3 retire. a Major Genera? Orlof? was wounded, but th* ganger of the enemy's mover. ;nt waa avert»<2 by his return to the station at rental The gallant resiirenta of the Ist Slbe.-'aa Kin- Corps earr.e up and Central fc;a;ieltei-g eked the attacking Japanese. In thla Pght the brave commander oi the - _M Siberian Regi ment. Colonel Ozersky. was severely wounded. At 9 o'clock ir. the evening there v.a3 a lull in the fighting a!! along tha line, and ..h? only firing heard was the boom of guns at Llao- Tang. According to a telephone report, the gar rison at Liao-Yang repulsed the second Japan ese attack. In order to ascertain the enemy's strength two reeimt-nts on the west front were orders! to at;ack. After a fierce ri^nt i; was d scovered that the enemy opposing the two regiments were more than two divisions screnjr. The losses to the Russian army have rot been ascertained exactly, but. according to the latest account, they exceed thi se thousand in killed or wounded. At •'•:-»•. p. m. the first Japanese shell Ml In Lino- Yang; ard was followed by a hail of pro jectile*, which swop? the railway station end the* suburb cf the town Itself. Fortunately the sta tion was empty, all the rolling stock having been removed. Th* first persona wounded wera seven subjects of charity, a doctor. «evenl Chi nese and a commissariat non-commissioned offi cer. By 5 o'clock in the evening several fires ha<J been caused by the bombardment, and th<» booming of the guns followed cur train as \ carried off the wounded. The Russian casualties in the fishtins of Au gust 31 and September 1 ire stated to amount to OCA The enemy lost double or treble that number. Japanese prisoners appear to be worn out. The battle of Liao-Yang, which t>er?^R with a Japanere advance on August 21. the cay of ths christening of the Czarevitch and concluded on Saturday, September S. with the retreat of General Kuropatkin. Is believed to have beea the longest and the bloodiest of history. Xv- xnerous incidents In the fighting upset tha theory evolved from experiences in the Pees 1 war tiu».«. a z&oslera t— ttla ovoat nccecsarilj' ba fought at long range. Both sides repeatedly came to hand to hand encounters In bayonet charges, and the men of both sides -were often so near each ci>.er ■ - that they could distinguish feat-urea and h-.'a* ■■.'•- - ,- : .'■.•■. - words of command. la one instance they wera separated only by the width of the railroad and threw stones at ea.-h other. The mad heroism of the Japanese and the stubborn tenacity of the Russians have hardly been paralleled asy» where save in ;-ome of the J^sp^rate er.cour.tsrs of the • '!•"'! "War. Correspondents say that several of the bay onet attacks made by the Japanese In tks battles have keen forced by the lack of ammunition, of which modern arir.s entail such extravagant expenditure. The Japanese came on with empty gun* and with hopes of flnishins the attack with cold steel, but l: .vas proved at their own cost that t»uch attacks cannot be driven home in the face of the fire of brce.-hioacllng guna. The Russian artillerymen suffered terribly Itj • -...-_ . - . ■ ■ . ■•.-•„,.-.• the prolonged fighting south of the Tai-Ts« River. One fcattery lost forty men killed. All the remainder were wounded, but when a fresh battery was brought up ml position the sor vlvors protested with tears at bein? removed, begging 1 to be allowed to die beside their guns. The work of the Red Crass. which through the war has been most devoted on both sides, has proved almost as daisserous to nurses and doctors as the work oi the combatants. Mary bearers and their assistants har<» besn killed or wounded in attending to Injured under fire, A sister of mercy v.-as killed and a surgeon wounded In the final assaults on Lino- Yang. Telegraph operators and correspondents alsa have suffered severely. Two correspondents of The Associated Ptjss have been shot, and one has been mated for bravery. During the ten days' fi>ht!r.s the condition of the lo'tilers of both .:rr: .■ has been plt.'abla. Many of the Js.par.es? prisoners were starving and almost naked when citf-tured, spraka volumes - 11 " Japanese endurance. It is won derful that the ccnuaßigsari amusements made It possible to continue to »upp!y t!i» men d"JT« Ing such a continuous battle. The Russians v/cre. better to}, be!ns; renrrr their own base, but the terrible strain c" tha continuous fighting caused renie or them to fall asleep in the midst of the c=.:inonad«s and even on the firing llr.s. KIROKI'S BIG VICTORY. Position f. Commanding ItGilrcaT) Taken After Hard Fight General Kuroki's Hcadrnsarters in the Field. Scpt._2 (via' Fu3an. 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