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1 Captain fTianVea 3 Captain Butts. t Colonel Helstead. adjutant general of corps. 4 Captain
I'i-kman. general staff. 6 Colonel l>ravo. chief commissary. 6 Captain Taylor, observer. 7 Gen
eral Crozi^r ichtef of ordnance), observer. 8 Major Clarence ;.loor<\ observer. 9 Captain Pershluc.
assistant to chief of staff. 10 Colonel Knight, chief of staff. 11 Captain Thompson, assistant "chief
or staff. */;
Final Decision Reached After a Long and Stormy Confcrcmr in August
Belmont 's Office — Papers To Be Signed To-day.
"It Is all settled. The boys get their ?3 50 a
day and work ten hours." #
This terse statement, made at 7:30 o'clock last
right by K. P. Bryan, vice-president of the
Jnterborough Rapid Transit Company.' an
nounced the settlement of the difficulties be
tween the elevated employes over the scale of
wages to be paid subway inotormen. It meant
that the danger of a tie-up of the entire elevated
system of Manhattan, which has hung like a
threatening cloud for more than a week* was
averted. It meant that organized labor, with
the aid of political and other Aimely influences,
had won a decided victory over one of the most
X>owerful municipal transportation corporations.
It meant that the motormen had proved their
•iaim to skilled workmanship that could not be
supplied by the ordinary type of strikebreaker.
This is the fourth threatened elevated strike
to be averted by compromise at the last ditch
Within two years, and it would seem that neither
the ofSclaJs of the road nor the leaders of the
labor organizations representing the employes
*r» willing to brave the storm of public indigna-
I'otj that would be aroused at the tie-up of the
f leveled system.
— tn—sntr, 1t»02.~ following the change in Janu
ary of the motive power on the elevated from
eifajv to electricity, the engineers, having; be
come motonnen, demanded a nine hour day. it
«as refused, and Grand Chief Arthur of the
engineers, »nd the head of the firemen, came
h*re a* take charge of the negotiations. A
strike w&<« threatened, but a compromise, where-
Iv the men gained practically a nine hour day
through the adjustment of "swing?," was agreed
to in August.
In October. 3902, the elevated road officials put
all the motormen through a physical examina
tion, as the result of which several were dropped.
The motormen thereupon demanded a lees se
vere examination and the national leaders came
on to enforce the demand. A strike was voted
for, but again a compromise agreement averted
In March af the same year the employes ex
clusive of the motormen, hitherto unorganized,
formed a branch of the Amalgamated Associa
tion and asked for higher pay and a nine hour
flay. The wage demand was adjusted, but a
refusal to give the nine hour day brought on a
vote for a strike in April. Negotiations were
continued, however, and a compromise averted
* tie-up.
111 1 t\a« said after the conference that the He-
men would have the first choke of subway
Jaka. This was a aiuch mooted question, as the
«ompany had been hiring men to run the sul.
»r*. The men had had opportunity to ap
- t.ut had nepiP<ted to „., >.., |,
aid that the ompany will g-jve all pref
♦•-enceF to the elevated road men v lv,
In the subway.
It took Mr. Bryan Ices than half a minute to
t-11 the . reporters who were welting that there
r.ns no danger of a strike. But that statement
■*«••« made possible only by a conference at
August Belmont's banking house, No. 120
P.roadway, which lasted fully five-hours among
the company officials, the employes and the
heads of their national organizations. It was an
«x<-iti!ig conference, a conference of loud words
end at times angry gestures. Almost until the
very • id it looked a* if there would be no com
l»rr,jtilsp and that the meeting would end in a
strike order. ■'/-'.•■?
Th» fighting for the company was don* by
Mr. van and General Superintendent Hedley,
•ffco has fought elevated strikes in Chicago, it
I' said they favored standing firm on th*» wag*
<jumion and testing the elaborate strifcebreak-
I*s arrangement which they have worked nlphi
■ad day to perfect.* Finally, when he became
<«nvinced that the men would not yield without
* bitter struggle. It is said Mr. Belmont cau
tiously brought forward the compromise which
*a* adopted. He offered them the wages' th*y
Remanded If they would accept the company's
Incurs. .
The conference had been In session so long
t-iHi it was Impossible to put the agreement in
'•vrit'ns. It will be prepared in all its details
fcr Mr. Bryan to-day, and there will be a meet
i«Z cf the company officials syid employes at
the company's office in the Park Row Building
?arly this afternoon, at which it will be finally
ratified and signed. Both the national officers
of the labor organizations and the company offi
cials declare that there will be no hitch and that
all <hn;i.-. ; of a strike has passed.
At '.';3<» a. m, th« lobby of the K'juttßl.l*
Bul'.filng. in which Mr Bdaseal'c bonking nous*
has office*, looked like the meeting place of a.
labor congress. Members of th" executive and
rtrlke committees of the three organizations,
«»«ity-Qv» strong, gathered there to wait- for
their national officer*. Stone and Hurley, of the
Engineer*; Mahon and Orr. of the Amalgamated,
anil Wilson, of the Firemen, soon Joined them.
. .iol'i
To-day, f a j r
fa-morrow, fair; Hsrbt to frc'h #outh , a Hind*.
and the entire party filed into the big board
"meeting room on the second floor, where Mr.
Belmont and his aids, Vice-President Bryan and
Superintendent Hedl»y, were walling.
After they had been In session for four hours
labor leaders who left the room for a few mo
ments said a settlement was doubtful. Bryan
and Hedley were fighting against giving in an
inch. Their stubbornness only Increased the
determination of the employes. Then word
came out that they had found a common ground
and that strike prospects were fading. Finally
Mr. Bryan appeared with the statement that an
agreement had been reached.
Mr. Belmont had little to say, as he • as weary
from the struggle.
"We have come to a most satisfactory agree
ment." he declared. "The details will be worked
out to-morrow by Mr. Bryan to the satisfaction
of both parties.
Mr. Bryan made a more detailed statement
for the lnterbcrm!<h company.
"We have madr-a definite arrangement to
Fettle all difference?,*' he said. The labor
unions have atrreed to sign a three- > ; ear. con
tract, which the company considers a treat
point gained, as it assures n.; there will bo no
trouble in the subway for years to come. The
difference between the &' and the $,';;.<■ rate
means a loss to the company of only 30 cms
n day on IM inotormen. which trill be about
the number needed i:. the subway. No one can
say now that we did not employ the best possi
ble men we could get."
"You can say that F tin perfectly Battened."
*.;<l<] »irand Chief Stone, v >!<>.-• skill ai. 1 dip
lomacy are largely teaf)onsibtfl ?"t the Ml
ful Issue of the trouble.
There seems little doubt th it politics had
much to do with the settlement. Mr. Belmont,
as the campaign manager for Judge Parker, • 1 1 • 1
not car" for a strike t*vo months before election,
or a fight which would come home almost imme
diately to a majority of the voters In Manhat
tan. It Is raid that pressure from high sources
was brought to bear to bring about * compro
■What about Farley and his strike breakers?"
Superintendent Hedley was asked.
"They are still In the company's employ,** was
all he would say.
It Is said that most of them will be dismissed
when the agreement 1b signed to-day. The l>,u
rarks at the car barns at < me-hundre.l-an.l
twenty-ninth-wt. and Third-aye. will not be
opened, a::d the cariß and prOYtatona
there will r>e carried Mway.
There was a great diversity of opinion among
the employes when the news of the settlement
reached them. The trainmen and station men
without exception thought it a great victory, and
their faces were wreathed In smiles. The engi
neers, or, as their caps say. "inotormen," re
ceived the news with anything but pleased ex
pressions. When the news first reached them
they were inclined to smile, but when the detail*
were learned and they found that the "down
stairs" men. as the subway folk are designated.
had to labor ten hours for &> '*> a day, the happy
expression faded and a look of dejection took Its
place. They fear the company will add an hour
to working time on the elevated, making it a ten
hour day all around. Mr. -iniont has been
quoted as saying that there will be no wage or
hour change on the elevated.
Soon after the departure from Mr. Belntont'a
office Mr. Bryan telephoned to Commissioner
McA'loo that no police would be needed. Within
a few minutes hundreds of reserve policemen
were Ml their way from station* all over th*
city to tlnir homes, for the first time ' since
Fund ay.
Grand chief Stone said there was some talk at
the conference over the physical examination*,
which the men did not like.
■•f*fe object to the present system." he said,
"the standard railway leal and want the prac
tical test— that If, we want men to be subjected
on a railroad to the test of color. But that will
be fixed up in the arrangement of to-morrow."
The elevated road had a hundred men on hand
at. th* Qne-hundred-and-twerity-nlnth-st, and
Second and Third aye. car barns, In readiness
for a strike.
After th« 'result of the conference had been
made known tlii-rie were told they would not be
needed. They were paid off. but just what their
pay was could not be ascertained. Home said
the men got their railroad fares l.r.cic to where
they had come from. It was said all were Tar
ley's men.
It came out last night ill 'I in the last ten
days conferences have been going on over the
elevated railroad trouble between August Bel
ir.ont. who Is a member of the national execu
tive committee of the Civic Federation,' and both
employers and heads of labor hollies who are on
this committee. Among the latter were John
Mitchell. Samuel Gomperr. Warren S. Stone,
grand chief of the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Enijii •• P. 11, sfonisey, grand chief of the
Brotherhood or Railroad Trainmen, and v.. v.
Clnrk. grand <-nlef of the Order of Railway Con
ductors. It wan understood that if a strike
was actually declared an attempt.would be made
by the Civic Federation to arbitrate the trouble
before it -went into effect.:.
Th!» officers, of the engineers and others who
are members of the committee had a talk yes«
terday with members of the national concilia
tion committee O f tlio: federation before th«
went, into inference with Mr. Belmont. Among
those represented on the coiKil!at!on committee
Continued on .fourteenth |»aif- •
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«-t* ure via Hudson Kivcr l/ay Un*. JHslc.-Advi.
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Grant Loses Five Companies on
First Day of Bull Run.
[*t TEt,r<;R*pn to THE TTUKJ <CI '
Corps Headquarters. Gainesville. Va.. Sept. 6.
-The troops of the Brown and Blue armies
bivouacked to-night ready for a renewal of the
war game hi any minute after midnight. The
quartermasters had provided for this bivouac,
and it is counted. upon to contribute more of
practical value to the participants than anything
else, Including the work of the day over the
country roads] and fields.
The solutions of the problems are of Intcrent.
but the condition." which governed to-day's
movements were so impeded by rules and agree
ments between the commanding officers of the
opposing forces that the operation* bore only a
remot* likeness to real war. The various as
sumptions whleh are necessary are more or leea
confusing and lead to some dispute of th rela
tive advantages enjoyed by one or the other
side. It Is out of order to employ civilian spies
or interfere with the telegraph lines, so that all
the opportunities of actual warfare re not
available. The chief value of the exercises so
far has been In the study of th* detraining of
troops, and their provision while lii camp, and
to-night In the selection of camps and the build-
Ing of camp fires, which many of the nillltinm«»n
learned for the first time should be small rather
than large: the reserving of strength and the
avoidance of cold water and of food other than
that issued to the troops. .. v , ;.
At da> light to-day General Grant, command
ing the, blue army, had established -i front afiouj
th« battlefield and pushed his line two-fifths of
the way to Thoroughfare. The northern half of
his line was ■ solid mass of Infantry, the south
ern half was a patrol of cavalry. To m« "t the
attack General Bell, commanding the brown
army, established a it'", <-f battle sweeping In a
semi-cirdo from Buckland on the «outhwestern
limits of .the field to Woolsey on th" north. Back*
land Is less than two miles from the western
limit of operations and Woolsey .i little more
than that distance. General Bell's centre was
the strongest part of his Hm-.
General Bell advanced bis line at least two
miles further east than the position he. originally
took up. going a little more than halfway to
m< >»t the attacking party, and establish! an
extraordinarily strong line, or succession of
lines, bisecting the mati-.i-uvr-: zone, th« right
resting about two and a half miles north of
Gainesville and extending from that point due
north to the limit of the zone. The attacking
forces were marshalled In front of this line on
the east. Between Un two forces was a stretch
of about a mile of rolling country, with woods
and corn fields on either side
General Grant's advance was stopped about
10 o'clock. Four companies of the 74th New-
York and one company of the. sth Infantry,
regular, under Brigadier General Wlnt, com
manding the First Brigade of the blue arm;..
were ruled out of action for attempting to cross
the open space. They were subject to th« con
centrated lire of a long line of the 2d Texas
Regiment, under General Lee. commanding th-
First Brigade or the brown army.
Alter this brink skirmish, which developed
such strength on the part of the brown army.
General Grant swung the bulk of his Infantry
and artillery to the south In an effort to flank
GeneraJ Bell's line of Infantry on th " rlghl
General Bell, however, learned or the move
ments of htH adversary and rushed up his re
serves to the threatened point. The two force*
came In contact shortly after '1 o'clock, artillery
was brought Into play by the Brown army, and
rapid (Ire ran* and rifles* »pok on both sides.
The battle hail proceeded only a short time
when ;«'i order from the umpires was given in
c east: llring. Fifteen minutes was allowed to
each side to rectify lt/> lines. At h signal from
th- chief umpire the action was resumed. The
lighting became very hot, but before .< decisive,
point was reached the umpires stopped; tic
flKhtlng for tlip dii) .
First Lieutenant Cornelius K. Vanderlillt. of
ill. l.'tii New- York, was compelled to submit to
n.fdical treatment to-day on account of th»»
heat, His condition 1., not regarded as periods'.
General Terrell I 'mixes Soldier's Re
fusal to Salute Negro Officer.
A*i;piMß. 0h... Srpt. . <!.-- A.': • • C<«l dispatch to |
"The Heralti ' from Atlanta save: ;
In discussing the 'refusal of si Qeorciii sn « ;-r to '
feVtut* ;i M^Kru ' officer. Ctorernor Terrell to-day salrl:
"That's whit I mil true Georgia Rrii. Me is
made '.in of the proper stuff/
Kx-Otovc;r.or Csindler was even more emphatic.
H« tared that "any Yank*o who think* •< Georgia
soldier will salute a negro It n i\ — n foot. D n
Yankees and negroes, anyway."
Georgia Planter Dies in Convulsion After
Fight with Ssncgarabian.
(BT TBIJCGBiriI TO TUB 1 R t rtf v i-. !
Atirwta. Oa.. Sept. 6.— Asa result of ■ Wt« >>n the
thumb received '" * flght With a negro. •' ,X.
Porter, -i wealthy • planter _of Dodpe County.,; died ■
frcin blood poisoning this; morning:. He . di-d in
conviil?!on*. «"d suffered terrible .-ujop% When
evidence* of blood pol>onln«r developed Mr. : Porter |
]rft ii!^ hoo»« near Albany abput a ; month *«go snu |
cam*- here for treatment. Up to « short time Im>.
fore his ,lo:ilhhV appeared tob* gettliis^pttKr."' -
Th'" SUuu'lf". 1 l"''"O"tf*mc. irotPl.'KroWtenac' N. V.
Mo-t d«l!shtfui «ensoi> on th-;St.SI-4WT'»nc« niver
and lt»a: fishlns- open durln; September. '—. Ad vt,:.:
A Break Between Taggart and Bel
mont Thought lAkchf.
At a confonni-e of Republican leaders yes
terday (iovrrnor Odel! positively declined to
be a candidate for rr-olcction. A majority
of tlic leaders spoke in favor of the nomina
tion of Lieutenant Governor Higgins for Gov
Richard Olncy. of Massachusetts, was the
guest of Judge Parker at Esopus yesterday.
They were in close consultation most of the
day. Other Visitors there were General Miles,
Join R. McLean, of Ohio, and Judge Mc-
Conrille, chairman of the speakers' bureau
of the National Committee. .
The Democratic editors began to arrive for
their conference.
"Bclnionttsm" at the Democratic National
Headquarters is offending Chairman Tag
gart's friends, who say that a clash between
the real boss and the official head of the
national committee may be expected this week.
Mr. Taggart's friends declare that money for
the Parker campaign h is been -wasted and is
running low. - -■-—•-— - ***?
Men Discussed for Smaller Places
on the Ticket.
Governor Odell and the other Republican lead
ers from all parts of the State gathered at the
Fifth Avenue Hotel yesterday to talk over the
situation. This meeting was widely heralded as
a gathering to ( bOOM a State ticket and to pro
pare the details of the Saratoga convention. No
ticket was decided upon, but the availability
of candidates was freely discussed. In theflrsl
place Governor Odell made his position known.
He said to those who came' to meet him In prac
tically those words:
"1 am hot a candidate for the nomination for
Governor, and I will not be a candidate. Noth
ing could Induce me to accept the nomination.
I have no candidate. I am for the strongest
man we can nominate, and I want every one
to speak right out In meeting. The consensus
of opinion will govern. The best brain and
thought of the organization must rule. Who
ever can get the most \ote3 and stand the best
with the public is the mar. I am for."
publican leaders beKan to flock Into the
Fifth Avenue Hotel at an early hour yesterday
and they kept coming and going all day. Among:
those who saw and talked with the Governor
were Colonel George W. Dunn, former chairman
of the Republican State Committee: William
Barnes, jr.. chairman of the executive commit
i...; George W. Aldridge. leader In Roehee^er;
Congressman James H. Sherman. ex-Cangrias
man Emerson, of Platteburg: Senator Edgar T.
Brackett. of Saratoga; Senator Klon R. Brown,
•ir Watertown; Senator Elsberß Loots F. Payn.
of Chatham; William C. Warren. of Erie; Will
iam L. Ward member of the Republican Na
tional Committee: Edward Ijiuterbaeh. William
rlalptn, and Congressman L.ittnuer.
Senator Braekett brought the Odel' boom to
the city. He sal.l: "Up in my section of the
country the people realise that Governor Ociell
has been the best executive we have had In a
dozen years. He la a sterling character, and w,.
would like to see him nominated." After ta^kiiiK
with Governor Odell Senator Brackett clung to
bis views about the desirability' of nominating
Governor Odel!,' but said Chat he would not ac
cept the nominal ion.
senator Mai by. who in fo be permanent chair
man of the convention, had a long talk with
Governor Odell. He went over bis speech with
him, and the finishing touches were put to it. (>
was announced that as Timothy L Woodroa
had declined to be' temporary chairman. of the.
convention ox-Governor Prank P. B»ci ■roUW!
be named for that honor. ■
The situation "so "far as the Governorship i*
drue.l is still open. Governor Odell, Senator
."i.i it and the other leaders have urged that ihf»
convention be ■'■■ open one. and that the strong
est man be all) wed to win. Nothing has been
done to injure the boonu th;t,t have smarted.
The movement In favor of Woodruff seenu to
have made the greatest itrides, but It was said
yesterday that the former Lieutenant Governor"
would probably fall short of, th- nomination.
It is thought thai hia attitude toward the cimal
would 'hurt him up State. On the other tun.i.
L.l»uenant Governor Htggins came In for many
kind words. It .was pointed out that ATr. His-
Kins la a man of great popularity. He
has practically no enemies. ' H»> has never been i
allied with factions. ,He has a clean record,
and In his years of service at Albany he has i
been in touch with nil the detail? of the State
government. Governor. Odell. denied -. that Hig
gins was his candidate, but it 1* understood that
he would not view his nomination with disfavor.
Senator Phut and Senator. Depcw visited
Continued oil third i><c- .
Ik .•!■ <>p» VinrenY (Thtiimiiul itiHiid^ : on Nfvv
York *<>t>tral. Irf-avr Ntw -.York- 11 S» p.im., arrive
Curt! Vincent V^s next morning.— Auvc
VERMONT BY 32.000.
Result Indicates National Triumph
in November.
White River Junction. Vt.. Sept. 6.— Returns
received at midnight Indicate that the Republi
cans won a signal victory in to-day's State elec
tion, in that they held their own and elected the
head of their ticket by a plurality equal to. I? not
greater, than that returned for William. W.
Stlckney when he was elected Governor In 1900.
Stickneyv however, received the support of many
Gold Democrats, and the Republicans generally
did not look for more than 25.000 plurality In
to-day's -election. Stickney was elected four
years ago. by 31.282 plurality over 3«nter.
At midnight the Republican leaders claimed
the State by 32.000. and this estimate appeared
reasonable, in the light of the returns from 233
out of -'46 cities and towns, which gave Bell
•W. 242 and Porter 13,663. The same places four
years ago gave Stlckney. . Republican. 45.823;
Sinter. Democrat. ir...">3.5. Returns from some ot
the cities and several of the remote mountain
towns were not available to-night-
Secretary Alfred E. Watson of the Republican
State Committee said to-night:
The result of th« election to-day is a great
surprise, in view of the hard work of the Demo
crats during the campaign. We expected a Re
publican plurality of .TO.OOO. but the returns
to-night indicate' Mr. Bell's election a* .Governor
by" a- plurality of XMttOt I attribute this in
crease m the Republican vote over l'.«ot> to the
excellent weather, the popularity of Mr. Bell
nmong the farmers, and the care with which
the- voters read the campaign speeches and lit
erature which we seal them. The victory must
also be regarded as a splendid Indorsement of
President Roosevelt. . .
Return* In from l»K» titles and towns show
that the Republicans have made large gains
In both branches of the legislature. In all
the districts heard from Republican Senators
have .been elected, with the indication that
the upper branch of the legislature will be
without a Democratic member next year. The
party had five Senators in the last legislature.
The Republicans have also made gains in the
lower house, the standing for the Ua> towns
being 198 Republicans. •_"«> Democrats. 2 inde
pendents and 1 Citizen. Democratic leaders re
fused to-night to comment on the results of the
Vermont to-day elected ■ Governor and oth^r
State officers, two members of Congress, thirty
State Senators and one Representative from each
city and town. The day passed without special
Incident The weather was fine and the vote
was normal for a Presidential year. The State
officers elected are:
Ov-rnor— CIIAUI-E.-! .1 HFa.I,. of Waldfn
U-ut.nant Ck.v«rnor— CUAßt.ES H. STEARNS, or John-
Treasurer -JOHN U BACON, of Hartford.
Sccratari of suit- FKSDERICK U. FLCETWOOD. of
• SUrrlsvlllt.
Alidttorvoi Aeruunu- HORACK F. GRAHAM, of Crafu
Dav'd .1. Foster, of Burlington, was elected to
Congress from the Ist District, arid Kittredg*
Hawkins, of Brattleboro. from the lid District.
The vote lor Ceaisjioemea followed closely that
for Governor, and. with the exception of the
three northern counties, where local issues af
fertM the normal role, the complexion of the
legislator* was" practically unchanged. This in
dicates that Senator Redfield Proctor will be re
elected at the coming session of the legislature.
The campaign was hard fought by both of the
leading parti-ts. the Democrats bending their ef
forts to a reduction of the Republican majority
of ::i.::i- given to WHHam W. Stickney for Gov
ernor in MWPk The Republicans corceded a fall
ing ott from these figures, owing to the probabl?
loss of the gold Democratic vote, but a plurality
of less than 25.000 for the head of the Repuh-
I!,-.-.,, ticket would have been construed as Indi
cating ,i decline In Republican sentiment.
The. polls opened eo'rlj every where, j>ml hi thf
lur;s«v iHies and : "" : were not cloyed until
SUn'seW 11 Th--- early return* froM» tbi- rentre •>,•
Hi.-- State, disclosed "the. ■Republicans M >kHng
their own. while ih" Democrats {showed a fall-
Ing r>fl from tbctr vote of WOO.
' \* Vo'clock 12"' of thi 24»! towns and Cftfes
had tf~en recorded, the results being slmUprUo
thost rfcetveil earlier and tak«Hi by the Rerubll
can leader* os Indicating that the plurality
would- not fall U*»ow :w»«>. „!.-: mt e m exceed
«l.«» 0: th« plurality cf I^\ .;
The taw refiu'rlng in»Jority elections for au
candidate? neces«sury in several of th^
cltlen :<:i'l h»rgee town* a third end fourth bal- .
1C> At BurHnßton th«« l»3rd ballot for r€pr*senta- '
t«ve began at 10 o'clock, and the poVs were not
rinsed until midnight. The vote fo:- Governor ,
• i d not then been tabulated. Two ballots were
tnl-vn J"t Karre: lief ere th:.« Democratic Udat*>
f or the 'legislature \vi>s declared re-el-jcted. At
Rutiatod Hpi't bnllots were also the cau*e for a.
second -ballet..-
The Wv T;i3C table gives tfcc Republtca:> plurali
,-,,, at tfc? "Septcniber election Irv Vermont in the
last six rr«aldtutl-l y*:vs:
„.,, .. ... -M.«kr;;i<o: . — 10.105
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Ov^ter. F**r- ?f- T.^r .Sept. !V-.Pro.sJ«>iit Roosevelt
rec ilv«<l th^returr* fmtri i th* : V<r.-nor.t fJcttion tO
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Japanese X earing Moukden — Rain*
Hamper Russian Retreat.
The fate of General Kuropatkin's am
far as dispatches show, still hangs in the
balance. No word has been received from
the Russian leader since Monday afternoon,
when the. army was moving northward,
harassed by the Japanese on the rear. A dis
patch from Mookden yesterday said that the
baggage train was passing through the city,
and that the heavy roads were retarding the
retreat. An action, the message added, wal
going on fourteen miles away.
The reported annihilation of the Russian
rearguard is denied by the general staff at
St. Petersburg, and is not borne out by dis
patches, though the Russian capital is filled
with rumors of disaster. Telegrams repeat
the reports of a Japanese force west of Mouk
den, and Russian officials express fear lest
Japanese gunboats may seriously hamper the
crossing ot the Hun.
A land and sea attack on Port Arthur ii
expected to-day, according to advices from
Che-Foo. Tbe n forts"" were subjected to ; a
heavy bombardment on September 2 end 3,
and two Russian guns were dismounted. ; A
vessel loaded with provisions is reported to
have run the block
There are indications that Russia will —Ir
substantial concessions to the I nited States
and Great Britain respecting the treatment of
foodstuffs as contraband. Thr report <
Russian commission is expected to be sub
mitted to the Emperor to-d;>.v.
Russian Position on Monday Im
?v- — Alarm in Capital.
St. Petersburg. Sept. 7.— There has been tin
news from General Kuropatkin since Monday
afternoon. This is attributed to the int-rrup
HOB of direct m -.ink at ion with the com
mander In chief, owing to the transfer of th«
telegraph office to Moukden. whither message^
have to be sent by courier. General Kuropat
kin's latest message follows:
To-day < September .">• the army la advancing
northward. It has extricated "self from the
dangerous position in which it was placed, being
threatened by the enemy and having a narrow
The enemy through the day cannonaded our
rearguard especially its left flank, but without
much effect. We lost 3bout one hundred men
to-day. . *J
Private reports from Moukden said . tha Mii|
of the rearguard actions were severe, but no de
tails have oeen receive*!.
The* utmost "confidence prevails at the War
Office thai the Russian army is slowly but
surely effecting Its retreat, without »erlou3 risk
of being cut off. Intense anxiety, nevertheless,
i* felt through lk« nation, and, this feeling hi
rhared by th? Emperor. His majesty Is an
y ill ing t« al>">vit hlr.i3e'.f'fro;n Peterhof. and ha«
tounter:i-'»ude<3 all. proposed journeys. He will
rc-t R'-> tf> ffaiwv: or LJba.S«'.and remains tH»^«
f ,l f or hours, wlrh hi* tnfHts»^--adviser^. •
liberations wUI >: aivorCer to rr.obUize se\?r*l
•tate la:«t evening T>^' "A-Vsrviare'! Prt^ oi>
tiincd .ihv following statcmeiU f;or.j" the~.War.
" X ; telegranm. whatever ;W^'re.Tfv^^from
»lenen.: Kuropatkin to-day. It --is T.^rred • th«{
the cily Russian troops r.:ma!nlng -tt > »#nt«
mX Sep«e«r>bPT «I are %h* rearsruHrcT. ■ whos<?^mi»
sfomis solely t<» retard the en*mv'3 i .ir.bvemei'.t.
- it i- quite consistent from.' paanioi i ,ot
affatw t-> *uvr»-'a* that a -rortton of the Jap
unes*- forces ent?rea Tentai, ther? be!n?ro In
t".>tlon to hol<i this point. *s it is of no in
trinsic imi-.ortan.ee." Tfce stores there have : at-
Teady jieen ' removefi. and whatever was not r*
irsove'l ivasbumed. :'.•...■- :': '
Moukden ha
.-, of meat..'
-A -Russian correspondent (orVTba Associated
TYesa • <^' rll a message from Moukden Tuesday
e-.-r-. more than twe.r>ty-four hour* after to?
Ulspntch of Go:wral Kuropatkln's last publishf«l
in#ssase- Thi3 correspondent .give** pa d*t«»>
cf !♦*? retreat, and the censor is probably not
alloti-ini to 'authorize fh? tfensmis^ioh^ef th:«

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