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KUROPATKLVS ARMY SAFE
TROOPS MOVING NORTH.
Japanese Attack on Tuesday Be
pulsed—Losses Put at 000.
Almost all the advices from Manchuria
a <*ree that the Rcssian army has reached
Houkdon, and that there lias been no fighting
beyond tratpost skirmishes since Tuesday,
xrhen two corps repulsed a Japanese attempt
to bring: the army to bar. Details of the
' Buss-ian'retrcat eho\v that it was accomplished
under the greatest difficulties. No surgical
aid could be given to many of the wounded.
The Japanese are reported to be resting
south of the Hun, tho-.iph there are rumors
of a force 40.000 strong west of Moukden.
Russian troops have been moved cast of the
city to cover a flanking movement from this
direction, while the main army is &aid to be
pushing northward tcnvard Tie-ling.
A definite statement of the Russian losses
is expected to be given out to-day at St.
Petersburg. It is generally believed that
they "trill reach 20.000. Tho Japanese eas
tialties, it is thought, will amount to 30,000.
The heavy rains have hampered the work of
cremation, on which the Japanese relied to
dispose of the bodies.
HARDSHIPS OF RETREAT.
Men Sleep in Mvd — Won tided
Without Surgical Aid.
fit Petersburg, Sept. 10.— It seems to be defi
nitely established that Field Marshal Oyama's
tired troops practically abandoned on Wednes
day the attempt to head off General Kuropat
kln, end that the Russian army has arrived
eafely at Moukden. after frightful experiences
In floundering through mud and mire over the
Mandarin Road.
6ome descriptions of the scenes along the line
«f retreat are almost Incredible. They tell how
the men lay down in the mud and slept In a
drenching rain, without shelter.
It Is evident that the last determined effort of
tbe Japanese to bring Kuropatkln to bay was
made on Tuesday, but the Russian commander
In chief faced about, and two corps with artil
lery beat off the Japanese, while the remainder
of the troops continued the march to Moukden.
After that the Jaiaruse cou'.d only hang on to
the flanks and try to shell the retreating col
umns from the hills.
The outposts .ire still In contact, but they are
not even exchanging shots.
The detailed statement of Russian losses
which It Is promised will be -Issued to-day Is
awaited with Intense interest. The general ex
pectation is that the losses will approximate 20,
{KXt-*ninc» Siionn r«*- *h» jjr.»"««j Or.»"««O r.»"«« — -,
Th« work of burying- the dead was left to the
Japanese, who were forced to attempt an almost
Impossible task as a matter of self-preservation.
The heavy rains have handicapped the work of
cremation on which the Japanese relied, and
only shallow trench burials were possible under
the circumstances. Not only Is ibis work one of
the greatest difficulty, but it is almost valueless
from a sanitary point of view, the storms un
doing It soon after It is accomplished.
The care of the wounded has taxed the hos
pitals to the utmost. One correspondent says
that 12,000 wounded had passed through the
Moukden hospitals up to Sunday, and only the
most severe cases could be attended to by the
curr.es and Burgeons. Many, therefore, had to
b» left to the care of their comrades.
Now that the battle of L!ao-Yang belongs to
history, officers of the general staff are more
dif-posoa to discuss some of the circumstances
of the flght. although they still lack speciflc in
formation. General KuropatkWs army at Liao-
Yang consisted of 200 battalion* 147 squadrons
Cf cavalry and 7<K) guns, approximately. IGS.OOO
fcoyowetH. lo.CXtO sabres and 10.OCX) gunners.
Parts of two European corps and one Siberian
cor; s had been left at Moukden. and a number
of thope reserves were brought into the fight.
Thp size of the Japanese army has not been
definitely established, but Its actual fighting
force la supposed to have had a superiority in
cumbers of from 50.000 to 00.000 me*, and a
considerable superiority al»o in artillery.
One of the chief advantages possessed by
Field Marshal Oyama, according to the Rus
f:ar. experts, consisted in the greater freedom
of movement, on account of the separation of
the armies of Cenerals Kurokl, Oku and Nodzu.
Knropalkin later introduced a similar system,
when he created the eastern and southern ar
mies, under the respective commands of G«n
«ra!s Ivanoff and Zaroubaien*. but these armies
had not been acting Independently for months.
On his arrival at the seat of war Lieutenant
General Blldcrllng, of the Seventeenth Army
Corps, took over the command of General Ivan
« 2, who. though a seasoned and tried com
*>»n<itr. familiar with his men. with the field
<* battle and with the tactics of the Japanese.
cad to give way to a man older in years, -who
Possessed none of these advantages. The change
to commanders at such a critical time Is con
elfierea here to have been extremely unfortu
«**•• Although It is admitted that the eastern
•nay Lad to face Kurokl. who has earned a
rotation as the most skilful of the Japanese
leaders, the poor ehowing which It made In com
**rteon with the southern army, under Zarou
fcaitff, perhaps not altogether unjustifiably.
«i£fct be attributed to this change of command
•». and the battle might have been won If Bll
dertlng had teen able to duplicate In the east
**• splendid fight which Zaroubaleff made
••alnist Oku.
It was the «econ2 repulse by the Japanese
*»•• on the height* at Tenta!, which Induced
; -«wpat*ln to order a retreat, and there are
Continued on third pose.
CREAT GKTTTBBUnO liATTLEFIKI.D I
1 *!?, !£S b K t6Ul| s thfl I>nn?ylvanla ItaJlrond
iX£
To-day, partly cloudy.
To-morrow, fair; freah east to south vrind».
In tb* sutomoWle on the left are Major TvT
French; Colonel Altamlra, Mexican, and In
TREATY SIGNED AT LHASA.
British Mission Ends Work— Dalai
Lama May Be Superseded.
Lhasa. Sept. 7 <by way of Gyangtse, Sept. 9).—
Colonel Younghusband. head of the British mis
sion, and the Tibetan officials signed a formal
treaty to-day In the apartments of the Dalai
Lama, at Potala. The ceremony was simple,
and was conducted amid quaint and picturesque
surroundings. The terms of the treaty were
read out only In the Tibetan language, and Its
details will be published later by the Foreign
Office at Simla. The proceedings closed with a
ehort speech by Colonel Tounghusband.
The Dalai Uma Is now supposed to h« well
on his way Into Mongolia, nnd the officials In
sist that his action amounts to abdication. The
administration Is now carried on by a council
of regency. It Is believed that the Tashl Uma
will finally be recognized as the supreme re
ligious head.
The arrangements for the return of the Ilrlt
lsh mission are complete.
BUYS A BLOCK FRONT.
Nine Upper East Side Flathouses
Sold for $250,000.
An Investor, whose name was not made pub
lic, bought yesterday for about $2r>0,000 a block
front containing nine flathouses. No. 104 to 120,
on the fcouth fide of Nlnety-seventh-st.. from
Park to Lexington aye. John J. Mahoney was
the seller. This Is one of the largest Investment
purchases of flathouses on the upper East Side
reported in many months. Indications point. It
is rasa, to many "similar deals In the near
future.
According to the majority of leaders In realty
fields, flathouse property on the E^st Side and
In nearly every other section nf tb«- rity nevr
sold for better prices than now. Flnthous^s
that could have been bought a year ago for
$18,000 find ready sale now at 129^000. Many
causes for this Increase In value are given. One
Is that the city is considerably underbuilt In
flathouses. Another is that the building trades
troubles of this and last year resulted In tho
abandonment of many building plariK. Still mo
ther Is that It will be H-vernl years bef-iro the
supply of flathouses Is equal to the demand.
Each one of the P.athouses in the block front
sold yesterday is on a lot I^'xHX). 11 feet. The
houses are assessed at $U2,r»00 each.
THREAT TO HARDING.
Prominent Building Trades Em
ployer Gets Letter.
, A letter containing a death threat was sent
restart! to Lewis Harding, who is chairman of
the press committee of the Building Trades Em
ployers' Association, and especially prominent In
the present troubles In the building trades. It read:
Years of crookedness noted. Take, back neat at
once, or <-nd with a bullet.
The letu-r Is on a scrap of white note, paper, and
appears to be a third of a sheet of note paper
which had !>een torn from a letter sheet. "Die
envelope containing the note was posted at Post
office Station V, at No. 1,160 Thlrd-nve., near
Blxty-soventh-ct.
Mr. Harding Haid he had not up to last night
reported the letter to the police. Ho added:
A man who would send a letter and refune to
flgn hl» name to 1' has not got nervt* enough to
hold a revolver; if he had he couldn't hit thr .south
Bld<; of the Townnciid Building from th* north sidn
of Twenty-flfth-Bt. I Hnall pay no attention to
such a document.
WORK ON SIMPLON TUNNEL CEASES.
Hot Spring Will Delay Operations for a
Month — Little More To Be Done.
Rome, Sept. 9.— Work on tho Slmplon tunnel,
which It was expected would be completed by tha
beginning' of next month, w.'v« suddenly Stopped
to-day owing to the exposure of a bOt spring
flowing fifteen hundred gallons a minute, whll"
the temperature In the tunnel reached 113 degrees.
KefrlKf-rators will be, Installed, and the work re
sumed a month from date. The Slmplon tunnel
will be 21,374 yards long, and It has already been
Btsroad for a distance of 21.142 yards.
A dispatch from Turin on September 20, 3902,
Euld that the heat In the Interior of Slmplon Moun
tain was deadly to the workmen In the tunnel.
The men had to be sprinkled with cold water con
stantly, and though fresh air was pumped into the
tunnel, many of the workmen died.
FIVE RESCUED FROM RIGGING.
Cape Cod life Savers Have Hard Struggle
off Pollock Rip.
Chatham, Man , Sept. 9.— The life saving crews
of the Monomoy and Monomoy Point stations, after
a hard struggle to-day, succeeded In saving the
lives of Captain Thorne and the crew of four men
of th« British schooner Frauleln. which was aban
doned In a water-logged condition off Pollock Rip.
The vessel Is thought to be a total loss.
The Frauleln was bound from St. John for Provi
dence with 900,000 laths. She encountered a north
easterly gale off Cape Cod. sprung a leak and struck
on Pollock Rip shoal. Her keel was curried away
and ibe filled, the crew taking to the rigging. At
dnyllght the Fraulf-in was sighted by the Monomoy
Point life Havers. Word was Bent to the Monomoy
station and both crows after a long pull through
the ■ah pea» we able to save the schooner s men.
The boat lies In the path of shipping passing over
th« shoals. She halls from Moncton. N. B. She
was built at Hopewell Cap*. N. 8.. In I*B9, and
registered 1«» ton».
CHANGE OF TIME BETWEEN NEW YORK
AND ASBUItV PARK.
On Monday. September 12th. the Pennsylvania
Railroad will withdraw a number of trains b«twe«n
New York and Aabury park and Pt. Peasant—
XdYU. . . ' "* ' :
NEW-YORK. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 10. 1904. -FOURTEEN PAGES.- -
ATTACHES AT THE ARMY MANOEUVRES.
Mams. English: Captain Stuart. Canadian. Kid Captain Horton, V. S. A. In the centre automobile are Colonel Raapopoff. Russian; Captain Fournler.
i the automobile on the right are Major yon Etael. German; Colonel Monte Verde. SDanlsh. and Colonfl Azla Bay. Turkiah.
TRAIN THROUGH BRIDGE.
WRECKERS KILL FOUR.
Thirty-five Hurt — Second Train
Pitches on First.
Portsmouth, Va.. Sept. 9.— Shortly nfter 1
o'clock this mornlnp train No. 41 on the Bea
board Air Line, consisting of an express car, a
mall car, two day coaches and a Pullman
sleeper, was thrown from a trestle Just south
of the Catnwga River, S. C. and twenty-two
miles southwest of Monroe, N. C, and this was
followed by the wreck of a light engine and
CSjbOQSB. th.< two accidents resulting In the death
of four persons and the Injury of thirty- five
others.
The killed
BAIMCBDAUE, E. T.. enfttiw. Abb«Yll!«, 8. C.
BLACK. Mr«.
RO HERTS, Edward. fireman (colored). Atlanta. Ga.
L'nko «n woman.
The injured:
HANKS. Dr Edward. Athent. Oa. ; back Injured.
t/ATU'tiNTEn. Fink, Monroe. N. C. port«r; h»ad and
body lnjur»d.
CLAY Mr«. Jamas. Oakland; Term.; fractured jaw.
HKHHUHT, Mr«. Sidney. Mat'.UnJ. Flo.; foot amputated;
mny dirt
HINBON O. W., l*no«. Ga. ; Jaw Injured.
JEROME, Mr». T. Atlanta; ihouldtr and h»ad Injured.
MITCH KM* TTp"m»» (colored^. brak».man. Abbeville, 8- C. ;
head and shoulders Injured.
SH/vnY. Mrs- J«Tv.m«. Atlanta; bruised.
The other Injured were only slightly hurt. Im
mediately on the receipt of the new* of the
accident a special train with wrecking outfit and
doctors started from Monroe to the scene of the
wreck, and th* dead and Injured were brought
back to Monroe.
The wrecked train was running about forty
miles an hour when the trestle, which is about
three hundred feet long, spanning a meadow
near the Catawba River, gave way. The en
gine and some of th« cam passed over, but were
drawn backward Into the abyss and upon the
other car*. To add to the disaster, a light en
gine -and caboose, belcee they could be flagged,
ran on top of the wreckage.
Gaston Mears. the engineer of the passenger
train, escaped with some bruises and a painful
scalp wound. How he SSOaped death is beyond
bin own or any one else's comprehension. He
said that he was driving at the rate of forty
miles an hour as he crossed the bridge. Just
before the engine hud swept entirely clear of the.
structure he felt It sinking, but the Impetus
carried the engine and all the cars, except the
first class passenger car and the Pullman, over
!• ar of the yawning gulf which was left
When half the bridge collapsed, but the engine
and cars were swerved from their course tr. the
right, tearing the rail loose from Its fastenings
and hurling the enUr*t train upside down over
.in embankment to the meadow, about thirty
feet below.
The accounts nf the survivors are terrible.
When the train went crashing over the embank
ment every light went out. passengers were
thrown heads over heels against the sides of the
en.'i' hen, bleeding and lirulsed. Some were ren
<!' red onoooactoas. Mrs. Black, sitting with her
husband, k;iv a short cry. and when the latter
managed to Ktrikc a match and find her body
be discovered that she was dead, her neck hav
ing been broken. She was the only passenger
killed, or even hurt seriously.
As the scrambling and shouting went on in
the <lurk, above the noises a brakeman, with
his head half way out of a window, was heard
to shout :
"My God, the freight train Is coming upon
uh!"
In less than a minute the freight engine,
which had Wt Monroe fifteen mlniites behind
the passenger train, struck the open space
Where the bridge had fallen and plunged Its way
through the passenger cars. Tho woman Whose
Identity could not be discovered then met her
death, the freight engine having crashod through
the side of the car In which she was.
The engineer of the freight train must have
met his death Instantly. When his body was
dug out of the debris this morning his watch
was still running. Hlh fireman escaped with a
few minor injuries
Mr. Black, whose wife was killed beside him.
was the last man to leave the coaches, and the
first thing h<- did was to walk In his bruised
condition to Catawba Junction, two miles away,
and send a telegram to Monroe for help. Mr.
Black Is a telegraph operator In the service of
the Norfolk and Western Railway, and was go
ing to Atlanta with his wife to testify there In
a railroad suit.
Railroad men said to-flay that they had never
seen such a completo demollshment of engines
and coaches a« was made by the wreck. It will
take some dayß to get the line in passable con
dition, though the trains are scattered to the
side of the tracks and In the ravine Into which
tho bridge fell.
Oeorge s. Fltswater, chief detective of the Bea
board Air Line, said this afternoon that he had
found some spikes and bolts and two angle bars
which had been remove.! from the track with
claw bars, and he was confident that criminal
work had been done. He expressed the belief
that some one had disconnected the Joints In
the lower half Of the bridge.
ENGINE JUMPS TRACK.
Two Men Killed and Another
Seriously Hurt.
Birmingham. Ala.. Sept. 9.— Two men were
killed and another was seriously Injured In a
wreck on the Southern Railway between Dogwood
und Wilton, on the Birmingham and Bolma Di
vision, this afternoon. The train was running
thirty' mllea an hour, when the engine Jumped the
track and struck the crosstles. turning over and
crushing the engineer beneath It. Several other
employes of the road are aald to have been brulseu.
but not seriously hurt.
Through the centres of population and the £&*•"
way* of commerce wo take you to the World's
Fair via the New-York Genual or W«at Snore
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AN "L" IN CANAL STREET.
A BRANCH IN ELM-ST.
Best Suggests as Alternative Trolley
Subway for Bridge.
Bridge Commissioner Best. In a letter sent to
Mayor McClellan yesterday, submitted plans
for Improved tranait facilities for the old and
new bridges over the East River. He suggests,
among other things, an elevated railway
through Canal-st. from Greenwlch-st. or the
Hudson River to the Manhattan Bridge ter
minul, with a branch through Klm-st., Centre
st., or the Bowery to Delancey-st., and through
this street to the terminus of the Wllliamsburg
Bridge. The Commissioner says:
No provision has yet been made for the diffu
sion of the masses of people who now cross the
old bridge nnd who will soon cros9 the new
bridge away from the City Hall station and
away from Clinton and Delancey sts., where
great crowds will soon be landed at a point far
fron. the destination which they desire.
Mr. Best says that the proposed connecting
railway between the two bridges already erected
would give little relief. He says that to avoid
having a bridge completed with no railway
facilities, ns Is the case with the WlHiamsburg
Bridge, lines to and from the third bridge, the
Manhattan Bridge, should be provided for now.
Tbe traffic agreement, the Commissioner
state*, for the Wllllamsburg Bridge provides
for the carrying of passengers as far as Clln
ton-ss., but no further, whereas the approach
to the bridge should have been extended to the
Bowery.
The widening of Pelancey-st. destroyed the
plasa Intended to be built at the terminal there,
and It Is Impossible now to construct a station
there without the power of the Rapid Transit
Commission. The Commissioner says he has
proridrd a meagre terminal there for the corn-
Ing winter, and next "iron th will Invite proposals
for the construction of a larger terminal sta
tion for the use of the Brooklyn trolley and Pi
rated railways. This terminal, he declares, will
be temporary only.
The widening of Delancey-st. will not relieve
the situation materially, for cars could not safe
iy cross the street rapidly, and elevated or un
derground lines are the only proper relief, the-
Commissioner says, and he suggests to the
Mayor the following Improvements: An elevated
railway through Canal-st. from Greenwlch-st.
or the Hudson River to the Manhattan Bridge
terminal, with a branch through Elm-st..
Centre-st. or the Bowery to Delancey-st., and
through this street to the terminus of the Will
lamsburg Bridge.
The Commissioner leaves the building of this
line to either the Brooklyn Rapid Transit or the
Manhattan elevated system.
The Commissioner's alternative plan is a trolley
subway through Pelanoey across town to
Hudson-st., down Hudson. West Broadway and
Grt*»nwleh-st.. at least as far as the Jersey
City fer»les, at Cortlandt and Liberty sts., with
a branch through Duano-st.. under the present
subway at Elm-st., Into the basement of the
projected station In Ontre-st., there to con
nect with the trolley lines from Brooklyn, which
would use the basement of the station as a
terminal and through station.
The building of this line the Commissioner
leaves to the Brooklyn Rapid Transit or to the
Jersey City Railway Company, which will soon
have a foothold Id New-York through a tunnel.
The Commissioner suggests that this route
could be operated as a loop 01 otherwise, at
the option of the companies.
The transfer of the present loop tracks at the
Brooklyn Bridge to the basement of the new
terminal station the Commissioner believes to
be not Imperative, but advisable. The Com
mlsßloner adds:
I assume that the project to carry the South
Brooklyn subway over the Manhattan Bridge
may be urged quite persistently, and that If It
Is adopted we shall not be able to run so many
cars (trolleys) over this brlciK>- an has been an
ticipated. Xn this event a trolley subway would
not be necesfary.
Tho temporary terminal station at, the "Wlll
lamsburfr Bridge ought not to remain In use
more than three years before It Is replaced by
a permanent building, but Its construction will
be fully Justified In making It possible to u.se
the bridge tracks to the fullest possible extent
until the better station can be built, and It will
only make the Wllllamsburg fiasco more ridicu
lous rot to construct it at once and give the
very best accommodation now possible to the
people who must uso the bridge during th.3
interval.
STHANGE SUICIDE AT MONTREAL.
Alleged Nephew of J. P. Morgan and a
Detective Implicated in Case.
[BY TELEOnAPH TO TUB TKIBUXB.I
Montreal, Sept. Mamie Lalonde. a clerk, eigh
teen years old. committed suicide at the Jabques
Cartler Hotel, In this city, on the night of August
SI by swallowing poison. A detective of the city
force Is said to have accompanied her to the drug
store where the poison was bought, and also to
have posted the farewell letters she wrote to her
mother and her friends on the letterhead which the
dnteotlve provided. The detective has been sus
pended and an investigation will take place next
Tuesday, when he will be called upon to explain
his connection with the tragedy.
It -was said to-day that the dead girl, while acting
In the capacity of assistant nurse at the Brlttanla
private hospital at Westmount. the English speak
ing suburb of Montreal, met and fell in love with
a man from Hartford. Conn., who was a patient
In the Institution. He. it is alleged, told Miss
Lalonde that he- was a nephew of J. Plerpont Mor
gan; that he had a wife and child in Hartford,
but that ho expected soon to be divorced from her
and would then marry his nurse. In April a cere
mony was gone through. Two months later the
pair. It Is said, separated, and Miss Lalonde found
employment in a local department store. Her
employer suspected her of theft and the detective
was assigned to the case. The charge was dropped
on the evening before the woman committed aulcido.
but the detective remained with her most of the
night. , Important development* ax»~«xpeot*X
ta & few -days.
CRY OF HELP TO PARKER.
Committee Will Ask Candidate
to Make Speeches.
The Parker canvass Is In a bad way. Judge
Parker Is to be asked on Monday by the na
tional executive comraltttee to do personally
what he can to save It before the entire Demo
cratic campaign becomes the laughing stock of
the politicians.
William F. Sheehan, August Belmont. ex-Sen
ator James Smith, jr.. Colonel James M. Guf
fey, John R. McLean, Thomas S. Martin and
Timothy E. Ryan, of the executive committee,
have united In a demand that Judge Parker
quit his comparative ssclusion at Esopus, that
he come to New- York for the remainder of the
campaign, and ttiat hs make fourteen speeches
In the large cltls* of th« country.
This demand will be laid before Judge Parker
by Mr. Sheehan, who WUI to-day go to Esopus,
where ho has a summer home.
Judge Parker la expected by his Intimate
friends to refuse to move to New-York for the
campaign, but he Is expected to accede to tho
request of the executive committee to take the
stump In his own behalf.
The bottom Is pretty nearly out of the Demo
cratic campaign, although It Is only fairly be
gun. Money has stopped coming In. August
Belmont Is the only money producer In the
camp, and he has told his colleagues that he
will not continue to finance the canvass alone.
The Incomplete canvasses made In the State
reval a surprisingly strong drift toward Roose
velt. Messrs. Sheehan, Nlcoll and Belmont are
working almost night and day. but they cannot
stem the tide. Mr. Sheehan has taker, a suite
at the Waldorf, and has a corps of stenogra
phers busy writing letters to business men
around the country. He has discovered that the
tide Is against the Democrats and Is becoming
desperate.
Judge Parker has to rominr to New-
Tork to conduct his own campaign, and last
night he told friends over the telephone that he
would not dive Into active campaigning by
moving to town for sixty days. It Is understood
that he is disposed to accede to the request of
the executive committee to the extent of making
two or three visits to the Waldorf or the Man
hattan Club, between now and November 8.
Messrs. Sheehan. Belmont and Nlcoll think
that If they get him down here they can con
vince him that to remain throughout Is the.
proper thing. A member of the executive com
mittee said last night:
"Mr. Cleveland. In 18!>2, made his headquar
ters at th* Victoria and took an active part
In the campaign. 'Whenever any prominent
IVnmcrat from out of town wanted to see him
he was available. His presence at the hotel
greatly stimulated the managers, and the result
In November was particularly gratifying. It Is
time, in the Judgment of the managers of the
Parker canvass, for the Judge to come out In
Urn open and take hold of his own campaign.
Hs Is no longer on the bench, and It cannot
juis.-iilily l»e undignified for him to do what he
can to make our tasks lighter."
The executive committee plans to have Judgs
Parker nuike fourteen speeches, as follows: In
Manhattan, Brooklyn. Albany, Troy, Utlca,
Syracuse, Rochester and Ruffalo, Indianapolis,
Chicago. St. Louis. Kansas City. Denver and
Parkersburg. W. Va. This would cover the field
sufficiently the managers think, and enable th«
TVmov'rats to enthuse s llttlr*.
At present the campaign Is admitted to be as
dead as S hammer. Judge Parker has not been
able to say or do anything worth remembe-lngf.
The steady work of the Republicans Is having
Its natural effect on open-minded voters, and
the Democratic prospects are growing blacker.
Probably little will be done by the Democrats
until after the St:it« convention on September
!'<• A conference of the national and State lead
ers will then bo held in this city, and If Judge
Parker CM bo Induced to take the stump imme
diately afttrward the executive committee is
In hopes of Injecting a little life into the fight.
At present the Parker and Davis wugon Is stuck
In the mud.
POLITICAL MYSTERY IN ASSAULT.
Chicago Police Suddenly Stop Search for
Man Who Threw Acid on Girl.
[BT TEI.KOBAFH TO THE TRtBCNS.I
Chicago. Sept. 9.— Ths mystery surrounding the
throwing of carbolic acid In the face of Miss Mabel
MacPheraon. of ICvanston. has now developed Into
a political and social Issue. While society in the
suburb continues to discuss the pussllng ease, a
dfnse silence has fallen on the police following the
visits to headquarters of men high In political
circles, and activity In oursuit of the alleged rob
bers has ceased. On all sides, however, the original
belief of the police prevails that some one thor
oughly familiar with the social customs of the
Crawft-rds and with the details of the home at
tacked the young woman.
Another puwllng circumstance to-day was the
declaration of the Crawford family physician that
the contents of the supposed acid bottle were harm
less This being the case, how Miss MacPherson
received her burns is a mystery.
PAYS $10,000 FOR FOUR DOGS.
J. P. Morgan Buy* Champion Collies from
English Kenneli on Their Arrival Here.
j rierpont Morgan on Thursday paid HO,OOO for
four champion collie* from the kennels of W. L.
M on *of Freshfleld, near Liverpool. England.
Th dogs are named Champion Parbold Purity,
Annandale piccolo. Southport Strategy and Cham
rlon Parbold Patentee. The dogs, with four others,
arrived here on Monday on the Victorian.
Patentee Is th * winner of six championships.
.■v, ,nnlon Parbold Purity has been beaten only
Champion r^ rq^ Mf Mq £
Kan's OS*— Kennels.^ j
Th« Beautiful Frontenao Hotel. Frontenac, N. Y.
vri.V d«C«;htful season on th* St. Lawrence- Klv«r
JndJiMt fliWfl*- - Qp«a curing September.— Advu •
PRICE THREE CENTS.
A DEMOCRATIC BLINDER.
NEW ISSUE A BOOMERANG
Parker's Ignorance of "Finance" —
• Bryan Men Lay Plans.
Sheehan, Bclmont and other leaders yes
terday decided to urge Parker to come to
New -York to save the Democratic campaign.
He will also be urged to make fourteen
speeches in big cities. )
In recommending the Democratic editors
to attack the "profligacy" of the Republican
administration Mr. Parker made a reckless,
plunge. In saying that President Roosevelt
found a surplus of $80,000,000, which he has
transformed to a deficit of $42,000,000, Mr.
Parker did not reckon in such payments as
$50,000,000 for the Panama Canal or the
advancement of $4,500,000 for the St Louis
Fair. Neither did Mr. Parker mention the
expenses of Cleveland's last term, which aver
aged $363,000,000 a year.
It is strongly intimated that the Bryan
men at Democratic National headquarters are
laying their plans for controlling the party
in 1903.
Ex-Governor John W. Griggs, of N^w-Jer*
spy, who was Attorney General in President
| McKinley*s Cabinet, declared yesterday, in
j contradiction of a newspaper report, that he
: will support the Republican ticket, both State
and national, this fall.
It was said at Esopus that Judge Cullea
I was surely being considered as a possible can
\ didate for Governor by Judge Parker. Ed
ward M. Shepard and District Attorney Je
! Rome, it was said, were also being boomed and
'■ considered as candidates. Among the vis
itors at Kosemount were Judge Denis
: O'Brien, of Watertown, and Justice E. E.
McCall, of New-York.
PARK ER'S WILD PLUNGE.
In Attacking Republican "Profli
gacy" He Distorts Facts.
[FHOSt THE THIBIN-E BrRBAC]
Washington. Sept. 9.— Mr. Parkers "admoni
tion" to the Democratic editors that they unit*
in attacking Republican •profligacy" as tha
chief issue of the campaign Is not likely to be
adopted with alacrity by those Democratic edi
tors who know more about national finances and
other federal matters than he does himself. Re
publicans will promptly accept the challenge,
however, and make all intelligent Democrat*
wish it had never been Issued.
The Democratic candidate triumphantly an
nounced that there was now a deficit of $42,000,
000 instead of a surplus of $80,000,000 which Mr.
Roosevelt found on becoming President. Botk
statements are reckless, as a careful examina
tion of the records of the Treasury Department
wll! show. In regard to the "deficit" the re
ceipts and expenditures for the fiscal year end
ing June 30. 1904. sho* an apparent deflcit of
$4O.oo*\!HX> in round numbers, but it must b«
remembered that during that time the United
States paid $50,000,000 for a Panama canal and
advanced S-i.'rfiO.OOO to the Louisiana Purchase
Exposition, which latter amount Is to be re
turned to the government. In order to expend
this enormous amount the administration did
not find it necessary to issue bonds or to charge
it up to posterity, but paid It out of available
fund 3in the Treasury. If Mr. Parker would
deduct his apparent "deficit" of $42,000,000 from
the miMMIMHI paid for the purchase of thr.
Panama Canal and the encouragement of an
exposition of world-wide scope and Importance
he would find only a balance of $12,000,000 and
upward on the other side cf the ledger.
PURPOSE OF BOND ISSUE.
The bonds Issued by the Republican admin
istration were for the prosecution of the war
with Spain. The bonds issued under the Cleve
land administration were incidentally to supply
the needs of the government, but largely to ben
efit the able financier who Is now collecting
funds for the prosecution of the Parker cam
paign.
The candidate, with a reticence strangely fa
miliar to the students of the David B. HIU
school of politics, refrains from comparing the
expenditures of the second Cleveland admin
istration, averaging fM3.4oflt€M a year, with
those of the succeeding Republican administra
tions. M* did ha attempt to show reasons for
the comparatively small increase of the latter
over the former.
The candidate likewise declined to show that
on 'March 1, ISO", the net balance in the Treas
ury, exclusive of the $100,000,000 gold reserve,
was $112,090,203. On June 30. 1904. the net
balance was $168,991,602. and In that time $50.
000,000 was added to the gold reserve and $30.
000.000 expended for the Panama Canal. Pos
sibly Mr. Parker feared that by referring to
such a record of government housekeeping be
might appeal too strongly to the intelligence of
the country, with the result of an appreciable
decrease In the Democratic vote next November.
Since IS9S. under Republican administration,
the chief of engineers of the United States
army has expended on the rivers and harbors
of the South alone in permanent and continuous
Improvements over $50,000,000. This Is ±x:lu
slve of the great expenditures for similar pur
poses made throughout other sections of th«
country.
STATES THAT HAVE BENEFITED.
These $00.000,000 worth of Improvements ar*
scattered through Virginia. North Carolina,
South Carolina, Georgia, Florida. Alabama, Mis
sissippi, Louisiana. Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee,
Kentucky a:.d Missouri, the solid South, the
section on which the Democratic candidate re
lies for 131 votes in the electoral college. If the
candidate doubts these figures, he can eustly
satisfy himself as to their accuracy by consult
ing the records.
It would be Interesting to know if Mr. Parker.
If elected, would recommend the discontinuance
or curtailment of river and harbor improve
ments in the interests of a Treasury surplus,
and. If so. what section of the country would
suffer? ■ ._ -
Since the Inauguration of the Republican ad
ministration, in 1597. the sum of $00.0u0.0U0 in
round numbers haa been invested in publio
buildings and sites outside of this city, and
vnder Republican rule in the last eight years
$164 000.000 has been invested in a new and
greater navy. At the time of the Inauguration
of McKlnley the total value of the new naval
establishment, including vessels complete, ves
sels building, and the inventory valueof th *
navy yards amounted to only $1(2.000.000. ___
Under the persistent and Insistent coachinsj
of David B. Hill. Mr. Parker has evidently bee*
deluded into the belief that a mlsstatement of
facts or a Juggling of figures can deceive th*
intelligent voters of the country, but Hill's
methods are too well known to afford encour
agement to office seekers, who are disposed to
follow their devious paths. It Is doubtful.
TOUR TO GETTYSBURG AND -WASHINGTON.
Pennsylvania Railroad Personally Conducted Fall
Agent. 1«3 Fifth Avenu*. N.w Yor*.-v*ivt.

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