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YouV ou LXIV N°* 21.141.
GARRISON" BEATEN BACK.
SORTIES FROM FOKTS.
Losses on Both Sides Heavy — Skir
mishes Sear Moukden.
Port Arthur's garrison is reported to be in
desperate straits man/ sorties having been
made from the fortress to regain control of
tie water ' supply and to retake positions
from which the town and harbor are shelled.
tM the Russian attacks, it is said, have been
jjpdled with heavy losses on both sides.
The situation of the Russian fleet is pre-
Xhe situation in the Mnnchurian interior
rcTfff iTi'-. apparently, unchanged. Skirmishes
Sjyg reported south, southeast and east of
Moukdtn. but the belief prevails in Japan
flat tli - next important action will be fought
The £rst Japanese railway train reached
liao-Vaiip; • :! Saturday, and n regular sched
ule is expected to be in operation in a few
fart. solving for the Japanese the problem
ef transporting supplies to the armies of
It i- announced at St. Petersburg thit Em
peror Nicholas will visit Heval to-morrow to
bid farewell to the Baltic fleet.
PORT A 111 ill I! DESPERATE.
Warships' Peril— Lack of l.'ater —
j Battle Expected in North.
t&' . Oct. 2.— The Russians are reported to be
dm*'-- cndea\«>rinß to retake their lost
jcsltlor-s, including Fort Kuropatkin, in the hop;
of restoring the water supply of Port Arthur.
They are paid to havo repeatedly assaulted the
Japanese after shellinp from neighboring forts
and batteries. The Japanese continue to hold
the positions. Both Fides are said to have suf
The newly mounted heavy Japanese pun? are
Mid to command the entire harbor. The posi
tion of the remnant of the Russian Poirt Arthur
feet is eaid to be precarious, and It v believed
the vessels must soon emerpe or be destroyed.
Aflvlces from Manchuria are to the effect that
the Japanese and Russian outposts and •'outs
continue In close contract. «=outh, southeast and
east of Moukden. Skirmishes are occurring
dally, and an aggressive per.«n»l action li ex
I* is believed that the general engagement will
take place near Tie Pass and that General Kuro
y-atkin Is holding- Moukden and positions along 1
the Hun Hirer merely to check the Japanese ad
FIGHTS WEST OF FORTS.
Chinese Bunt Many Dead—Ships
Used as Hospitals.
Che-Foo. Oct. '.'.-Severe fighting, the Russians
being the aggressors, took place on September
28 and 2Ti on the west shorp of Lao-Teai Prom
cctory. near Pigeon Bty. a. -cording to a re
port brought by Chinese who left Port Arthur
en September 30. The Russians already ap
parently are attempting to capture the heavy
•guns which the Japanese have mounted in that
vicinity. The Russians were in considerable
force, and they made several sorties, dragging
■eld artillery with them. They were unsucccs<s-
Three Junks, with ]";<» coolies, arrived at Che-
Poo to-day. They left Port Arthur because they
were forced io <-arry the wounded and bury the
*cad. They also were afraid that eventually
BSSTWOU have no food, although rice is ple.ntl-
* l ' l »*»'. according to their stories. They further
■** 1h * t the Russians lost heavily in the at
**dat!S -ptember 10 and September 23, but the
Jajaat»e loss was much heavier.
One of the coolies, who had been a water
carter, showed a wound in the hand received
on September -'2. Ho. and four companions went
** a trell in the outre of the town. a shell
•■at ar.d killed three of his companions and
wounded the fourth.
The Russian ships v.f-r" silent during the bat
"p."p. ar.d the hitherto unused merchant ships
«ere. as a result of the fight, turned Into hos-
Seven,! of the Chinese Mho w*»re employed
in carrying bodlea say that the dead were so
•■ meroui! that they were unable to form an?
«i.r.g like an estimate of the number who fell
Jn attacking and defending the supplementary
XOTts near Itse-Ehan. sw the battle both aides
KKttou« to art, ;it interval, daily. The BUS
«ans make many small sorties against the Jap
Small poritlona frequently change hands. . The
OUflese say tln-y xren petted to bury the
2*f by BteaJth at night for the reason that the
-*?aae*e v.ould lire on them.
Ut/riC FLEET FOR EAST.
i *miralt?( «l Lost Decides to Send
Out Warships at lieval.
jt Petersburg, Oct. acement is mad-
JuT mr * Nlcholan will visit Reval on Tues-
CSttirt? bld farevv ** !1 to the Baltfc fl<--t. After
.. , 7f '' r Preparation and aeveral false starts
■ f*t t V * d that th ' C ' aquadron Is at last on the'
Civw US ' 5 "" 1 " 1 "* u on ':•* long journey A
*n«l<» In the Admiralty baa exist, through
<£ period of preparation 31-lnj the advisa.
I «ecu °" sendl '-c out the squadron, but wi:h the
il J*T n to <!ouWe the 6lre of lh<! Uanchurlan
i 'in th end press **• war with vigor, the logic
f- «v o ** Wh ° for " iyrilhß have insisted that
"*** available ship should be ..4 to
Fap East has finally prevailed.
I. 11?! tr ' Umtnt that "° complete victory over
lit »k "^ l 8 >1 " li " un!ess *• co ™™«
I overeLT U crested *«>ra them could not be
j^r"J*"»«. and though murli valuable ti, llc . haft
.^caclajjy intimated that a donjon bM ^
V* to «to|#at«:U Jin- Hai, t , jf
«v*i, apnns, arter the Japanese shJna
To-morrow. rate, frch to brUk northwest winds.
PRIM.ATE AT OLD TRINITY.
GREAT HOST HEARS HIM.
Historic Church Packed with People
When Archbishop Preaches.
For the trst tim* that a Primate of All Bng
and has e V ,r addressed a New-York congrega
tion. Dr. Davidson, the Archbishop of Canter
bury, preached at the morning, service at Trinity
Never perhaps since Its foundation. In the
seventeenth century, has the parish church
sheltered such a congregation as gathered at
the high celebration of the Holy Communion to
Fee and hear the Archbishop.
While the church has a seating capacity only
of about LfiOO persons, fully twice that number
were In attendance, thf overflow reaching to the
edge of the sidewalk outside.
Well dressed nan and women, young and old
alike, struggled fiercely for :i view of the ornate
oaresnony, hotly contesting every Inch that lay
between them and a gttmpM of the Archbishop.
Hats were crushed in. Women screamed, and
were borne out fainting. Pewholders who ar
rived after the service had begun wore unablsi
to reach their seata,
The Archbishop, accompanied by the Rev.
Meaarm Henry M. HoMen and EL J. EL Kllison.
his two chaplains, arrived in his carriage ut
!<•:".<» o'do k and was at once escorted to the
vestry, where he received a warm welcome from
the ractor, vicars and other representative offl
of Trinity pariah.
In addition to the Archbishop and his chap
lains, those who occupied the chancel were the
Rev. Dr. Morgan Pix. rector of Trinity; the Rev.
J. Ne\!: Steele, vicar of Trinity; the Rev. Dr.
W. 11. Vlbbert, vicar of Trinity Chapel; the Rev.
Philip A. H. Brown, vicar of st. John's Chapel:
the Rev. J. W. Hill, curate of Trinity Church;
the Rev. Dr. W. T. Manning, of St. Agnes's
Chapel; the Rev. T. H. Lill. vicar of St. Chry
sostovn'fl; the Rev. A. C. Kimber. vicar of St.
Augustine's Chapel; the Rev. Dr. Goodwin, of
St. Cornelius, Governor's Island; the Rev.
D. M. Geer. vicar of St. Paul's Chapel. and the
Rev. Messrs. Albert IV Willsori and A. W. Grif
fin, curates of Trinity. John W. ('.swell, the
senior warden, and Colonel William Jay. Junior
warden, of Trinity pariah, were also seated In
,t the sen Edmund D. Etandolph,
a H. Cammann, i:;ihu Chauncey, Richard
r, John T. Lockman,
: EL Derby. Nicholas
:ner. Dr. William M. Poik. V. H. Bangs.
J. H. Van Amringe, B. Edward Nash, EL C
ermerhorn. George F.
Barain an 1 I Mur
Among the congregation were J. Plerpont
Morgan, Senator Kean, of New- Jersey; Mrs.
Morgan Dix. Mrs. William H. Fehermerhorn
and Miss Schermerhorn. tiie Misses Cumralnjr,
who came all the way from Gloucester, Mass.,
to attend the service, and a number •: other
well known i>erson?.
The celebrant of the Holy Communion was the
Rev. Dr. Steele, with the Rev. Di W. H. Vib-
Nrt and the Rev. Philip A. H. Brown assisting.
One of tha vessels used was the Eggleston
•raaicr, wmcU la u*>~<i omyro evtraora!nu.t>- «■*•
cutflon?. It is a memorial of Professor Thomas
Eggleston, who v. as a vestryman of Trinity.
An unusually large number of the congregation
received the communion.
The music, a special programme given by the
large choir of men and boys, was under th» di
rection of Victor Baler, organ! • of Trinity.
In the suffocating crush at the rear of the
church Miss O'Harrls. of No. 1.340 Paclflc-st,
Brooklyn, swooned, and was carried out by Pa
trolman Levy. She was soon revived. When
she fainted she dropped her prayer book, pocket
book and umbrella. A search resulted only In
the finding of the prayer book, At least ten
others were carried out fainting, but revived on
gaining the outer air.
Hymn No. 4*.*, "Pleasant Are Thy 1
AK-ove," uas the Processional, the .">: hblshop.
iv the brilliant red vestments of the 1 *i-i 1 r
: 1. being preceded by his chaplain and his
Prosßptly at v>:v> o'clock th- procession of
the surpn. Ed eh- rgymen emerged from
I portion was lead by the
■ with bis silver mace, followed by the
hearer of the <-ru< if<-i and the full vested choir
slid Junior clergy of Trinity <'liur.li. Al 1 am
ble Interval there followed, preceded i>y
olyte carrying a crucifer, the Rev. l>r.
Morgan iJix and tli<- nirie vicars* of Trinity
parish. Aft<-r a furtln-r interval the third part
of the procession entered the church, it was
lead by t cradfer In a scarlet cassock and lace
ootta, carrying an ••piscot.ai crosa. Following
him cloaclj was the Archbishop of Canterbury,
v.ho, in tarn, was followed by two acolytes in
K-arlet caasoefcs. The Archbishop <if Canter
bury and th-5 Hey. I»r. Dlx wore the scarlet hood
of IM>- tor of Lawn from Oxford University.
After the Gloria n Hi r ■!■*■ had been sung, or.
\Ax if rap 1 1 to the centre of the churn el and
announce,] that the vestrymen of the corpora
tion would greet the Archbishop and that the
address In their behalf would be made by
Colonel William Jay.
Tr< c«ded by th" verger carrying the mace the
vestrymen in a Ixjdy left the two pews in which
they had bea n sitting in the centre- of the church
ami marched to the chancel, where they formed
a semicircle. The Archbishop l<-ft hi.s place In
the Bishop's (hair ;iiid advanced to meet them.
Coloiiei jay welcomed the Primate, and ex
pressed the united gratitude of the congrega
tlon for his kindness in i-onsentlng to preach to
them. He rehearsed the history of Trinity
parish from Its original royal charter until the
present day. ic<oui!ting its growth in tho addi
tion of chapels, and referring also to its perilous
times In the American Revolution.
Tlie Archbishop responded briefly. Ho said
be llimilllll it a great plefisure to be al'le to
"j.Mach In '■■ church tin rich in historical associ
ations, and l.efore such a representative gather
ing of the b^bt In the Church of Kngland, as
represented in Americs."
The Archbishop occupied an episcopal throne
to the right of the altar. The clergy, with their
various hoods and cassocks, the choir boy* In
Mad and purple cassocks and white cottas, and
the acolytes in scarlet cassocks and white cot
tan. made a rich rnlsensemble.
Throughout his sermon the Archbishop spoke
In a clear, resonant voice, and his words could
be distinguished In the furthest parts of the
great nave. He took as his text St. Luke xix,
10. "For the Son of man is come to seek and to
save that which was lost." In an address
which was listened to throughout with deep in
terest and attention, the Archbishop spoke of
Christianity under modern conditions, of
Christ's special mission to the weak, and of the
disposition to overlook them in the etorm and
stress of to-day. He suld in part:
It would be a dangerous thing for any one to
try to put Into worda-or at all events to try to
Continued on fearth page.
WINTER BCHEDUIiE TO AOBURT PARK.
Winter schedule between New-York •" d . I fc Ott f
Brmn"h and Asbury Park via Pennsytrsnto JUllroaa
2jU * Inaugurated October i. See new time table.
NEW- YORK. MONDAY. OCTOBER 3. 1904. -FOURTEEN PAGES.- »,i»S
JAPANESE SCiT.TNO THK FORT PA-U-OHWANO.
FLOOK FALLS Will! 150.
Many, Including Bishop, Hurt at
Adams, Mass., Oct. ll.— While th-« Right Rev.
Thorn .-■ D. Heaven, Roman Catholic Bishop of
Springfield, was laying the cornerstone of St.
Stanislaus's Polish Church here this afternoon
a floor collapsed, precipitating 1"»*> persons Into
the basement. Thirty-seven persons were so in
jured as tc# require medical treatment. Of this
number, the Injuries of sixteen are serious, and
In one case may prove fatal. The other* sus
tained minor cut* and brulsen. Bishop Beaven
and several of the priests assisting him were
slightly hurt. •
About 7.000 persons attended the ceremony,
and 'JOO were Heated or standing on the floor
which covered the newly made basement Bishop
Beaven was attended ly the Rev. A. T. Mc-
Laughlin, of St. Thomas's Church. Adams, and
the Rev. 1.. O. TriKann<\ ;..-i»<tor of Notre Dam*:
Church, Adams, as deacons. Th.- Rev. James
W. I -.lan. of St. Thomas pariah; the Ri-v. 1,. T.
Roder, of Notre Dame Church; the Rev. M. F.
isstoacfoak »-i.«.i-.j r tit, BaatMnvMs^a Church,
and others, were near the B!shr>p. Juwt an the
laM named was about l<"» lay the stone a sec
tion of the flooring, about forty feet square.
collapsed, dropping twelve feet and carrying
with It the Bishop, the clergy and about 140
others. In the confusion that followed many
were unavoidably trampled on and half i«uffo
Bishop Beaven was caught In the crush, but
was able to nave himself from serious injury.
He t bruised about the body and had his
hands scratched. Father Trlganne had his nose
crushed, sustained cuts on the cheeks and fore
head and was injured in an eye. Fathers Mc-
Laugh and Dolan were beside the Bishop, but
escaped Injury. The pastor of the church was
severely bruised and cut. A number of police
officers and a score of doctors were present, and
within twenty minutes all the Injured had been
extricated and cared for.
The most serious case appeared to be that of
Orodek Mlschloskl, a Polish boy, who was
caught under many others. He was unconscious
when extricated, having been nearly 1 suffocated.
Both of his legs wen- Injured and there was evi
dent c of Internal Injuries. «>n<- of the priests
administered the last ritea to him, but later he
was abi.- to i,. removed to his home.
The accident was caused by the breaking of a
heavy wooden girder which had been spliced. A
quantity of stone to be used in the building
work rested on the no'"'. and this additional
weigh 1 contributed to the accident. The cere
mony of laying the cornerstone was Indefinitely
Bishop Beaven was able to attend the service
at Notre Duuu- Church to-night, where he con
firmed 273 hoys and girls. The bishop announced
that the pastor. Rev. I. O. Trtganne. was con
fined to his bed as a result of Injuries sustained
In the accident, and called on the worshippers to
offer thanksgiving that so far no fatalities naa
MARCOS I AVTO' STOPPED.
Wireless Inventor Given Cash Hail
for Driver Continues Ride.
The automobile trip of William Marconi, the
wireless telegraphy expert, from Ardsley Manor
to this city yesterday, was brought to an abrupt
stop In the Boulevard Lafayette when the
driver wss arrested bj Bicycle Policeman Mul-
Isrkey, after a chase which extended over live
Mullarkey was moving slowly along the drive,
which is a favorite one for automobllists, about
5 o'clock, when s big red touring e:-.r flashed by
him. Mullarkey declares it was making at
least twenty-two miles an hour. He yelled to
the driver to •toy. As no heed was paid, ap
parently, to hi- hall he gave chase al One-hun
dred-and-seventh-flftb-st. and wheeled Bye l"'^
Mocks before he drew abreast of the machine.
He escorted the party to the West Qne-hun
dred-and-flfty-second-st. station, v. here Kr.
Marconi made no attempt t<> conceal his Iden
tity. He seemed much disturbed thut the young
woman who accompanied him should have been
put to any Inconvenience, and protested that he
did not appreciate that his driver was violating
the corporation ordinance. The driver, Joseph
p Qrady. of No. M- East Forty-flfth-st.. was
placed under arrest, and Mr. Marconi furnished
<s,im> rash ball to Insure his appearance in the
Harlem police courl ibi* morning. Aft*»r giving
ball Mr. Marconi was permitted to continue on
his way downtown in the automobile.
"NO CUTTING IN STEEL BILLETS."
Member of Jones & Laughlin Says Most
Manufacturers Cannot Fill Orders.
IB! TELEGRAPH TO TIM: TRIPt:.\E.)
I'ittsburg Oct. 2.— "There is no foundation for
the story that some manufacturers are selling: steel
billets at $17 50 per ton and cutting rates In other
ways," said B. F. 'ones, of Jones & LaughUn.
to-day. "There is no provocation for any such
work as most of the manufacturers cannot now
fill the orders which have crowded In since therr
was a readjustment of rates some time ago. Ther*
Is no friction between the manufacturers, either, as
has been announced from some sources. All Is
Wt.lv. and you will no* senary more rate cutting.*
-ißlAck «a<l Whtt«.
TWELVE KILLED IN FLOOD.
Half of at rou X. M., Washed
Area//- Damage at Las Vegas.
Lai Vegas, N. M., Oct. 2.— Half of Watrous
has been destroyed by a flood in the upper
waters of the Rio Pecos, and at least twelve per
sons have been drowned. Including three chil
dren of J. H. Stevens. Felix Vlllareal, his wife,
two slaters and a couple of children, and O. F.
Porter. J. H. Stevens and his wife escaped.
They are In a critical condition.
Many persons were rescued from trees and
housetops. The greatest damage was around
the junction of Mora and Sapelloire creeks. A
rock crusher, an iron bridge and much track at
Watrous were washed away. The Galllnas River
formed a new channel at Las Vegas. In the
Gayinas Canyon the dams of the Aqua Pura
Company broke, bringing .i lanifk flood on the
city. The Montezuma Hot Springs track went
out In many places. Half a dozen bridges were
destroyed and the Mont— vms bathhouses were
partly carried away. For two blocks In Bridge-
M. every business house was flooded. Oallinas
JVrk Is under water, and the trolley line cannot
be repaired for two weeks. One hundred thou
sand dollars will not cover the loss to the town,
an 1 the railrond loss Is as great.
TWO TOWNS WASHED AWAY.
Rio Grande in Flood Near Albuquerque —
Aubuquarque, N. M <ki. •_*.- Reports from the
Rio Grande Valley i below Albu
• show that Valence, ami Los Lentes were
i away, aid several hundred families an
homeless. The river swung to the east, eat ;i
new channel and poured a torrent through the
two towns. No lives were loaf, in BareJa, a
oi Albuquerque, fifty houses were de
stroyed. The damage >t Los Cordales and Ala
north of Albuquerque, \\i!l amount to sev
eral hundred thousand dollars. Passenger trains
• iiis have been
•o : ransfi r .... : letour passengers.
WHITE MAS LYSCHED.
South Carolina Officials Overpowered
Before Militia Arrived.
(FIT TELEGRAPH TO TUB TKIIUNE.I
Columbia, 8, C. Oct. I.—Y esterday afternoon in
the town of Kersnaw, this State, John Morrison
shot and instantly killed Will Floyd, a well-known
farmer who lived near that j'!a>»'. 'I'll- shooting
occurred on ill.- main business street of the village.
It i\)iy said Floyd asked Morrison to lend him 10
cents, and when the latter s.iltl he htid no charge,
Morrison Ared two shots, 01 • lodging In the back
ami one in the arm.
This was the fourth man that Morrison had killed,
hi.< last victim btliuc a negro, for whose murder
he was recently acquitted. Morrison tried to es
cape, but he wus captured and there were many
threats of lynching. Tin- militia was ordered to
protect Morrison, but .before it arrived a mob of
citizens overpowered the local officials and lynched
him. Both men were married. This i- the first
lynching of a white man In South Carolina.
. Governor Hcyward gave out a statement last
night in regard to the lynching. Me was severs
in his condemnation of It, as he is of all lynching*
He .-;i!<i that be wanted the people T of South Caro
lina to know thai he condemned lynching as a
blot on our civilization, anil that no crime com
mitted made mob law excusable. Even In :mi
of assault, he taiJ. punlchment by death could
and would be meted out by the courts, and the
record cf recent ysirs proved that lynching for
this crime leads to lynching for other crimes. The
time had come, he said, when the good people of
the State, the law abiding people, should rUo up
und call a halt.
BURGLAR ALARMS SOVXD.
Puliee Twice Surround Fifth-aye.
Homes Without Result.
The police of the Tenderloin station were hur
riedly called twice within an hour to houses in
Fiftb-ave. last night to search for burglars who
did not materialize.
The tirst alarm came from the house of Mrs.
Augusta Bltel the widow of George H. Bliss,
at No. .'IST Fifth-aye. The house Is equipped
with burglar alarms which were sounded off in
some unknown way. A wquad of police, under
Roundsman Andersen, surrounded the house
while detectives made thorough search of the
premises. They found no burglar.
An hour later Miss Elizabeth BDa, who has an
apartment on the third floor of the St. Marc, at
No. 432 Fifth-aye., telephoned to the police
that a man was trying to enter her rooms
through a window. Detectives Drennan and
Lehr investigated, but after searching the
neighboring roofs decided that there had been no
attempt made to enter Miss Ellla's apartments.
A guard was left at each house.
DIVES AFTER RUNAWAY
Rescuer, Once Knocked Down
Saves Boy — Horse Drowned.
Going at breakneck speed, a big bay horse,
attached to a light runabout, in which was
seated William Dorry. at" r years old. of No
KM West Forty-eighth -s.. yesterday afternoon^
leaped into the North Riwv from th« string
piece at West Forty-eighth-st. The boy was
rescued, but the horse was drowned.
The boy's father. Adam Dorry. is employed by
the New-York Lumber Company, at Fifty
elghth-st. and Eleventh-aye. He went for a
drive, taking with him his daughter Irene, five
years old. His son, who was not allowed to go,
waited around the house all the afternoon In
the hope that his father might let him rile to the
Mr. Dorry returned soon after 5 o'clock. He
had a bundle to leave at the house, and Jump
ing from the vehicle started up the steps.
William climbed into the seat with his sister
and picked up the reins to held »hem until his
father reappeared. In Forty-eighth-st. p.: the
time a number of boys were playing "shinny,"
knocking the bung of a beer barrel about th-
Street. One of the boys knocked the bun^
against one of the horse's forelegs. Th» animal
began te prance. William pulled steadily on
the lines, but the hoys. Rooking for th. play
thing, surged about the animal, brandishing
their "shinny" sticks. This increased the ani
mal's fright and it bolted. William caught up
his sister and dropped her to the sidewalk Just
a* the horse made a dash.
■ Seeing the horse start, the boys in the street*
began to shout. William was clinging to the
lines, but could make no impression on the big
horse, who got into his stride quickly and sped
toward the river.
"Help. help:", was the shout on all sides, but
none seemed brave enough to try to stori the
horse, until Samuel Lederer. who n-as standing
on the stoop of his home, at No. »JlB West Forty
elghth-st., ran Into the street and made a grab
for the bridle. He was thrown to the ground
and piinrully bruised.
Undaunted i>y his injuries. Lederer regained
his feet and star! in pursuit.
On both - let of the streets the tenement
house windows were lined with peopl?. all shout
ing directions t<> the lad in the buggy.
'•Jump for your life" 1 they yelled, but he
seemed petrified with fear.
As the horse passed Twelfth-aye. like a brown
flash he did not turn. An instant later th« on
lookers saw the buggy spring into the air as it
hit the stringpiece. and then horse, buggy and
boy disappeared in the water.
Lederer was quickly at the pier, and without
hesitation dived into the river. He reappeared
in a minute with the boy in his arms, and a hun
dred willing hands dragged them from the
water. Late last night the 'buggy, with the
shafts broken, iras found, but the body of the
bone was not recovered.
FREEHOLDER A SUICIDE
Brooded Over Corruption Laid at
His Door by Investigation.
Pnterson. N. .1.. Oct. . _ ¥ (Special).— Brooding
over the outcome of an official investigation be
gun yesterday into the administration of th-
Board of Chosen Freeholders of Passaic County,
James M. Ponton, representative In the county
board from the Eleventh Ward of Paterson and
one ••: the best known politicians in Passalc
County, took his life by swallowing an ounce of
carbolic acid at Eastside Park. His body was
found this morning by' Thomas Wilson, who.
with William Denton. a son of the freeholder,
was gathering chestnuts at a secluded spot near
the river bank. Young Den toe swooned when
he recognized the body.
Freeholder Denton gave up a place as rail
way mall clerk to become a tax assessor of
Patersoti. Be was director of census in the
Congress strict when the last national census
was taken. He was recognized as one of the
best Informed men in New-Jersey on census af
fairs. Three years ago he became a freeholder.
Few questioned his honesty as a public official:
Recently there has been a loud demand for an
Inquiry, and when it became apparent that an
Investigation was inevitable Denton seemed t«>
his frlenda to become greatly worried. While
discussing the probable effect of the Investiga
tion a few days ago In the office of one of the
count] officials Denton fainted.
Yesterday morning the inquiry began at the
courthouse, and the first batch of evidence seri
ously Involved Demon and two other free
holders. Denton left his home shortly after
dinner, telling his wife he had an engagement
to play In a cricket game at the Eastside Park.
He did not take part In the cricket game, and
nothing was heard of him until his body was
Morgan Jackson testified yesterday that he
had been engaged to repair the Broadway
bridge, the cost of which he afterward found
was to I"- borne equally by the Pasaalc and Ber
gen county boards. Checks for doable the
amount of th-"> contract were received by Jack
son, but one of the checks was turned over to
.Denton. In another case it was shown that re
pairs to a culvert ordered by Denton cost Pas
sate County $900. and contractors testified that
the work could be done at a liberal profit for
DIES IX THE PRIZE RIXG.
Holtoken Man Struck Over the
Heart. It Is Said.
John t". Peters, a young man of Hobnken. died
yesterday Inside the prize ring in which at a "
early hour in the morning he was contest ins
with another boxer welt known in BakafcfO.
Several arrests have been made, and County
Physician Converse, of Hudson County, Is con
ducting an investigation.
Peters lived with his mother, 'at No. 70S
BloomSeld-st., Hoboken. He was twenty-two
years old. His opponent in the ring, it I
charged, was Patrick Dormady. twenty-Jive
years old. of No. 60 Congress-st.. West Hoboken.
The fight took place in the hall on Connolly
a\e. Homestead, North Bergen, at the rear of
the saloon of Alexander Koehler.
Kochler says that about 10 p. m. on Saturday
a party of men visited his place and wanted to
hold a "stag party" In his hall. He names a
number of men who. he says, were In the
crowd, including three special policemen. When
Mr. Koehler declined to let the party have his
hall unless he knew what was to take place
he declares that these men. who were known to
him, assured him that nothing wrong would oc
cur. He says he accepted the assurance of the
officers that the law would not be violated, and
opened his hall.
A ring was laid out. and a few minutes before
midnight the men entered the ring. Betting was
about even. Peters had the best of the first
round, apparently, but after that It looked as
if the first round had been used by Dormady to
••size up" his roan, and from that until Peters
was put out Dormady had all the best of it.
Peters was knocked down several times, and
finally, in the fourth round, went down twice in
quick rucresslon. The last time, it is said. was.
us a result of a blow over the heart. He re
inalned down, and the referee counted him out.
When he did not come about in a reasonable
time word was sent to a physician's house near
by. but the doctor was out and an ambulance
Dormady was arrested and held without ball.
The delight* of Montreal Quebec and the St.
Lawrence will «stnnlsh you. New-York Central
offers seven routes. Ticket agents will explain.—
riUCE THREE CENTS.
VIEWS BRIEFLY GIFEX
Good Time for Change— T/zriff Re
Henry G. Davis's letter accepting the Demo
cratic nomination for ice-President la made
public to-day, It is as follows:
_ ¥ , Elkins. W. Va.. October 3, 1901
Hon. John Sharp Williams. Chairman, and Other
Hem lit rs of the Committee.
Dear Sirs: In accordance with custom and
my promise when notified by your committee at
White Sulphur Springs, on August 17. of my
nomination for the office of Vice-President, I
submit the following observations upon some of
the questions now before the country:
TIMES PROPITIOUS FOR CHANGE.
The times are propitious for the reinstatement
or tne Democratic pa>ty in control of the gov
ernment. Th? public mind is hi.ivt; disillusioned
of the pretension of the Republican party so
long and so arrogantly made, that the material
prosperity of the country depends upon its own
ascendancy. Thoughtful and patriotic people
are becoming more and more distrustful of the
heady and personal element of the present ad
ministration, and are more than willing to see
it replaced by one that hetter recognizes consti
tutional and other lawful restraints. They de
mand that the present wasteful extravagance in
the expenditure of the money, drawn by taxa
tion from the industry «X the people, shall cease.
and that economy and honesty in the public ser
vice shall be aguin regarded as virtues in the
high places o£ the ge>ve-mment.
EXPENSES OF GOVERNMENT.
The expenditures per capita of the govern
ment are Increasing at an alarming rate. When
the present administration went into power
there was a large surplus, but. notwithstanding
the enormous taxation, the revenues therefrom
are not now adequate to meet the demands mad.'
by reckless approprlaticns. The revenues fell
short during the" lust fiscal year *>f over $40.
4XHUMM>. in the first sixty days of this fiscal
year the expenditures exceeded the receipts by
£M.OO(XOOOt and if this rate of excess should
coming, the ilf-fkit for the present fiscal year
would be in the neighborhood of $140,000,000.
ThL; needless deficit is due to the extravagance
of the administration, and can only be met by
Imposing additional taxes or selling bonds,
thereby increasing the Interest btvixing debt of
the government. Which course will the Repub
licans adopt? The > ost of government durinsr
the fiscal year was $7 14 per capita, which means
that the average tax paid in seme form or an
other by every family of five persons toward the
support of the National Administration of public
affairs was over £2~>. which, in the case of wage
earners, is a considerable percentage of their
entire earnings for the year. No more money
should b*- taken from the people by taxation.
direct or indirect, than Is necessary for the need.-*
of a government economically administered. To
show the rapid growth of the cost of govern
ment it Is only necessary to giw the total ex
penditures i;i the last fi-scal year of the following
Bnchanan. IS6P, S6&WA.MO ...Per capita. ««!
• "I'Wluml W- ">5". «:iv> i'i'iO Per capita. '>'".*
In answer to criticisms upon the size and ex
pense of maintaining the army, the President
has said that the number of soldiers now is no
greater per capita than in former times. But an
army then was necessary to protect settlers from
the Indians and ti> do other police duty in the
unsettled portion of the country— conditions
which do not now exist. The army, however,
has greatly Increased in cost, orach faster rela
tively than it has in numbers.
■ Th<> "penses were:
Under Btt-hanan In IS6O v.^«OWWO
irml.r Hayes Jr. t»r ■ 38.<XH).00i>
Under Roosevelt In Ml HV«O.<XJ
We all hail as the harbinger of the new era in
the commerce of the world the inception of the
great work of buQdins the canal that is to Jota
the two great oceans; but we deprecate the ac
tion of the present administration, which 1" -
flicted a wound upon our national honor by its
disregard ->f ThA rights of a weaker nation In or
der to gain a doubtful credit for energy In for;
warding that great enterprise. Territory (if :■•
neighboring republic, with which we are at
peace, was seized by a hand of revolutionists.
protected by th" guns of the United States Navy,
and prut- i into a State overnight, which th ■
President promptly recognized as an indepen
dent nation— a gross offence agatnst a friendly
republic which it was helpless to resent.
These and many other unwarranted •things
that belong more to an empire than a republic
haTe occurred under the present administration,
and brought deep concern and alarm to thought -
lul and patriotic minds. They must be regarded
as the first fruits of imperialism, and show bow
fast we are drifting toward absolutism and cen
tralized power. The effect of the imperialistic
tendency ol the Republican party upon our for
eign affairs is in opposition to the teachings of
the founders of the republic, and so impressed
was Washington with the importance of keep-
Ing aloof from the affairs of other nations thjat
in Ins farewell address ha warned his country
men especially against foreign entangling alli
ances. Imperialism is hurtful and abhorrent In a
free government and subversive of free institu
tions. The policy <>f imperialism— if it can be
said to have a policy — is always dangerous to
liberty. Its powers are first exercised in far off
territory and u:i conquered people, but once
adopted fur a •:■ mired and distant pasSGSStOBsv it
becomes, sooner or later, the rule of the home
government. Liberty and free government have
always been secured at the cost of great sacri
fices, but history teaches us that both can be
easily lost without the knowledge of the people.
Our federal Constitution has appropriated to
the exclusive use oi the general government the
power of Indirect taxation, covered by the popu
lar designation of "tariff duties." In excluding:
the States from this domain of taxation there is
an Implied and wise partition -of the taxing
power between the Stares and the federal gov
ernment. Except in the exigencies of war. the
taxing power has been exercised by Congress
largely in the direction of the Imposition of
<'uti. - upon Imports. Xo one expects to change
this arrangement, which has proven so con
venient to the general government and m con
ducive to th*- Interests of the Stores, whoa© re
sort t> other sources 61 revenue is left untram
melled. Indirect taxation, however convenient,
needs, by reason ol its indirectness, to be watch
fully guarded, lest abuses should attach them
selws unknown by the people;
That many of the existing tariff rates .re ex
cessive and 'enable powerful combinations to
extort unjust and oppressive tribute from the
pcoyle cannot be controverted The tariff is
iridoabtedly too blsta upon such articles a* en
able th- manufacturer to sell his products!
abioad cheaper than at home. Steel rails are
a conspicuous example in this respect. It is ad
mitted thai Iney are beine made for Sl"i a ton.
A few years ago they were freely sold in this
country at >!, a ton. They are now selling at
the mills here for home consumption at *:&*
a ion. and for the foreign market at from $1S
to S*_-J a ton. Th unjust discrimination against
our people Is njade possible only by a tariff that
on this article is entirely too hi-rh.
The average sellings price of a hundred ar
ticles, taken principally from the iron and steel
list, is found to be about "JO per cent higher In
this country than abroad. Relief from these
conditions will only come through the success of
the Democratic party, which stands for a wise,
conservative and gradual change in the tariff
laws, which will equalize the burden of taxation
and make honest competition possible. But In
making such changes its purpose win be to
legislate with due regard for the labor and
capital in.-jlvet* in industrial enterprises.
It la estimated that ther? are in the United
States between two and threo hundred combina
tions of capita! and corporate Interests known
as trusts, whtih have grown up in the last
few years under Republican rule-. Some of
them are ao conducted ns to be pernicious and
harmful to the general interest. With the
power they are able to exert, they can less-Mi
competition, control prices and regulate to their
own ailvi'riMO l'.:o luxv el supply unil demand.
lndlvMu.il effort la helpless against such strong
rivals, and tfcf natural risht of all persons to
barter and trade is unnaturally restricted. The
effort at these trusts is to control or monOfjoMie.
and these monopolies, when unrestrained, seem
to sroduce conditions which brine about strifes