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Conferences To Be Held at White
Bouse to Decide on Amendment*.
Washington. No*- - „... ,;4::I:;, ;4::I:; y Tariff
that mw r * m f*T?xZ CowrrePs would benefit
schedules by ••"» bis opinion, and he I.
the country i** - wbo Rfjk hlB . his
frank *«»"£* ; the larK . That he held
tu. oPte*» "JJ , . Mown, the
on Noven^U disrupt** Ms
t may i- addei to— that there Is no occa
r to force tariff
£SSrS? inSIS irrcpectlv, of the views
of other leaders of the Republican party. ti. i
On the other £& the President believes that
th e lexers should approach the sub ect d,,-
K^tautely; that tho pros and cons should be
carefully considered and an effort should
ni ade by those on whom re.ts the responsibility
5 d«totoa to v.cgh carefully and justly the
divers opinions; that a decision may be reached
which will t»st serve the nation.
The. President In his discussions of the tariff,
emphasizes the fact that It is a purely economic;
not a moral questioS and readjustment must be
decided for or against from economic premises
alone When he threw hi? entire energy and in
fluence into securing reciprocity with Cuba It
was because he redded the United States as
morally pJedgrf to make certain tariff conces
sions to Cuba. In the I'jrht of hie convictions
ro course was oper. to him other than to 40 all
in hi." power to secur? Cuban reciprocity.
The present situatlja. in the President's opin
icn in no way resembles that which existed
last fall, when h» called Congress in special
session to perfect the reciprocal trade arrange
ment with Cuba. Now, the Republican party
f&ces a proMe:% which must be considered from
a purely economic point of view. one of vital
Importance to the future prosperity of the coun
try, as well as of th« party, and one which in
his estimation deserves 'ha best thought of
party leaders. Holding; this opinion, he will. In
the course of tho approaching session of Con
gress, invite the party leader, to meet at the
White House and discuss the entire subj. ct.
Cut of thesa conferences it is hoped that a
decision may be reached which will represent,
not the opinion or prejudice of a single states
man or a particular locality, but the best
thought of the entire party, based on careful
consideration of the needs of every section of
the United States.
Such a mothod will, the President Is confident,
in^ke for the general welfare, as It will de
monstrate the willingness of the Republican
to Seal fairly auC squarely with the great
economic subjects which it la the duty of the
ihtnltiaTit party carefully to weigh, and from
which broad and farset-i/a policies are con
st ru.-ted.
As already related in these dispatches, the
President will not discuss tariff revision in the
message which will be sent to Congress on De
cember 6, beyond his reference to certain con
cessions be believes should be made on Philip
pine Imports. Neither will he, at any time, so
deal with the subject as to threaten the harmony
and welfare of the Republican party. He will
elaborate his views in -'conversation with his
advisers In Congress. wiH listen with patience
to those who hold opposite opinions, and Is con
fident the decision ultimately reached will be
for the best interests of the whole people.
It is noteworthy that scarcely a member of
Congress regards the Dingley schedules as per
fect. They differ as to what schedules should
lie changed and the extent of the changes nec
essary to harmonize t'n<; tariff with existing 1
conditions, Above all, they differ as to whether
or not sufficient good can I •■ accomplished by
readjusting the defective schedules to offset such
temporary injury to business as may sue from
any change.
As to the method of adjusting the defective
Echedules. it is too early seriously to consider
it. If a majority of the leaders decide that ad
justment is desirable It will not take long to
determine whether such readjustment should be
attempted by the Congress at a -special ses
sion, whether a board of business experts should
be charged with gathering the necessary data
for the. use of Congress, or whether the entire
affair can be postponed until the first session
of thr- r:*xt Congress, a year hence.
To Be Head on Tuesday Next, Instead of
Monday, Owing to Senate Adjournment.
Washington. Nov. 29.— President Roosevelt's an-
Etisl message to CongTesp will not be delivered this
>*ar until Tuesday next, December <>. -the second
t.xy of th« session. Usually, when nothing: Inter
feres, the m< sag« Is read from th« clerks' desks
of the two houses Immediately after I ■■• '•■:-< COO
venes en the opt nins: day. The. deaths of Senators
Hoar and Quay, irtilcli occurred in the rece will
<a*ss«'t.he iirsti-onemont for a day.
Immsdiatolv ;ifter tno Senate convenes. Senator
of Massachusetts, and Senator Perm o'i
will inform the - ate of the deaths
rLi .. »U««ues. and will move th;u suitable
ba passed by the- body, "and as a fur
- ' tvl laark ot «*Pect. the Senate do now adjourn.''
■fiSi" I ' ll }l ° adopted without, dissent, and
i*>th h^f* ll^ 1 message is never ]irosent,-d unless
<»otn hou«., of congress are in session, its reading
In th« a . ypa untn th<> following day.
■%'? ™? • nUrft membership of tii« House 3SJ. th<=T9
, thai
XR n ,\™" b< - II1J » d " )n lhe lower chamber
how£w-?.S** ! ? a '" 1< ' '" th - Rebate, It li probable.
ro«"cc«-'tf> tl * HoU6 « wUS also adjourn out of
respect to the memory of Senators Hoar and Quay.
Secretary Taft Expected to R«pl y to Memo
randa To-day.
r^ w ' 29:~k0 conference be. wcm Foe
CC n a.:.w.? d Pai:aTnans «• '->•; to-day.
raored cruiser \\-- Yor r V r<l tho *'""
mnmmi judge gone.
letters Offered in S*ayne Impeachment Case
■Washington, vX£ ™ , r .
too\ >* , f *,L P-Tj h ? stenographers who
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ivbi-h _ r * im in the testimony simt
%^&& t *V***?™l* letter, which the
*<rs •»<*« r-ni iJ, T\J ? cc }" h " a forgery. These l*t
o^Bl^ "' mat-rial importance It
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T a .^ n T i^!: ll M tl , w»n,,. NEW-YORK. WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 30. 1904. -SIXTEEN PAGES -*t*. <^^2&.i™.
Intcrurhan and Brooklyn Systems
Compelled to Act by Court.
Albany, Nov. 29.— The Court of Appeals to
day handed down decisions that will compel
street svrfiac* railway companies In New-York
City to make a prr-at extension In the transfer
system. The rourt, in Griffin vs. the Interurban
Street Railway Coinpajiy and In O'Keilly vs. the
Brooklyn Heights Railway Company, holds that
. railway company which owns or leases two or
more lines must ;--yvMe transfers from one line
to another. As the Interurban Company con
trols practically all the surface lines In Man
hattan, the increase of transfer facilities in that
borough will be groat, as well as in Brooklyn,
where the Brooklyn Heights Railway Company
leases ;ill linos except the Coney Island and
Brooklyn and the Nassau Electric railways.
The railway companies win a victory In the
case of penalties. The court holds In the Inter
borough company's action tha 1 : a person to
whom transfers have been refused cannot r<>
rover more than one penalty in each action
brought against the company refusing them.
The court says:
"A Bound public policy requires thnt only one
pennltv should br recovered in a sinplo action,
and thai the Institution «f an action for a pen
alty Is to be regarded as a waiver of ull prevl
"t:^ penalties Incurred."
Under the State Railroad law a penalty of $50
is Imposed f'>r each refusal of a street railway
J. S. Lt'hmaier Says Decision Blocks
Unification of Traction Interests.
James S. Lehmaier, chairman of the executive.
committee of the Transit Reform Committee of
one Hundred, which for the last two years
has be^n making the fight for free transfers in
this city, said last evening in relation to the de
cislons <>f tho Court of Appeals in the trnnsfet
These decisions are of far reaching importance, not
only in respect of the public's rights to free trans
fers at intersecting points of the multiplicity of
lines owned or leased by the New- York City or In
terurbao Railway Company and the Brooklyn Rapid
Transit Company, as well as street surface linea
similarly owned or leased by railroad corporations
in other cities of the State, but also because these
derisions mark the checking of what would other
wise doubtless have become a gigantic monopoly
controlling the entire system of surface railways in
greater New-York.
The fight for free transfers has been a long one
on the part of our committee, and the opposition on
the part of the railroad corporations has been ex
tremely bitter. The victory is especially gratifying
to us as a committee, because it demonstrates that
a. body of men actuated only by a desire to serve
the public, and compelled to raise all of its own
funds, can conduct a successful and rational cam
paign against corporations with abundant means to
present their Bide of a litigation to the best ad
vantage, and in such a fight can secure the services
of able and public spirited members of the bar with
out any pecuniar^- reward.
In reply to the brief submitted to the Court of
Appeals by our committee counsel for the Brooklyn
Rapid Transit Company admitted that one of the
results of a decision adverse to the ranroad cor
porations would be thai it would effectually prevent
a combination of Manhattan and Brooklyn railroad
companies. ,--, ,
The decision undoubtedly accomplishes this result,
find it Is doubtless a subject for congratulation that
there is no immediate prospect of the greater city
of New-York being in the control of one gigantic
railroad combination, except at the price of free
transfers from Brooklyn to Manhattan and vice
versa." If the railroad corporations are willing to
pay such a price there may be some alleviation in
such a combination.
I have not seen th.* entire text of the court s
opinions, but it appears that the court has hew
that only one penalty .may be suea for ami re
covered in a single action and that the bringing
of such an action is a waiver of all penalties that
may theretofore have accrued because of previous
refusals. This, of course, will cut down very
materially the sums of money which plaintiffs in
speculative penalty suits expected to recover and
Incidentally will doubtless affect the compensation
which a number of lawyers expected.
Our committee, work has been confined to estab
lishing the principle and securing the result for the
public generally— not for any specific individuals.
It may, however, he said that there appears to be
nothing in the court's decision which will prevent
an individual from bringing one action on one day
in the future for a refusal of a transfer and another
action upon the succeeding day for another refusal.
The only way in which the railroad corporation
can prevent a multiplicity of actions hereafter is to
obey the law. The law as declared is clear and
compels the giving of transfers. Further dis
obedience of the law will be costly to the railroad
Henry A. Robinson, of counsel for the New-
Fork <"Ity Railway Company, would not talk
■ of tho decision last, night be
cause he had not Been the opinion handed down
by 1 he court.
Transfers Must Be Issued on Trans
fers on Connecting Lines.
Word was received in Brooklyn last night that
the Court of Appeals had affirmed the decision
of the Appeilat'- Division of tho Supreme ''ourt.
Becond Department, rendered last Juno, that a
ptr-et railroad corporation must give to a pas
senprer for a sinpTe fare a continuous rl'le to his
destination on any of their linos or those oper
ated !>y thf-m under lease or contract. This
means That thr- Brooklyn Rapid Transit Com
pany and the New- York City Railway Com
pany, not only must interchange transfers be
all of their lin<-.a and leased linos, but also
• transfers on transfers.
se before the court of Appr-a'3
Luke O'Reilly ni.t. tho Brooklyn
Heights Railroad, who sued to recover under
tl ?r ' penalty for the failure of the
company to issue a transfer between the Cross
town line and the Vanderbilt-ave. line, both of
■whi.-h are leased by the Brooklyn Heights. The
municipal court gave a iudement in his favor.
iir.'i tl was appealed to the Appellate
:■ vision, where it was affirmed.
Justice v, Iward, writing the opinion, held
the railroad laws of 18H4, 1892 and
!'.''«• ;• surface railroad coruoration was com
pelled to furnish a continuous ri''.; ior tive cents
■ \ ■- any of Us lines or leased lin< s to any point
■■ might desire i«. rejeh.
The J; ooklyi jl Ighta Railroad took the o-.
v, t!i- • , and ai )•• same tin-;
• . ••■; • i „ i ihe lease vi i 11 held t:. i
Nassau had been terminated. The de
does ii. it ( ompel th ■ mance <•:
i a | et ween the Bn Ighta lines
''i..s.> of the Nassau Kailroad.
Following Justice Woodward's opinion lasl
there was considerable trouble over col
lecting a second fare fora ride to Coney Island.
Passengers refuslnc '." pay were thrown off
hoth the ears of th< Coney island and Br< oklyn
Railroad ai <J of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit
Company and In several cases riots follow* i
The latter railroad declared the decision could
i of appb to their Con< s Island lines, as the oarq
pei ited in part over an old steam rail
Natchez Citizens Protest Against
Their Governor's Note.
Notches, Miss.. Nov. 29.— One hundred merchants
and representative citizens here to-day signed B
letter to President Francis of the St. Louis World's
Fair protesting against the phraseology of Gov
ernor Vardnman's telegram to President Francis
relative" to the interest manifested by President
Roosevelt In the Mississippi exhibit.
) T his county gave Vardaman a large majority in
the State election. «nd a number of the men who
fiisned tho 1 protest were amons his uuiiportei-a.
General Krondatchenko superintend mining operations on the Wolf-Hills. General Krondatchnnko is the engineer who devised the elaborate defences
of Port Arthur. He is her© photographed aa he was directing the laylos of land mln^s.
Janitor and His Wife Then Nar
r&wly Escape Asphyxiation.
Carl Gerhardt and his wife were injured
seriously last night by the explosion of the fire
box ii 111 1 th • steam heating plant in the flathouse
at No. .">4;: Kant One-hundred-and-forty-second
st. The explosion made the six story building
rock on its foundations. All tho tenants, most
of whom wore in their rooms, were thrown al
most into a panic. The couple were rescued just
in time to save them from death by asphyxia
tion. Gerhardt is seventy-four years old and
his wife Beventy-two.
Two plumbers had been at work on the fur
nace in the afternoon repairing the connections
with the boiler. When they left the place in the
evening they told Gerhardt, the janitor, that t.ie
fire could be started anew at 8 o'clock. The
janitor had a good fire by 9 o'clock, ami was
.sitting: with his wife in their rooms, in front of
the boiler room, when a little explosion oc
Gerhardt hurraed to see wh-ii tho trouble was.
His wife was at his heels. He opened the door
and* got within a few feet of the furnace, when
the whole front of the fire box was thrown out.
A big iron d«>or bit the old man on the left leg,
severely lacerating: the calf. Both he and his
wife were thrown .-n their backs. Mrs. Ger
hardt was tossed out of the door leading to her
apartments, while her husband landed fifteen
feet away from the furnace on a heap of coal.
Mrs. Rice, who jives on the floor above, at
tempted with her husband to get into th>' base
ment. Halfway down th*> stairs they wer«
driven back by the gas, Mr. Ri< c ran to the
street and called tw.> policemen. Meanwhile
some nne in the streot. hearing cries of "Fire!"
spread the rumor through the Metropolis The
atre, near by, that there was a fir» in the house.
Sum- "f Mi" ;■ u<ij.-!i< . left thHr seats, Tho ['])•>■
man on duly and th- theatre attaches restrained
The iwo policemen ran to the house, forced
their way Into the basement, and found Mrs.
Gerhardt groping around on her hands and
knees, seeking hi ' husband. One of them
picked her up and carried hor upstairs. Tho
other found Mr. Gerherdt unconscious and moan-
Ing faintly, and carried him to safety. An am
bulance was railed, but neither the janitor nor
his wife vyould go to the hospital, though both
were bruised. Both ar<> Buffering from c
and thoii condition la believed to be serious.
On tho sixth floor a wake was in progress
over the body of Mark E. Lyons, who died Mon
day Mrs. t-:i!oi: Crawford, a mourner, board the
crie^ on tho street, and set up a cry of alarm.
Tin- mourners, In terror, rushed downstairs into
the streef. and the two policemen had their
hands fulJ restraining th» frightened family
from carrying the body Into the street.
Dog Conyeys Hydrophobia to Cattle
That Must Die.
Morristown, N. J.. Nov. 2!» (Special). — A
strange <•;,:<■ of hydrophobia in ciftle is that
which luiH developed among the Ilolsteln cows
of John R. Rockerfeller, of Chester. The cattle
•<lf]irt"(l act most strangely, la ruing, growling.
Jumping, kicking and frothing at the mouth.
About four weeks ago on night the farmer
found fho cattle out of the yard, and discovered
an Immense black dog In the cow yard. It was
evident that the dog bad driven out tho cattle.
After calling the '!■>« out of the yard Mr. Rock
erfeller drove tho cattle in again, and then took
_- to the house.
There ih<- animal wan petted by nil th» mem
bers of the family, but made no response to
caresses and acted sullen and morose. On that
account Mr. Rockerfeller thought best io kill
the <:o-_- and uui< h the cows for Bigns of possible
hydrophobia. The «lo:; was killed and the cows
were put In the stable.
Just when Mr. Rockerfeller began to think his
cattl !;..■! escaped, one "f them began acting
queerly. 'Chat was about a week ;>ko. It <ut
up all kinds of antics. Mr, Rockerfeller at oneti
. Dr. A. W. Axford, a veterinary surgeon,
who pro ounced the disease hydrophobia. He
said that In all probability the entire herd had
been affected, and would have to be killed. H«
begun by dispatching the tir.st one after the
Board of Assessors bad viewed the animal and
assess* •! Its vahie.
\ ibon as th* news spread through the nelgh
borhoi 'i. i ■'" began coming from far and near
He. Borne days there have been
one hundred persons at the barns
of Mr. Rockerfeller. To hoar iho cattle at a
little dii tance, <>!.•■ would think they were doc;s.
Another cow was killed to-day.
Since hydrophobia developed In Mr. Kockerfel
ler'a cattle .ill the fanners in tho neighborhood
have their cattle and do«s under surveillance,
ol known where tho black dog came from
nor wrhal damage ho may have done before being
Singer Unable to Appear at Vienna An
Operation Thought Necessary.
Vienna. Nov. 29.— Mine. Calve disappointed a large
audience here to-night It was announced that she
v/bh taken suddenly 111. and that the doctors have
diagnosed her ailment a;< appendicitis. It is feared
that an operation will be necessary.
Nine Others Hurt by Collision of
Automobile and Surrey.
In a collision on the East Drive in Central Park
last night Charles Teshlin. of No. 3"»7 East
Th!rty-eighth-st.. a chauffeur employed by
Charles K. Smitb, a dealer in antiques, living at
No. 135 East Thtrtleth-st.. was injured, probably
fatally, and nine other persons were hurt. Tesh
lin is at the Presbyterian Hospital. The col
lision was between the touring car Teshlin was
driving and a three seated surrey belonging to
Frank Conn, of No. ">2 East One-hundredth-st.
Teshlin was going south. With him were his
employer, the latter's wife and arother woman.
There is a turn In the drive at Eighty-second-st.,
and as Teahlln swung the machine around It the
surrey suddenly loomed up in the dark. In the
carriage were Mr. Conn, his wife, his daughter,
:'rs. Fanny Welramann. of No. .">'.» East One
hundrodth-st.: Mrs. YVetssmann's two daughters,
five and seven years old, ard Wolf Candel, of
the same address.
Teshlin did not pee the surrey until the auto
mobile was almost on It. He swung to one side,
but not enough to get out of the way of the
surrey. The automobile hit the hub of the rear
wheel, overturning th* surrey and thr machine
Teshlin. hurled out. hit the lamppost. He
was picked up unconscious. He received a con
cusslon of th° brain and a lacerated scaip
wound, his noso was r -oken, his back sprained
and one of his ears almost torn off.
The members of Mr. Smith's party were hurled
from the automobile and those in the surrey
were also thrown In various directions. None
nere seriously Injured, though all were more or
:• *s hurt or shaken up All wont home.
When the surrey was upset the horses 3wung
.round, narrowly missing the members of Mr.
I'ohn's party, who wore lying in the road. The
animals dashed to Eightletb-St., •■>. here a mount
ed patrolman. Fitzgerald. stoppo«l them. The
surrey was almost demolished The automobile
was destroyed.
Later Mr. Smith. .«peakiii2: of the accident.
slid all had a narrow escape from death. He
was sure that ivlther his chauffeur nor Mr.
Cohn, who was driving the surrey, wp.s to blame.
"The turn at Eighty-second-st. was such."
said Mr. s-.nith. "as to make it alirost impossi
ble f ri i any one to sc^ tho surrey coming along.
It was <lark and tho lamp shower] little light.
1 didn't know what happened until my chauf
feur said: 'We have hit something.' Then I
didn't remember any more until after I was
thrown from the machine."
Name of Man Who Escaped from
Asylum Signed to Letter
Trenton, N. J.. Nov. 2J). — Joseph L. Naar.
Editor of "The Trenton True American." to-day
made public an open letter he had received
signed "William .T. Lee." Of New-York, in which
the writer declares' he will kill Gnrref I). W.
Vroom, judise of the Court of Errors and Ap
peals and chairman of the board of managers of
the State Hospital for the Insane, from which
i-ustitution a William J. Lee hns three times
made his escape.
The letter says Judge Vroom stole from the
writer the Phoenix Iron Mills. In this city, and
is how trying to murder him by obtaining his
recommitment to an asylum. Three years ago
William J. Lee bought the Phcrr.lx iron plant,
paying $800 to bind the bargain. Then hl9 sus
picious actions led to the appointment of a
commission to inquire Into his sanity, and he
was afterward sent to the asylum. The iron
plant reverted to th* original owners, and Lee's
wife received the $."00 he had paid.
It Is with regard to this that the letter writer
accuses Judge Vroom of unfairness, although
the Judge at no time figured In the transaction.
Letters similar to the one received by Mr.
Naar have been sent to fifty other persons and
to the civil authorities. Judge Vroom also re
ceived one. The Judge declares he will take no
action, and the police are not likely to do any
The envelopes containing the. leten were
marked "Return to Binney & Godfrey, Nos 40
and 50 Uodney-st.. Brooklyn. N. V." with the
words 'Win. J. Lee. care of." writcn in red ink.
The stamp on the envelope received by Mr.
Naar showed "Registered Nov. 20, ItWM. Station
H. New-York."
William J. Lee has been employed for about a
month sb "outside superintendent" by the Bln
in y .* Godfrey Company, architectural iron
workers. Nothing 1b known of him there, save
thai be attends to his work well and appears ra
tional. He mentioned once to a member Of the
linn thai he had had some real estate business
In Trenton "which didn't go his way." and that
because of difficulties over it "they bad put him
in an asylum," but afterward "made it very
convenient for him to get out."
Nothing was known of the letter, but It was
said that an Investigation would be made, and
that the use of the firm stationery f" r 9Uch ■
purpose would be good cause tor the dismissal
of the user..' . v-.y
Two Other Men Overcome After
Trying Experience.
New-London, Conn., Nov. 20.— After a series of
dangerous experiences the United States torpedo
boat Tingey. in command of Lieutenant C. P.
Nelson, U. S. N., with the United St?tes sub
marine boat Plunger in tow, arrived safely at
this port at noon to-day. Gunner's Mate C. H.
Billings, of New-York, and Electrician J. J.
Welch, of Albany, are in a' precarious condition
as the result of their exposure for six hours on
tho Plunger with the sea washing over them.
Under orders to proceed to the torpedo station
at Newport, the Tingey left New-Suffolk. Long
Island, where the submarine had been under
going alterations at the Holland company's
works, at 1:30 p. m. on Monday. Billings was
assigned to steer the submarine and Welch to
run her electric engine, so as to mass the best
possible time out of Peconic Bay before dark.
At 4:30 o'clock in Gardiner's Bay the tow
line parted. Before anctner could be made fas*
the first one became entangled with the
Plunger's propeller, It stopped the engine: two
small lines were finally made fast, and the
Tin coy towed her charge slowly to the east
ward. In the race the lines again parted. A
heavy cross sea was running. but a boat was
lowered and another line was run to the sub
marine. Off Watch Hill. the torpedo boat was
anchored for the night under the lee. for the
wind was northwest. At 7 o'clock in the morn
ing the wind jumped out from the southwest
and began to blow great guns. The Unsjey,
with seventy-five fathoms of cable out dragged
her anchor and was in darker or" going ashore
In backing her oft the Plunger's line parted
again, ■nd the submarine drifted ashore ir. the
surf. Quick work was necessary, for the r**a
was making fast. The boat that took the wire
hawser to the Plunger also put Billings and
Welch on board of her. The Plunger was pulled
off stern first, th? sea. breaking over the men,
who bad to straddle the narrow hull to keep
the hawser in position. It was bitterly cold,
but they had no protection
■ The Plunger would noi tow stern first, so the
hawser had to be transferred to the bow in the
narrow channel of Fisher » Island Sound. The
work was quickly accomplished by Billings and
Welch, who by this time were nearly frozen.
Th» Tingey was then roliine heavily in the
trough of the sea. Just before shaping her
course for New-London Harbor, the government
"tug Castle, Captain Albert Earl, which was
passing, was hailed by Lieutenant Nelson, who
asked him to stand by. He did so. an>l finally
assisted the Tingey at the expense of getting
the Plunger's hawser in the Castle's propeller.
Bravely sticking to their oosla to the last.
Billings and Welch collapsed as ' soon the
Plunger touched the pier in New-London. They
were carried on shore by their comrades ap.fl
placed In the Tin<ey"s cabin. Welch was un
conscious for soul- 1 time, and Billings was .little
better. Their bodies were purple with the COM
Dr. Cronin, of this city, after attending: them.
said that while their condition was serious they
would probably recover If pneumonia did not
pet In. The Tingey will proceed with the
Plunger to Newport to-morrow, after her divers
have cleared the oronellen of the ropes.
Detectives Use Revolvers in Dark
Cellar— Take Three Prisoner*
After a struggle In three fe,»t of water In a
dark cellar, with their revolvers drawn, de
tectives and several policemen from the West
Thirtleta-st station finally arrested three men
last night, whom they charge with burglary.
The fight lasted ten minutes. Several shots were
The men arrested said they were Thomas Far
rell, of No. I'3S East Eisrhty-ninth-st.; John
Foley, of No. 4"»1 West Thirty-fourth-st.. an I
Henry Piper, of No 4-7 Waal Sixteenth-st.
Several large lead dldcs in the house had bt?en
cut, and from them water had Bowed into the
cellars of the adjoining houses. The tlowing
water led to i bo discovery of the crime.
Detectives Pflug and O'Brien found that the
water apparently came from No. 138 West Thlr
ty-thlrd-«t. They went to that house nnd heard
voices in the rear of the cellar. Pflng suddenly
was struck on the back of the head and he fell,
stunned, down a flight of s:airs into lbs water.
O'Brien grabbed Pilugr. Then, seeing persona
running about the cellar, he tired several hot-.
Pflug. in the mean time, had revived, and the
two detectives guarded the entrances to the
cellar, while a boy was sent for other policed
The cellar »as then surrounded, ant] » th
their revolvers drawn, th, detectives went :>»
»"eck the "•• '■' the- cellar. There th?y were
attacked. Before the prisoners were riV.a.ly iuib
dued every one was wet to the .skin.
The men. it Is alleged, broke into the cellar
and then cut the lead pipe.
l>( ) li T S DEFENCES F. / Ll^
Besiegers Said to Hare Lost l£k%
Men in One Hour.
Snbstantinl gains, press dispatches sar
have bren made by the Japanese at Port
Arthur, and the fall el the fortress is con*
sidered to be certain within thrre weeks.
Several forts. nmonp them 203-Metre Hill,
are reported tnken. The casualties have been
enormous, the Japaness losing, it is said,
4,000 men in one hour. Fighting continues,"
though there is a rumor in Berlin that the
Japanese have abandoned th» assault.
Official dispatches from Port Arthur show
that the Japanese have made gains, but that
the hardest fighting is -.pparrntly to come.
The assault has been directed chiefly against
203-Metre Hill, the Sung-Shu forts and tha
hills east of the latter position. The attack
The four days' fighting on the easternj
flanks of the armies on Ike Shakhe reaaed on)
Moml^v morning, denenl Kuropatkin re
ported that his troops buried 2r*o .Japaaessy
bodies after the engagement. The movement
is reg.-mled by the Russians ts a feint,
jiation having been r»eeived that Field Mar
shnl Ojasaa is not strong enough to take thea
offensive. *
Tzienty-f-ne Days Allotted by Jap*
anese — Fighting Goes On.
London. Nov. So>.— According to a Tokio dis
patch to "The Standard" there is an unofficial
rumor that the Japanese bauie<l large calibre
guns to the top of 20K-Mctre Hill, from whenco
their fire has a sweep of th.* whol? harbor.
This report doubtless g->es beyond th- fact%
but various dispatches indicate that the Jap*
anese are making progress I'» the reduction of
Port Arthur.
Japanese here explain the great importance of
the capture of 2ußVMetrc Hill, which, besides
giving command of the harbor, will serve as a
wide breach made by the wedge the Japanese
had previously driven between the Itae group
and the Russians* last retreat In the ravines of
The Japanese say that retreat to Lao-Teai-
Shan will be effectually cut off, and that It is
cot unlikely that this hill will be simultane
ously attacked in th.- final assault.
A ilispatch to "The Daily Telegraph" from
Che-Foo says that in the last assault the Jap
anese lost four thousand men in one hour"3
righting. The : Japanese say they have captured
two more of the northeastern forts and a third,
which is part of the West Kikwan fort.
The Japanese add that they have effected a
lodgment at Pigeon Bay. thus turning the fort
on ■ '.-Metro Hill, and that they are no^r
tunnelling from the gorge below Lao-Teal-Shan,
which they hope first to damage and then to
rush. The dispatch continues:
Desperate fighting is proceeding daily, antj
the losses are admitted to be excessive, but tha
Japanese insist that Port Arthur must fas]
within twenty-one days.
' Th* Morning Post's" correspondent aft
Shanghai telegraphs that wireless communica
tion ha Veen re-established between the Rus
sian Consulate at Che-Foo and the Port Arthuj?
Japanese Reported Unable to Enter
Shattered Forts.
Berlin. Nov. 3sV- A dispatch from Toklo to th»
"Tagliobe Rundschau" reports that the Japan-*
ese storming of Port Arthur was abandoned enj
November 2S because, though large breaches
had been made in the «-?hu. Rihlung amf
Kikwan forts, the Japanese were unable to en
ter tin account of the heavy fire from the'othe»»
ft ts and the resistance of the garrison.
Japanese Report Gains in Assault on
Port Arthur.
T. ■'.;!!>. No/. '_■'• Imperial headquarters to*
night summarized the Port Arthur situation as
With regard to the enemy's forts at Sung-Shu
Hill and eastward, we have firmly captured tbej
(.rests, rUvjs and counterscarps and .their v. ; oii:-
Ittes, but the time to charge has not yet come.
At present we are destroying the ca?entent9 and
other caponiArts.
At aOS-Metre Hill by several charges we suc
ceeded in capturing the enemy's shelter trenches
near th^ summit. At present «>ur fr.voe Is hold
in?: its; position and e:n»<?a\ on.it- to capture the
It is repotted that the attack a«t:ist -03-
Metre Hill by Japanese light airttllery is i«e«as>
Ing. It is estimated that ot> yer c^-nt of the WOTS,
cf the complete occupation of Port Arthur will
be finished with th!s height in possession of tha
Japanese. No part of the harbor of Port ArtJiar
will then be concealed from thrm.
Che-Foo, Nov. ll».— Chine?? anil Japanese ad
vices received here to-day indlcete that the as
sault on Port Arthur was continuing' on No
vember 27. The CsjbMSjs say that une trass oZ
thirty cars recently arrived at Port Dalny with
wounde men. No prisoners were made.
The Japanese position is most premising at
Rihlanx HJH and Kikwan Hi!!. anJ tfc? att&A
was designed tc» Increase th«* po-w-«»r of BBS DO
riticp.s. A deiachment of the Eleventh Division
began the advance On the afternoon of No
vember -•». foi'owins several days' bombard
ment, rushing against thy trercher guarding th*
approach to the southeast fort of the K:knaa
group, the Japanese artillery In the ir.eariwhno
throw it-, c nil th» 'r.i M:*! possible against th*
Rihlung tint! Antsu forts. The possession oj
the trenches was stubbornly contested.
After five hours' fighting and several reyulst*

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