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PRICE TWO CENTS.
Water Purified Simply by Allow
ing It to Stand in a Copper
Government Tests Prove Plan's
-v EfficacyDeadly Also for
Philadelphia, Aug. 25.United
States government experts have dis
covered, and Dr. Edward Martin, di
Tector of public health and charities,
Rtands sponsor for the statement,
Typhoid-fever germs may be re
moved from water without boiling or
It is only necessary to let water
stand four hours in a copper kettle
In a livingroom temperature, or twen
ty-four hours in a refrigerator.
Water will receive -sufficient col
loidal impregnation from the vessel to
kill typhoid fever and cholera germs.
Dr. Martin elaborates upon this
statement as follows:
All typhoid fever germs in water may
bo removed without boiling the water by
allowing it to stand for four hours or
longer, but positively not less than four
hours. In a copper vessel, provided the
vessel be placed in a livingroom tempera
ture. If the vessel be placed in a cold
place, or in a refrigerator, the. water
should bo allowed to stand for not less
than twenty-four hours, and the same re
ults will be obtained.
Copper KiJls the Germs.
Recent experiments upon the part of
government experts, as well as by noted
chemists In various parts of the country
and abroad, in the matter of obtaining
pure water by treating it with copper -in
various ways, have resulted in establish
ing the scientific fact which I have stated.
That copper possesses such properties
has, of courses been known in a popular
way for some time, just as there has
been, also, a popular fallacy that copper
vessels are poisonous.
Today it is accepted as an incontroverti
ble scientific fact that copper dissolved in
a colloidal state will kill typhoid fever
germs, and also cholera germs in water.
Left standing for four hours in a cop
per vessel, water will absorb enough col
loidal impregnation from the. vessel to
kill off the germs, and there will be ab
solutely no ill effects from drinking the
The government is already taking
steps, I understand, to have the canteens
which are. carried by the troops lined
with copper, thereby making every sol
dier's equipment, as it were, a portable
Secret Known to Savages.
What is now a scientific fact has been
known in a crude fashion to many semi
civilized tribes in Africa and elsewhere,
who will drink water only out of copper
vessels, ascribing to that metal miracu
lous attributes in the way of protection
In some instances this custom has de
veloped into actual worship.
It is also a fact that the French gov*
ernment is about to adopt the use of cop
per utensils extensively for the handling
of water in the army and navy. The
French authorities have also refused to
prosecute, persons who use copper for the
purpose of sealing preserving cans and
other purposes, altho the copper has been
Bupposed, until recently, to be a cause of
what is generally termed ptomaine pois
It is not thei copper vessel itself that
causes trouble. It is the dirt or verdigris
that from lack of cleanliness, may be in
it or on it. If ordinary care is used with
copper vessels, there is no more danger
of verdigris than there would be in the
case, of earthenware, tin or iron vessels.
FROM BURROS TO
Mexican Multimillionaire Peon
of Yesterday, Will Tour
jTe-w York Sun Special Service.
Mexico, Mex., Aug 25.Pedro Al
varado, the multimillionaire of Par
ral, Mex., who a few years ago was a
common peon working in a mine for
35 cents a day, has ordered a solid
train of five luxurious private cars in
which he will make a tour of Mexico,
including a visit to this city.
He will travel in regal splendor and
his armed bodyguard of 100 hand
somely uniformed men will accom
pany him on the journey and be his
companions wherever he goes while in
this and other cities.
Alvarado has just finished his man
Bion at Parral
His new palace, which is the show
place of Parral, is built of marble.
There is a piano in almost every
room. In the court in the middle
Btructure a regiment could drill with
out rubbing its elbows against the rare
columned sides of the portico.
All the furniture in the house has
been brought from Spain and Grand
Rapids, Mloh. The tilings are Italian
and Alvarado has brought artists and
decorators from Spain and France to
embellish the walls of his mansion.
Until the completion of the mansion
he lived where he had lived for eleven
yearsin a two-room hovel in the
least desirable part of town.
More than a year ago Alvarado
made an offer te pay the government
public debt of Mexico. He said he had
obtained his fabulous wealth from the
soil of Mexico, and thought he ought
to donate that much of it to the gov
ernment. This offer was declined by
Minister of Finance Limantour.
The only time Alvarado has been out
og the Parral mining district was two
days ago, when he chartered a special
tiain and took his family with him to
the City of Chihuahua to have a gold
filling put in one of his teeth.
It is said he will meet President
Diaz by special appointment while
here. He has a fear of banks and the
many millions of his wealth are said
to be stored in a strong steel cage in
his residence, where it is constantly
guarded by armed men.
It is expected that Alvarado will
give away a great deal of money dur
ing his tour, and it is feared his body
guard will be none too large.
SOUTH DAKOTA OPENS SHOW.
World's Fair Grounds, St. Louis, Aug.
25.The South Dakota mining exhibit in
mining gulch was opened today with for*
mal exercises, including addresses by
President Francis of the exposition, F. J.
V. Skiff, director of exhibits, and F. W.
Russell, president of the South Dakota
world's fair commission.
City Fathers Make a Second
Effort-to Solve the
Mayor Harrison Names a Com
mittee to Confer With War
Chicago, Aug. 25.The city author
ities are to make a second effort to
settle the stockyards strike. At a
meeting of the city council last night,
a resolution was passed empowering
Mayor Harrison to appoint a commit
tee of eleven aldermen, who are to
make it their business to bring about
The committee was appointed by
the mayor. Invitations were at once
sent to the leaders of the strikers and
to representatives of the employers,
inviting them to meet the members of
the committee this morning.
President Donnelly of the striking
butchers said today that he would not
see the mayor and the council com
mittee before tomorrow.
When President Edward Tilden of
Libby, McNeill & Libby arrived at
his office today, he found a communi
cation from the council committee in
viting him to meet that body at 12
o'clock tomorrow. Mr. Tilden has
been one of the chief spokesmen of
the packers. He said that no action
would be taken regarding the com
munication until after the packers
J. Ogden Armour reappeared at the
stockyards today, having suddenly re
turned from his vacation in the east.
In proceeding to the packing center,
he drove thru a throng of strikers and
pickets, who were resentfully falling
back before an attack of the police.
When Mr. Armour and a companion'
arrived at the entrance to the yards,
fully 150 strikers had stopped there
on their way to a meeting. A nu m
ber of pickets were about. The po
lice were in the act of dispersing the
gathering when Mr. Armour arrived
and drove thru the crowd. There was
no demonstration, altho he was rec
Dakota Cattlemen Desperate.
General M. W. Sheafe, a cattle
raiser, of Watertown, S. D., announced
today that the cattle raisers of his
section were about to appeal to Presi
dent Roosevelt to save them from
bankruptcy by intervening to bring
the strike to a close. General Sheafe
brought 520 head of cattle to the
stockyards here rather than have the
loss of feeding them longer after hav
ing had them in prime condition for
some time. He declares they sold at
a loss of $8 a head, considering their
normal value. Others, he said, are
feeding large herds at heavy loss
rather than face, perhaps, greater
losses by shipping. According to
General Sheafe, the cattle raisers of
the Dakotas are in desperate condi
"President. Roosevelt did so well in
settling the coal strike that I should
like very much to see him take a hand
in this," said General Sheafe. Here
are millions of persons suffering be
cause a few packers and a lot of
laboring men are at outs. It is an out
rage that the public should be made
to stand the brunt of it all."
In connection with the unexpected
return of J. Ogden Armour to Chi
cago, reports of an effort to bring
about peace negotiations independent
of the council's effort, were circulated.
Strike leaders called a meeting and
unusual activity was manifested.
Fifty strikebreakers at the* plant of
Nelson, Morris & Co. went on strike
today because the company refused
to discharge a special policeman,
who, the strikebreakers said, had
beaten Frank Norice, one of their
number. Last night Norice was ar
rested, but not before he had resisted
the attempt of the policeman to eject
him from the strikebreakers' lodg
ings at the yards for smoking a pipe
in barracks contrary to rules which
the company had issued as a precau
tion against fire.
PRESIDENT TO TOUGH ON
New York Sun Speoial Service.
Toronto, Aug. 25.The Toronto
"World this morning prints the fol
lowing special from Oyster Bay, dated
"President Roosevelt is alarmed by
the magnitude of the demand for
Canadian reciprocity in New Eng
land, which the national administra
tion has so far ignored as far as defi
nite action is concerned and will
take the matter up in his letter of ac
ceptance. From what standpoint he
will deal with it and what recommen
dation he may make is not disclosed
at present. The president's idea is,
however, that something must be
done. He expressed the fear that
New England would show a great re
publican defection, especially in Mas
sachusetts, due to the scant recogni
tion given reciprocity in the Chicago
platform." TURNED FROM SUICIDE
BY SAMPLE WOUND
New York Sun Speoial Service,
Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug. 25.Follow-
ing a report that a man had attempted
to commit suicide, Patrolman Neider
man of Hamilton found John Bren
heiser with a bullet hole thru his left
palm. Brenheiser told the officer that
he had determined to end his life, hav
ing concluded that he was a worthless
character for this earth, but shot him
self thru the hand first to see if it
would hurt. It did hurt, and then
Brenheiser changed his mind about
NEW EYIDENCE IN THE
DAHL MURDER CASES
Special to The Journal.
Bemidji, Minn., Aug. 25.The
hearing of Caldwell and Fournier,
suspected of the murder of the Dahls,
has been continued thirty days. New
evidence implicating Fournier and
"Shorty" James Westley, Fournier's
pal, has been secured. A torn shirt
was found in Fournier's cabin and a
missing piece has been picked up
near the spot where N. O. Dahl's
body was found. "Shorty" went to
the Rainy river country and Sheriff
Bailey has gone there to arrest him.
KANSAS MAY GET
Move for Separate Education of
Blacks and Whites Started
New York Sun Special Service.
Topeka, Kan., Aug. 25.The Kan
sas association of cities of the first
and second class has adopted a reso
lution for maintaining separate
schools for negroes and for white
The resolution states that the race
question has grown so serious in'Kan
sas as to make action necessary.
Steps were taken to bring the matter
before the next legislature. A com
mittee was appointed to draft a law
to be submitted to the legislature and
money was raised to maintain a
strong lobby to work for the bill. A
vigorous campaign in favor of the
law will be waged in all portions of
the. state. It will become an issue
in the next election, as all candidates
for the legislature will be asked to
CANNON AND BEDE
Speaker Will First Tour Indiana,
Which Is Declared Safe for
New York Sun Speoial Service.
Chicago, Aug. 25.Speaker Joseph
Cannon goes into Indiana on Sept. 1
to make speeches, and the republican
western committeemen declare the
state is "safe." There is no inten
tional connection between the fact of
Cannon's tour and the theory of re-
ublican success in the pivotal state,
the announcement oi the one was
followed yesterday by that of the
Indiana, always a state of hot polit
ical contests, is doubly certain Of be
ing the field for one this campaign,
and democratic hopes of electing
Judge Park er are based on Mr. Tag
gart's reputed ability to carry his
Cannon goes to Richmon Sept. 1,
and to Marion Sept. 2. He will be
with Congressman James A. Watson
for two weeks, after which he* will
be with Congressman J. Adam Bede
of Minnesota, for two weeks in the
'MIDNIGHT COUNCIL HELD
President with Cortelyou and
Sits Up Late,
'Oyster Bay, L. I., Aug. 25.After a
conference with the president, which
,extended far into last night and was
resumed early today, National Chair
man George B: Cortelyou and former
Secretary of War Elihu Root left
today for New York. They declined
to discuss the details of their con
A part of their mission to Saga
more Hill, it was said, was to look
over the president's letter of accept
ance. Mr. Root had not seen the let
ter before and as he expects shortly
to leave on an extended trip, the pres
ident invited, him to come to Oyster
Bay in order that he might have the
benefit of his counsel and suggestion.
The president, it was stated today,
is determined not to interfere in the
New York situation and hopes the
delegates to the Saratoga convention
may be left to make the nomination
MASTER BAKERS IN SESSION.
St. Louis, Aug. 26.The National Asso
elation of Master Bakers are. holding their
annual convention at Forest Park High
lands, the meeting being attended by the
largest number of delegates in the his
tory of the body's annual gatherings.
William N. Regan of Minneapolis is the.
A PROTEST FROM COL. TOOTZEVITCH.
Little Alexis NicholaevichWonder if the old autocrat thinks I'm goin' to take the spanking
for the whole empire? ,J
ROOT MAI RUN
New York Situation MixedWhat
,.Will 04*11 Dp?Dark
i .m m' y
DANIEL S. LAMONT,
Probable Democratic Leader on New
York Ticket. I
By W. W. Jermane.
New York, Aug. 25.The task of
selecting candidates for governor of
New York is one of unusual difficulty
this year, as both republican and dem
ocratic managers are learning. The
men who could have the nominations
seem not to want them, and the men'
who do want them number about a
score on each side, and all of them
have influential followings. The re
publican state convention will be held
Sept. 14, and the democratic conven
tion a few days later. Both sides will
defer the selection of gubernatorial
candidates until the last moment, be
cause of the prevailing belief that the
state ticket this year will have an im
portant bearing on the presidential
There is a ground swell .among re
publicans, in favor of the nomination
of Elihu Root, who is without question
the strongest man in the New York
party, and his name on the state tick
et would do more than anything else
to insure New York for Roosevelt.
But Root does not want to run. He
has made important sacrifices for the
republican party, and Resides the gov
ernorship has no attraction for him.
If he wants anything, it is a seat in
the senate. Then, too, he is not fav
ored by Governor Odell, at present the
boss of the party. Odell is anxious
to nominate for governor some man
who will continue the Odell policy.
Root might not do this. Odell wants
to go to the senate. Root might
stand in his way. So it happens that
Root, even if the governorship had at
tractions for him, would be fearful of
Odell and disinclined to make the ven
ture, for without Odell's help he could
hardly hope to be elected. The de
mand for Root continues, however,
and it may assume such proportions
as to bowl Odell over, in which event
New York, thus far looked upon as
doubtful, may confidently be put down
as being for Roosevelt
Lamont Choice of Democrats.
The democratic situation is almost
a parallel to that just described. Dan
iel S. Lamont is the choice of the rank
and file of the New York democracy
for the governorship, but he does not
want to make the race. His chief
reason for objecting is the fact that
he is strongly opposed by David B.
Hill, who at present is the boss of the
New York democracy. If Hill were
to yield, Lamont would be nominated
by acclamation, but Hill says he will
not yield, and so the talk is more of a
"dark horse" than it is of the one
man whom the party really wants.
Continued on Second Page.
THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 25, 1904. 12 PAGESFIVE O'CLOCK.
Republican State Convention Has
^,hree Who Aspire to Gov-
Salt Lake, Utah, Aug. 25.The rer
publican state convention met here
today to name three presidential elec
tors, a congressman and a complete
state ticket. The fight for the gov
ernorship between Governor H. M.
"Wells, who desires a third term, John
C. Cutler of Salt Lake City, and Sec
retary of State James H. Hammond,
has absorbed the' attention of dele
gates to the exclusion of all other
offices. Open charges of church in
fluences have been made against the
candidacy of Mr. Cutler, who is being
supported by Senator Smoot, and
some exceedingly interesting debate
was looked for on the floor of the
State Chairman James H. Anderson
called the convention to order and
introduced George M. Cannon of Salt
Lake City as temporary chairman.
TO BE RELEASED
Hill and Kennedy at Saratoga,
Talk Over Plan to Let
New York Sun Special Service.
New York, Aug. 25.James J. Hill
has been spending a few days at Sara
toga talking over a plan with John S.
Kennedy to legally release a large
amount of money that has been tied
up by the Northern Securities decree.
A plan will probably be announced
in a day or two by J. P. Morgan &
Co., by which a dividend of 2 per cent
will be advanced to stockholders. This
can only be accomplished by the di
rectors advancing the money them
selves or becoming personally re
sponsible to a syndicate of bankers
for a large sum. of money.
It is said that Kuhn, Loeb & Co. will
not participate in this movement.
ON WORLD'S FAIR JURY
St. Louis, Aug. 25.The following
northwestern men were appointed to
day by the national commission to
serve on the international jury of
awards for the agricultural exhibit:
Agricultural and Farm ImplementsC.F.
Curtis, Ames, Iowa.
Appliances and MethodsD. R. Beesry,
Nebraska W. M. Hays, Minnesota
Vegetable Food ProductsC. H. Ed
wards, Butte, Mont. C. B. Waldron, North
Dakota Agricultural college, Fargo Adam
Currie, Milwaukee M. A. Carleton, Wash
Animal Food ProductsA. L. Maeker,
Nebraska state university.
Equipment and Methods in Preparation
of FoodsIt. W. Furnas, Brownsville,
Neb., secretary state board of agriculture
T. L. Lyon, Nebraska state university.
Farinaceous Products, Etc.John Hyde,
Preserved Meat, Fish, Vegetables and
FruitsDr. W. B. Bigeiow, Washington.
WatersJ. K. Hanniwood, Washington.
Wines and BrandiesJohn Ludwig, Wi
Insects and Plant DiseasesJames Mac
Mullen, Minneapolis, Minn.
HorticultureO. W. R. Smith, Wash
ington. ^ONTARIO AFTER GRAIN TRADE.
Toroto, Ont., Aug. 25.The. government
is to erect a 2,000,000 bushel elevator at
Port Colborne, in an effort to divert the
grain traffic from Buffalo,
Yields to Powers in Dismantling
Askold and Grozovoi Till
War Is Over.
Britain Will Aid Russia in Stop
ping Seizures by the
Shanghai, Aug. 25.An order was
received at 9:30 o'clock last night
from the Russian minister at Peking
that the cruiser Askold and the tor
pedoboat destroyer Grozovoi are to be
Yesterday was a day of considerable
anxiety in official circles. First an
order went forth that the vessels could
remain four days longer. Then ne
gotiations were begun for ^another
four days. This request was pressed
by the Russian minister at Peking,
but it was absolutely refused by the
Thereupon an order came to Shang
hai to rush work on the vessels and
go out to what seemed certain death
next Sunday. The abject distress of
the Askold's crew when this news was
received was pitiable. From the first
the officers and crew have urged dis
armament, but the minister at Pe
king would not consider the sugges
The dock managers yesterday noti
fied the Russian officials that the As
kold's hull could not be repaired by
Sunday. More telegraphing to Peking
followed, and last night the welcome
order to dismantle was received.
Under the supervision of the cus
toms authorities representing China,
the Askold and Grozovoi will go out
of commission before Sunday, and as
soon as they are patched up they will
take their places alongside the gun
boat Mandjur, which was dismantled
Emperor Nicholas sent a message
to the crews of the Askold and Gro
zovoi congratulating them for saving
the vessels and conveying words of
hope. There is general satisfaction
here over the outcome of the matter.
It is understood that the Japanese
fleet. will remain until the Russian
vessels are completely disarmed..
BRITAIN TO AID^.RUjgSJA^^^
Will Try to Assist in S^^p^mg'ISmo^'
St. Petersburg, Aug. 25.Russia has
asked for the co-operation of Great
Britain in getting orders to the Smo
This was gladly agreed to and the
British government will try to deliver
the instructions thru ships from Cape
Colony. Russia is seeking to carry
out her agreement iri good faith and
no complications are expected.
London, Aug. 25. Ambassador
Benkendorff has advised the foreign
office here that the cruiser which
overhauled the British steamer^ Com
edian off the southeast coast of Cape
Colony, Aug. 21 .was probably the
'SiifoTettSk, in which case hrer aastion*
could only be explained oh the suppo
sition that the orders telegraphed to
her by the Russian admiralty after the
Malacca affair failed to reach her
commander. The Russiart govern
ment, therefore, proposes to take re
newed measures to see that the Smo
lensk receives orders to cease the ex
amination of nutral shipping.
It is explained that before leaving
for the south, the Sevastopol and Smo
lensk took on board a large supply of
coal, thus enabling them to keep at
sea without visiting a port where or
ders could be delivered.
While the British authorities desire
to continue their conciliatory policy
they have informed the Russian gov
ernment that the Smolensk's' inter
ference with their shipping niust stop,
and they object strongly to the ex
amination of the merchantmen so far
from the scene of hostilities by any
Russian cruiser. This objection, it is
said today, applies to the British
steamer Asia, equally with the Com
edian. The Asia, which is now at Port
Said, was detained and examined in
the Mediterranean by the Russian
auxilliary cruiser Ural.
AMBUSHED BY BANDITS
Manila, Aug. 25.A detail of na
tive constabulary has been ambushed
on the island of Leyte by a superior
force of bandits. Captain H. Barrett,
of the constabulary, was killed in the
There has been trouble in the prov
ince of Misamis, island of Mindanao,
where bandits have looted several
towns. The native authorities were
defied and Pablo Mercado and his
family were kidnapped. Mercado
was accused of being too friiendly
with the Americans. Three Chinese
houses were burned. Four natives
were murdered, the rest of them be
ing burned alive.
SUNDAY OPENING AT
THE FAIR IMPOSSIBLE
St. Louis, Aug. 25.Despite stories
of the possibility of Sunday opening,
which have been printed broadcast of
late, it has been declared by a repre
sentative of the exposition company
that such a discussion was not taken
seriously by the board of directors or
the executive committee.
The members of the board of di
rectors of the world's fair signed a
contract with the United States gov
ernment stipulating that the exposi
tion was not to be opened on Sunday.
They are bonded individually in large
amounts to carry out this contract.
STANDARD OIL MEN
CAUGHT BY MR. DALY
New Ycrk Sun Special Service.
New York, Aug. 25.An interesting
story of how Marcus Daly craftily
hoodwinked the Standard Oil people
and bled them for $24,000,000 for a
property he had offered for $10,000,-
000 to the Rothschilds, is told in the
Wall Street Journal today. Thomas
W. Lawson, in his "Frenzied Finance"
articles, says that H. H. Rogers and
William Rockefeller paid only $39,-
000,000 for the Amalgamated Copper
properties, which they watered up to
$75,000,000 but from this latest ver
sion of- the transaction Lawson him
self was fooled, for the properties did
not cost Rogers and Rockefeller
1132,000,000. &$ gf
JAPS WIN FORTS
AT AWFUL COST
Thousand Russians Say Ten
Islanders Fell Before One
Kuropatkin Believes Kuroki
Waiting on Fall of Port
Toklo, Aug. 25, 9 a.m.Two Russian
torpedoboat destroyers struck mines at the
entrance of Port Arthur last evening. The
larger, a four-funneled destroyer, was
sunk. The names of the vessels and the
number of lives lost are unknown.
Chi-fu, Aug. 25.The Russian ad
vices received here say that the Jap
anese assaults on Port Arthur Aug.
21 and 22 were repulsed with tremen
It is added that the attempt of the
Japanese to capture Fort No. 1 cost
them 10,000 men, and that their as
sault on Fort Et-se-Bhan resulted in
3,000 men killed or wounded. Port
Dalny is said to be filled with wound
The Japanese are hiring laborers
here for service on the Liao-tung
peninsula. It is reported that the
Japanese are obtaining provisions
thru the port of Wei-hai-wei.
WORST SINCE SEDAN
Japs Confident of Victory, but Look
lor Carnage at Port Arthur. $
Tokio, Aug. 25.Final assault oa/?f
Port Arthur is believed to be im-4^
minent. Hundreds of Japanese guns* X|j
continue to pour a destructive fire into
the city and harbor along the lines of.
forts and entrenchments preparatory
for the infantry assault.
It is evident that the Russian lines'
have been weakened and partly pene- Jp
trated in the vicinity of An-tsze-shan^J*
and Etze-shan forts. -"j$
The entire line of Russian defenses
immediately about the harbor are,
within range of the Japanese guns.^!
A number of Russian forts and bat
teries continue to be vigorous. The,
Japanese death roll will be heavily in-\
creased before these batteries are cap-".-^
tured. The direction of the Japanese"
aj&a^c^ggjeates the impression that the
,^j|^ii^defenses on either side of the^
harbor entrance will fall first.
Japanese official channels of in
formation remain closed, and the navy
department's announcement of the
striking of a mine by the battleship
Sevastopol and the firing upon the
Russian forts by the cruisers Nisshin
and Kasuga yesterday are the only
disclosures made for several days.
It is believed that both sides have
suffered heavy losses, and that the
final record will make the siege the
bloodiest since Sedan. The Japanese
are supremely confident of the ulti
mate result. The leaders of the gov
ernment await the outcome calm
The^.people are everywhere deco
rating streets and houses and erecting
archjes and fiagstaffs in preparation
for a hatlonaT celebration of the ex
pected victories. "-1
240,000 JAPS I N NORTH
Russians Believe Kuroki Is Waiting
Result at Port Arthur.
Liao-yang, Aug. 25.At the Russian
headquarters here, General Kuroki's
army is estimated at 100,000 men.
General Nodzu's forces at 70,000, and~
General Oku's at 40,000. This is ex
clusive of two divisions of about 30,000
men, moving up on the right bank of
the Lia~o river.
According to the Chinese, the Jap
anese have converted the branch rail
jsoad from Niu-chuang to Ta-tche-kiao
into a narrow gauge and are taking
thither twenty siege guns.
Field Marshal Oyama, the Japanese
commander-in-chief,' is understood to
be with the besiegers of Port Arthur.
It continues to be believed here that
the Japanese armies in Manchuria are
awaiting the result of the storming of
Part Arthur before renewing their
movements against the forces of Gen
WORK O WAR LIARS
Lloyds' Figures Totals on Dispatches
from Yellow Correspondents.
New York, Aug. 25.A Berlin
cable to the World says:
"Lloyds' Berlin issue for the cur
rent week publishes statistics of the
news furnished by telegrams from the
seat of war in the far east since the
opening of hostilities, showing that if
every telegram had told the truth,
Russia would have already lost 28 bat
tleships like the* Retcizan, 38 of the
Petropavlosk type, 145 cruisers, 411
torpedoboat destroyers, 1,487 torpedo
boats, with 86,500 wounded soldiers,
186,000 prisoners pf war and 93,000
"Japan, according to news received,
would have lost 49 armored cruisers,
84 other cruisers, 98 destroyers and
594 torpedoboats, while her losses in
soldiers would have been 98,000 killed,
119,000 prisoners of war and 131,000
The same statistics give Port Ar
thur as assaulted twelve times, in one
instance being taken after a hard
fight, and six more times surrender-
GETTING NO PROFITS
New York Bun Speoial Service.
New York, Aug. 25.It is reported^',*
from Philadelphia that the profit
sharing of the steel corporation has
come to an end. The plan, as pro
vided for in the latter part of 1902,
was that 1 per cent should be set aside
for employees, if the earnings should
be between $80,000,000 and $90,000,-
000, the fund increasing with the
As the earnings for the first half of
the present year have been less than
$33,000,000, it is believed the plan is
no longer in operation. It was also
reported that officers of the corpora
tion have found that the profit-shar
ing plan was not increasing the efforts
of its employees as they had hoped.
Secretary Trimble of the corporation
denies that the profit-sharing plan is
to be done away with.
MICHIGAN REPUBLICANS BOLT.
Lansing, Mich., Aug. 25.A committee
of republicans who are dissatisfied with
the.plank of the republican state platform
relative to primary reform, Inet here to
day and called a convention at Grand
Rapids on Sept. 14 for the purpose of
nominating an independent state ticket,
This faction demands that all nominations
be made by direct vote and all conven