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No. 16.046. WASBIWTGTON. D. . FRIDAY, JULY 29, 1904- SIXTEEN PAGES. TWO UMNS.
THE EVENING STAR. PUBLISHED DULY, EXOIPT SUNDAY. asm 011a, 11th trset ad Paslnania Asues The Evening Star Newsaper Osmpay. S. H. nUPIANJ. lreslirt. New Trk 0see: Tria 1uildig. ob.p OuEM: Tribeas NlWbs. The grening Star is served to subscribers in the city by carriers, on their own account. at 10 cents per week, or 44 cents per month. Copies at the counter. 2 cents each. By mall-anywhere In the U. I, or 'anada-postage prepaid-50 cents per month. Saturday Star. 82 ages. $1 per year; with for ein postage added. $..60. qEntered at the Post Oce at Waahington. D. C.. as second-class mail matter.) g7All mail subscriptions must be paid in advance. Rates of advertising made knowa en appllcatlon. BLACK EYE FOR PEACE Arrest of President Golden of Teamsters' Un on. HE WAS REFUSED BAIL PACIFIC ATTITUDE OF STRIKERS SUDDENLY CHANGED. Openly Hinted Now That the Strike Will Be Spread as Far as Possible. CHICAGO, July 29.-Peace prospects at the stock yards received a black eye today in the arrest of President George Golden of the teamsters' union, who was taken from his office, locked in a cell and refused ball for issuing instructions from his office win dow to a union driver. Not until aearly all the labor leaders directing the big strike had surrounded the stock yards police station, demanding Gol den's release on bail and threatening habeas corpus proceedings, preparations for which were already under way, was Golden ac corded the privileges usually granted all prisoners. In the brief time covered by these devel opments the pacific attitude of the strike leaders was suddenly changed into sullen, bitter defiance. Threats filled the air instead of optimistic utterances of the past, and it was openly hinted that the strike will be spread as far as possible. The change in the status of public feeling at the yards was so apparent that the cool headed leaders who have been directing the strike for the packers themselves depre cated the incident in the strongest terms. Adding to the strained situation, when Golden was - finally released by Inspector Hunt the police official took occasion to issue a verbal manifesto that the police will no longer permit strike leaders to issue or disseminate orders to the members of unions. save in private halls. This utter ance made in the open air In the presence - of scores was seized upon by the labor leaders as an instance of usurpation of power which they contended is possessed only by the court and. in fact, as equiva lent to a declaration of martial law. Regarding the manifesto as a parallel to the attitude taken by the authorities in Colorado. the strikers were thrown into an intensely ugly mood. On all sides it was conceded that the incident will have a de cided intiuence upon the future conduct of the strike. Details of the Incident. President George F. Golden, of the Team sters' nion, turncd strike picket today, de fled t'olice inspector Nicholas Hunt and met a Waterluo. The inspector with his club whirling in the air, ran up a flight of stairs leading to Golden's office near the stock yards and seizing the labor leader by the arm marched Golden to the street. The teamsters' president was put in charge of a sergeant and sent to the stock yards police station a prisoner. Thus for the first time, a chief of the striking thousands was taken into custody. Golden discovered a wagon owned by Terry & Co., being driven past his office. Putting his head out of the window he called to the teamster: "Where are you going?" "Anywhere I please so long as I attend to my own business," was the reply, whereupon Golden ordered the driver to tu.rn back. The inspector heard the command and reassured the teamster, telling him to go about his business. Then came a war of words, Golden paying his compliments to the lnsp)ector. Hunt shaking his club at the strike leader, declaring there would be an immediate arrest if Golden did not "shut up." He did not "shut up." so the inspector shut him up, constructively at least, at the station. The arrest caused Intense excitement, and within two minutes several thousand men had gathered to watch the proceedings. Declared an Outrage. "This is en outrage," declared Golden. "I have been guilty of no offense against the law, yet I am taken up like a common oriminal. I shall see whether a high and mighty inspector of the police is more high and mighty than the rights of a citizen." At the time of Golden's arrest the police also took into custody G. T. Bussell, who was in the teamsters' headquarters. He was charged with interfering with an of ficer. A patrol wagon was called from the near est police stataon, whither the two pris oners were taken. Golden had two bonds men at the station when lie arrived there, but the captain in charge, acting under or ders from the inspector, refused to liberate Golden or Buser on bail. Both prisoners were sent to cells vehemenetly protesting against what they declared was an out rage. The action of the police regarding Golden greatly incensed the strike leaders. Inter national President Cornelius P. She of the Brotherhood of Teamsters was out spoken in his denunciation. 'Colorado methods seem to prevail." said he. Other leaders coincided with this view, snd hot talk prevailed about the strikers' head quarters. Golden in a Cell. Golden was in a cell nearly two hour. before Inspector IHurst relented. The pris oner was released on bonde of $iOO, signed by Nicholas Gier, president of the Butch era' U'niork Golden was liberated only on condition thnt he remain away from labor headr.uarters urutil after his hearing to anorrow morning. George T. Bussee, an other official of the TeamstersF Unmon, who was arrested with Golden, was likewise freed on $00 bonds signed by Gier. When Inspector Hunt drove up to the police station in which Golden was Incar cerated an angry throng of the leaders of the strike, summoned to a meeting almost directly across the street to consider a pos sible renewal of the walk-out of the live stock handlers, surrounded the station, having abandonecd the meeting temporarily for what was considered a more important question. The labor leaders had vainly de manded that the prisoners be booked and admitted to bail according to ordinary cus tom. Strike Leaders Refused. The strike leaders had also insisted on seeing the prisoner, but were refused. An attempt to institute habeas corpus proceed ir gs for Golden's release was imminent when the inspector came. Cornelius Shea, president of the Team ters' International Union; Secretary Will badt, Homer D. Call, vice president of the butcher.' organization, and one or two others quickly sought to interrogate. "This Is a private conversation," said In Itor Hunt. waving all others away, In dngreporters, In a, moment a loud and angr exchange et threaits broke up the private ehareeter of the conference, and the group was sur reended by sce of Mteam.. ''You ean't drive me into anything," (C'ontenned en enth Pa=e) AT THE WHITE HOUSE Senator Proctor Says Ver mont is Safe. THE STATE ELECTION WILL GIVE THE REPUBLICANS OVER 25,000 MAJORITY. Gossip About Brigham's Successor Today's Cabinet Meeting-No Call on the Banks. Senator Proctor told President Roosevelt today that the Vermont republicans will not fall behind what they regard as their safe majority of 2.3,000 when the election for members of Congress and governor is held the first Tuesday in September. The tradition is widespread that if the majority in Vermont is below 23,000 the republicans are almost certain to be defeated through out the country in the November following, while if it is above 25,000 the party nomi nees for President and Vice President will be elected. The Vermont republicans do not propose, Senator Proctor said, to give the leaders of the party in other parts of the country any scare by failing to roll up their usual figures. "Our campaign is soon to open," said Senator Proctor, "and it will be lively for awhile. Secretary Wilson of the Depart ment of Agriculture has promised to visit me at my home and to make some speeches throughout the state. He will make his first speech at Proctor, August 22d. Speak er Cannon has also promised to make two speeches in the state-one at the home of each of the republican nominees for Con gress. The first of these will be on the 12th of August. We shall try to have Senator Spooner make a few speeches, as well as others. "The republicans have nominated a splen did man for governor. He is Charles J. Bell, and the republican badge is a bell. Owing to the popularity of Mr. Bell with the farm ers we hope to bring out a larger vote than usual among the farmers. The democrats have not yet nominated a candidate, but will do so in a short time. So far as the re sults are concerned it will make no differ erce who they norrinate." Senator Proctor admitted that the demo crats of Vermont %ere more united now than they have been at any time since 1592. The gold democrats have returned to the party with the exception of those who will ren ain with the republicans. "Brad" Smalley, who has for years been the main spring of the democratic party of Vermont, is now a member of the democratic national committee and far more active than he has been since 1892. In both the years that Brjan was nominated for President Mr. Smalley's health necessitated trips to Eu rope, but he has jocularly informed the re publicans that he is in so much better health this year than in the past he will remain here. What the democratic national committee will do about making a cam paign in Vermont is not known here, but as the election is so near they may not at tempt to do much. Senator Proctor said the republicans always entered the cam paign with the same spirit they would if they knew the election was likely to go against them-that is, make a hard fight. By many the Vermont election each year is considered the best political barometer in the country. In every year in which the democrats have carried the country the re publican majority in Veromnt has fallen be low 25.,000, but in every year in which there has been republican success the ma jority has been in excess of that figure. The Vermont election is considered a better barometer as to the November eleotian than the Maine election, which is held a few days after that in Vermont. Both the years that President Cleveland was elected Vermont's republican majority fell below 25,000, and in 1876 it was also below that figure. Gen. Howard on the Stump. Gen. O. O. Howard was among the vis itors to chat with the President this morn ing before the cabinet began its meeting at 11 o'clock. Gen. Howard has determined to go on the stump for President Roosevelt in the coming campaign, and will offer his services to Secretary Cortelyou. The places where he will speak will be determined by Mr. Cortelyou. Gen. Howard said that while in the army he had taken no part in poli-tics, believing that a soldier should not do so, but since his retirement he had en tered into politics with zest. His first cam paign was for McKinley in 1896. Eugene F. Ware, pension commissioner, paid his respects to the President. "Have you resigned this morning?" Mr. Ware was asked. "No. not this morning, and I have ab')ut decided now that I will remain in office until pulled out by horses," was the laugn ing response of the pension commissioner. wha is confronted often with reports of his resignation. Some Ohio Visitors. Two republicans who wIll be members of Congress from Ohio after the November election and one Ohio representative, Charles Q. Hildebrant, spent a short time with the President. William Aubrey Thomas, who will take the seat in the House made vacant by the election of Charles Dick to the Senate, and Jarnes Kennedy, who will succeed Representative R. W. Taylor, are the two men. They have both been nominated by the republicans of their districts. Mr. Thomas live. in the town where President McKinley was born, Niles, and Mr. Kennedy is from the district that Mr. McKinley represented in Congress so many years. Mr. Thomas will also rep resent the district that President GJarlici4 represented so many years. Mr. Hildebrant, who is the representative for the sixth congressional district of Ohio, called in regard to a statement appearing in the Cincinnati Times-Star that Senator Foraker had been requested to take charge of federal patronage in his district pending the Hildebrant-Scroggry embroglio. The President assured Maa Hildeb,rant that no such order had been rmade. Postmaster General Payne assured Mr. Hildebrant that he knew of no such request. An Assistant Secretaryship. Representative Hildebrant called with Melville Hayes and they discussed the apj pointment of a postmaster at Higginsport, Ohio. about which there is a squabble. The Ohio politicians are saying a good word for Prof. Beal of Scio, Ohio, who wants to be appointed assistant secretary of agriculture to succeed the late Col. Brig ham of Ohio. There ,are a number of ap plicants for this position. 0. F. Thompson of Manhattan, Kan., is a candidate. He is the editor of the publications of the bu reau of animal industry of the Depart ment of Agriculture and has been in the department a good many years. He is said to have the backing of the Kansas delega tion in Congress. The probability is that the President will anounce an appointment in a short time. It is said that he desires a practical farmer and stock raiser, and the indiea tions are that he will select a man from New York state. Premident's Netn. President Reesevelt got beck to Wash ington shortly afte 6 o'cloek yesray afterneem. He was aesenmpanid by Mrs Reevi, and theg dra at eem t h White House. The Presideat espeets to stay here until saome time seag the 10th of August, and Mrs. Roosevelt will re turn to Oyster bay in a week. The Presi dent came from Oyster Bay in a special car attached to the regular train on the Pennsylvania road. According to his cus tom the President shook hands with the engineer and fireman of the train that brought him to Washington. The President expects to have a busy time while he is here. He will see and talk with-many visitors during his brief stay. No Call on National Banks. Six of the nine cabinet officers were pres ent today at the first cabinet meeting that has been held in the excutive offices for nearly four weeks. The absentees were Secretaries Hay, Taft and Hitchcock. The members who were present talked about af fairs in their respective departments, post ing the President on some of the matters that have not been presented to him while he had been away and as to the details of some of the subjects that have not been fully presented. Secretary Shaw discussed conditions in the treasury. The heavy expenditures of the present month have so far exceeded the receipts by more than *20,000,000, and this has necessitated the reduction of the working balance of the department to a comparatively low figure-in the neighbor hood of $28,000,000. There has been much talk of the neces sity of making call on national bank depas itaries for government deposits in their pcssession, but Secretary Shaw told the President emphatically that no call would be necessary, at least for some time to come. The large expenditures in the first month of the fiscal year were, he said, ne tural, and there was nothing to cause alarm. He did not consider that $28,000,000 was a low working balance when the treas ury has to its credit in national bankP, subject to call at any time $112,000,000 ot deposits. The tradition that there shouid be a working balance of $50,000,00 in the department applied to times when the gov ernment had no deposits with nathinal banks. TO BE HEARD AUGUST 4. Union Bridge Matter at Pittsburg Again to Be Taken Up. At the urgent request of certain business interests in Pittsburg Secretary Taft has fixed August 4 as the date for a hearing of persons who desire a reconsideration of the action of the War Department in the mat ter of raising the Union bridge across the Allegheny river at Its junction with the Monongahela river. Several months ago the War Department decided that the Union bridge should be raised in the inter est of the navigation of the Allegheny, and fixed July 26 last as the date for the com pletion of the work. Before that date, however, the Secretary of War suspended the original order until August 10, and ,ar ranged to hear persons who desired to have the entire question reopened with a view of reversing the decision of the departm'ent so as to permit of the retention of the bridge at its present altitude above the river. INDIGNANT WITHOUT CAUSB. Mississippians Incorrectly Informed Begarding Postal Officials. Post offce offecals were surprised this morning at the statement in a press dis patch from Jackson, Miss., to the eff%ct that the postal offcials had refused to grant the request of the people of Chicka saw county, Miss., to name a post office in that county Vardaman, in honor of Mis sissippi's governor. The first assistant postmaster general, Mr. Wynne, in an swer to an inquiry as to the truth of the statement, declared that the department has never received a request to name a post offce Vardaman, and that the publi cation of the statement referred to is the first intimation that the offcials here have had that any person desires to have a post offce so named. The dispatch in question stated that Mississippians were indignant that such action as that alleged should be taken by government offcials. Denied the Beneflts of the Mnas By direction of the Postmaster General a fraud order has been issued against Dr. Stevens & Co. of Columbus, Ohio. The con cern thus denied the benefits of the mails is charged with advertising remedies for certain diseases which it fails to provide. The fraud order was issued after careful examination of the laws relating to the matter and a chemical analysis of the "remedies" supplied by the defendant company by chemists of the Department of Agriculture. Personal Kention. Mr. Charles 0. Sloan, who has been' away from the et ty for some time, recovering from the effeets of an operation, returned this sacratg mueh iumoveija 1.sat Mr. John U, Yeon*eM e t the~s COrtoft hset -og DEMOCRATIC HARMONY. EXPECTED MAO'S VISIT MAYOR McCLELLAN'S -TBIP TO ESOPUS MAIN TOPIC TODAY. Camera Invaders Secured Some Mov ing Pictures of Judge Parker on Horseback. ESOPUS, N. Y., July 2.-Mayor McClel lan's yachting trip to Esopus Was the main topic of interest in the early hmirs here today. Judge Parker is said tbo have re ceived his first knowledge qf contem plated visit from the news en. He knew that the mayor expected . him on the Sapphire, but was not,looki,it for -him before next week. Judge Parker said today th t Mayor Mc Clellan's visit was first mentiohed by Judge Morgan J. O'Brien. The mayor had been invited to accompany the Tammany dele gation to Rosemount on Wednesday, but a sudden press of municipal business pre vented his acceptance of the invitation, and the date was left open. The Sapphire is not expected to arrive until late in the afternoon. The camera invasion in its new -form of moving-picture machines scored a victory today after three days of unsuccessful ma neuvering. Three machines placed like a battery of mountain howitzers at the crown of the hill just outside of the Rosemount gate ambushed Judge Parker as he left his grounds for his daily horseback ride and secured some characteristic pictures. After his ride the judge remained quietly in his library disposing of his- mail, which has been rather lighter this week than the average. THE SLOCUM DISASTER INDICTMENTS BY - FEDERAL GRAND JURY TODAY. NEW YORK, July 20.-Cat. van Schaick and Federal Steamboat Inspector Fleming and former Inspector Lundberg were in dicted today by the federal grand jury in connection with the disaster to the Gen. Slocum on June 15 last, when nearly 1,000 lives were lost. Van Schaicle was the com mander of the Slocum. MILITARY GUABD WILT.T AMS. Negro Who Assaulted Xis. Nanode Beaches Charlestown. Special Dispatch" to The Even Star. HARPER'S FERRY, W. 'Ta., July 29. Sheriff Bimmyer of Jeffersion county and three companies of the West Virginia State Militia passed through Harper's Ferry early this morning on a special train, en route to Charlestown with George Williams, the negro who as saulted Miss Laura Kanide near this place on June 27. On arrival at Charlestown it was soon reported that the tralt ha arrived, and a mob commenced to gathe. Tie sheriff1 and military hurried to j*,il with Will iams, a small crowd followtxg and claim-) ing that the sheriff ought to be lynched with the negro. They succeeded in land. ing him in jail without tro 1e. The mil itary will remain at CharItown to pro tect the prisoner until ter his trial, which is set for August 2. Penalty for Crime bDeath. Special Dispatch .to The Eveni Star. CHARLESTOWN, W. ya., July 2. George W. Williams, ths negro, who stands indicted for com mefg the crime of ra'pe upon Miss Laura 4d.near Hiar per's Ferry, Jur.e 27, is in ii bere under guard of two companies 'd state troops. These companies arrived (hero about 8 o'clock this morning with the' prisoner. Sheriff Bilimyer and Depu Sheriff Nichols also accompanied him. 'i&trial will take place on Tuesday next. T, crime is pun ishable in this state with diath. - CONTEST OVER SUNDAY TRAngS, Conciliatory Settlement ZLkely ini As bury Pak -1~i Special Dispatch to The2ni Star. ASBURY PANZ N. j~, y S.-What Unts to advet 9 for laUl Park in yeterday in* the fl1 * thepea Grov Canmba ae an, I a voe a 3ta 4 rhe association was in session five hours, and the letter sent the railway contains certain conditions which the association re ruses to disclose until they have received their answer from the railway. It is not generally believed that the con iitions imposed are onerous, but Ocean 3rove appears unwilling to waive all rights In the matter without receiving a theoreti cal quid pro quo. The members of the as sociation were particularly bitter in their sttitude toward the Hotel Keepers' Asso ciation of Asburp Park, whose action at their Monday evening meeting, when it was lecided to boycott Ocean Grove's oratorios and concerts, is considered uncalled for. There is small prospect of Sunday trains this Sunday, but the desired service will likely become operative August 7. HONORS FOR OSLE. Dxford University Confers Degree on Distingaished Doctor. Special Dispateh to The Evening Star. BALTIMORE, Md., July 29.-Information reached here today that the degree of D. S. C. (hunoris causa) had been conferred by Dxford University on DIr William Osler of this city. Dr. Osler is professor of medi cine at Johns Hopkins University. It was through the reputation of Dr. Dsler and his confrere, Dr. William H. Welsh of the Hopkins University, that Mr. John D. Rockefeller was induced to donate F00,000 to the fund to prevent the closing Af the unversity, which seemea for a time inevitable, owing to losses sustained in the great fire last February. Dr, Osler is well known in Washington, where he has been in attendance upon a number of distinguished persons. He at tendpd Senator Hanna during his last ill ness at the Arlington Hotel. Dr. Osler is in London at present. RETIRED "OE DISABILITY. ,ol. Hein and Lieut. Jeffers, Both of the Cavalry, Give Up Active Service, Lieut. Col. Otto L. Hein of the 10th Cav alry, now in this city on leave of absence, was placed on the retired list of the army today on account of disability incident to the service. Born in the District of Colum bia, he was appointed S cadet at the Mil ltary Academy in July, 180G. Graduating tour years later, he was appointed second lieutenant in the 1st Cavalry, and became vaptain of that regiment in January, 1880. [n February, 1901, he was promoted major )f the 3d Cavalry, and In August, 1908, he ecame lieutenant colonel of the 10th Cay alry. He is now residing at Chevy Chase. First Lieut. Solomon L. Jeffers, 7th Clay airy, has also been placed on the retired List onl account of disability. A native of Arkansas, he is a graduate of the law de artment of the University of Arkansas and a graduate of*the General Service and staff College, 1903. During the Spanish war he served as captain of the 1st Arkan las Infantry and afterward as first lieu Lenant of the 33d United Staates Volunteer [nfantry. He was appointed second lieu :enant o-f the 12th Regular Cavalry in Feb 'uary, 19)01, and became first lieutenant of he 7th Cavalry in May, 1903. VATICAN'S EEPLY TO FERNCH. Ionsista of Two Notes Dealing With Cases of Bishops. PARIS, July 29.-The Vatican's reply to he French note demanding the recall of etters summoning the bishops of Dijon and .aval to Rome was received at the fol'Iign fice this morning and is being translated or the council of ministers. It consists of two notes dealing separately rith the cases of the two bishops. The mpresslon prevails that a rupture is al nost inevitable. Decision Kept Secret. The council of ministers, after sitting an 11 5 p.m., dIscussing the Vatican situation, lecided to keep its decision secret. Premier Combes, when questioned after he ministers had adjourned, declared that Liplomatic etiquet forbade hIm to speak. L'his statement Is interpreted to indicate a omplete rupture of diplomatic relations with the holy see. The French government's note will- be elegraphed this evening to M. de Couroet, he secretary in charge of the French em bassy to the Vatican, who wili commnuni late it to the Vatican authorities tomorrow. It is believed that the embassy staff will sa*e Rome tomorrow and that the papal tUncio will leave Paris. LONDON, July 20.-Premer, Balfbur, in a rinted reply to the questian anouuced by 'homrn Gian n-owles (ep.evatvnE thn armale rsagthe ation e ae h*W 30rlsa; .aa edu ~ I1 THE PRESS ON PLEHYE St. Petersburg Papers Discuss the Assassination. INQUIRY PROCEEDING OFFICYALS CAREFULLY GUARD ING ALL INFORMATION. Indications That There Was a Great Conspiracy -. Arrangements for Funeral-Talk About Successor. ST. PETERSBURG, July 29.-The news papers this morning are filled with long ac counts of the assassination of Minister of the Interior von Plehve, biographical sketches of the dead statesmen and com ments on his character as a man. All the papers agree that a great personality has been taken off in the midst of his work. The Novoe Vremya says: "M. von Plehve was a strong, intellectual man, but, most of all, he had a thorough insight and knew well what particular features were wanting to make up a true balance of Russian na tional life." The Russ declares that the dead minis ter's faithful name will live in connection with agricultural and peasant life, and that it is an infinite pity he was taken off in the midst of his work, leaving his plans all un perfected. The Novosti says: "M. von Plehve was a great man with . passion for order, which was shown in his handling of every problem thrown in his way His ability to deal with perplexing questions touching all classes of society which fell into his hands evidenced his wonderful strength and versatility. His death is a loss to our national life." The Official Messenger says: "His death is an irreparable loss to all truly patriotic Russians. He was a faithful servant of the throne and the fatherland. He was intel lectual and of firm wil, not sparing him self in health, strength or private interests where public duty was concerned. He did not accomplish all he set out to do, still his name must be handed.down on the list of the great and true servants of his coun try." Antecedents of Assassin. Nothing has yet been discovered to throw any light on the antecedents of Leglo, the assassin. Twenty by-standers were injured by the explosion of the bomb, but only seven of them were seriously hurt. The newspapers print unusually full and free accounts of the crime, hav:ng been of ficially notified that no restriction will be placed on news or comment save as they might interfere with the work of the police in unraveling the conspiracy back of the crime, which work Is already well under way. Funeral on July 31. The funeral of Voh Plei- has been definitely fixed for July atE Requiem masses will be celebrated daily at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. The son and daughter of the deceased were present at the mass cele brated this afternoon. The emperor is expected to attend this evening's service. Conspiracy Far Reaching. Later the correspondent of the Asso ciated Press learned that while the iden tity and nationality of the assassin and his accomplice are still not definitely es tablished, the police are making progress in unraveling the skein. They are amazed to find how far-reaching was the conspi racy. There is nothing yet, however, to prove its connection with that of Ger schunin. The documents found show the existence of a wholesale plot to murder ministers, but the most remarkable fea ture is that it did not include the em peror, who is distinctly declared to be "uninvolved." Accomplice Captured. The capture of the accomplice of the murderer was effected under circum stances showing that the conspirators pursued the very plan followed at the time of the assassination of Alexander II. The accomplices then were posted at several street corners, in order that if one man failed another might succeed. The same plan was adopted yesterday. The accomplice who is now under arrest stood near the Baltic depot ready to throw a second bomb In case the assassin sta tioned half a mile higher up'the canal had failed. " The former could watch the course of events and when he heard the explosion he was satisfied that the murder had been ac complished and hastily went down the canal side, hired a boat for 80 kopecks per hour. and directed the boatman to take him fer a row toward tihe sea, away from the scene of the tragedy. Boatmnan Causes Arrest. The boatman noticed soon after they started that his passenger took a cardboard box out of his pocket and dropped It quiet ly overboard. The boatman said nothing, but when the passenger landed he called a policeman and gave the man in charge. The prisoner, who was respectably dressed, spoke Russian with a foreign accent. He refused to give his name. Divers are now searching the canal bottom for the pre sumed bomb. The assassin walked up and down the street, at the corner whence he threw the bomb, at least a quarter of an hour, await ing von Plehve's carriage. He did not arouse the slightest suspicion on the part of several policemen who were almost alongside of him, because he wore an oEi cial (railroad) cap. A uniform of any kind invariably inspires confidence in Russia. Knew Plehve's Carriage. The murderer must have known von Plehve's carriage well, as he paid no atten tion to the passage of several other min isters who had preceded von Plehve in go ing to Peterhof. As soon as the victim's carrlagg appeared the assassin ran forward with the evident intention of throwing the bomb through the window. Von Pletive must have seen him and felt his coming doom before the death-dealing charge burst. had the cyclist detective accompanying the minister ridden straight he might have ksnocked down the murderer and saved the minister's life at the cost of his own, but the cyclist instInctively swerved, enabling the assasin to launch the infernal machine after retarding the carriage, Relic of the Tragedy. The correspondent of the Assemiated Press was shown a sa4 relic of the tragedy-the bettered remonants of the deceased min later's portfolto, which was lying in front of his seat. The upper portion was reduced to a pulp and the lower part was complete ly riddled with the nails with which the bemsb was etufed. Tlen Behve ali sevea of'th other it Isters were t travet to Peterhof restrday hi the uawe inWaS&tet K. Murav:eE, the mnmaMofd.simad Omst.Pretsn n=ebmsle. amun' fthe eseged ot /t THE STAR BY lAIL. The Star will be mailed to any id dress in the United States or Can da for 13 ents per week, 35 cents ive two weeks or 50 cents per month. postage prepaid. Payment to be made INVARIABLY IN ADVANCU, The address may be changed as fre quently as desired. Always give th. old as rell as the new addresfh FLEEING TO MUOEN Kuropatkin Reported to Be Evacuating Liao Yang. TATCHEKIAO LOSSES ZAP CASUALTIES MAY REAC8 5,000 MEN. Russian Retreat and Taking of Niu chwang by Japs Changed St. Petersburg Feeling. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. NEW YORK, July 29.-A cablegram from Rome says: A dispatch received in official circles here from Tientsin says Kuropat kin is evacuating Liao Yang and withdraw ing north to Mukden. Detatils of Tatchekiao Fight. LIAO YANG, July 28 (delayed in trans mission).-Further details of the fighting be low Tatchekiao July 23 and 24 indicate that the Japanese losses may reach 5,000 men. The Russian losses are officially stated to be about 700. The Russian front was much extended. The Japanese concen trated their attack against the Russian left, but were repeatedly repulsed. The Russians made several brilliant bayonet charges and for the first time the Russian artillery was used in high angle fire from behind a hill, the fire being directed by telephone from an eminence and attaining great precision. The Russians did not retire until it was established that the Japanese had seven divisions. The Russian forces are concentrated at Haicheng and probably will not retire fur ther. It is expected that the Japanese will now advance against the left flank of the Russian southern army. Pessimistic at St. Petersburg. ST. PE]TERSBURG, July 29, 1:40 p.m. Since the Russian retreat from Tatchekiao and the taking of Niuchwang by the Jap anese the feeling here had grown suddenly more pessimistic. With the Japanese able to get around Gen. Kuropatkin's right from Niuchwang. with their forces pressing in upon Haicheng from the east and a Jap anese column threatening the Russian com munications above Liao Yang, the with drawal of the entire Russian army north ward may be absolutely necessary. In this connection the orders issued to the foreign war correspondents to go to Harbin, as an nounced in these dispatches yesterday, as well as the Associated Press' confirmation this morning from Vladivostok that Viceroy Alexieff is going there, are highly signifi cant, as indicating that Gen. Kuropatkin may already have decided that his present position is untenable. The temper of the soldies at the front over these continued retrograde movement$ is shown by the statements of two Russias correspondents with General Herachelmanu. who report in identical language that "the soldiers are tired of retreating." and tbb ,statement of another Russian correspon dent, who says "our men retired from Tatchekiao with heavy hearts." Still an other correspondent says: "We are all wonderstruck at the strategy and genius of General Kuroki. Everything he plans is executed with clockwork regu larity, although he has no railroad, but must march his men over mountain roads." Perhaps the rain, which again seems to have begun, this time in earnest. May save General Kuropatkin's position. The statement of the Associated Press Vladivostok correspondent, giving the Rus sian view of the sinking of the British steamer Knight Commander, is extremely important as giving for the first time the text of the Russian rule under which the Russian Vladivostok squadron Is acting. The dispatch bears internal evidence that It was directly Inspired by Vice Admiral Skrydloff, who is now with the squadron, as an answer to foreign and especially British criticism. It is announced that the Baltic sea squad ron's departure for the far east wiUl not occur for at least two weeks. The general staff denies the report cir culated in European papers of the wound ing of General Kuropatkin at the battle of Tatchekiao. The general, it is added, is perfectly well. Japanese Legation Advices. The Japanese minister has received the following cablegram from the foreign of fice at Tokyo, dated today: "General Oku reports further that accord ing to the statements of Russian oofeeru captured during the recent battle General Kuropatkin was present on the battlefield, and that Generals Sakaloff and Kondrano vitch were wounded. Also that the Russian casualties were about 2.020. The Japanese casualties were about 1.000, and General Oku reports that investigations are being made regarding the number of prisoners taken and the quantity of munitions of war, etc., captured." WILL VISIT VLADIVOSTOE. AlexiefE Reported on His Way There Arabia Arrived. VLADIVOSTOK. July 29.-It is deilnitely established that Vicerof Aleuieff is com ing here, and quarters for him and a suite of twenty have been prepared in the gyennasium. The German steamer Arabia, under char ter of an American company, which was ea'Niured by the Russian cruiser Gromobol July 22. a hundred miles north of Yoke hama, has arrived here in charge of a prime crew. That portion of the steamer's cargo which is alleged to be contraband comes~from Portland, Oregon. The Arabia, with two other ships of the Hamburg-American Com pany,, is under charter for three years te the American Trading Company, which, It is asserted, is engaged in carrying contra. band. She Is commanded by Captain Bahle, and has a crew of ten Germans and twenty seven Chinese. According to statements by the Chinese on board many American steamers are engaged in carrying contra band. The Arabia left Portland July 2 with a cargo of flour and railroad material. The greater portion of the fiour-2,'JOB tonsm is addressed to Hong Kong and is not liable to seizure, but 466 tons of flour and 5O tons of railway material are addressed to Yekoha ma, Kobe and Nagasaki and, con mequently, are contraband. The iron of the cargo consists of platforms, wheels, axles, boilers and parts of bridges. As the contraband of war aboa,rd the Arabia forms less than half her cargo, the vesed herself is not liable to seigure. After the montraband has been discharged, therefore, the ship will probably be released. The Inal decision as to her disposition resis writh the igrise court. The prime crew on board consisted oft Lieutenant Vladislale and forty-two me from the cruiser Gromobol. Naval Hen 3Na00ss Zalos, The naval men here cannot uundestand wrhy the British and American papere should be questioning the legalty of the -Mim.of the Visivostok squadron Is the Paemo The Ru-man cruisers, 1t is ses sorted, are acting under the rules .ermb saG-uee