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No. 16,050. WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, 'AUGUST 3, 1904-SIXTEEN PAGES. TWO CENTS.
THE EVENING STAR. PUBLBSED DAILY, EXCEPT SUNDAY. sa.?. OMs, nth Street ad Teaayivaia Arsna The Evening Star Newspaper Company. B.E. UQTT1Af, Ttesideft. New terk Mes: Trlhua Dildiug. Chisags Oes: Tribas Eildgl. The Evening 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 mail-anywhere in the U. S. or Canada-postage prepaid-50 cents per month. Saturday Star. 32 pages, $1 per year; with for eign postage added. $3.00. 1Entered at the Pont Office at Washington, D. C.. as seconei<las mall matter.) E7Al1 mail subscriptions must be paid in advance. Rates of advertising made known on application. NOW CONCENTRATING Kuropatkin's Armies Falling Back on Liao Yang. STRONGLY FORTIFIED BELIEVED THAT HE MIGHT THEN RISK GENERAL FIGHT. Evacuation of Haicheng Reported Many Deaths From Sunstroke No Reference to Casualties. ST. PETERSBURG, August 3.-Gen. Ku rupatkin's armies are now concentrating upon Liao Yang, falling back, respectively, upon Anshanshan, Liandiansian and An ping, as predicted in the dispatches of the Associated Press. These three points form a ring of closely knit defenses around Liao Yang, and enable Gen. Kuropatkin to risk a general engagement. The only cause for anxiety is Anping, and Gen. Kuropatkin's words, that he hoped the troops would hold that place, indicates a misgiving. The Jap anese evidently realized the advantage of attacking this point, and directed their strongest advance along the Saisatzi-Liao Yang line. A brief telegram from Gen. Kuropatkin, received this morning, reports the evacua tion of Haicheng, and declares the Japan ese did not continue the attack toward Liao Yang August 2, adding that they evidently were unable to follow up their advantage of the previous day, owing to the stubborn re sistance of the Russians, coupled with the tropical heat. The general says the soldiers threw away their overcoats and equipments, and adds th.at everything porsible was done to relieve them, but nevertheless there were a great number of deaths from sunstroke. He does not specify the casualties of the battle, and makes no mention of the loss of guns. Retreated in Good Order. In a dispatch to the emperor, dated Au gust 2, Gen. Kuropatkin says: "('ur troops have retired from Haicheng along the road toward Anshanshan. The movement w.as accomplished In perfect order. and the enemy did not disturb us. ''The terrible heat has caused many sun sir krs. and measure! have been taken to dirrmrish the equiprment the troops have hitIerto beA obliged to carry by transport ing it in supply carts. "There is no serious news from the east ern front." DRIVEN TOWARD HAICHENG. Europatkin's Forces Unable to Cope With Kuroki's Men. TONYO. August :3. 1+ a.m.-The Japanese defeated the Russians at Tomucheng (Si moucheng) and drove them toward Hai ct.eng in a sharp fight which began last Saturday and ended on Sunday. The Rus stans left 1,51 dead on the field and lost six guns. The Russian occupied a range of high hills north of Tomucheng (Simoucheng), which was strongly defended with covered trenches, fortress and covered emplace ments. which cor sumed months in con structing. The Japanese seized a range of heights to the southward on Saturday. They began the atttck at daylight on Sun day. The Japanese left wing encountered severe (opposition. The Russians were gradually reinfor ced and their artillery was ir creased to twenty-one guns. The Japa mtese, who were also reinforced, renewed the attack at 3t o'clock In the afternoon and drove the Russians northward. Repulsed With Heavy Loss. The Jafaenese right, exposed to a severe artillery fire, was forced to halt. The Rus siuns, who were reinforced, assumed the of fe r sive at 5:30 o'clock in the evening, but were repulsed with a heavy loss. The Rus sian artillery prevented the Japanese from pursuing, and during the night the Russians withdrew toward H-alheng. The Japanese casualties were about 400J. General Kuroki has telegraphed that in the two days' fighting at Yangtsuling and Yushulintzu his losses were six officers killed, sixteen otheers wounded, and 9504 men killed and wounded. Bussians Lost 1,000 Men. LIAO) YANG;. August 2 (Delayed in trans missi n).-The Russian attempt to push back a ncmerically superior force of Japa nese from Kuc'hialtzu oef July 31 resulted in ane admitted Rtussian loss oef I1.000 men. Russians Fall Rack, H-A itlHENG, August 2-in conseeine of the desperate fighting oif the last few days and the Japanese turning movement, the Rtussians have Isen coempelledl to evacui ate litaiceneg and fall ba ek on Anashas han. SITUATION AT POBT.&BTHUB. laps Met Heavy Losses in Recent At tacks-Supplies. STr. PETErttRWR August 3t, 1:25 p.m. Thee first Russian report oef the stoerming operatinat l'ort Arthur has just been re re ivedl from the ceonsurl eof Russia at CThe feo. dated toedaey. It satys a general at tack be'gan SaturdaLy, with the Japanese in im mnense force. Th'iere were two days of a beemterdment of unprecedented violence. Thee Japanese, at the time et sending this uisipatch, the consul adds, had everywhere been repeulsedt with gre'at loss. The Japa ne'se casualties possily reac'hed 2:,000. but the Russian losses wi-re insignificant. Trhe consul further reports that the Rus sians have an abundance of ammunition. The telegram doees not mention naval opera tions, but it is here considered possible that the Russian warships participated in shell ing the besiegers from the sea. The exact date (if the events reported in this telegram is not clear, as the method of tansmissioin is neot disclosed. It is possi ble that it was bey a wirele'ss message, re pocrting events which have occurred since at Saturday. On the other hand, the message may have gone by junk to Che foo, in-whic'h case it refers to events of a week ago and practically covers the reports mentioned in the Associated Press di. patches from ('hefoc. In either case the reports have been re eived with considerable exultation after the pessimistic rumors spread abroad from foreign sources last week, It seems appar ent that the Japanese advance against Glen. ECuropatkin was timed to occur simultane eusly with the "assut upon Port Arthur. Troops for the Front. ST. PETERSBURG, August S.-The first detachment of the 1st Army Corps, recent Dy mobilized in the St. Petersburg district. left for the front today. Two regiments of Cossacks have been added to this corps. The 4th Don Cossacks division, raised by 'voluntary enUistment, under Geon. Telisheff, haves for the eat of war neat week. SITUATION IS SERIOUS REPORT THAT THE EMPEROR HAS ALARMING NEWS. Alexieff Returns to Liao-Yang to Con fer With Kuropatkin Over Vital Matters. ST. PETERSBURG, August 3, 5:45 p.m. The correspondent of the Associatpd Press hears that Emperor Nicholas has just re ceived a telegram at Peterhof containing alarming news. It is also reported that Viceroy Alexieff, who had gone to Harbin on his way to Vladivostok, returned to Liao-Yang and conferred with Gen. Kuropatkin regarding the situation. Decisive Rattle is Certain. ST. PETERSBURG, August 3, 4:10 p.m. -Whether a general engagement is al ready progressing around Liao-Yang be tween the forces of General Kuropatin and the three Japanese armies which have been moved against them from the south and east, the decisive battle of the campaign is regarded as certain if the Japanese energetically follow up their preliminary successes of the last threp days. At various points the fighting has been of a desperate and bloody charac ter, the Russians offering the most stub born resistance. The losses, therefore, although their extent is not yet established, must be heavy on both sides. Between 0,N)0 and F,0II men is one estimate given of the Russian losses. All the estimates, how ever, are little better than guess work as yet, and possibly the Russian casual ties may be much larger. Driven in at All Points. The strong screen drawn around Gen. Kuropatkin's interior positions has been driven in at all points. Haicheng being practically abandoned without a blow. The pressure of the Japanese numbers and the failure to hold the northern positions prob p hly rendered it useless to try to hold out there. The Russian forces last night constituted a compact chain in the form of a semi circle around Liao-Yang, extending from Anshanshan. half way between Haicheng and Liao-Yang, to Anping, which is only thirteen miles east of Liao-Yang. Unless the bulk of Gen. Kuropatkin's army has already been withdrawn north of Liao-Yang it is difficult to see how he could now do so with such great pressure, the Japanese ber.g almost upon his main lines. Inasmuch as portions of four army corps were engaged in the fighting up to last night, and as these corps comprise three quarters of the whole Russian army. It scems certain that nothing except a portion of the stores and munitions have yet been removed. Nevertheless, well-informed mil itary attaches express the opinion thit Gcn. Kuropatkin will get away with the bulk of the main army if he finds the chances against him. Location of Forces. From the best information obtainable as to Gen. Kuropatkin's dispositions his forces were located this morning as follows: Gen. Zaroubaleff's and Gen. Stakelberg's corps formed the right wing at Anshan shan. The 1st Siberian and the 10th Euro l-ean Corps were on the left. The recently arrived 17th Corps and the portion of Gen. Stoersel's corps, which is not at Port Ar thur, were at Liao-Yang. Troops in Poor Condition. SFecial Dispatch to The Evening Star. NEW YORK, August 3.-A cablegram from Rome sasys: Liao Yang correspon dent of the Giornale d'Valia asserts that the conditions among the Russians at the front are disastrous. The army, he says, is dying of hunger. After a march lasting forty-eight hours the troops were given nothing but a piece of sugar. They have no bread and no meat. Provision trains arrive only at long intervals. "Under these conditions," he adds, "the work of the troops is truly heoric." RUSSIA EXPLAINS. Her Foreign Minister Discusses Seiz ure of thb Arabia. United States Ambassador McCormick has cabled the State Department from St. Petersburg that in reply to his inquiries relative to the seizure of the Hamburg Arrerican liner steamer Arabia by the Vla divostok squadron with a cargo of United States goods which was represented by the agents to include no contraband, the Rus sian minister for foreign affairs has said: "In conformity with the rules of con duct published by the imperial government some time ago, a detachment of Russian war vessels seized July 22. 100 miles north of Yokohama. the steamship Arabia. which was then taken to Vladivostok and the case of her seizure was laid before the local court. t'poni the decision of this court wili rest the (juestion as to whether the Arabia is to be released or treatedi as a prize." The State D)epartmenlt has accordingly telegraphed this notice to the several Amner icar firms which have complained of the seure of their goods on the Arabia in order thalt they may. if they care to do so, appear by counsel before the prize court. It is expected that Mr. Greener. the t'nitedl States consul at Vladivostol' will also watch the proceedings. A prize court is nt regarded here as a strictiy Judicial tribunal and there is ample precedent for reiuesting a revision of its work and judg ment in case the latter is unsatisfactory and the proceedings are believed to have been irregular. There had been no further representa tions to the State Department respecting the American cargo sunk in the Knight Commander and it is believed that some difficulty is being experienced by the agents in establishing the American ownership of the goods destroyed owing to the peculiar ystem of consignment prevailing in some ases in Asiatic trade. LARGEST EVER ISSUED. Patent OffBee Gacette Makes Good Rec ord for Itself. The Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office, containing the patents, trade marks. designs and labels, issued yesterday, was the largest volume of this publication ever issued from the office. It is number 5 of volume 3. and contains 353 quarto pages. More patents have been recorded in other issues, but owing to the extent of the various claims the amount of printing required makes this volume much larger than any of its predecessors. The foreign postage, which the govern ment always pays on its publications, amunts to 17 cents on each book, several hundred of which are sent abroad. The total issue was 7.000. Personal Mention. Rev. J. M1. Gill, pastor of Rhode Island Avenue M1. P. Church, 1st street and Rhode sland avenue northwest, will be away on his vacation during the month of August. He expects to spend some time at his old home, assisting in a revival service. Sub sequently he will go to Mountain Lake Park or Atlantic City. Mr. Edmund Carrington left today to spend this maonth at Atlantic City. Mr. C. Jerome Slattery is spending his vacation at the hom of his parents in uMa.ws. FAIRBANKS_NOTIIEC Formal Ceremonies Occurred Today at Indianapolis. EXERCISES ON PORCE NOTIFICATION ADDRESS MAD] BY ELIRU ROOT. Program Similar to the McKinley Of ficial Proceedings at Canton Luncheon for Guests. INDIANAPOLIS, Id., August 3.-Charlei W. Fairbanks. senior United States senato from Indiana, was today formally notifie: At his nomination for Vice President of the United States by the republican nationa ,onvention. The notification address was made b3 Elihu Root, former Secretary of War. Thi exercises were held on the wide verand: f Senator Fairbanks' beautiful home a L6th and Meridian streets, in the presencu of members of the notification committee oonsisting of one member from each stati and territory, the governor and other stati ,fficers of Indiana. the republican candi lates for state office, the Indiana repub lican congressional delegation, Indiant 3elegates and alternates to the nationa :orvention. the state central committee ark the Republican Editorial Association. Al these had been especially invited. On the lawn surrounding three sides o the residence and extending far on all side beneath the great forest trees were severa :housand friends, neighbors and politica supporters of the senior Indiana senator Vassed in a body were one thousand mem bers of the Marion Club. who had acted a: escort for the distinguished visitors. Elaborate Decorations. The house was elaborately decorated, an( n one side of the lawn two large tent: rs're topped by waving banners. The da3 was one of the most beautiful of the ye-ar and as Senator Fairbanks stood on the acranda watching the finishing touch': being put to the preliminary arrangement he smilingly said: "This is the kind we used to call Mc Kinley weather." The program was similar to that arrange( at Canton by former President McKinle3 n the occasion of his official notification. The especially invited guests were servet with luncheon in large tents on the lawn and the general public was served witl ight refreshments in the puse. A photo graph of the candidate and committee wa: taken from the steps of the veranda. Informal Reception. The members of the notification commit. tee began arriving on early trains. Ex secretary Root took breakfast at the Co lumbia Club, and after receiving man3 allers and being given an informal recep :ion joined the other members of the com nittee at the English Hotel. Shortly after noon the journey of one an( ne-half miles north beneath the overlap >ing trees of Meridian street began. On( :housand members of the Marion Clul teted as escort. In the first carriage rod4 Wr. Root and Governor Durbin. The notift :ation committee and other special guest: lollowed in carriages: Several thousanc persons along the line of march sent ui frequent cheers as the procession moved Many residences along the line were pro 'usely decorated. 5,000 People Present. Gathered at the residence were 5,000 peo 3le. Senator Fairbanks and Mrs. Fair anks received the committee and especial. y invited guests, and with little delay Mr Root and Senator Fairbanks led the wa3 to the veranda, whcre seats were arrange( for all. An enthusiastic greeting was accorde< the two speakers as they appeared on th4 veranda. The demonstration lasted foi !everal minutes, during which the member: of the committee were seated. Cheer, broke out again and again, and severa recognitions were necessary before quie was secured. Mr. Root without preliminar; addressed himself to the formal notifica tion. He said: Senator Fairbanks: The committee whic now awaits upon you was appointed by th national convention of the republican part. held at Chicago in June, and its agreeabl duty is to notify you of your nominatioi as the republican candidate for the office o Vice President of the United Statcs for th, term to begin on the 4th day of March L905. We give you formal notice of that nom nation, with assurance of the undivide< and hearty support of the great. part: wshich has executed the people's will in th< government of this country for the bette: part of the last half century. The nom nation comes to you in accordance witi the best methods and practices of repre sentative government. It was the result o tong and earnest consideration and discus 4ion by the members of the convention. I was not the chance product of an excite< hour, and it was not upon the demand o any powerful influence-political or ot:her wise-constraining the judgment of th< rielegates. - It was not made for the purpose of con riliating possible malcontents, or of swell Ing the campaign fund -of the party. N< bargains or intrigues contributed to it. Ni suppressions of the truth or misleading o the corwention as to your principles an4 opinions were necessary to bring it about it was t'he deliberate, informed and intelli gent judgment of the delegates from ever: state and territory, and it was their unan Imous judgment. It is a great office to which you are call, ed. John Adams. and Thomas Jefferson and George Clinton, and John C. Calhoun and Martin Van Buren and many othern whose names are illustrious in the histori of our country, have filled it. It is an of fice of higi~ dignity and immediate, ever, present impOance. The credit and hono) of our country are greatly concerned in thi character and conduct of the man whi presides over the Senate of the Unitec Btates-that powerful and august body, o: which you are already so experienced, sa useful and so honored a member. Has Grave Duties. But 4the Vice President has other gravi duties of imperative obligation. When thei people elect a President: under our politica system, they do not merely select the mai for the office; they give their approval t< certain controlling principles and policies of government: and the administration o: which the Vice President is a part is bourn to give effect to these principles and poli, cies. The primary duty of the Vice Prosi, dent to be always ready to take up thi burden of the presidency if occasion re quires, Carries with it the duty to be al. ways ready to continue unbroken the poll cies which the people have intrusted to thi administration for execution. For the due performance of this duty thb Vice President should be failiar with thb conduct of affairs by the administration al It proceeds, a part of its counsels, andi ta bued with a knowjedge of its labors, its perplexities and its motives, that can com only from intimate association and conS dence and sympathy. Too often it has hasp pened that after excited contests for toi presidential nomination the candidate ft Vice President has been selected from tb (Continued on 1!leventh Pas.) AT ROSEMOUuT TODAY PAER'S RESIGNAWIf)T NOT TO INFLUENCE THE CAMPAIGN. Judge Declared That Be Would Deter mine His Own Action Without Anybody's AAvies. ESOPUS, N. Y., August 3.-Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Wall of Wisconsin reached Rosemount today. remained to luncheon and spent the afternoon with Judge Parker and his family. Mr. Wall, who was Wis consin's favorite son for the presidency, and his wife are en route- to Europe. Whether Judge Parker resigns his posi tion of chief judge of the' court of appeals before or after August 8. his decision will not be influenced by practical politicians in terested in his campaign for the presi dency. In a manner so emphatic as to leave no doubt of his displeasure at the i speculation published in relation to his ap proaching withdrawal from judicial duties Judge Parker said today that he would de tErmine what his actiort will be without assistance or advice from anybody, unless it is from his associates on the bench. When Judge Parker resigns the an r.ouncement will be made at Rosemount. He has declared positively t any gossip on this subject coming fri any other source is unauthorized and merely specula tive. What Parker Believes. Judge Parker believes that the two domi nant parties should offer the best material they have for nominations to all judicial positions. and that voters should be moved by the fitness of candidates rather than by party preferences. Not only does he hold this view concerning judicial positions, but he believes the same qualifications should be possessed by appointees to Important commissions where the officials are intrust ed with authority to -construe the laws. The fresh, bracing atmosphere of today was a relief after the recent hot weather, and Judge and Mrs. Parker went for a canter through the country. Today, as they were riding from Roaemount, a young lady with a camera stopped the judge and asked him to pose on his horse so that she might get a good picture. Under such cir cumstances the judge invariably forgets his resolution not to be photogzaphed. Keeping Mum About Oatdidates. Judge Parker will not discuss the various persons mentioned as possible democratic candidates for governor of New York. He reads nearly every word printed on this and other special subjects, but will not talk about the various phasea" presented. He said today that he had seen the mention of Daniel S. Lamont. Secretary of War tnder President Cleveland. for the govern orship, and that he very much admired Mr. Lamont. 'Further than tht he would 'not speak, and never at any time has he expressed preference for ang e the can didates. PARTIAL CONli 7F. Plehve's Murderer - He Was Once a T ST. PETERSBURG, Au -The as sassir of Minister of the 'nteitor von Plehve is said to have made v partial con fession in which he, declare# that at one time he was a school teacher in a rural district and was greatly interested in the Zemstvo, for the curtailment of whose pow ers he blamed the dead miniter. He still l absolutely refuses to disclose.his name. A watch is kept on him diy and night, not only in order to prevent his doing himself bodily harm, but in.the belief that he may betray himself in his sleep. Thus far, however, he has only nuttered two words in sleep-endearing dfninutives for Peter and Natalie, probably .the names of a comrade and sweetheart. The police have discovered that a third accomplice was concerned In the murder plot and that he was etatioaed on a quay on the Neva where one of the imperial yachts was moored, onthle chance that the minister might go to Peterhof that day by boat. INNOVATION AT '7B31SO MINT. Successful Expermie*ts in Manufac ture of Copper Bjanks. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., August 3.-Suc cesaful experiments in the manufacture of copper blanks from which cents are stamped at the United States mint in this city will render unnecessary the reduc tion in the force which it was expected would go into effect there in September. With this innovation the apint will have sufficient work to employ, all of Its 600 vorkers, with the exception of fifty wo Imen, throughout the year.' Heretofore the government has bought its supply of blanks frorn private con cerns. The mint here is the only one in the United States which makes cents and nickels and there will be a record-break ing production of those coins from Sep tember to December. The mpint will de vote itself exclusively to this coinage. and, as a result, 523,00,000owill be turned out each month. In the last 'four months of the year the demantd for subsidiary coin is so great that the $10.00Q,000, It is estimated, will be exhausted by Febru ary. This has been a recohtd-inaking year at the mint. In one month-more gold was coined than in any other #milar time. Since January $l17.000,00 Jn gold has been turned out, most of which has been forwarded to subtreasuries. In the vaults at the present time are 1OG,000,000 silver dollars held as collateral fe -salver cer tificates. Naval Movemnta, Lieut. Commander F. 3. Dmtick has been detached from comms4 ef:the Phila delphia at the navy yar. Puget Sound, and ordered to commandi. gegle. Assistant Paymaster J. 36 ck, from the Kentucky to the naw ~ at Boston. Lieut. Commander J.5..hner and Passed Assistant Surgen .5 McDonald have been commission Back Presax,Jg Gen. Mackenzie, chief o agheers, has returned to this city from isimm-t visit to Newport, where, in qgnemay with Gen. Story, chief of artillery, M .ngected the coast defensea. Te PostmasteApg d Tefollowing Pennsylva~. fourth-clas postmasters were appointe 4day: Pema ant View, Barry H. ueue4 Eoeh Mill. John Moore. "Pennsy" o tW.U. PITTSBURG, Pa., 4os.As binl to its muitaa Tse. graph Company Ii4ima fu tb UnIted perpetual injunction ls commanytto ~ w tion of the telenahuneg of the Cleveland. a cliluing th d f~$.iO the comganae are.n the telegraph line h BUSINESS PRINCIPLES Republican Campaign to Be so Run. CHAIRMAN CORTELYOU TO CONCENTRATE THE WORK OF SPECIAL BUREAUS. - Members of the Executive Committee to Have Charge and to Be Held Responsible for Results. According to reports from Chicago, Na tional Chairman Cortelyou is organizing the republican campaign upon somewhat different lines from the organization of four and eight years ago. The main de parture from the previous plans appears to be in the omission of special bureaus and concentration of the work in the nands of a few overseers in the east and west. The dispatches say that Chairman Cor telyou has discontinued the special bu reaus which rallied the laboring men, the commercial travelers, the different nation alities of naturalized foreigners, etc. Here tofore these interests were organized and placed in charge of men affiliated with them. Hereafter they will be watched over by members of the executive committee, but not as separate organizations. Mr. Harry S. New of Indiana, Mr. Frank O. Lowden of Illinois. Mr. R. B. Schneider of Ne braska and Mr. David W. Mulvane of Kan sas will aid Secretary Dover in conducting the campaign from the Chicago headquar ters. Representative Tawney of Minnesota, the republican "whip" of the House, is to have charge of the speakers' bureau of the national committee and will assign the or ators for the entire campaign. Strickly on Business Principles. It is said that the campaign Is to be run strictly on business principles. Men will be paid for their work and results demand ed. This precedent was set by Senator Hanna in 1900, and as a result of the plan there were fewer demands upon the ad ministration for patronage on the score of services rendered in the campaign. That rule applied mainly to the minor workers in the cause, for, of course, there were many speakers and ardent workers, holding official positions, who accepted no compen sation for their services and only called upon the national committee to pay the legitimate expenses of travel. In the east, Mr. Charles N. Brooker of Connecticut, Senator Scott of West Vir ginia, Gov. Murphy of New Jersey and Mr. William L. Ward will run the machine, with Mr. L. A. Coolidge as eastern secre tary. The same elimination of special bu reaus will be followed in the east. The press bureau of the committee will be to cated in New York. under the 1immlediate diteetion of Mr. Coolifge. On Separate Idnes, but in Harmony. The national committee and the congres sional committee will work along separate lines, both, of course, conserving the in terests of the republican party. The con gressior.al committee, however, will localize its efforts, going into the Close districts with special efforts in behalf of the re publican nominee for Congress, but putting in word for word in the interest of the re publican national ticket. Information from the republican man agers is to the effect that there is no abatement of confidence in the outcome, and that every day strengthens the belief that the national and congressional tickets will be safely carried. TO SEEK STRANGE RACE. Chicago Anthropologist Will Explore Northern China. CHICAGO, August 3.-In quest of a mys terious white race, which lives in the moun tains of northern China, Prof. Frederick Starr, head of the department of anthropol ogy at the UniversIty of Chicago, will leave next spring for a long stay in the orient. After searching for the strange people in the mountains, Professor Starr may spend the remainder of his life among the Chi nese, for he declares that China, within three years, will occupy the center of the world's stage in commerce. His plans were announced in his lecture to his class in an thropology. According to Dr. Starr, he will leave the University of Chicago at the end of this year's work. His first stop after leaving America will be Japan, where he may re main for two years, living the life of the Japanese people. After this he will make his long~Visit to China, which he designates as "the coming nation." His return, he says, will depend on how well he likes Chinese life. WASHINGTON DEXOCRATS. Place a Ticket in the Field at Belling ham. BELLINGHAM, Wash., August 8.-The democratic state convention adjourned last night after nominating the following ticket: Governor, ex-Senator George Turner, Spokane; lieutenant governor, Stephen Jud son; treasurer, George Mudgett; auditor, it. L. Purdin; land commissioner, Van it. Pierson; superintendent of public instruc tion, D. Gerard; secretary of state, Patrick Hough; supreme judge, Alfred Battle; at torney general, C. H. Neal; representatives, Howard Hathaway, W. T. Beck and J. J. Anderson. BETS ON THE ELECTION. Money That Ike Hill Would Like to Have Covered. It wan current gossip on the street today that democratic wagers are on tap on the outcome of the election. CoL. 'Ike" Hili went up town nad passed around a challenge. It was not his own money that was talking, but the ducata, of a well known and very wealthy democrat, whio divides his residence between Washington and a middle-west state, a democrat of na tional reputation. According to Col. Ike, the mooney' can be had on these terms: "EHven money, up to $1,000, that West Virginia goes democratic, and $1,000 that New York goes democratic, the two bets to; be taken together. Separately, $1,000) that a democratic Pres.dnt is elected." The colonel invites the boys to walk up and place their monney, ad sasthe long green wBil be prmty*rlacIg a.ter in the ayit wasn 384said eym sprs werelokisfor him on thet eli the general rst, but nobody had ~ogr4his New York-West VUginia ppte I ta aMoesd a th bsavy Depeutmeat that-the llawing .ms yeng mnhave been appeintag aeenn D.inemtssa tha Nauin Qsrps, to data fmna JuF 3, 200 e fessaarje 3 . mEriw, . 4s,. Vela WILL NOT ACT FIRST UNITED STATES TO AWAIT GEE MANy AND GREAT BRITAIN. They Have Lost More Through Rus sian Seizures and Should Take Precedence. The Sttate Department is in telegraphic communication with its agencies abroad re specting the Russian seizures and destruc tion of American goods, but it is not yet ready to define precisely its position as to the whole subject of seizures. These ex changes are not confined to St. Petersburg and Washington, but are intended to de velop the purposes of the governments of other nations, and particularly of Great Britain and Germany, whose shipping has suffered more than that of any other. The loss of a part of a cargo is, in point of in ternational law, an issue of far less mag nitude than the destruction of a ship, and so far the British and Germans have lost their ships and the Americans only cargo. That fact is believed to justify the State Department in proceeding more leisurely than would otherwise be the case, leaving it to the larger sufferers to establish their own policies respecting seizures. It is said here that the precedents al ready established in the Spanish and Boer wars, as well as in the operations in China during the black flag uprising, have work ed so satisfactorily and have received such universal approval that under no circum stances will the United States now recede from the doctrine that foodstuffs not di rectly intended for the use of a belligerent army or navy cannot be regarded as con traband. Decrees Vary. While this contention is directly at vari ance with the Russian decree on the sub ject as promulgate the beginning of the present war, in view o fact that it is believed to be the German position, and is certainly that of the British. as evi denced by their paying for United States food cargoes seized during the Boer war, the State Department is sure of sufficient support to oblige the Russian government to abandon its contention and to desist from further seizures of American food stuffs consigned not only to.China tut even to individuals in Japan, unless it can be clearly shown by the Russians that the food is destined for the Japanese army or navy. There is no disposition to make an issue further of the Ardova case. That British ship was seized by one of the volunteer Russian cruisers in the Red s.a and sent to Suez. where she was released and re sumed her journey. She had nbaard a quantity of supplies for the Philippine gov ernment. The t'nited States tov.ernment is willing to concede the right of stoppage and search to a reasonable degree, and has decided to make no issue on that point. But the mails on the essel were ransacked and delayed, and while all he fa^rs were not at hand, it is possible that some of these were United States mails, and with qut further studying the subject the gov ernment here is not willing to admit the right of interference to that degree. 5Aked toI to altie Part in bius iaign Secretary Taft is one of the most popular speakers in the country, and his services in that respect are in great demand just at this time. He has been urged to take an active part in the coming political cam paign, but hesitates to make any such en gagements at this time. It is understood. however, that he has partially promised Senator Proctor that he will visit Vermont the latter part of the month and make one or two speeches. Outside of politics Secretary Taft has made engagements to speak on the subject of "The Philippines" before the Chautauqua Society on the 11th instant and to make an address at St. Louis on the 13th instant at the celebration of Manila day at the Louis iana purchase exposition, for which latter occasion an elaborate program has been prepared. WARE'S RESIGNATION. Facts Which Point to the Retirement of the Commissioner. Although Commissioner Ware of the pen sion office repeatedly has denied the rumor that he will retire at an early day from the position he holds at the head of that Im portant branch of the government service, indications seem to point to the coming severance of his official connection with the office. The facts that his family has left Wash ington, that he has given up the . use here which he has continously occupied almost since his induction into the commissioner ship, and that it is generally understood that his family will not return to the city for the coming season of congressional and social activity, are taken to mean that he will take an early opportunity of submit ting to the President his resignation as commissioner. He will leave for Boston next week, where he will participate in the program outlined by the managers of the Grand Army encampment in that c.ty, which begins August 15. MOSES-BERRY COURT-M ARTI ALt Will Meet at Naval Academy to Try Charge of Intoxication. The Secretary of the Navy has ordered a court-martial to meet at the Naval Academy next Friday morning for the trial of Second Lieutenants Emil P. Moses and Benjamin S. Berry of the marine corps on the charge of intoxication. The detail of the court Is as follows: Commander John K. Barton, U. S. N.; Majors Eli K. Cole and Theodore P. Kane, U. S. M. C.; Lieut. Harold L. Hines, U. 5. N.; Capts. Robert H. Dunlap and James C. Breckinridge, U. S. M. C., and Lieut. Henry N. Jenson, U. S. N., with LUeut. John T. Tompkins as judge advocate. The accused officers have been in the service only a few months. SITUATION rAL.M IN HAYTL. Minister Powell Has Promised Uesin cious Protection. PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, August 3. The situation here is calmer today, but the Splton is still excited and all tlae stores are closed, their proprietors not daring to open them owing to fear of the riotous soldiers and populace. The American minister, Mr. Powell, has advied all of those who have consutted with him to be calm, prouigag them ef Soaeus protection shortly. Mannad by Mtal OUeers. The navaileir Esesens-baa been put In! o..caa at the navy .yardt NoNEmlk, With Idst. -----ei- seerge H' ant tos4 is emi. This Mae wieh toa'. amerly had a mercant eaptain and crew, no isas a complete naval ceompeumnt TbI sla I emance wth the m tolc efthae tvy men=st wih $1 meaing erent e with al p THE STAR Y YAIL~ The Star will be mailed to any ad dress in the United States or Canada for 13 cents per week, 25 cents for two weeks or 50 cents per month. postage prepaid. Payment to be made INVARIABLY IN ADVANCEL The address may be changed has fre quently as desired. Always give the old as well as the new address. INDIANA DEMOCRATS Gather at Indianapolis to Name State Ticket. ARE IMBUED WITH HOPE RANK AND FILE OF THE PARTY WELL REPREEENTED. Conspicuous Presence of Gold Advo cates Who Bolted Bryan - Silver Men Not in Evidence. Special Diep.tch-to '7Te Evening Star. INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. August 3.-Un der favorable auspices and imbued with a spirit of hope and enthusiasm which has not pervaded their rank for eight long years, the democrats of Indiana nominate a state ticket and adopt a platform at Tomlinson Hall today. From all parts of the state democratic stalwarts already are assembled here. They are cheered and encouraged by the vista which extends before them. They feel that after so many years of wandering through devious paths they are once more on the broad and open highway. A glance at the hotel lobbies shows that the rank and file of the party is well rep resented. Sunbrowned farmers, fresh from the harvest field minus coats and cravats. mingle with their city cousins, and all speak hopefully of the future. Back in the FId Gold democrats are conspicuous by their presence and silver democrats by their ab sence. Samuel O. Pickens of Indianapolis, D. J. Terhune of Linton and John C. Rob inson of Spencer, all of whom bolted Bry an; Henry C. Paul of Fort Wayne and John H. Stotsenberg of New Albany, who were gold men at heart. however they may have voted, and Judge T. J. Terhune of Lebanon. who not only voted for -cKinley, but made ringing stump speeches for the republican cause. are participants in the convention that is now holding the stage, while Judge Allen Sollers of Fort Wayne, another gold man, who supported Bryan, but who had no faith in the silver dogma. is a member of the subcommittee to whom the platform has been referred for --nal revision. Absence of Familiar Forms. On the other hand, one lo~ks in vain for Flavius J. VanVorhis, Dr. James Carter. John Medert, Dr. L. N. Howard, William Everroad, Henry Colerick and other ex ponents of the silver cause who have bees prominent in past conventiona. The fact that there is a new deal in Indiana democratic politics is obvious. The gold democrats are modest, however. They are not asking to be fed on the fatted calL hey,tq.po even by, Th aWJ to be als tootdbeft .4f OIme and money to "help eaWy Iw diant for Judge Parker. God bles him." "We shall not ask for a gold plank in the state platform," said D. J. Terhune of Linton, a fearless apostle of Grover Cleve land. "Nor do we ask the Indiana demo crat to say anything about the telegram which the judge sent to the national con vention and the answer thereto. Judge Parker is a platform in himself. We shall not request a place on the state ticket, either. The gold demo-rats are men who do not seek office." Kern for Governor. John W. Kern will be nominated for gov ernor with hands down, today, unless he balks at the final ronment. The Hearst men were left to hold the bag when It came to the distribution of minor state nomination. There has been a good deal of talk of a recognition of the Hearst wing of the party, and J. 0. Henderson. who was Hearst's In diana manager, was spoken of for the nomi nation for treasurer of state. When the managers came to dealing out the state nominations, however, th~ey found that with Indianapolis recognied on the ticket by John W. Kern for goyernor, Judge Frank K. Gavin for supreme judge and Jessa D). Mmliin for state statistician, it would be unwise to give another Indianapolis man a place lest the old charge that Indianapolis tries to hog everything might be revived by the country voters. Mr. Henderson has never been an ac'tive candidate, and the decision was not a dis appointment. J. Kirby Risk of Lafayette, another Hearst leader, thought of coming out for the nomination for secretary of state, but he thought twice and did not an nounce himself. Risk Is the man who car ried the tenth district contest before the committee on credentials at the~ national convention, and the Taggart leaders are not in a mood to hand him any bouquets. Decorations in the hall tell ~something tgiemselves, as there is no picture of Grover Cleveland. Bryan's picture, however, hangs conspicuously near Parker's, and there are no pictures of any other democratIc lights either of the silver or gold inclining. HOLD SECOND SESION. Indiana Democrats Convene Today at Indianapolis. Bly Anoriuted Prm. INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., August 3.-The second session of the democratic state con vention met today to adopt a platform and nominate a state ticket. Alonzo Green. Smith of Indianapolis, who presided at the first session, continued as permanent chair man. The same delegates were present that composed the first session May 12, when delegates to the national convention and convention committees were selected. Mr. Smith, in calling the convention to order, said: Chairman Smith's Addres. "Less than three months ago you met here to select delegates to represent In diana in the national democratic conven tion at St. Louis. In the conclusion then reached you made no mistake and as proof of this fact it is sufficient to point out that your work received the approval of the democratic party of the nation assembled in the grandest convention known to the American people. "It was before this assemblage of Ameri can freemen that the recommendation of this convention was placed and in obedi ence to your wishes Alton B. Parker was named as the democratic candidate for President of the United States and Tom Taggart was selected to lead our forces to victory. This is a high encomium to the democracy of Indiana= and as proof that you are worthy of such conSdence, no In diana democrat will allow his blade to rust in this contest. "With a unied party the democracy of tis nation has had a new birth, and with tha.t old time courage and ptriotism that lit the Same of battle in th time of Til den and Hendricks we swear anew our devotion to the principles of democracy and denounce as poisonous to the republic ths.t doctrine which fosters any form of giecammnt which does not rest upon the eagtof the governed or which does not re .all the geople nder our Jerk diMaas citines et a common country. luckr system et Weeweet ean only be of $5swat the aepein et the maap; a .da a e aptuitl of such a pa,