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No. 16,052. WASHINGTON, D. 0 ., FRIDAY, A-U01UST 5, 1904-6IXTEEN PAGES. TWO CENTS.
TiE nVENING STAB. U3ARLmD DAiY, MOMr SUmAY. .ub= Msr n2 weat Ws e .Wivns A"aft n.. .i.g St Newsper Ospay. a. I. IAUITEI Pnmi=t. New Terk Oas: tdasm 2590i11g. Chicg- OE1: Tibem flbg The Evening Star is served to subscribers in the eity by carriers. on their own account at 10 cents per week, or 44 cents per month. Copies at the emnter. 2 cents each. By mail-anywhere in the U. B. or Canada-postage peepaid-0 cents per month. Saturday Star. 32pes, $1 per year; with far eign postage added, . fKntered at the Post Office at Washington, D. 0.. as second-class mail matter.) 97Al mall subscriptions must be paid in advane. Pates of advertising made inewa oe appatim DID NOT EXCEED 4,000 Kuropatkin's Detailed Report of Russian Losses FROM JULY 30 TO AUG. 1 GREATEST LOSS BETWEEN SIMOU CHENG AND HAICHENG. Most Desperate Fighting on Saimatsze Road-Single Regiment Lost 25 Per Cent. ST. PETERSBURG, August 5, 2:15 p.m. 1etailed reports reaching the war office from General Kuropatkin's generals show that the Russian losses, July 30, July 31 and August 1, did not exceed 4,000. The Japanese are believed to have lost at least an equal number. From a comprehensive review of the fighting obtained by the Associated Press, It appears that most of the Russian losses were sustained on the Saimatsze road and between Simoucheng and Halcheng. The two divisions of the late General Keller's corps did not make a serious resistance at the Yangze Pass, falling back on Liandian sian with scarcely any casualties. Similarly General Stakelberg's and Gen eral Zaroubaleff's troops retired upon An shanshan, half way between Hakheng and Liao Yang, without heavy fighting or lose. The greatest number of casualies was sustained by General Herschelmann, who with the ninth European division held Kuchiatzu and Yoshu Pass on the Sai matsze road. The fighting there was of the most desper ate and bloody character. A single regi ment lost 25 per cent, or 1800 men, before they withdrew toward Anping. JAPS LANDING TROOPS. Many Recruits Disembarking at Niu chwang-Temper of Soldiers. ST. PETERSBURG, August 5.-A special dispatch to the Bourse Gazette from Liao Yang says: "According to Chinese reports the Jap anese landed 5.(0 men at the port of Niuchwang July :1. and the further disem barkation of troops is proceeding." The temper of the Russian troops In view of the continued retreats is perhaps accu rately reflected by the following brief mes sage sent by one of the Associated Press' Russian correspondents from Liao Yang: -The orders to evacuate Haicheng are condemned by many. It Is heartbreaking to be constantly falling back, but there must be an end to this retrograde move ment. A little more patience. To advance only requires manliness.' Leniency for the Jews. As evidence of the increasing leniency for the Jews, the exclusion of Jews from the ranks of barristers, followed since 1881), is becoming less rigorous, and it is consid ered probable that a complete removal of the disabilities will result. The present re strictions have many drawbacks. The Jews, unable to become barristers, monopolize the posts of lawyers' office assistants, and are gradually attracting most of the busi ness to themselves, employing barristers to represent them in court. The bar associa tions and court. have repeatedly asked a return to the old order of things. Business Depression. The correspondent of the Novosti, who is investigatIng the crisis in the textile indus try of Russia, principally In the Polish center of Lodz, attributes it as much to the previous depression In agriculture as to the war, citing as evidence the fact that a vast majority of those in financial trouble are inhabitants of the central, southern and eastern provinces, where the crops are very bad, this year have been generally good, except in the southern provinces, which. the paper says, doubtless will lead to an increased demand for textiles, but it is questionable whether it will be sufficient to open the closed mills and increase the em ployment of those who are now working half time. STUBBORN FIGHTING. Details of Recent Important Engage ments. GENERtAL KlROKi'S H-EADQU'AR TERS IN THE FIELD), July 18, via Seoul (delayed in transmission).-From later in formation, yesterday's engagement proves to have been more general and more im portant than could be appreciated by ob servers at Motien pass, whose vi.'sion of the field was bounded by aigh hills guarding both sides and whose reports were written before the Japanese pursuit of the Russians down the valley was ended. Today it is impossible to describe ac curately some of the most impomrtant fea tu-es o.f the tight, because the number of Russian troops engaged can oaly be esti mated from the regimental insignia on their uniforms and the contlicting stories told by pr'soners, while censorship prevents giving tihe number of orgainizations present on the Japamnse side. It is believed that seven Ri:ssian regiments participated in the bat tie, to which was opposed at the most one brigade with o,ne or more additional bat aliiont of Japamnese troops. Scene of Hardest Fighting. Thme hardest fighting was seen to the rigitt of Motien pass, in the valley ap proaching the Japanese line of defense, wi ich lay between high wooded bills. A Russian contingent consisting of a regiment or more attempted, by advancing through the valley, to gain the Japanese position by a flanking mo*ment, or from behind the pass, but was repulsed after an actIon lasting until sunset, when the Japa nese troops abandoned pursuit, and the Russians, who stubbornly contested the ground, were forced back away toward the town of Gaboto. One Japanese company lost all of its offcers in this action, and a sergeant-major was finally in command. The expulsiun of the Russian troops from the valley leading to Motien pass wasn greatly assisted by a Japanese force con sisting of a battalion of infantry and sev eral guns sent from a Japanese brigade stationed on the left of Kofantry valley, which attacked the Russian. on their flank, menacing their rear and line of retreat. Japs Withdrew to Mgain Defense Line. On the morning of July 17 the Japanese outpost line protecting Motien pass w.as in trenched on the lower ridge, wbcre the fight occurred on July 4 wIth a few pickets stationed ahead. Maj. Gen. Okawaki, ex peettag an attack, had ordered the eoutposts it soatronted by a superidt fore's to with draw to the amain flne of defense on the highest ridge, where the pase was narrow est. The outpsts dimessess a, esmng el eaaly and a bags bedy et io*Mvy ad 'marm the darnes at ahest 33 a.m, sag eooringto atruettes gree ng began aboet I a.a. She 3h. C sian line facing the Japanese defenses wa more than a mile and a quarter long. They occupied the temple and the road leading directly right to Motien pass, the road be ing nearly parallel with the Japanese posi tion for a few hundred yards, with a deep chasm, a quarter of a mile across at the widest, separating the two forces; also a wooded hillside in front of the pass. The fighting along this line was severe for more than four hours, but comparatively few Japapese were hit. The Russians were un able to employ artillery here, althcugh they were using a battery in another fight on the right, and afterward in the valley during the retreat they fired a few shots. Battery Raked the Russians. The fog, lifting at 7 a.m., enabled a Japanese battery stationed on a height to rake the attacking force effectually. The Russians later began to retreat, when the Japanese threatened their road of retire ment,which was still further endangered by the advance of another detachment of Jap anese on their left. The Russian officers had collected their companies for retreat in close formation, as usual making them splendid targets, their dark coats forming huge blots against the brilliant green shrubbery. Several shells burst among the retreating troops, scat tering them into temporary confusion, and, as the Japanese from their trenches saw a dozen men mowed down by a single shell, they stopped shooting and loudly shouted: s "iianzai." From 10 a.m. until noon the v Russians slowly and doggedly retreated , down the valley, gathered in close, solid bodies with rear guards deploying to cover their retirement. The shrubbery was so dense, with frequent p clumps of trees to furnish cover, that rapid pursuit was impossible. No matter how sorely pressed, the Russians maintained their formation with admirable discipline. Russians in High Spirits. Some prisoners taken say that yesterday being the anniversary of the taking of the Shipka pass and a lucky day in the Russian calendar, the soldiers had entered the fight in the highest spirits, confident of victory, and as European troops determined to prove t their mettle. t It was evident that the Russians expected to occupy the pass, because they had struck the tents and packed all their camp bag- I gage in wagons, long trains of which fo1- t lowed the army. i: Yesterday was intensely hot and the wounded of both armies suffered fearfully, lying in the sandy cornfields beneath the blazing sun. Many of them spent the night e undiscovered and unaided in the woods or underbrush, and the work of searching for them continues. Burial- detachments are yet busy, and c wounded men are still arriving at the hos- t pitals. ] Comparatively few unwounded prisonersy were taken by the Japanese and many Rus- i sians were rescued by their own forces, c whose white-covered ambulance wagons , could be seen hurrying about within their , lines all day. Tonight no Russian camps are visible t from Motien pass, and the Japanese have s undisputed possession of the valley. Another point where most stubborn re sistance was made was at Nanga pass, a position between Simoucheng and Haicheng, which was held by General Zassalitch, who c had been placed in command of a newly f formed corps, including the 31st Division, c belonging to the 10th European corps, and two Siberian battalions, altogether 18,000 men. General Zassalitch's misfortune at the Yalu river was duplicated, owing to the superioritw of the Japanese artillery. He was making a splendid fight until he sud denly discovered that the Japanese gun- I ners were enfilading his batteries. It appears that Zassalitch in this case e was not to blame. Abandoned Their Guns. C The information that General Zaroubaieff had received orders to retire had not yet , reached him with his own orders for with- I drawal of the Russian support of the right, and consequently he allowed the Japanese to take up a new position, sud- t denly unmask batteries and overwhelm the Russian gunners, who made desperate ef forts to remove their pieces. but were com- 1 pelled to leave six of them behind. I There has been no further fighting of any I importance since August 1, according to the 1 latest reports received by the war office. In the opinion of the general staff, both 3 sides need a rest after fighting three days q in the terrible heat, and the officials here i are inclined to believe that the Japanese i will not be able to resume their advance 4 for several days. INSPECTED THE CRUISERS. Skrydloff Thanks Vladivostok Squad ron Officers and Men. VLADIVOSTOK, August 5.-Vice Admiral Skrydloff yesterday inspected the Russian cruisers which recently returned from the raid in the Pacific, thanking the officers and men and especially warmly praising the en gineers, going down into the stoke-holes to distribute rewards. The engines worked perfectly during the cruise. There was not a single accident to the men on any of the cruisers. Vice Admiral Skrydloff presented twenty five cases of beer to the crews. Russians Left 700 Dead on Field. 1 TOKYO, August 5, 11 a.m.-The Russians left seven hundred dead on the battlefield at Simou-Cheng, and the Japanese casual ties during the same battle aggregated 800. The Japanese captured six guns at Simou Cheng andl t'wo guns at the engagements which took place at the Yangtse and Yshu lintzsi passes.1 Gives Porte Assurances. CONSTANTINOPLE, August 5.-It is an nounced here that Russia has notified the porte of the impending passage through the Dardanelles of some volunteer fleet steamers laden with coal. Russia, it is said, has given assurances that the vessels will preserve the character of merchant men throughout the voyage. BIG BATTLE REPORTED. Anmiety at St. Petersburg Over the News. Special Dispatch to The Etvening Star. NEW YORK. August 0.-A cablegram from St. Petersburg says the reports that a big battle is raging north of Haicheng are in circulation and the anxiety dis played in official circles indicates the truth of reports. Lights burned all night at the Peterhof palace, where the csar is staying, and several of those of the ministers. There was frequent interchange of mes sages between the palace and the minis ters. A Japanese spy was arrested today while engaged in making a sketch of a bridge near Moscow. NOT BEYOND SH aNGH AI. Steamship Company Places Limitation en Travel. LONDON. August 5.-The Peninsular and Oriental Company has taken action similar to that of Alfred Holt & Company, and has issued notice to the effect that the company wHi4 not take either passengers or cargo beyond Shanghai by intermediate steamers. The mail service is not affected. The shipping firm of Alfred Holt & Com pany of London annoned yesterd&y that, owing to the uncertainty regaring what constitutes lawfual cag, the weekly steam ship service of the fimfrem London to Japan will be suspended until fuirther or ders. mdmmm im.n Imnmi ,& ADaW, As Amee a.4he amm. vieaee fleet steesmer Ut. Petessaas IHODE ISLAND SAFE? )hairman Quinn Thinks State is Democratic. T LEAST HE HAS HOPES 'BEDICTS CBPUBLICAN DEFEAT IN CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS, Conditions," He Says, "Certainly Have All the Elements of Demo cratic Success." Chairman P. H. Quinn of the democratic tate central committee of Rhode Island, nd Representative Granger of that state, rere in the city today and had an inter iew with Chairman Cowherd of the demo ratic congressional committee. Representative Granger, democrat, will robably be renominated and he has great opes of being re-elected. He represents ne of the two congressional ,districts of thode Island. The other district is repre ented by Adin B. Capron, a republican. Chairman Quinn is entertaining a hc pe hat the electoral vote of Rhode Island Till be given Parker and Davis next No ember. He is not boastful as to what the emocrats will do, but makes a cold calcu ition that they have a fighting chance o carry the state and a. still better chance ) carry both the congressional districts. Mr. Quinn might be taken for the younger rother of Senator Culberson of Texas. le not only looks like the Texas senator ut talks like him, measuring his words n the same precise way. Mr. Quinn's Reasons. "Consider that Governor Garvin was lected two years in succession after hard ought campaigns and with the changing onditions which favor us over the republi ans, you can see the basis of our expec ption that we will carry the state for 'arker and Davis." said Mr. Quinn to lay. The total vote in Rhode Island has ncreased this year. In 1902 the total vote if the state was something over 77,000. 'his year it is 86,000. The increased vote 3 undoubtedly in favor of the democratic arty, as the republicans have been hostile o a full registration of the voters of the tate. "In Rhode Island there is still a property *ualification for voters of common council .nd aldermen in the cities, and the voters .t large resent that restriction of the right f suffrage. But in the case of the national lection there is no restriction, and every ne can register and vote. Contests for Congress. "I should say there is not the least doubt Lbout the election of Representative Gran ,er to succeed himself, in the second listrict where Mr. Owen ran for Congress wo years ago we have a good fighting :hnce, in my opinion. In that district there re more idle cotton mill operatives than here have been for twelve years. The fact annot fail to have an effect on the result. f Mr. Owen's health improves sufficiently think he will be nominated. He certainly ill be if he wants the nomination. If ie does not wish to run again then perhaps lovernor Garvin may be the nominee, as he would make a very strong candidate before he people of that district, as he did before he state in the two campaigns in which he was elected governor. "The last time Governor Garvin ran he was elected by a majority of 1,800 and be 'ore that his majority was 6,000. It s to be seen how far those figures will e maintained in the national election. "Taking conditions altogether in Rhode sland, I should say we have a fair fighting !hance of carrying the state for Parker Lnd Davis next November. The conditions here certainly have .elements of demo ratic success that are very strong, one of he most important of which is the fact hat we will get out a large vote and poll ur full voting strength." BOWEN PROTESTS ,gainst Seizure of Asphalt Property by Castro. Minister Bowen has cabled the State De )artment from Caracas that he has lodged L strong protest with President Castro Lgainst the action of the Venezuelan courts n seizing the property of the New York and 3ermudez Asphalt Company. The recei,ver Lppointed by the court is in possession of he company's property at Guanaco, sup >orted by two Venezuelan warships. Througp unofficial sources it is learned hat President Castro's action in the mat. .er of the asphalt company has been long onsidered. It is'- intimated that when in he midst of his last desperate struggle ith the rebels Castro made promises to ~ertn persons and corporations in return 'or tk?r support financially in his contest. rhese promises were said to involve the ransfer to those people of concessions at that time in the possession of foreign cor porations. It is doubted whether Mr. Bowen's pro test will be effective at this stage, but the State Department is not disposed to move in a hurry, and Is awaiting the arrival by nail of the detailed reports made by Mr. Bowen before proceeding further. The de partment is naturally reluctant to take is se with any regular judicial tribunal, and in this case it must be mafle quite clear that there has been a miscarriage of jus tice in the Venezuelan supreme court before a demand is made upon Castro for indem mty for the losses suffered by the .New York and Bermudes Asphalt Company. rhere are several rather nice lega points nvolved in this case, and until the depart ment is supplied with a copy of the conces ion under which the asphalt company is orking, And has been reliably advised as to whether or not the compan'y has ca.rried sut all of its obligations under that conces son, little can be done toward recovering he company's property. .Personal Mention. Mr. F. L. Thompson and Mr. Clarence B and.J. Edwin Thompson of 3434 Brightwood avenue have gone to Chicago, and will also visit St. Louis. Mgr. Falconlo, papal delegate, who arriv ed in New York Wednesday from Rome, is expected to arrive in Washington today. The auditor of the delegation, Mgr. Mar chetti, went to New York to meet him, and will accompany him to this city. Rev, and Mrs. Zed H. Copp and family a:re in the Shenandoah valley, Virginia, to' remain a month. They will remain at WDl iowbrook, their ancestral home, until the annual reunion of the Copp family, to be held the 10th instant, after -which they will o to Springdale, the historic battle scene resort, near Fisher's Hill, Va. Mr. Albert Oettinger is at Pen Mar, Pa., Mr. Addimon T. Beith, eterk of the comn mttes on maaufactures of the Renate, bae one to Idaho to remain until after the mection. He will upend eorn time with former Senator Shoup -and familly in the mountains, and when the *menete opens ..Ul be esnned witltt.g 1e...a etae PARKER TAKES A TRIP JUDGE LEAVES HOME lIEST TIME SINCE NOMINATION. Visit Thought to 3e of Great Import ance Because of Formerly Ex pressed Inteltions. ESOPUS, N. Y., August 5.-Judge Parker left Esopus today for the first time since his nomination, taking a West Shore train northbound, his ticket purchased for Kingston, but his destination unknown. The pilgrimage was most unexpected. Not the remotest intimation would Judge Par ker give as to his destination or the pur pose of the journey. Everybody was cer tain, however, that Kingston was only a way station on the route. So positive have been Judge Parker's ex pressions of .intention to. remain at Esopus throughout the campaign that those who knew of his journey today assumed that it involved matters of great importance. This much was not denied at Rosemount. Arrived at Kingston. KINGSTON, N. Y., August 5.-Judge Parker arrived here at 10:45 a.m. He rode from Esopus in an ordinary day coach, chatting all the way with personal friends whom he met on the train. He was not accompanled, even by his private secretary, and few persons on the car recognized him. At Kingston he left the .train without giving intimation as to his intentions. He had his shoes shined at the station and again boarded the train for Albany. Arrived at Albany. ALBANY, N. Y., August 5.-Judge Parker reached Albany at 1:12 p.m. and went at once to a restaurant for lunch. After that he walked to the capitol and proceeded to his chambers in the court of appeals. EX-SENATOR TOWNE THINKS THE DEMOCRATS WILL CAEY INDIANA. Gold Hen Are With the Party Now and Bryan's Followerg Will Work for the Ticket. Ex-Senator Charles A. Town. of Minne sota and Tammany Hall, and a bright light in the Bryan and silver wing of the de mocracy, was In the city, today on his way honie from a speaking teur i the middle west. "It is my honest opinion." said Mr. Towne to .a Star repQrter tis; afternoon, "that the democrats hav ,-o hance to carry Indiana. I have _ the state, have talked with dem r were all shades of democrats US m 6O,"ilft' who are only of on III , fa the result of my gbservation to the conclusion that it is qtite tIthin 'he range of political probabilitiel that we *111 carry the state. "At the public testimonial in honor of Mr. Taggart, after his appointment as na tional chairman, some of the most en thusiastic participants we4e' men whom I know were active and influential among the gold democrats four and 01ght years ago. They are with the party ow and believe in the probability of sucesf. Bryan Xen Will Hel$ the Ticket. "I think that almost vAthout exception the so-called Bryan men trill turn in and help the ticket to their ytmost and vote for it on election day. I tilked with them and talked to them and fo4nd them of that bent of mind. "I told them that in my judgment when the democratlc national- envention voted to send that reply to Juge Parker it voted the gold plank into the alatform just as unmistakably as if stated fn words. But I told them further it mad nQ difference in this case, because the y question is not at issue in this camp n. "I shall work for the tc t and talk for it, and I think Mr. Bryan wel be very active in the campaign in beh of the ticket. Our chances in Indiana a New York are excellent, and when we rry those two states it is mighty likel4 t some others will be found in the pr on." Mr. Towne was very mbch interested in the dispatches from New york reciting an alleged break between T any and the Parker forces, with McC en as the bone of contention, but refrain from discussing the situation. He said, however, he thought that Judge Parker would succeed in straightening out any entangiement that may now appear imminent in Manhattan politics. NO BEPLY FBOM SULTAN. Battle Ship Fleet May Be Needed to Assist Negotiations. Minister Leishman has. aotifled the State Department from Constantin,ople that he has failed to receive the espected satisfac tory reply from the sultan touching the rights of American citisnsli in Turkey. While the negotiations will continue, it is possible that the American battle ship Beet will be detained at Gibraltar to strengthen the minister's hands in the conduct of these negotiations. NAVAL BBCBUI7tBG EUrPNDED. Effect of a Decision e.ithe Aconting Orders were issued at :ae M.vy Depart ment today recalling tu. ths,ee naval re cruiting parties which age tra,elinlg in dif ferent parts of the -coung for the purpose of securing recruits for masgr ThiS ae tion is due to a recent geo of the con troller of the treasury th# ofmers engaged on recruiting duty are not eitted to ac tual traveling expenses, at my be allow ed the usual mileage. 3his mileage does not equal the actual expne d the officers by a large margin, for t~ innss that their Itinerary compels them ae snak frequent stops at short intervais; asr wMah the mile age allowances are sga compared with the actual living expene . One of the recruiting p,sgds is now oper ating in central New Yk,another in Texas and the third in )C~s.Each party hea an itinerary mappe u for the Ve matndor of the present eparyear, but is! now compelled to suiu operations n ding the making of arrngeent which their expenses 'be defr'ayed. It is said at thd NavD. Lthat the snspension is onlyt r s0 that~ so eIlgwill be IT THE WHITE flUSE Trouble With Turkey Dis cussed by Cabinet. WEST VIRGIIA SAFE &B SURELY REPUBLICAN AS IS PENNSYLVANIA. So Says State Chairman- Northcott Secretary Cortelyou Talks With the President. Secretary Hay's return to the city from hls summer home was signalized by con aideration at today's cabinet meeting of im ortant matters concerning America's for ?ign relations. The Secretary had not com pleted his vacation, but returned to Wash 'ngton at this time on account of the de relopments in this country's relations with rurkey. The whole question was consid ,red by the President and his cabinet to lay in the light of information received by ,able today from Minister Leishman, at Constantinople. This government has been pressing the porte for an answer to our representations. The sultan promised an answer last Fri fay, but Minister Leisbman did not receive t. He was put off until yesterday. He was promised then an answer from the ul tan 'himself as to the rights of Americans to establish schools and other educational Institutions in the Turidsh empire. Such rights have been accorded other nations, but have been withheld from America. Secretary Hay laid before the President and the cabinet today a cablegram he just had received from Minister Leishman, to the effect that he had not been able to ob tain even yet a satisfactory answer to lia representations. That this . government is annoyed at the procrastiraation of the porte and at what seems to be a studied effort on the part of the sultan to dilly-dally with the American representations there is no at tempt to conceal. Secretary Hay declined, however, as he left the cabinet meeting to say what, if any, decision had been reach ed. Secretary Morton's replies to similar inquiries indicated the probability of im portant action by his department bearing upon the Turkish question. It is known that a proposition has been made to hold the- American battle ship squadron at Gibraltar, instead of having it return at once to this country. At Gibraltar the squadron will be available for any service the government might determine to have it perform. Mr. Cortelyou Present at Meeting. George B. Cortelyou, chairman of the na tional republican committee, sat at the cabinet table throughyout the meeting, aad at the \enclusion conferred with the Pres dent on political subjects. H. did not take any part in the discussion of- doparinatal and other matters pertaining to the govern ment. but it is suggested thMR whft there was occasion for political remarks he was not only a good listener but a good talker. He sat in the seat of Secretary Shaw, who has gone west for a few days. That politi cal subjects were discussed before the cab inet adjourned appears to be a fact. * Mr. Cortelyou reached Washington yes terday and in the afternoon went to the White House for a conference with the President. He discussed political matters entirely. West Virginia's Republicanism. Senators Scott and Elkins and Elliott Northcott, republican state chairman of West Virginia, were with President Roose velt for half an hour this mbrning Foing over political conditions in that state. They explained the situation fully to the Presi dent and convinced him beyond any doubt that the electoral vote of the state may be safely counted for the republican nominees. "Why, gentlemen," said Chairman North cott to the newspaper reporters afterward, "West Virginia is republican as safely as Pennsylvania, in proportion to our total vote, and we firmly believe we will carry the state by not less than 26,000 votes. The fact is that the republican vote of the state has been increasing each year because of many reasons until not even a tidal wave for the democrats could defeat the re Dublicans. The tariff issue alone is sufficient to main tain the republican supremacy in the state. Now, Mr. Davis is an excellent gep tleman, highly regarded in our state, b& his personal popularity cannot effect a change. That has been tried by Mr. Davis* brother, a man almost as popular as him self. Mr. Davis had his brother nominated several years ago against Representative Dayton, but the republican majority was as large as usual, showing that personal popu larity enters little into positions of such im portance. This is the same way with the presidential vote of the state. The legisla ture is as safely republican as the electoral vote, and Senator Scott will be returned to his seat In the Senate. . "There has been much talk of local trou bles. The republicans of the sta.te did have sonme differences, but they have setted these and nothing remains to be adjusted except some county troubles. The differ ences that have'existed are being settled with amazing ease and rapidity and all classes of. republicans are getting together in spirit and fact. There are now no di. couraging igne anywhere, and .we will be pleased to meset the democrats upon any issues they may put forward, satisfied that we will be able to show the votars that It Is best to continue republican national and state administrations." Is Burley a Sane Man? Judge Jeter C. Pritchard of the United States circuit court will talk with the Presi dent tomorrow about the case of John W. Burley, the negro who is under sentence of death in the District jail for criminal as sault upon a little girl of his own race. Judge Prit.chard went to the White House this morning, but the cabinet officers were beginning to assemble and he decided he would call again tomorrow. An application for a pardon or for commutation of the sentence of Burley is now pending before the President, and is based on the ground of Burley's alleged insanity. Judge Pritch ard is In doubt just what ought to be done, but he is certain that the question of Bur ley's sanity ought to be settled without delay. He feels that if Burley is sane he ought to suffer the penalty that has been Imposed, but if he 3 insane the proper action ought to be taken. He intended to advise the President to direct the employment of the beat alienist to be obtained and let a thor ough inquiry be made into the conditien of the condemned man. Judge Pritchard 3was sitting on the Supreme Court of the Dis trict when he tried and senten~cedl Burley, and. that is why he is to give the etas his attention at this thns. Virgin& MepulMemn Aie k .. 'Bepresehtatlv. Siemp, the euly repnu,ia m~rof the Hoon fa VYaia. vimited the Preit In,eu witis U at: ABe, r., an L 7. 4esih et esay Mr Aneihes bemi -- - 4 t a seel -sa et the pana.. Ouse es e=W a- m- -" inie 1et e 4tadstte14e zik ~ and Kermit, who have been visiting the St. Louis fair. Postmasters Appointed. At the conclusion of the meeting, Post master General Payne announced that the following appointments of postmasters had been decided upon: Wisconsin, Columbus, H. M. Blumenthal. Illinois, Pocatonica, I. S. Sumner. Missouri. Eldorado Springs, W. R. Lewis. New York, Mohawk, D. C. Ford. MAY TAME OF$ UNIFORMS. Secretary Taft Revokes Order of Prede ceesor-Ofcers Happy. One of the first acts of Secretary Taft on returning from his vacation was the issu ance of a circular authorising officers on duty in the War Department to wear civil ian dress "until further orders." The or der requiring the wearing of uniforms while on daty was issued by ex-Secretary Root about two years ago. It was one of the results of the attendance of Generals Corbin. Chaffee and Wood at the German military maneuvers in the spring of that year. Those officers found that military men in Europe invariably wore their uni forms while - cn duty, regardless of its character, and they recommended the adop tion of a similar practice in this city. Since then the appearance of army officers in uniform has been a familiar sight in the War Department and on the streets of this city. The officers, as a rule, disliked the re spIting conspicuusness, but they had no choice in the matter and were compelled to wear their army clothes regardless of comfort or desire. Officers of the army on duty at the War Department have a distinct, if not a pleas ant, recollection of an incident which oc curred after the advent of General Chaffee some months ago as chief of the general staff. Walking into one of the bureaus of the department one afternoon, the general discovered an officer in uniform, but with coat unbuttoned. The general promptly and vigorously rebuked the offending offi cer, and told him that thereafter while on duty he would be expected to present a military appearance. Recently the service papers began to voice the general sentiment of the army criticising the practice of officers at the War Department wearing their uniforms while engaged in semi-civilian service, and it was shown that the practice tended to draw attention to the large number of of ficers stationed in this city during and since the Spanish war. There is general rejoicing in military circles over the revo cation of the order. CRUISE OF THE MIDDIES. They Will Visit This City Later in the Month. The Navy Department is informed that Rear Admiral Sands, commanding the At lantic coast squadron, now on a cruise in the waters of New England with the mid shipmen aboard, has changed the itinerary of the squadron so as to arrange for its arrival in the lower part of Chesapeake bay on the 20th instant, instead of the 26th, as had been previously arranged. *hen the vessels arrive within the capes the midshipmen of the first class will come to this city to inspect the gun factory at 'the-navy yard. They will also make an inspection of the naval proving grounds at Indian Head. The vessels of the squadron, with the exception of the practice ship Chesapeake, will participate in the exercises attendant upon the national encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic at Boston, beginning August 15. RAN INTO AN OPEN SWITCH. Jersey Express Totally Wrecked Xany Vut and Bruised. CAMDEN, N. J., August 5.-An express train on the West Jersey and Seashore rail road, which left this city at 9 o'clock for Cape May, ran into an open switch at Woodbury and was totally wrecked. The train consisted of a locomotive, parlor car, baggage car and three day coaches. The engine was demolished and all the cars ex cept the parlor car were overturned. The train was well filled and the passen gers were shaken up and bruised. Richard Douty of Glassboro. the engineer, was bad ly scalded, sustained a broken rib and was cut about the head. His condition is seri ous. Charles Braun, the fireman, and a half dozen passengers were cut and bruised. The injured were brought to the Cooper Hospital here. DYNAMITE EXPLOSION. causes a Panic in a New York Tene ment. PASSAIC, N. J., August 5.-Fifty persons in a three-story tenement in the Italian quarter were thrown into a panic today by an explosion of dynamite which wrecked a barber shop on the first floor. The prompt arrival of police and fire depart ments prevented any serious injuries in the panic. Several people were thrown from their beds by the force of the explosion. The dynamite was placed in the door of the barber shop and exploded by three men who disappeared immediately afterward. WOUNDED ARRIVE DAITTY. Many Victims of the Eastern War War Reach Irkutsk. IRKUTSK, Siberia, August 5.-Trains fill ed with wounded men are arriving here daiy from the front, many of them pro ceeding to European Russia and others re maining here. Two Red Cross hospitals have been opened here, and one private hospital has been estblished by the wife of Gov. Mollerius. The prices of food have doubled recently. PORT ARTHUR BRFUGB Many Leaving Because of Diminish intg Supplies. CHEFOO, August 5, 10 a.m.-Thirty more refugees arrived today on junks from Port Arthur, which place they left August 1. The departure of all civilians from Port Arthur is said to be owing to the ex haustive preparations for a final stand against the Japanese. Chefoo is being tax ed to provide for the unusual influx of travelers. The only good hotel in the city it assigning three or four to a room and the overflow Is ompelled to accept squalid quarters elsewhere. Kanes Kernain Rach Lia Yang. LIAO YANG, August 5.-Lieutenat Gen. oral Count -Keller's body arrived here Au gut 3, accompanied by his son. Funeral services will be held here ad the body will thear be met north by railway. . Ledt. Gem. Ceount Ketthr was mertafly e SiwNe reellin' the pre 1 QaUsrl KQwsbi' armay tW n mles eed of Lisa ~ gSm*by a fragasst of eapb 0 * to where be ~*mdIa. sL se twenty animutom THE TAS BT =ATL The Star will be ssailed to any ad.' dress in the United States or CanadU for 13 cents per week, 18 ests eo. two weeks or N cents per meatl postage prepaid, Payment to be made INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE, The address may be changed as fre quently as desired. Always give the old as well as the new addres, TO TAKE ACTIVE PART Federal Government Will Look Into the Strike. EMISSARY NOWAT WORK PACKING TRUST DECLARSD TO ls VIOLATING LAW. Importation of Immigrants Fros Foreign Lands Revealed by Be- p ceipt-Donnelly Home. CHICAGO, August 5.-That the federal government is preparing to take an active part in the stock yards strike was indf cated tt ay when International Secretary Call of the Butcher Workmen divulged the fact that he has been in conference with at emissary of the United States Department of Commerce and Labor. Who this agent is or what his immediate plans are Mr. Call refused to say, but the strike leader made this significant remark: "In everything the packing trust is doing they are violating the law. Their very business combination is in restraint of trade and there is not one of them that to not amenable to the federal laws. A eat pie of their operations came to my knowl edge after stories had been printed in the newspapers telling of the importation of the Immigrants from foreign lands to take the places of American workingmen who are on strike. One of our pickets found In the street an immigrant's receipt showing that the immigrant had been paid $55.7$ for passage to Chicago. "On the bottom of the printed slip wad the sentence: 'We hereby agree to rebate to the bearer $5.70 on presentation of this receipt at our Chicago offtice.' "I showed this document to an oficial of the United States Department of Commerce and Labor and Inadvertently allowed hia to keep it." Teamsters to Stop. Recording Secretary Shanahan of the packing house teamsters' union announced today that orders would be issued imnt diately to teamsters to stop the removal of mea,ts from the several cold storage warse houses in this city. The alUed trades' em. ecutive committee, he said, would act upsg the teamsters' position and- a report faveo ing sympathetic action by teamsters wa have been distributing meat from wag" houses would mean the Immediate issuames of a strike order to those drivers. President Donnely, the strike leader has been on a trip to Kansas City other packing centers. arrived is C7d today. RM OR D10vers' m . Hundreds of strikers and ithess is thronged to the Drovers' Trust and Savi Bank, near the main entrance of the ste* yards, and withdrew deposits, whethp large or small. The unusual scene attract ed a large crowd, set all manner of rumors in circulation and created a general run on the institution. The strikers' action was taken in ret,ia. tion for the alleged action of one of the packing firms, Libby, McNeill & Libby, I making the bank an adiunct to thcir department. On Wednesday, it is said, ward Tilden. a director of the company. led' strike breakers to the bana in .1d that they might be paid off in cash instea of having to experience the embarrass mnents growing out of the gbackers' systc4 of paying in checks. Long before the bank opened rumors we in circulation that the strikers would sti a run on the institution in retaliition,an when the hour for the crucial test came tb strikers were far outnumbered by appre hensive persons having no interest in the labor controversy, yet all anxious to Se cure their money. A double line extecndin into t:he street greeted the bank ofita Without protest or explanation the otil doubled the force of paying telle's and mnet all withdrawal dlemands. The Drovers' Trust and Savings Bank 15 located in the same building with th Drovers' Deposit National Bank. its loo corres,ondent. Its capital is 8200,000an its surplus and profits are named at $10,0juk It has a long list of depositors among the workmen about tite yards and pays 8 e cent interest on their savings. It opene its doors February 8, 11902; and its last re port, June 10,. 1904, shows resources and liabilities amounting to $1.N.i,ii. "There is no truth in the statements that caused the run," said Vice President Will iam A. "Tiden of the bank. Mr. Tilden is a brother of the Libby. McNeil & Libbz director against whom the run wasn die rected. "We are simply meeting the situation h paying wthout question or argumental depositors who wish to withdraw tei money. That is all I care to say." The other ofmeers of the Trust and Day' ings Dank are: William H. Brlntnali, pre. ident; Charles S. Brintpall, cashier. and William C. Cummings, assistant cashier. Mr. William H. Brintnall is alsoprsdn of'the Drovers' Deposit Nat nal Bank, . which William A. Tilden, vice president o the Trust and Savings Bank, is cashiese. Mr. William A. Tilden's brother. Edwr Tilden, is vice president of the Doe~ Deposit National Bank. Both bankwsu located In the same room, and this fc helped to give rise to reports that there was a run on the national bank. The run. hwver, was exclusively on the savings Bank's Last Statement. The latest report of the condition of the bank gave resources and liabiltes as eack S5,878,301, as follows: Resources-Loans and discounts, $3,Iij. 385; overdrafts, secured and unsecuzed, gp 455; United States bonds to secure circuja,. tion, $80,000; cash and due from ea $2,657,450. Linalies-Capital stock paid in, $OOIS surplus fund, $150,000; undividedpot. $105:011; national bank notes outstadn $49,250; reserved for taxes, $2,131l eaeI $4,972,00. To Stand Their Ground. In the face of persistent peace rumnoge strikers and packers alike gave evidence tern day of grim determination to stand theM'* ground and carry- the struggle over int next week. There were Indications that h1 that time both sides would regard the 5, Aos of internediaries with favor, ue either side should develop weakness waget ranting the other in holding out with w4. newed determination to fight the isse to - end. 'i4 the strikers the approach of en leosned up as a meace because ord ties Is helding raak. oweterm opening of a new weak. '.9ie had positive isformation that eiab the sacet.r were at work is allt .m was toe e es atSs ffiqst -