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No. 16,086. WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1904-TWENTY PAGES. TWO CENTS.
IgDramnM DATY, JMWPT MUNDAT. . ..1on ut sthed and pa.sylvak Alaft The Eveabg Star Newsppr Coany. . .nuarm", Pnss. New Terk 0"fa; Tribass Sildiag. hie 0wa: Tribne Sauig, The Evening Star is served to subscribers in th ty by carriers, on their own account, at 10 cents week or 44 cents per month. Copies at the uter, Y cents each. By mail-anywhere in the U. or Canada-postage prepaid-50 cents per mouth. Saturday Star, 82 pages, $1 per year; with for I postage added, $1.00. Entered at the Post Oice at Washington, D. 0.. second-class mail matter.) f7All mail subscriptions must be paid in advane., tea of advertising made known on applicatioa. o RENFORCE OYAMA apan Said to Have Promised 100,000 Men by October 1. 1ME RUSSIAN LOSSES rIVEN BY KUROPATXIN AS 16,000 KTILED AND WOUNDED. Keager Tidings Received From the Seat of War-Intentions Be ing Kept Secret. Field Marshal Oyama reports to Tokyo hat a considerable Russian force remains outh of the Hun river, while General Ku opatkin today telegraphed to St. Peters Purg that the bulk of the Japanese force Is till south of the Yental branch railroad. )yama also says that the Russians are for ifying the heights on both sides of the Liao liver at Tie Pass. A Tok-o dispatch says hat 100,000 men will be hurried to Oyana. Reyond this today's dispatches from the seat f war relate to details of previous fighting nd no light is thrown on the all-absori>ing uestion of where the next engagement in orce %ill occur. Gen. Kuropatkin's estimate of his losses the fighting around Liaoyang are far un er the first reports. He reports that from ugust 2.8 to September 5 he lost 4,000 illed and 12.000 wounded. Marshal Oyama laced the total of Japanese casualties at 7,500, making the total for both armies n round numbers 33,500. Accepting these gures as correct the battle of Liaoyang in Illed and wound-d falls much lower in the cale of the world's great battles. To Reinforce Oyama. pecial Dispatch to The Evening Star. NEW YORK, September 14.-A cable die tch from Rome says that a telegram rrom Tokyo states that the government, In reply to a request by Field Marshal Oyama, las prormised to send him reinforcements )f 10W,000 men and 225 guns by October 1. Position of the Armies. BERLIN, September 14.-Col. Gaedke, the war correspondent of the Tageblatrt, tele graphing to his paper from Tie Pass this morning, says. "The Russian army is disposed south of :his point. The Japanese have advanced )nly about six miles north of Liaoyang." ST. PETERSIURG, September 14.-Gen. Kuropatkin, telegraphing yesterday even .g, says 3.14m, Japanese are bivouacking at Ben-tsizutz,. and that the bulk of the Jap inese forces is south of the Yental brnch railroad. The Japanese, he adds, are not ldvancing. Kuropatkin's Long-Awaited Report. The long-expected detailed report of the lattle of Liaoyang has been received from wen. Kuropatkin. The war office says it rill fill several columns. The report covers le operations from August 28 to September . According -to the advance summary ommunicated to the press by the general taff it is very satisfactory, showing that be retreat was effected with such precision hat not a single field or fortress gun was Btt behind. The total Russian losses are elow 17,(mi. of which 4,500 were killed. There are rumors afloat to the effect that ;eneral Nicholas Nicolalevitch, inspector of avalry, may supersede General Kuropatkin Lt the front. Nicholas Nicholalevitch has a Teat fighting record, made during the Turk war. The reports, however, may possibly le only idle gassip. Russians South of the Hun. TOKYO, September 14.-A telegram was eceived here today from Field Marshal ~yama, confirming previous reports that a Ionsiderablo force of Russians is still to bO bund south of the Hun river. Russian couts are constantly appe'aring before the apanese outposts. The Russians occasion ,lly bring out their batteries from the vi inity of the Sankuuishih Hill, and Russian avalry camps have been seen in the neigh orhood of W uiilaitzu and Soutaitzu. Varn us forces of Russian troops are posted be ween Mukdien and Sinmaintin, about thirty miles to the east and at Tie pass, some orty miles north of Mukden, the Russians ze fortifying the heights on both sides of he LUao river. The Hun river flows across the various Cads between Liaoyang and Mukden, i a resterly direction, about six or eight miles outh of Mukden. BOARDED BY RUSSIANS. L British Steamer From Liverpool Stopped by a Cruiser. GIBRALTAR, September 14.--The British teamer Ortona, Captain Fletcher, which rrived here today from London, reported assing yesterday a Bussian cruiser Which raa boarding the British steamer Derwen, rom Liverpool. JAPANESE ATTACKS REPULSED. len. Stoessel Reports Operations at Port Arthur. ST. PlTTERS1 R0.G September 14.-The mperor has received the following dispatch rem Gen. Stoessel, commander of the Rus ian military forces at Port Arthur, dated Lugust 28: "I am happy to report to your majesty hat at 3 o'clock in the morning of August 7. during a violent rain and thunder storm, lhe Japanese again attempted to capture tr left flank positions near No. 1 fort and dan mountain. Their attack was every there repulsed. Our losses were small h men killed and two officers and nine eight men wounded. The wounded tmere brought in and are being carefully 'ended. A number of Japanese corpses rould have been picked up by us, but the 'nemy prevented us from so doing by open ng fire on the hospital attendants who had teen sen? out under the Rled Cross flag.'' "Another dispatch from Gen. Stoessel to he emperor, dated September 2, says. "On the night of Sepstember 1 the enemy ittacked Visokcaya and Dlinnaa mountains And the neighboring fortifications, opening imultaneously an artillery fire on the forts ,nd mountains. The leading files of the nemy, with the Japanese columns follow ng them, wore discovered in good time and ur batteries opened on them. The leading lies fortunately encountered some auto natic mines and many of the enemy were Iown in the sir. The attack was repulsed nm an hour. Our losses were inconsiderab~le -one ofncer and seven men wounded." CHEF'OO. Septeinber 14.-A communica Ion has been received by the Russian con ual here from Gen. Balashoff, chief of the ted Cross at Port Arthur, requesting that he same be made public. The general harges the Japanese with gross violation t the Red Cross. He says on Japanese ead have been found notes, written in Ru. ian, requesting that their bodies be buried, 'ut when Russian burial parties attempted fulfill these requests they were fred on zeh instances. Gen. Balashoff adds. are amerous, and the Russians are now afraid 0 trust to the Red Cross flag, Hie states t the Japanese also protect movements ritheir troops by the unlawful use of the ted Cramfag. Th uss.iansad hefeta ... enae....a.. to purchase a wireless telegraph outfit at Manila, presumably to replace the one here which has been useless for some time. JAPANESE RAIDERS PUNISHED. Russian Account of Alleged Expedition to Kamchatka. PETROPAVLOVSK. Kamchatka, Septem ber 13 (delayed in tranamission).-In the middle of June Lieut. Gundust of the Jap anese navy, with 150 naval reserve men, landed on the west coast of Kamchatka, plundered villages, expelled inhabitants and issued proclamations declaring the sover eignty of Japan over the Kamchatka penin sula. A sailing vessel, with 100 Russian reserve men and a detachment of 100 mill tiamen, was sent from Petropavlovsk to the west coast to eject the Japanese. The Russians defeated the latter and captured their leader. The Russian force lost one man killed and had four men wounded. The Japanese lost seventeen men killed. The Russian naval detachment later burned five Japanese schooners, killing seventy Japanese. VALOR OF THE JAPANESE. General Nodzu Tells of a Costly but Successful Charge. TOKYO, September 14.-Gen. Nodzu re ports that Ithe heaviest fighting at Liao y-ng occurred during the evening of Sep tember 3. The 20th Regiment, having previously lost successively two regimental and four battalion commanders. sacrificial ly assaulted and dislodged the Russians from their redoubts -at Yusfangmiao. There were no Japanese officers above the rank of captain. Capt. Yegami, commanding the regiment, led the charge and inspirited his men. The reserves unhesitatingly filled the gaps in the assaulting line. The men, unmindful of wire entanglements arid other obstructions, rushed up to the Russian works, shouting "Banzai." One battalion lost all its officers in the first clash, and a private subsequently commanded it. One company was reduced to fourteen or fifteen men. The regiment's losses were from twelve rto thirteen hundred. In spite of the fatigue, at sunrise Sep tember 4 the Japanese continued the pur suit of the Russians. but the lack of bridges forced them to temporarily remain south of the Taitse river. TO REINFORCE RUSSIANS. Eighth Army Corps to Proceed to the Front at Once. ST. PETERSBURG, September 14.-The mobilization of troops at Odessa affects the 14th and 15th divisions of the 8th army corps. The 14th is famous in the Russian army as Dragomiroff's division. With it he crossed the Danube in 1877 and held Shipka Pass against a Turkish army of 70,000 men. The 15th division has for several years contributed the Russian detachment of troops stationed in the Island of Crete. Lieut. Gen. Myloff, who will command the 8th corps, is a Caucasian, with a long war record. The corps will proceed to the front at once. WHEN KUROPATKIN RETREATED. Desperate Fighting for the Control of the Railroad. ST. PETERSBURG, September 14.-The question of the responsibility for the fail ure of General Kuropatkin to crush Gen eral Kuroki September 2, north of the Taitse river, which lost the battle of Uao yang, continue to excite all absorbing in terest in military circles. But the accounts hitherto received here have been so meager and conflicting that it has been almost impossible to determine the exact facts. According to a Russian correspondent, who throws the blame upon General Or loff, General Samsonoff, who commands a division of Siberian Cossacks, was ordered by General Kuropatkin August 31 to occu py the Yental coal mines and hold the extreme left while he launched his main army against Kuroki. During the night Or loff, with the freshly arrivel European re serve men, came up, and, being Samso noff's senior, took over the command at this point. The next morning, before the arrival of the daily orders, Orloff, on his own initiative, decided to attack Kuroki's extreme right and directed Samsonoff to execute a flanking movement with his Cos sacks. The latter declined to do so until he had time to reconnoiter, and also because, as the correspondent declares, Orloff's reserve men, who had not previously been under fire, were already showing signs of ner vousness. Had Samsonoff obeyed, the cor respondent says, he would have been cut off and annihilated, as the Japanese were already advancing, having opened a terrific Pre on the Yental mines, before which Or loff's men flinched and finally gave way. While in the thick of the retreat one of Kuropatkin's staff officers dashed up with orders for Orloff to hold at all hazards the position he had just abandoned. Or loff's troops had then retired -almost to Yentai station. There Samsonoff's Cossacks at last ralled them somewhat, but all the burden of fighting the Japanese fell upon the Cossacks. Samsonoff was informed that Gen. Stakelberg was hurrying to his rescue, but the latter did not arrive till the follow ing day. In the meantime Kuropatkin, believing that his left had been turned, ordered a re treat September 2, as stated the same day in the Associated Press dispatches from St. Petersburg. But Samsonoff's Cossacks saved the line of retreat. Gen. Danieloff. who was temporarily In command of the division while Samsonoff was conferring with Kuropatkin, threw the Cossacks des perately at the Japanese when the latter had almost reached the railroad north of Yentait The slaughter which followed is described as frightful, the Cossacks using their lances with terrible effect; but the Japa nese managed to hold on until Stakeiberg arrive~d, and thus p reserved the railroad as a line of retrea tfor the whole army. At one time during this fighting the Japanese were fighting on two fronts. Returning Japanese Refugees. ST. PETERSBURG, September 14.-Am bassador McCormick has completed ar rangements to send about 800 Japanese ref., ugees, collected at Perm, to Germany, whence they will be shipped home. The refugees w ill travel by boat from Perm to Rybinak, Russia, and thence by rail to Germany. Harbin One Vast Hospital. Special Dispatch to The Evenigg Star. NEW YORK. September 14.-A cable dis patch from St. Petersburg says that Hiar bin has been converted Into one vast hos p itsl. Even the churches and theaters are Alied. There are 35,000 wounded men from the battles around Liaoyang. Maine Election Returns. PORTLAND, Me., &September 14.-State election returns from JS5 of the 72 missing towns received up to noon today brought the total up to 485 towns and indicated a further reduction in the aggregate repub lican vote, though not changing the esti mate of 27,000 as the final plurality. The totals show a plurality for Cobb (rep.) over Davis (dem.) of 26,783. Returns from all the cities and towns in the first congressional district for governor show that Cobb carried the district by a plurality of 5,066 over Davis, a loss of 2,900 from 1960. Erighton Races Today. BRIGHTON BEACH, September 14.-First race, six furlongs-The Lady Boheula, 7 te S and 8 to 5, first; Cas=tas 3 to 1 second; Beb Murphy, third. Time, 1:18 s.d AT SARATOGA TODAY New York Republicans Meet in State Convention. CONFERENCE FAILURE ODELL AND PLATT FAIL IN PE LIMINARY AGREEMENT. Delegates Assemble With Both Sides Lined Up for Contest Over the Governorship. Special From a Staff Correspondent. SARATOGA, N. Y., September 14.-A new turn was given to the republican situation shortly before noo ntoday when the Kings county delegation met and took action which meant that Woodruff would not with draw in advance of the meeting of the con vention, but that an effort would be made to fight out the gubernatorial, nomination with the delegates. The meeting was enthusiastic in the young Brooklynite's behalf and a resolution was unanimously adopted that a motion should be made in the convention that the delegations be allowed to vote individually and not by delegations, thus affording ex pression of opinion free from machine domi nation. It meant further that Woodruff had de clined to place himself in the breach which up to this time has been occupied by Sen ator Platt and to- his own head the thunder bolts of the governor's wrath. If the motion for free vote is defeated in convention and the first roll call shows overwhelmingly in sentiment Woodruff will probably withdraw his candidacy. That would still leave Senator Platt in his self sought position of refusing to surrender to Odell, and permit the old war horse to to die bravely on the battle field. By sundown last evening it became ap parent that today's session prom.ised to be a shambles and not a love feast. Senator Platt was giving his last stand, refusing to be cajoled, threatened or forced, and in sisting that if Odell gets his man it must be after a fight in which the Platt faction will be annihilated and the nominee go out of the convention hall wearing the inmis takable Odell toga. After the preliminary talk of yesterday forenoon between the governor and the senator, which adjourned for luncheon, the governor went later to Senator Platt and proposed a formal conference between the two leaders and their lieutenants to settle the governorship. N. 0. M. NEW YORK REPUBLICANS Meet at Noon, With Governorship Con test Open. By Associated Press. SARATOGA, N. Y., September 18.-The apparently tangled political situation here yesterday had resolved itself by the time the republican state connvention actually met today into a plain coitest between Gov. Odell and Senator Platt, which the former and his friends until the last moment were trying to keep from taking open form upon the floor of the convention. There Is an tagonism between Gov. Odell and Mr. Woodruff and none between Mr. Woodruff and Lieut. Gov. Higgins. It was made plain today that Mr. Woodruff was not averse to an amicable settlementn of the conflict be tween his own and the Higgins inlests. It was the uncompromising atitude of Senator Platt in behalf of Woodruff, and against Gov. Odell and the Higgins move ment, that prevented the proposed confer ence yesterday afternoon and precluded the possibility of Mr. Woodruff's honorable withdrawal from the contest, or a compro mise which might have resulted in the se lection of a third man for the governorship nomination. To Fight It Out In Convention. On the morning of the republican state convention the indications are that the Higgins and Woodruff or Odell and Platt forces are still lined up for a contest and the apparently beaten minority seems deter mined to carry the fight into the conven tion. "Kings county will not present a candi date for lieutenant governor, and will not accept any place on the ticket" said Michael J. Dady early today. 'I was aware that some proposition was to be made as to the lieutenant governorship, but our delegation will not make any compro mise. We have a candidate for governor and for no other office." Gov. Odell said today that there was still an opening for a third candidate for gov ernor and a compromise if Senator Platt was willing to consider the matter. Yes terday the senator would listen to no prop osition and declared that he was for Wood ruff and for no other candidate and would not consider the possibility of a third man. Gov. Odeli said he did not want to fight the senator, but he could not make any overtures now, as everything looking to an understanding was rejected yesterday. Convention Opened. ~ The convention was called to order soon after noon in the famous convention hall, which has been the scene of some of the most important and dramatic events in the political history of New York state, Indeed, of the United States, and the preliminary. organization was affected, Former State Senator J. Sloat Fassett being chosen tem porary chairman, None of the best-known leaders of the party appeared in the hall before rioon, but there was an evident feeling of un rest and intensity, owing to the eventful days which have preceded the convention and the feeling thart there were sti.ll stri ring incidents to be expected, even though it is believed that the possibility of a sern ous pitched battle had to a considerable extent been averted. The appearance of former Lieut. Gov. Woodruff evoked a burst of cheers, and Senator Plat, who followed soon after, re eived an ovation that lasted several min utes. Gov. Odell was not in attendance. Mr. 3'assett's Speech. In opening his speech Temporary Chair man Fassett said: "Not being a demo cratlo nominee for the presidency I shall have no hesitation In discussing publio Is sues." He then reviewed the growth of the re publican party for the last fifty years, say in.g its greatest asset is the record of what it had done, and inquiring why there should be a change. "What accomplish ments of the democratic party whenever it baa been in power during the last half century give us any e;couragement to trust it again?" he inquired- "We sea.rch its platform and listen to its candidates, and read its newspapers in vain for any comprehensive, coherent systean of pla for' bettering our conditions. "We have waited in vain for some strong, clear, unmistakable, commendable Anert can policy to be announced by the demo cratic anndidate." - Eulogy of 'Boosevelt. Mr. Passett concluded his speech with a glowing eulogy of President Roosevelt, The mention of the President'. name aransed the delegat.es t a g.r.a pitc f enthusiasm. The conventiol rO*nmd.lea by the New York county deleektn. gave cheers to the name of Roosevelt, Which had been coupled with that of MeKinley. Anothdr sentence that immneY Pleased the convention was: "It means a better chance today for a child to be born under the sta.rs and stripes than under any other flag Ueneath the sun." While the cheering at this sentiMent was in progress the band began to play "The Star Spangled Banner," and the delegates rose and sang the song to the end. Recess Until Tomorrow Xerning. The convention took a recess at 2:12 p.m. until 11 o'clock tomorrow morning. THE CALCHAS RELEASED PART OF CARGO CONSIGNBD TO JAPAN DECLARED CONTRABAID. Action of the Prize Court at Vadivos tok-Three Months Given for Appeal. VLADIVOSTOK, September 13 (delayed in transmission).-The prize court has decided to release the British steamer Calchas. captured while bound from Puget Sound ports to Japan by the Vladivostok squadron, and also the neutral portions of the vessel's cargo. That part of the cargo consigned to Japan, consisting of flour, cotton and tim ber, is confiscated. The Calchas will be detained three months in order to allow its owners time for an appeal from the prize court's decision. The Russian naval representative before the court protested against the release of the vessel. Effect of the Decision. LONDON, September 14.-The Globe this afternoon says that the decision of the Vladivostok prize court to confiscate that portion of the cargo of the British steamer Calchas consisting of flour, cotton and tim ber consigned to Japan, if confirmed by the Russian supreme court, amounts to a com plete ignoring of the protest lodged by Great Britain at St. Petersburg against the inclusion of provisions in the Russian list of contraband of war. The paper adds: "It has also been stated in behalf of his majesty's government in the house of com mons that raw cotton would eniy be re garded by Russia as contraband when destined to make explosives. The manifest shows that there were thirty-six baleq of cotton on board the Calchas consigne to trading companies in Japan. The ship ment from America also was purely con. mercial. The decision of the prize court, f allowed to pass unchallenged by Great Britain amounts to nothing less than a prohibition of commerce between this coun try and Japan." Rests With Admiralty Court. ST. PETERSBURG, September 14-The fact that the Vladivostok prize court has condemned the portion of the cargo of the British steamer Calchas, captured by the Vladivostok squadron while on her way from Puget Sound ports to Japan, bound for Japanese ports, is a natural sequence of the interpretation of - the Rus!"g prize regulations made by the courg hi fhe case of the Portland and Asiatic lin'e vto"or Arabia, also seized by the VIadtol squadron, and other vessels, and does hot affect the ultimate decision by the admiralty court, which will put into effect the modi fications already decided upon in principle by the commission here along line. favor able to the American and British conten tions. The decision of the Russian government in regard to contraband of war will prob ably be communicated to Ambassadors Mc Cormick and Harding tomorrow. As an nounced in the dispatches of the Associated Press, it will be favorable to the conten tion that foodstuffs are conditional con traband, If addressed to an enemy's un blockaded ports, where the ship's papers are regular and the goods are oWnsigned to private persons or firms and not to a government direct. The American view regarding some of the other points, how ever, is not conceded. For insta4e, it Is believed that Russia will insist on the contraband character of railroad material. Under the application of this decision the admiralty court here will reverse the de cisions of the Vladivostok prize court in the case of the Arabia and Calchas. A special dispatch from Vladivostok says the Calchas has not yet been released, a hitch having arisen over the claim of the judge- advocate, Lieutenant Gerve, who seized the Calchas, he contending that she is liable to confiscation for carryi official correspondence of the enemy. TVe court overrode this claim on the grond Ahat the mails to Japanese ports taken off at Tacoma cannot be called correspondence relating to military operations. TM judge advocate threatens to refer the cese to tC admiralty, and if he does so the Calchas may be held pending the ultimato decision of the admiralty unless her owns deposit security. CONNECTICUT REPUBIjgg, State Convention at Hartford Today Nominees. HARTFORD, Conn., September 14.-,A.s soon as the republican state convention re assembled today nominations for governor were called for. The first name presented was that of Gov. Abiram Chamberlain, the incumbent. The name of L1egat. Gov. Henry Roberts was then presented, at which there was an outburst of cheers, and it looked as if Roberts might %weep the convention. A third candidate wras named in the person of Judge Livingston W. Cleaveland of New Haven. Roberts was nominated on the first bal lot, he receiving 874 votes agais 106 for Chamberlain and 81 for Cleaveland., Col. Rollin S. Woodruff of New Havenl was nominated for lieutenant governor by acclamation, as also was ThedqeBode wein for secretary of state and State Sena tor James F. Walsh for state treasurer. George L. Lilly was renominated by ac clamation for congressman-at-large. The platform Indorses the bomination of Roosevelt and Fairbanks and ratifles the national platform, It specially indasses and approves the administration f Presi dent Roosevelt "on account owhat .has been done to absolutely estau he.ed standard, the integrity and t iou national/ currency, the estab meu of peace, freedom, order and iqstrn Porto Rico and the Philippiwor of conectin the Paciflo and Atti oceans by th isthmian canal; e e ment of laws concerning the gtewsa tions; the -restoration of arid lai the United States so as to make tla uspmpt ible to cultivation; the settl~e s5 kan boundary question; the y~u,dg nifled, amicable policy in our sg wth foreign nations, and the steps ha have been taken' lo extend the pas settle ment of all internatioadib a rbitration."na lfes b The support of the Connectlen. sersn ta,tives in Congress is pledge to he ad rainistration of the President "8A all that toe may do to extend the prnetpl of the peaceful adminstation -of international differences." FRU1>RICenanUH, fe~ 4-~ Prince Herbert Bismarek is eT dp great pain, .which It being qjj~ moarphine injeettoan, THE SPEAKER'S TOUR Mr. Cannon Will Speak in Many States. BEGINS AT SOUTH BEND UEGENT DEMAND !OR HIS SERV ICES THIS YEA3L He Will Visit the Doubtful Districts and is Expected to Prove a Drawing Card. One of the most remarkable speaking tours of the campaign will be that upon which Speaker Cannon of the House of Representatives launches tomorrow evening at South Bend, in the hoosier state. Trav eling in a special car, Mr. Cannon will swing through many states before the No vember ballots fall. His itinerary is to be directed by the republican congressional campaign committee, and the Speaker's vigorous efforts will be devoted almost in entirety to the congressional campaign. He Is to be one of the stars of greatest magni tude in the republican constellation of spellbinders, and the demands for his pres ence have been so great he will be able to spend from three to five days only In each state to be traversed. Speaker Cannon is expected to prove a great drawing card this year. He has al ways enjoyed a wide reputation throughout the country, which has been enhanced by his selection as presiding officer of the lower branch of the national legislature and the more recent "boom" for the vice presi dential nomination. The clamor for Mr. Cannon's campaign services has come from the "big guns" of the House. as well as the members of lesser prominence. Many of the latter will have to be disappointed, for when appeals come from such men -as Gen. Grosvenor, the far famed prophet and statistician of the re publican party; Mr. Hemenway of Indiana, the chairman of the all-powerful House committee on appropriations, and from Mr. Babcock, the distinguished chairman of the House committee on the District of Colum bia and the republican congressional cam paign committee, they must be heeded, at whatever cost to the little fellows. Mr. Babcock I& beset by the La Follette insur gents of Wisconsin, and along with Mr. Minor and several other colleagues in the state delegation, is sorely pressed. The strength of the demands from Mr. Hemen way and from Gen. Grosvenor indicate that something Is needed in their ordinarily rock-ribbed republican districts to stir the voters up to the proper pitch of campaign enthusiasm. Mr. L. White Busbey, secretary to Speaker Cannon, left Washington at 11 o'clock this morning to join the Speaker in Chicago tomorrow. Mr. Busbey will ac company Mr. Cannon throughout the cam paign. Mr. Cannon's Tour. Mr. Cannon's tour will extend over Indl ana Illinois, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, WiScohsin. Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, thence back to Indiana and to his home district In Illinois. It can be Imagined that with such a trip before him the Speaker will have but little time to de vote to his own interests at home. During the past week, however, he has toured his district, making speeches In each one of the counties, with a big rally In panville, his home town. Just at the close of the campaign Mr. Cannon will get back to Danville, and will probably make his last speech of the eventful contest of 1904 at home. The trip through West Virginia and Maryland is attracting much attention inl this section of the country. It is estimated that Speaker Cannon will cross the West Virginia line about October 15 and will spend three days there. The details of his Itinerary have not been worked out to that point, however, nor has a final sele tion been made as to the cities to be visite. Two or three days will be spent Ir Mary land, the biggest meeting being held In Baltimore about October 23. Leaving Chicago tomorrow afternoon at 8 o'clock Mr. Cannon's special car will be whirled away to South Bend, Ind., where he will actively open the campaign. The speech at South Bend will be In the inter est of Representative Abraham Lincoln Brick, who was elected two years ago with a plurality of less than 2,000 votes out of the 48,000 ballots cast. Mr. Brick Is In need of assistance, and his district was chosen as one especially worthy of the campaign committees best efforts. Friday and Sat urday will be spent In speechmaking at Terre Haute, Vincennes and Boonville. The latter place is in Mr. Hemenway's district, while the two others are In close disticts. At Terre Haute Mr. Cannon will be In Rep resentative Elias S. golliday's district, which was republican two years ago by a little more than 2,000 votes. At Vincennes Speaker Cannon will attack the stronghold or Representative Robert W. Miers, the democrat who two years ago won from John. Chaney by the narrow margin of 789 votes. Mr. Hemenway had a comfort able plurality of nearly 4,000 votes two years ago In the first district, and there Is no reason to believe this will be seriously reduced, if at all. In Illinois Next Year. Next Monday, the 19th Instant, Mr. Can non will reach into Illinois, speaking that evening at Fairfield, Wayne county. -This Is In the twenty-fourth congressional dis trict, carried two years ago by Representa tive J1. R. Williams, democrat, by a plural Ity of only 152 votes. The republicans see here a fine opportunity for success. So deep rooted is this feeling that Mr. Can non, although urgently pressed for time, will spend two days in the district. spealc ing Tuesday. the 20th, at Metropolis, in~ Massac county. From the twenty-fourth Illinois Mr. Can non goes to the twenty-fifth district, speak ing Wednesday, she 21st, at Sparta, Ran dolph county. The twenty-fifth district Is represented by Representative George W. Smith, who has been in the House contin uously since the Fifty-first Congress. Two y ears ago Mr. Smith was closely pressed by his democratic opponent, and his plu rality was cut down to a bare 2,000. Thurs day, the 22d, will find Mr. Cannon and his party atBelleville, St. Clair county, in the twenty-second Illinois district, repre sented by Representative William A. - denburg, the well-known republican leader of East St. Louis. Like his colleague, Mr. Smith, however, Mr. Rodenburg wasn sue oeasful at the last congressional election by a plurality of about 2,000 votes. Thes close districts will be the only ones touchd IIllinois by Mr. Cannon, although he will ater get back to Chicago for a dy or so. Leaving Illinois the night of Thursday, the 22d, the Speaker's party will penetrate into Nebraska, where William Jennings Bryan is mang' his struggle for the Sen ~.. The first meeting in Nersk will be Falls City, Richardson county, in the first oongressional district. This district is represented by Mr. Burkett, who Is also slated for the Senate in ease the republi oan are sueeessful in controlling the stat. legislatur.. Three er four daysw will be tin Nebraa, as there are as many disrics. hedernocrats have fused with the in many of these, and Akt.r Rqzu.uitatt, WadW 2istriot. Thei neat state to be visted will be Iowa, wbee ssascdal attention iU 53. pas to h -e e oex*ssional distrief, ao repe sented by Martin J. Wade, a democrat. The republicans believe they have a good chance tS win this district froth Mr. Wade. His plurality two years ago was only 1,158 votes. One of the big meetings will be at Burlington. Two or three days will be Spent in Min nesota, with meetings at St. Paul, Minne apolis and one or two other places yet to be determined upon. Then Speaker Cannon speeds to Wisconsin, where he will assist Representatives Babcocl and Minor to withstand the assaults of the democrats and the LaFollette republicans, Chicago will be reached in time for the big celebration of the anniversary of the Chicago fire by the Marquette Club. The celebration will be held the evening of Oc tOber 8 the anniversary, the 9th, falling on Sunaav. After Chicago, Mr. Cannon goes to Ohio to assist Representative Nevin in the third district and Gen. Grosvenor in the eleventh. From Ohio the party will come into West Virginia, thence into Maryland, and for one day in Pennsylvania, at York. Two or three days will be spent in the close dis tricts of New Jersey, after which Mr. Can oen will go In turn to Connecticut and hod Island. This will bring the cam paign down to about November 1. Mr. Can ion will then turn to the west again, going first to Fort Wayne an'd then to Inidlanapo li, speaking for Representative Jesse Over street in the latter city. From Indiana the speaker goes to his home in Illinois to close the campaign and to vote. NO SIGN OF THE CONEMAUGE The Tacoma Arrives at Rio de Janeiro Prom San Francisco. The Navy Department is informed that the cruiser Tacoma, commanded by Com mander R. F. Nicholson, arrived at Rio de Janeiro yesterday, having cruised from San Francisco down the west coast of South Ai:erica and around to the Brazilian port in search of the missing merchantman Conemaugh. which has never been heard from since her departure from a Chilean port several months ago. The Tacoma failed to find any trace of the missing steamer and has practically abandoned the search. She will, however, continue her cruise northward to the West Indies, and may possibly be attached to the Caribbean squadron. 4 a Agreed on Ident. 0ol. Wotherspoon. The special army board of which General Grant is President appointed for the pur pose of recommending the name of an offi cer to fill the vacancy on the general staff which will occur next Saturday through the detachment of Lieut. Col. Shaler, upon his promotion to the rank of colonel, has agreed upon the name of Lieut. Col. Will iam W. Wotherspoon, 14th Infantry. Upon becoming- a full colonel Lieut. Col. Shaler will be reassigned to ordnance duty, in which he is an expert. It is impossible for him to continue on duty with the general staff because of the limitation clause on the number of colonels who may be employed at one time. Personal Mention. Mr. T. Bd. McGraw, who recently returned from Florida and the south, left yesterday for Dayton, Ohio, where he has accepted a position with a large mercantile business house. Hopewell H. Darneille, District assessor, has returned to his desk after an absence of several weeks on leave. Mr. Darneille Spent his vacation at his summer home in Atlantic City. He states that he feels greatly refreshed by the invigorating -sea breeses and sea bshing. Capt. Charles Loeffiler, doorkeeper for President Roosevelt, has returned from a trip to Atlantic City. He was accompanied by Mrs. Loeffiler. Capt. Gilmore Granted Leave. Capt. John C. Gilmore, Jr., Artillery Corps, who has been on duty at the army maneuvers at Manassas, has been granted leave of absence for one month. Artillery Leaving Xanawa The War Department is informed that the 23d and the 27th Batteries, Field Artillery, left Maneuver Camp No. 1 this morning by rail for Fort Ethan Allen, Vt. Business Part of Town Burned. STANFORD, nlL, September 14.-The business portion of Stanford was destroy ed by fire early today. Loss, $30,000. Pope Ratified Appointment ROME, September 14.-Acting on the recommendation of the propaganda, the pope today ratified the appointment of the Very Rev. Thomas F. Lillis as bishop of Leavenworth, Kan., in succession to the late At. Rev. Louis M. Fink. Tragedy Over Unrequited Love. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., September 14. A press special from' Montague says that John Sohave, an aged widower, today shot and fatally wounded Mrs. Deercup, a widow after she had refused to arry him, then went to hi. own home and shot himself. He died in an hour asfter confess ing that he shot Mrs. Deereup. No Beceiver for Buffalo Bill Show. TRENTON, N. J., September 14.-Judge Lanning, in the United States circuit court, filed an opinion today dismissing the suit of Frederick E. Meader for the appointment of a receiver for the Buffalo Bill Wild West Company. Judge Lanning also decided that Meader was not entitled to any interest in the assets of the company and he refused to set aside the transfer of certain stock of the company to James A. Bailey. Red Men to Meet at Nashville Next. ST. JOSEPH, Mo., September 14.-The Great Ccuncil of Red Men today chose Nashville, Tenn., as the place for the next meeting, the second Monday in September, 1005. Found Body on Dissecting Table. LEXINGTON, Ky., September 14.-,D. R. Hurst of Jackson, Ky., arrived here today from St. Louis with the body of William Hempton of Simpson, Ky., which he says he found on the dissecting table of a hos pital in St. Louis after searching for seven days following an accidental separation in the crowds at the world's fair, According to Mr. Hurst's story, the hospital authori ties refused to say where the body of Mr. Ham pton had been secured or how he came by his death. Mr. Hurst did not give the name of the h piptal. He and his friends will return to t.Louis as moon as the fu neral is ever to prosecute an inquiry Into the matter. Coanf.demate Vererans Meet. LYNCBURG, Va., September 14.-The seventeenth' annual convention of the Grand Camp of Confederate Veterans of Virginia opened here today. Several thousand vis itors are in the ity and more are arriving on every train. The Grand Camp will be In session three days. The annual parade will occur tomorrow afternoon. Believed Woman Was Xurdered. CLUVUrAND, Ohio,' September 14.-The body of a middle aged woman was die. oevered 80oating down thes river today, tigbtig *edged in a trunk, "1mB body, =I WSTA IT KAI%. -W The Br Will be mailed to any in the united States or for is punts per Week so g@te W two Weeks 01 50 Gents PWer -KU Postage wreaid. Pamnentitv made INVARIABLY IN ADVANC& The address may be changed ad tre quently as desired. Always gv t"g old as well as the new addrea DOUBTFUL DISTRICTS Democratic Congressional Committee to Send Speakers. HAS ITS OWN BUREAU LBIdMRs TO BE DISPATCHED AME. ING FOR INFORMATION. Suggestions Solicited From Nominee and Local Chairmen-Litertuo Being Circulated. The democratic congressional committe is organizing its own speakers' bureati, an will at once communicate with prominenS men of the party in order to ascertain Whd can go into the campaign in doubtful con* gressional districts. The committee has prepared a long list o speakers, and will request these peake to indicate when they can go out into th campaign and how much time they can de vote to it. It is desired to have this par of the campaign work begin by the i4ti instant, and from that time on the oomO mittee hopes to have speakers in all thO districts it has marked as doubtful. Chairman Cowherd has estimated that there are only fifty doubtful districts, bu Chairman Babcock of the republican coml mittee has increased this number to sev# enty regarding as doubtful some of th districts that Mr. Cowherd looks upon 4 safely democratic. It will be necessary t provide enough speakers to go into all these fifty districts that are listed at th headquarters of the democratic conitte as doubtful. As a rule any district which the majority of the sitting membe of the House was less than 2.000 is consida ered doubtful. Where the majority exceed that the district is, as a rule, looked upoi an safely under the control of the part that last carried it. There are some ex oeptions to this rule, but there are not many. Suggestions Solicited. Letters are to be promptly sent by the congressional committee to either the dem ocratic nomAnee or the chairman of the democratic district committee in each of the doubtful districts, making inquiry to his need of speakers to be furnished by the committee. Suggestions will be soliciteq from these nominees or local chairmen as to the questions that should be made upper. most in that particular district, together with their preferences for speakers,As fai as possible the committee will coin p with the requests for speakers, but of it will be able to do that only w2mvery broad limitations. The news that the congregional commi tee would organize its owir speakers' Iu reau vras today received by 4emocrats with great satisfaction. There has beeq more or less criticism in relatioq to apparent slowness in pushing the oaft= forward in some of the congressiona d tricts where outside speakers wouI4 na urally be expected. It was understood thA the national committee would orgale a very large speakers' bureau, and man; democrats have thought that these speak era would be placed at the command of the congressional committee. In order to make sure of having enough of these speakers and to warm up the campaign the rommit tee is taking active measures in ts own behalf. Campaign Literature Circulated. The committee has issued its bulletin 13 on irrigation, by Representative Van Duzen of Nevada, and expects shortly to issue another in relation to a controversy which occurred in the House of Representatives bet ween Representative Dalzell of Pennsyl vania and John Sharp Williams, the leader of the minority, in which there was a ref. erence to "hoodlums" as one element that takes part in political turmoils, A third bulletin will be the speech delivered in th* House by Representative Wade of Iowa i,s relation to the trusts. The committee is also putting out largd quantities of its own literature ip agl the doubtful districts now, but is still behind the demand that has been made upon i~ from all over the country. From now om it will dispatch a large amount of litera, ture to all those parts of the countr i4 which there is need for hard work. ndie ana is getting a great many of these dc ments, as Chairman Taggart insists tha he is going to carry that state for Parke and Davis. It is understood that as man~ documents are going to Indiana ap toan one state. This will be not Only for thei~ effect on the congressional tickets, but oib the electoral ticket. COIJORADO REKPUBLICANS. State Convention at Denver Today Nominations. DENVER, Col., September 14.-Renomi nation of Gov. James H. Peabody, with is strong indorsement of his "law and order" policy, is the chief feature of the prografl prepared by the republican leader, for the state convention, which met here today for the purpose of nominating a state ticket, presidential electors and representatives-att large. Former Senator San$iel V. Newell of Gilpin county, who has been a candidatb for the gubernatorial nomination, was ena treated today to withdraw and permit the nomination of Gov. Peabedy by acclamna. tion, but to all he replied that his name would certainl go before the convention4 Frank C. Gond' of Denver was temporarf chairman of the convention. RIOT IN FOEEGN COLONY. Constables Sworn in to Suppress Tron. ble in Ohio Town. 'WHEELING, W. Va., September 14.-A riot is in progress in the foreign colony of Portland Station, Ohio. Magistrate Leepet' has sworn in fifteen deputy constables t$ suppress the trouble. One man was beateus almost to death, others had their ear$ chewed off and noses smashed. Wistols, knives and clubs were used freely. The cause of the trouble is as yet unknown. The oonstables up to a late hour today had arrested nineteen of the rioters. A iarg4 boarding house in which the men fought reselnbles a shambles. Every door and window is broken. German Methodists Meet. LOUISVIIdLE Ky., September 14--The central German conference of the Netho dist Episcopal Church met here today in forty-first annual session. Bishop Good sell of Boston presided. The conferenee baa charge of the German work of the M. U. Church in the states of Michigan, Ohloq most of Indiana, KentLucky, Tennaeesh, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, west of the Alleghenies. It exoeeas all othere is the number of its ministerial and lay em. bership, the number and value its churches and other institutions and its eon tributlons for church and benevolent pur-. poe, and It was ip. tbZ oonfee that erman Methodism had origin.4 between $12,0 and $1i,.0 bad bees ai by the onnferenae durin= the yaR