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Is the only newspape ? in Newport News that receives full Associated Press report. VOi,.X., NO. 197 RUSSIANS WILL N?T ACCEDE TO DEMANDS That is Unmistakable Impression Among High Officials of St. Petersburg Government. NuW FACTOR IN THE SITUATION Reception of Czar's Manifesto Calling For a National Assembly Said to Have Strengthened Resolution Not to Compromise With Japan?Uncle Sam is Not Exerting Pressure. (By Associated Pr?w.) ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 19?11 '.?S p. iu.?As i ho lime approaches for the playing of the last cards at Ports? mouth, there is manifested here among certain high olliciuls and by the press and (lie public tlie unmistakable im? pression that Russia will not yield on the points of paying an Indemnity, as such, or of absolutely ceding Sak? halin to the Japanese. The Assoela'ed Press can stale au? thoritatively that Emperor Nicholas, the day preceding the announcement of the new national csscinhly. was firmly resolved that he would not ac? cede to the Japanese demand on either of these joints and furthermore that tlie reception by the people of the as? sembly project has done much to si lengthen him in that resolution. New Factor in Situation. The calling into being of the na? tional assembly is a how factor in the situation. If pence does not result 'in the Portsmouth conference the war bids fair to be n national one. sup? ported by popular sentiment. The actuality of the national assem? bly has increased among the people their personal Interests in the Japa? neso demands and has resulted iu strong expressions from all classes of society, excepting Umj extreme radic? als, thai the Russian people should not pay ah Indemnity nor cede Sakha? lin. It can be stated authoritatively that, the United States is not attempting lo exercise any Influence upon Russia through St. Petersburg. JAPANESE CALMLY RECEIVE THE NEWS Not Worried Over Probable Failure of Peace Negotiations?Campaign to be Pressed Vigorously. (My Associntcil Press.) TOKIO. Aug. PJ.?(11:30 p. m.)?It is believed hero that tlie peace con? ference nt Portsmouth, N. II., will re? sult iu a rupture but this news is calmly received. The weight of popular belief seems to anticipate anil be reconciled In the failure of tho pence negotiations at Portsmouth. The press and others are urging Hint the Mnuchurinn ami Vladivostok cam? paigns be vigorously pressed and also tlie seizure of Russia's possessions on the Pacific const. The rains have ceased and fighting in Manchuria will soon be possible. HE TRIED TO KEEP THEM TOGETHER President, Assisted by Powers, Exer. cising Influence to Prevent Fail? ure of Pence Conference. (Ity Associated Press.) OYSTER RAY,. N. Y.. Aug. 19.? President Roosevelt is exercising Iiis great influence to prevent a rupture of the peace conference nl Portsmouth. He is engaged in a supremo effort to induce the envoys of the belligerent governments to compromise their dif? ferences and reach an agreement, that will result in a "just and Insting peace." In this effort he has the active nhd cordial support, of Great. Britain, France and Germany. World wide pressure is being brought to hear upon the governments at St. Petersburg and Tokio not to permit the conference to fail of nllirniatlvo result. It can be said that, there is ground for the hope that It will not fail. Baron de Rosen a Caller. Baron de Rosen, ambassador to the United Stntes and second of .tlie Rns sinn Emperor's envoys to tlie pence conference, was witli President. Roose? velt at a Into hour this afternoon at Sagamore Hill. He came to Oyster Bay by Invitation of the President, not. merely to discuss with him the situa? tion, but to have presented to him by the President n proposition which, it is hoped, may resolve the differences which have arisen hot ween the pleni? potentiaries of the two governments. After his conference with the Presi? dent, Baron de Rosen left, immediately for his summer homo at Magnolia, Mass,, where he nnd M. Witte, the principal Russinn envoy expect to spend Sunday. Neither President Roosovelt nor Baron de Rosen would discuss, over In NEWTC Hie most general terms, the details or result of llit'ir eonferenee. Witte to Consider Proposition. The ambassador will present I lie President's proposition to M. Witte tonight and Hie likelihood is Hint it will lie transmitted In Emperor Nich olas. On the result of its considera? tion will depend the fate of the peace conference . * 11 Is not Improbable Hint before tlio envoys nieol next Tuesday morning, ii may he known with some degree of tlcflnltcness whelher there is to lie pence In the Par East or a continu? ance of Hie war. The President has been ill eoininuniealion with the meal neutral powers to enlisl their support in a llnal effort to secure an honorable peace. With King Edward he com munlcntcd, hecnuse Great llrilnin is a practical ally of Japan, ami with Presi? dent l^ouhct, liccnuse France is the nenrcsf friend of Kessin. Germany, too, was appealed lo and Hie Emperor is exert Inj; his influence for pence. Through Mr. Orlscom, the American i minister at Tokio, the President also has been working, but it cnnnoi he as? certained whether his efforts have been directed toward a reduction of lite demands of Japan or not. Did He Urge Modification? At the conclusion of the conference, Hnron de ltosen's face was wrcathei? in smiles and his manner was quite genial. The interview evidently had been entirely satisfactory to him. President Roosevelt said this even? ing that he could not discuss in any way his confdronco with Ambassador de Hosen. It ft; ((iiite evident from the I rend of events today, which made Oyster liny for an hour I he center of the pence proceedings, that the Russian envoys an' now in possession of informal ion that will assist them materially in eon. (liming an agreement with the Japan? ese envoys. TWO BURNED TO DEATH. Fire Destroys State Inn at Lewis and Clark Exposition. (fly Associated Press.) PORTLAND, ORR, Aug. Fire today destroyed the Stale Lnn, situiu ed one block Jrom the main entrance of the Lewis ami Clark Exposition, which resulted in the death or two men, whose charred bodies have not been Identified. A number of guests, Including four four women and two men. were in? jured. STRIKE DECLARED OFF. Perham, of Railway Telegraphers, Says That Men Secured Increase. (Ily Associated Press.) ST. PAUL. MINN.. Aug. lit?Tim strike of Hie telegraphers on the N'ort hern Pacific road was officially de? clared off today by President Perhnin, of the Order of Railway Telegraphers. Mr. Perham says the men accepted the terms offered by the Northern I"*? eille before they went on strike, lie says these terms give the operators a total increase of about ?'J0,00t) a year in wages. CITIZENS WANT AN HONEST PRIMARY Big Mass Meeting Held at Richmond and Committee Appointed to Carry Out Idea. (Ily Associated Press.) RICHMOND, VA.j Aug. 10.?A mass meeting of citizens was held in the cnpitol squnre here this evening in promotion of the cause of honesty in elections with special reference to re? cent primaries in the city. ' Resolutions were adopted providing for a standing committee lo carry out (he purposes of I he movement repre? sented by the meeting. Several thous? and persons were present. The speakers were W. L. Roynll, John Stewart llryan, editor of the Times-Dispatch, and Irving L. Camp hell. MUST CALL OFF BOYCOTT. That is Condition Imposed Upon China by Uncle Sam. ? (fly Associated Press.) PEKTN, August 10.?It. Is learned hero ti]K)ii good authority that t.ho American government has notified China that all negotiations for n new convention to discuss the Chinese ex? clusion net will be discontinued until the anti-American boycott Is stoppet!, and has also given notice that China will be held responsible for any loss sustained by reason of the boycott. The Chinese authorities state they will toke energetic steps to stop everything of an illegnl or a disorderly character, but that they cannot stop the boycott. , Sheriff Eluded Mob of Lynchers. (Ily Associated Press.) M'RAE', OA.. Aug. 10.?A crowd of men, estimated at 75 Io 100, gathered here lnst night from different parts of the county for the purpose of lynching George Williams, n negro, who has been confined In jail for about, two weeks, charged with an attempted as? sault upon a white woman. Sheriff Dowdy heard that the attempt to lynch Williams would he made, last night nnd he removed the prisoner to Mncon jnil. Bill Lewis to Box Jack O'Kecfe. (My Assnrljitnd Press.) DETROIT, MICH., Aug. 10.?Wllllo Lewis, the New York lightweight, was. today matched to box Jack O'Kcofo, of Chicngo, In Detroit, on Labor Day. The fight will he In the open air on the nhore of -he St. Claire river. HIT NEWS, VA., SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, IS ELECTION RETURNS TUESDAY NIGHT. I I ]i In view of the fact that the returns from the State primary elec I tion will be slow coming in Tuesday night and tbe probability that || the result will not be known until late, tbe Daily Press wilt not i \> display the returns by stere?ptic an. Bulletins, however, will be I] posted on the window in front >f the Daily Press Building, 211 i || Twenty-fifth street until the result of the election is clearly indi- j ;i cated. il _ ___L Ii ~' " " '. "H LIFE IS CRUSHED OUT BENEATH MOTOR CAR Vinson Walsh Dead and Four Other Members of Parly are Injured. CAUSE OF ACCIDENT UNKNOWN Among Those Hurt Are Mrs. James Kcrnochan, Harry Oclrichs, Herbert Pell, Jr., and Miss Ellen Walsh, Sis? ter of Dead Man?Caught Under Heavy Machine. (Ity Associated Press.) NEWPORT, lt. I., Aug. Ifl.?Vliinon Walsh, dl Washington, was hilled and j lour other prominent young members of the Newport summer colony were injured in an automobile accident here ! this afternoon. The injured Include Mrs. James Kor nochan, of Hoiupstead, I.. I.; Harry Oelrlchs. son of Charles M, Oelrlchs, of Newport and New York; Herbert Poll. Jr.. son of Herbert Pell, of New York, and Miss Walsh, sister or the man who was killed. It is believed that the Injured will recover. The automobile, which was driven by Walsh, struck the railing of a bridge spanning a crook near Eastern Point and jdun^ejl. into thp. v.'dor. Whether Walsh lost control'iof it, or ?the machine became disabled, lias not boon ascertained. Rescued by Other Automobilists. The accident was witnessed by other automobilists, who succeeded in res cuing the five occupants of the Walsh machine, not, however, without great dililculty, due to the fact tlint nil the mem hers of the parly were lying be? neath the heavy oar. The water In the creek was not deep and to this cir? cumstance is due in part, the rescue. Walsh, who was about IS years old, was not instantly killed, bill died soon after he was taken from the water. It was learned later that as I he auto? mobile crashed over the bridge, his I head came in contact with an iron ( beam. The occupants of the car were on 1 their wr.:- to attend a luncheon given | nl the Clam Rake Club, near Eastern Point, by Mrs. Clement C. Moore. The accident happened when the car, a forty-horse power machine, was speed- < ing rapidly down a hill. Horrified at Accident. Other young people who were fol? lowing the Walsh machine suddenly wore horrified to see the automobile In front of (hem swerve and disappear over the creek bridge. In its swift | (light I ho enr tore an opening through . the heavy bridge railings nnd then 1 was precipitated into the .creek, cap? sizing in its passage? nnd imprisoning in Its wreckage every one of its oc? cupants. In a moment friends were rushing into the water to the rescue. The groat weight of the machine made this difficult nnd the Injured young people were in danger of drowning. Mr. Walsh was unconscious when taken from the water and died before medical assistance could reach him. Ills sister was found to bo badly 'bruised and an examination showed that her right log was fractured. Mr. Oelrlchs was also severely bruised and Mr. Pell's injuries were of a similar j nature?. Mrs. Kcrnochan was cut and bruised about the body. The injured were treated temporarily nl nearby cottages. ROOF COLLAPSING INJURES A DOZEN Boys Climbed on Top of a Pavilion and Cause Serious Accident at Marblehcad. (Ity Associated Press.) MA RULE II BAD, MASS., Aug. Ifl ? A dozen persons were Injured tonight by the collapse of a pavilion nt Crocker Park, where a large crowd was walcu? ing the fireworks in celebration of the arrival of the New York Yacht Club. A hundred or more small hoys climb? ed on the roof of the building while 200 persons, mostly women and chil? dren, were ami od below. The weight of the hoys caused the room to col lapso. Four of those Injured wore severely hurt nnd were removed in ambulances to their homes. The others, who were Injured in the rush to escape, sustain? ed only slight bruises. HEALTH AUTHORITIES HOLDING THEIR OWN Yellow Fever Not Under Control at New Orleans Nor is it Uncontrolhbl \ NO LOMGER S'RIOUS DANGER Compared With Historic Epidemics of Other Years the Death List Has Been Low?Merchandise Cannot Carry Germs Unless it Harbors In? fected Moscpjitocs, Says Wyman. (Ity Associated I'ross.) NEW OULICANS, LA., Ann. 10.?Of lb lal report to li p. m.i New cases, :>(!. Total cases to date, I.3-I0. Deaths, I. Total ilenths lo dato, 102. Total deaths to date, 192. New foci, 17. ? ?. Total foci to date, 29B. Cases niuler front men t, -101. This Saturday's record presents Unite a contrast when compared with Hint of n week ago, when H)f? eases wen.' reperted. It has never reached thai figure since and it is believed now that the record will stand. The deaths continue few,'which indicates that tlio patients under treatment are recover? ing- more generally than heretofore. Two New Points of Infection. There was no news of special Im? portance from outsido the city today, only two new points of infection being reported, one case at Mndlsonvlllo in St. Tammany parish, and the other al Kenner, in Jefferson Parish. The lease al Madlsdnvlile is traced directly ! to New Orleans. Patterson reports seven new cases and no deaths. No new eases developed at Sarpy (Torre Haute) nor have any new eases 1 been heard from at the other points in St. Charles parish, i Dr. Gust inc. health oflleor at Ken? ner, also reported that there were all told nine positive cases at Hanson City, which is three miles above Ken? ner. They an; all Italians hut one. Dr.- Wandln reports thai there have been no new cases at Mississippi City. Summing up results of the campaign up lo date Dr. Cleverly Warner said today that il was Ihe opinion of tlio health authorities that while the fever is not said lo be under control, it is being controlled and that the chances are thai there is no longer danger of a serious epidemic. Dr. Warner ad? ded that it was Dr. While's opinion that if it had not been for the splendid I volunteer work which has boon done by Ihe citizens in Screening and oiling and In diking precautions recommend? ed by the local health authorities, New Orleans today would probably be in the throes of an epidemic as devnstat i ing r\s wore some of those of previous I years. I A parly of forty-seven Italians hns reached the city over Ihe Mississippi Valley road. When they reached the Union Station they were detained and a report, of their presence telephoned to central headquarters. Chased Out With Shotguns. The Italians said that they had been chased from the towns east, of Hat on Itoiige. many of them with shotguns. They tried to leave the train at differ? ent poinls on the way down, but were prevented from doing so. As there was no sickness among I horn they were permitted to scatter over the city. Dr. Victor Koone. health officer of Indianapolis, Ind., who came South to look over the situation, because there is an element in his city which be? lieves quarantine should he put oh, left here today. Dr. Keene said the people of New Orleans were the sanest and calmest people found anywhere between hero and Chicago. Doyond Hie statement that the dally figures continue to present evidence that the modern scientific campaign in progress is controlling yellow fever, the officers in charge of the work had no comment to make today. Death List Comparatively Low. Compared with the yellow fever scourge of IX7S, the death list of the present visitation Is low. In 1S7S , there were ninety fatalities a day nf ler the fever had run as long ns at I present. I Today's heat, following an intensely warm nlghl, added little lo the prog? ress of the disease. A cafe, was reported today near ' Madlsonvlllo, a summer resort of St. Tammany parish, on Ihe other side of ' I.nke Ponchnrtlaln. A positive and a suspicious rase were reported at Ken? ner, 10 miles from Now Orleans. In Jefferson parish. A tolul o( IS cnscs have appeared in Jefferson parish anil live ilcn'-lin. Merchandise Cannot Carry Germs. The hoard of Irnilc today sent 1 ho following; telegram to Surgeon Gonernl Wyinan: ??Simply in (ho interest of fair play and honest dealing and heeause iner chatits of competitive circles are tell? ing our customers that our goods are unsafe, we a*k you Kindly to give lie tailed answer to the following: '"Is I here any risk involved in out? side points receiving goods shipped from New Orleans under the precau? tionary rules of your servil e, and is it not a fuel that goods of any kind, per so, cannot can y infect ion?' Surgeon General SVyiuaii answered: "Merchandise of any kind per so can? not carry infect ion of yellow fever. II must harbor infected mosquitoes to do so." Situation at Mississippi City. JACKSON. .MISS., Aug. III.?-Secre? tary Hunter, of I he State Hoard of' Health, received a report from Mis? sissippi City tonight staling that there uro four new suspicious eases of fever there, located nlvont one mile from the town. They will not he diagnosed until tomorrow. Among the early vic? tims of the yellow lever at Mississip? pi City was Mrs. II. I). Money, wife of United States Senator Money. She had a mild case and is now entirely recovered. JAY MAY GET WELL. Automobile Racer Not So Badly Hurt as Was Supposed. (Ity Associated Press.) n?FKALO, N. Aug. IS).?Webb Jay. who was so terribly injured in Hie ton mile automobile race at Kenil worlh Park yesterday, continued to Improve today. While he is not yet out of danger every hour of improvement will help him to light the crisis when It conies. Pneumonia and pleurisy have not yet set in, as was anticipated, and his punctured long is not so badly injured ns was thought. Jay was partially conscious at times today, but he did not recognize his wife und his little boy at his bedside. INVADED TENDERLOIN. Procession of Evangelists, Headed by Band, Holds Open Air Meetings. (tty Associated Press.) NEW YORK, Aug. 1!).?Ileaded by a military bnnil, a procession of ovnnge llsts and several hundred churchmen marched down Broadway tonight and began the invasion of the "Tenderloin" by holding open air meetings nt Bev? ern! corners between 57th nnd -10th st roots. Rev. F. B. Murks, of Snndcrlnnd, nnd Rev. W. J. nawfhm, of. London, were the chief speakers and addressed largo crowds from u largo red automobile. JEALOUSY CAUSED HOTEL TRAGEDY Woman Separated From Husband Shoots and Fatally Wounds Latter's Stenographer. (By Associated Press.) NEW YORK, Aug. in.?Mrs. Bea? trice Young, wife of. William G. Young, who employs several stenographers in New York hotels, shot and probably fatally wounded Mrs. Catherine Mor? gan in a parlor of the Hotel Imperial today, wh?rc the latter was employed by Mr. Young. Jealousy is believed to have hceii the cause of the shoot? ing. Mrs. Young had separated from her husband and believed Mrs. Morgan to be to blame for it. 'The affair created almost a panic in the cafes of Iho ho? tel, which wore quickly emptied of their diners, who rushed to the scene of the shooting. Mr.' Young Issued a statement to? night in which he said that ho had em ployed Mrs. Morgan at the request of his wife, whoso friend Mrs. Morgan was, and that, his relations with her had simply been ttiose of pinployor nnd employe. Big Reduction in Grain Rates. (By Associated Press.) ST. PAUL. Aug. 1!?.?Just, ns the movement, of the gruin crop is nbout to begin, the Great Northern today an? nounced a sweeping reduction in grain rates throughout its eastern torrllory, extending to the boundrny of Montana. Throe years ago the road made im? portant reductions in the western sec? tion. The new rates. It is said, will add millions to the potential resourc? es of the farmers of the northwest. Asks $50,000 Damages For Lynching. (Ity Associated Press.) COLUMBIA, S. C, Aug. 10.?W. T. Cnstlcr, of chest or, administrator of the estate of J. T. Morrison, the white man who was lynched at. Kersnw nbout eight months ago, has brought suit against Lancaster county for $50,000 damages. The papers were served through attorneys today. Famous Composer and Conductor Dead BOSTON, . ug. I!?.?Word wns re? ceived hero tonight of the death nt Florence, Itnlv, of Orestn Bimboni, the composer and conductor. He wns (17 years old and formerly conductor for the Grau and Mnpicsnn grand opera companion of Now York. Resigns as Trustee. BIRMINGHAM, ALA.. Aug. I!)?On acount of the Booker Washington in jcldehl nt Saratogn former Mayor Dren I non today resigned ns n trustee of I Tuskcgco Institute. THE WEATHER. Showers Sunday; Monday (air: tight south winds. PRICE TWO CENTS ENGINEER'S ORDERS SAID TO BE MISSING House Physician at the Hospital Says That They Were Not in Reig's Pocket. CORONER'S JURY WANTS TIIF;M Important Ir.r.uen May Be Involved? Train Driver Declares He Knew Nothing of Any Drawbridge and Had No Instructions to Stop?Jolly's Body is Recovered From River. (Ily Associated Press.) NORFOLK, VA.. Aim. I!?.?The body id W. E. Jolly, of Greenville. N. C., the promoter of the Klnstdti nndOredh-, ville excursion, which was wrecked in the western branch of the Ellx'ahcth river, near Portsmouth, Va., on Thurs? day, was found early this morning floating In the river. The body will he taken lo Portsmouth to be prepared for shipment to tlio home of the de? ceased. Hp to this lime only 'fourteen are known lo be dead as a result of thd wreck, all hough the statements of At? lantic Const Lino olllclals. divers ana others would seem -o indicate that ibis number will he increased possibly to twenty or twonly-flye. It is not be? lieved the list can go over Hint num? ber in view of the fact Hull moid of the Hill negro excursionists have been accounted for In one way or au other. Says Sister Was Killed. The body of ICnimn King, the negro girl who was loft in the coach pre? sumably dead by her brother, Samuel Klug, is among those missing. The railroad authorities have been able to account only for LI dead. The King woman makes the fourteenth. Her brother made his statement Thursday afternoon when he came here on the barge hearing the injured, that his sister was sitting hosido him in thd ear when the accident .occur? red. She was killed almost instantly, he said, and he could do nothing for her in the short time he had to scram? ble for his own safety. The body of the colored victim of Ihe Atlantic Coast Lino wreck, who died ni St. Vincent's hospital shortly aller his arrival at that institution on Ihe evening of tho disaster, wns posi? tively Identified at. the morgue today as that of Jack Atkinson, of Green ville, N. C. City Coroner Knight sum? moned n jury of Inquest tills after? noon, but after viewing the body of Atkinson the Jury was adjourned until such time as there can be a joint in? quest by the city ami county nuthurl t les. No Order In Reig's Pocket. At the Sarah Leigh Hospital it was staled by the house physician that no railroad order was in any of Engineer Reig's pockets when his clothes were searched on Ihe patient'*' arrival there. Reig III ill self said he had Ihe order, hut did not know what became of it. The whereabouts of the order will be ong of the matters the coroner's jury will investigate, for tho engineer claims that ho had no orders regard? ing the draw and had no orders to slop anywhere. It is further under? stood that the danger Hag, or portions of it, which was set In the track to stop Hie train will ho introduced at the coroner's inquest in order to show' thai Its exact color was hardly dls cernnblc, even a'- a short distance, from a moving train. The Hag looks more like a piece of dirty sack ma? terial than a red danger signal. NOTHING CRIMINAL IN MOORE'S ACTION Actino Attorney General Reports on Case of Scientist Who Developed Soil Inoculator. (Ily Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, D. O. Aug. 19.? Acting Attorney General James C. Mo Reynolds has reported lo Secretary Wilson, of ihe Department of Agricul? ture, on the charges made against Dr. George T. Moore, a scientist of tho Rtircnu of Plant Industry, whose resig? nation was recently accepted. Mr. McRcynclds slates Hint nothing has been submitted to him which indicates any criminal action on the part of Dr. Moorjp, and that he does not Hud any? thing in the mutter submitted to him which justifies the Institution of legal proceeding in. this case. Dr. Moore is a scientist who develop? ed a soll-lnooulntor and his business with Hie N'itro-Culiuro Company of W< si Chester, Pa., form thd basis of Hie charges made agninsi him. The report terminates the proceedings in Ibis ease. Stand For Eight-Hour Day. (My Associated Press.) TORONTO, ONT., Aug. 19.?Tho In? ternational Typographical Union con? cluded it", sessions here with a de? termination to stand for an eight-hour day. The executive committee was authorized to arrange for a conference with the American Newspaper Pub? lishing Association, and Ihe American Typothetae.