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HAVEK, COXN". MONDAY, J DECEMBER 1904. THE CAEItrSTGIW PUBLISHING CO. MORE POSITIONS TAKES BY GEN. NOGl'S TROOPS SIGHT WING SURPRISES RUS SIANS AND DRIVES THEM IN. Whole ot Tallucblatun Occupied After Fighting Lasting from Saturday Night to 'Early Sunday Morning Whole of the Enemy's Advanced Po sition, at This Section Now In Hands of Besiegers Reported Attacks Du ring Past Few Days Uniformly Suc cessful. ' . Toklo, Deo. 25.-3:30 p. m. The fol lowing report was received from the besiegers at Port Arthur this morning: r"JT1)odyof,our right wing surprised tie enemy at ilousanytantun (Housan yentae?) and Siaofantun (the latter about six and a half miles northeast ot Port Arthur), at. 10 o'clock, Saturday night and occupied' the village, and, subsequently dislodging the enemy, oc cupied the whole ? of Taliuchiatun (about five miles northwest of Port Ar thur) at 2:55 o'clock this morning. "Our repeated attacks during the past few days were uniformly successful, end now the whole of the enemy's ad vanced positions fronting our right wing is in our hands.' ' NEW JAPANESE WRINKLE, Chinese Carts With Machine Guns and a Shield In Front. Harbin, Dec. 25. Chinese from the south say that the Japanese have bought 50,000 Chinese into southern Manchuria, but have great difficulty in f eeding them. They also say that the Japanese have prepared a thousand four-wheeled carts with iron shields in front and on the sides, which are to be pushed by soldiers and which are to carry rapid fire and machine guns. Some frozen Japanese have been found in abandoned trenches. There is the greatest activity in Harbin, where the Russians are building enlarged baths, churches and a hospital. A scheme has been discovered by which a Siberian merchant has been Bending vodka to the front marked with a Red Cross and labelled as medi cal supplies. The perpetrator has been forced to leave the country.. Lack of Chinese silver 'is causing the depression of the rouble here, but the reported closing of the Chinese bank at Tie pass is untrue. THIRD RUSSIAN SQUADRON, First Section Will be Ready In Feb ruary. St. Petersburg, Dec. 25. Admiral Bir ileff is quoted in an interview as saying that all the shipyards in the Baltic are working day and night and that the third squadron will go out in two sec tions. The Admiral pledges himself to have the first section, which will in clude the Seniavin, Apraxin, Ushatyoff, Nicholas IL- and KomilofE ready by February and the second, consisting of the Slava, Alexander II and Pamat Azova a little later. SKIRMISHING DECEMBER 24. Kuropatkln Reports Slig-ht Affair In Which Jap Losses Are Heavier. St. Petersburg, Dec. 25. General Ku ropatkin reports skirmishing December 24 near'Tapinlin. . The Russian advance posts were driven in by the Japanese, but afterwards advanced again and oc cupied their former position. . The Rus sian losses were trifling, while those of the Japanese were heavy. CHANGE IN RUSSIAN TACTICS. Kuropatkln Tells Troops They Must Never Retreat. Mukden, Dec. 25. General Kuropat kln, adresslng the troops to-day, said: "You must never allow yourselves to retreat. Even In the case of the small est detachment having once formed a plan, it must be carried out to the end." ' WILL SPES $30,000,000, Pennsylvania Road Prepared to Build ' New Chicago Depot. Chicago, Dec. 26. The Record-Herald says to-day: The Pennsylvania Rail road company Is prepared to spend $30,: 000,000 in the construction of a new railway station in Chicago,- Twenty millions of this sum will be spent in ac quiring land adjoining the present un ion depot, and $10,000,000 will be spent in buildings. Flans and specifications for a most elaborate group of struc tures devoted to railway purposes have already been completed. The site of the new terminal as planned by the archi tects and engineers of the Pennsylvania company will occupy seven square blocks. In this territory it is the in tention Of the company to erect a group N of supply and storage warehouses and a passenger depot, which will be more than adequate to' meet the demands of the railway lines now entering the un ion depot., POLICE FIGHT X EG ROES. ritrhed Battle In North Plalnfleld N. J. Two Officers Fatally Injured. ' New York, Dec. 25. Two policemen fatally injured, a third badly hurt and four negroes locked up Is the result of a battle that took place early to-day in North Plainfield, N. J., between firemen, policemen and citizens on one side.and a gang of negroes on the other. Marshal Joseph Flack and Special Policeman William Klein are dying in Muhlenberg hospital, the former with a deep knife thrust below the right shoulder, and the latter with razor cuts over his entire body, sixty stitches having been requir ed tc close the wounds. A third police- man. Walter Smalley, is at his home, i i.i. ..... i K-..ia . ... uia Acne mq i Ltri tru iiu ui uiacii tutu bui. m , t Ft--, i fering from a kick in the groin. The prisoners are Samuel Hunt, Walter J Terns, Albert Tunstull and James Hen derson, all residents of Plainfield. : The negroes had been standing on street corners yelling "Merry Christ. mas ' at everyone who passed ana de manded money to buy drinks. Smalley eit- irpted to arrest one of them and was knocked down and beaten. Klein went to his assistance, but was struck In the face and slashed with a razor. Passers-by summoned assistance and Chief George Weiss arid Flack respon ed. The negroes drew knives and Ra zors, and even the sight of revolvers failed to stop them. The police did not shoot for fear of ' hitting some one in the crowd; and a call was sent to the fire department, The firemen responded and with clti- zens Joined in the battle which was waged nearly half an hour.. , . When the negroes were finally , sub- dued and about, 'to be taken to Jail, there were cries' from the crowd to "bring a rope" and "lynch them." Chief Weiss warned the hot-headed to keep away, but some members of the crowd got close enough to strike the negroes. A crowd hung about the. Jail for hours and all through the day( In both Plain field and North Plainfield there were frequent tilts between white men. and negroes. CHRISTMA S DAVIS WA SHINGTOX Quietly Observed at : White House Family Dinner In Evening. -' ' ' Washington, Dec. 25. Christmas day passed uneventfully In Washington. At the White house the day was celebrated as a family holiday. The president re mained fn the house during most of the day. ' In the afternoon, in company with the two older boys and a friend,, he went out for a walk. " The dinner to night was limited to the members of the family and R. M. H. Ferguson; ah intimate friend from New York, who is a guest at the White house. The members of the president's family ex changed gifts, but there was no Christ mas tree. , In, place of this the children enjoyed the delights of the Christmas tree at the house of Mrs.. W. S. Cowles, Mrs. Roosevelt's sister, the festivities taking place there last night. At the home of Vice-President-elect and Mrs. Fairbanks three of their four sons joined the family party for the Christmastide, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Fairbanks, of Chicago, being detained in that city. All the cabinet officers with the ex ception of " Secretary Metcalf, of the department of commerce and labor, are passing the holiday season at their Washington homes.' Mr. and Mrs. Met calf are at Annapolis with their son, Midshipman Victor N. Metcalf.- DAWES COMMISSION WORK, Partition and Allotment of Land In In dian Territory. Washington, Dec. 25. The annual re port of the Dawes commission on its work for the five civilized tribes of In--dians in Indian territory, which was made public to-day, is a general re view of the partition and allotment of lands of those Indians during the past six years. "The time consumed in the change from the old system to the new,", the commissioners say, "has been a most irksome period to the people of the Indian territory, and the commis sion is not unmindful of the fact that to many candid observers the execution of the task seemed to be both tedious and expensive." 4 Of the difficulties of these various di visions of the work they say: .' "Every adult or head of a family In a total of more than 200,000 citizens and claimants was personally examined and his previous tribal record was looked up. Of this number, and in this way more than 120,000 have been examined since June 28, 1898. Of the above num ber approximately 90,000 will, be finally adjudged to lawfully possess : tribal, membership and property rights, "As to the appraisenent of the land. it was thought that tracts of forty acres or a quarter of a section, was as small p division as could reasonably be mad the subject of personal Inspection. This acreage was adopted as the unit In de termining the grade and value of land; but even this required the locating, in spection, classifying and valuing of nearly 500,000 tracts of land." . POLES CARRY RED FLAGS. After Mass They Parade Streets Clash With Soldiers. Razon, Russian Poland, Dec. 25. After the midnight mass at the Roman ! Catholic cathedral, a crowd composed j of workmen paraded the streets carry ing red flags. The military authorities ' in trying to disperse It ,were received : with shots and a serious encounter fol lowed, in which the commander of the 1 Twenty-sixth regiment was kiljed and a gendarme was wounded. One of the demonstrators was killed, ' SDCCESSFDL FLIGHT OF . .: THE AIRSHIP ARROW MASOEVERS IN EVERY DIREC TION FOR OVER AN HOUR. Sail. Twenty Mile. With and Against . the Wind and Responds Readily to Her Rudder Falls In One Particular ..... Only and That to Land at the Start - lag Point This Due to Gasolene. Shortage of Ios Angeles, Cal. Dec. 25. CaDtain I 1 Baldwin's airship. "California Arrow." i driven by Roy Knabenshue, of Toledo, ! (Ohio, who made several successful -thvi. . , , n-ftt8 in the same machine from the worW.g falr grounda flt gt g given its first trial in California here to-aay and was successful, with the single exception of its failure to land at the starting point. A landing was ef fected half a mile away without dam age to the machine,, and it was safely towed back to Its anchorage. The Arrow sailed with the wind north eastward for a distance of between eight and ten miles; thence eastward for two miles and returned in the face of a twelve mile gale to a point direct ly above the starting place. Owing to the supply of gasolene running short, Knabenshue was - unable to effect a landing at exactly the desired spot 1 The airship was in flight an hour and thirteen minutes, and in that time sail- ed a distance of probably twenty miles, when flying with the wind, the Arrow ; traveled at a speed Of twenty miles an jhour, and returning directly in the face of the strong northeastern gale, was !able t0 mave i rat0 of SDeea reckoned at between six and elfht miles arpiour. j The airship was manoeuvred in ev : ery direction, responding readily to Us ' rudder, circling and turning la any di rection, sailing directly In the face of the wind or at an angle, and rising and : diping as the operator directed.' The Arrow rose at times to a height of prob ably 3,000 feet or more with Knaben shue regulating the height by shifting his weight and raising or lowering the bow of the craft, as he desired to as cend or descend. ... f v .. . - HUW TIME SUCCESSFUL, East Hartford Woman Dies from Pois on Taken Week Ago. - Hartford, Deo. 25. After attempting to take her life three times, Mrs. Fred Brooks Baker, the wife of a teamster of Beast Hartford, died to-night from the, effects of arsenic taken with suicid al intent a week ago. Friends of the dead woman say that ahe has been al most insane from despondency for the past few years; arid that bet attempt at self-destruction, was caused by her continued unhappliiess. She was only twenty-twb years old. A year and a half ago Mts. Baker took a large dosel of laudanum, but recovered,: and twice later resorted to poison in the attempt to kill herself, v It was believed (' she would recover from the "effects of" the poison ' taken a week ago; but to-day she became violent and died as she was entering the doors of the Hartford hos pital. Mrs. Baker had been married less than three weeks. '. Git EAT SHIPMENTS OF COAL, Expected to be Made To-day from Pitts, burn; Harbor. : Pittsburg,; Dec. 2B.Pittsburpr harbor was a lively place, to-day, " Rivermen, In anticipation of a sufficient rise In the rivers by to-morrow to take a heavy coal shipment to southern points, have been busily preparing for It The coal companies have had steam up all day in every towboat in , the harbor , and making ready for the down-river trip. If the expected rise materializes it Will be the first since early in July and at least 6,000,000 bushels of coal will;, be shipped before sundown to-morrow. There are about 15,000,000 bushels In the Pittsburg and Monongahela pools ready for shipment. COULD NOT SEP. SIGNAL, Freight Train Runs Into Open Switch. at Danbury. . , Danbury, Deo. 25.On ' Account of the clouded condition of the atmosphere to-night the engineer of a freight train was unable to see the signal set for an open switch and as a. result his train left the track, ran along about fifty feet of the roa,d and up on the1 depot plat form. The accident happened on. the Danbury and Norwalk-branch of the New York, s New ' Haven. and Hartford road and a part of the depot was more or less domollshsd. . ; ..... Mti i. Celebrates 104th Birthday. , . " Poughkeepsle,' N." Y., Dec. 25 Mrs. Mary Shepard,' of this city,' celebrated her one hundred and fourth birthday to-day, having been born In Ireland on December 25, 1800. Mrs. Shepard sat up all last night in order to be In time for the 5 o'clock mass at St. Peter's church this morning. Mrs. Shepard finds com fort in her pipe and in singing old Irish songs. She does not wear glasses 'and does all of her own housework. ; . Record Number of presents for Sing ' Sing Inmates. ' , Ossini'ng, ; N. Y;, ' Dec' 25. Warden Johnson said to-day that he had never known so many Christmas boxes to be sent to the prisoners in Sing Sing prison as were received this year. Of tha fourteen hundred inmates of the prison five hundred were remembered by rela tives and friends and received boxes llled w.lth cooked ehleken, pies and oth er good things, as well as articles o iclolhing. - "''- THOUGHT DEATH SIGH. Mohammedan Sing Death Chant on , .... Deck of Storm Stricken Ship. , Boston Dec. 25. The steamer African Prince, from Japanese ports to. this city from New York, came up the har bor to-day with her propeller-shaft twisted, steering gear damaged, boats lost and portions of her deck torn up ' f f0 enfuntere la .mid - Atlantic. After the steering gear was. damaged the vessel was tossed for ! tW, dayS in th6 tr0Ugh f th SBa' Un' i able to proceed until repairs had been ! made. Several members of the crew received minor injuries by being thrown about the deck. " ' ' A large number of the crew of sixty were Mohammedans, who, anticipating death, threw their prayer mats on the water-swept decks and, drenched to the SKln by the- icy waves, sang the Mos lem death chant. ST. LOUIS ARRIVES, ' First Trip After Being Overhauled at Belfast. New York, Dec. 25. Rear Admiral William Osborne Moore, R. N.,.was a passenger on the American line steamer St. Louis, which arrived to-day from Southampton and Cherbourg. .The St Louis was a day, late, owing partly to stormy weather encountered on the trip, but chiefly, it was said, to the fact that her stokers suffered from seasickness. This was the first trip of the St Louis after undergoing an over hauling at Belfast, Ireland. A SHOCKING DEATH, BBAKFMAN FOUND IN CUT UNDER STOVE. Fire Biasing; Brightly at the Time- Man's Clothes a Mass of Flames His Hair and Eyebrows Burned Off Res cued from His Perilous Position by Pnssersby Who See the Smoke Dies Right After Fire Is Extinguished Leaves a Wife nod Three Little Children. As J, F. Wiley and Timothy Crowley were passing the brakemen's lobby, or little hut on Wilkesbury dock, which is a part of Belle dock, they saw smoke coming out through the cracks iri the door and "windows. 'They opened the door to investigate and the sight which met their gaze was a most shocking one. Brakeman Thomas Corbally was lying on the flbor In an unconscious condition with a stove, which contained a blazing fire, across his body. His clothes were all ablaze and his hair and eyebrows had been burned off. The discoverers dragged the stove off the unconscious man and took him out and rolled him in the snow; also .throwing some, water over him',,; It was some time before the fire In his "clothes could be extinguished, and by . this time the man had died. The fire in the building was then ex tinguished by Mr. Wiley and Mr.' Crow ley. : ' .... ,7 .r-t ... -Medical Examiner Bartlett was sum moned and he viewed the remains, after which they were ordered to Slsk's un dertaking rooms. Dr. Bartlett said that death was undoubtedly accidental, but whether the man was under the' influ ence'' of liquor or not- is not knownv His face was so badly blackened and burn ed that It was some time before the body was recognized, and It was at first thought that he was-another man. .? i'The deceased was a brakeman and was detailed yesterday' to do switching duty. 'About 12 o'clock his engine went to the Cedar Hill freight yards and he remained In the hut- to await Its re turn.' The last 'seen of the man alive was when he entered the hut. Some of the men vho work for the railroad in the vicinity of the accident stated that they did not think that the man had done any drinking. They be lieve that he was sitting in front of the stove .with his chair tilted back against the wall, While in this position it is be lleved that he fell asleep and awaken- mg suddenly fell forward against the stove dragging IV on top of him. It Is believed that his fall rendered him un conscious, and it was owing to this fact that he was unable to escape from his perilous position. . - - The deceased was a parried man and resided at 36 Collis street. Besides leaving a wife he is survived by three little children, the oldest of which is seven years. Mr. Corbally was about thirty-five years old and had been In the employ of the road from twelve to fourteen years. He was well known and well liked by all his associates. v. , Comptroller-Elect Appoints j . Hartford, Dec. 25. Comptroller-Elect Asabel H. Mitchell of Woodbury has ami nounced the appointment of two assist ant superintendents of the capitol, the appointees being Major: Julius T. Rath bun of this city and W. H. Gibney , of Berlin, Many Poles Arrive Escape Conscrip tion. New York, Deo. 25. The Hamburg American line steamer Patricia,, which arrived from Hamburg, Dover and Boulogne, brought 1S1 cabin and 2,435 steerage passengers. The greatest num ber of those In the steerage were from Russian Poland, and came here to es cape conscription. 'Shipping News. New York Dec. 25. Arrived: Steam er St. - Louis, Southampton, Plymouth and Cherbourg; Patricia, Hamburg, Dover and Boulogne;. Prinzess Irene, Genea and Naples, SHERIFF OFF TO ARREST DR. LEROY S. CHADWICK LATTER EXPECTED IN NEW YORK WEDNESDAY MORNING. Mrs. Chndwick Shows Deep Concern for Her Husband and. Asks Sheriff to Treat Him Kindly Shows Unusual Nervousness and Weeps Convulsively Arrest of Her Husband the Hard- ; est Blow of All. Cleveland, Dec. 25. Sheriff Barry left for Albany and New York to-night,' carrying with him the papers for the arrest of Dr. Leroy S. Chadwlck, who is expected to land at New York on the steamship Pretoria some time Wednes day morning. . This afternoon Mrs. Chadwlck showed unusual nervousness. She finally sent It is said that no move will be made for the sheriff with the statement that in the case until Dctfge goes before the she wanted to talk over the trip to New ' grand Jury, probably on Wednesday, York and the impending arrest of her (and that he will remain under guard husband. ! until the d'.strict attorney no longer The sheriff spent almost an hour with ! needs him as a witness. :, the woman in her cell,, during which j District Attorney Jerome to-day stat time she wept convulsively, .;. "I know, fed that he had not called on the bar you will treat my husband as kindly as possible under the circumstances, but please remember that he is innocent ot any wrongdoing,", said Mrs. Chadwlck as the sheriff entered her jail, quarters.' During the hour that tne sheriff was talking with her Mrs. Chadwick repeat edly asked him to be kind to Dr. Chad wlck. To the sheriff the woman de plored the indictment against her hus band, and said that it was all an awful mistake. "This Is the worst thing that nas nappened during all the trouble of the last few weeks,"- said Mrs. Chad 'wick. - 'l never thought my husband would be dragged Into this affair, It is so unjust, for if ever an honest man lived It is my husband." Mrs. Chadwick asked the1 sheriff to tell her in detail all his plans. Several ! times' she referred to the doctor's j daughter by a former wife, who Is re- I turning with Mr. Chadwlck ' to this country. The Woman also especially asked that the sheriff do everything possible to make the situation as easy as possible for the young girl. "Remember all I have told you," call ed out Mrs. Chadwick as Sheriff Barry was leaving the jail. "This is terrible, but there Is one satisfaction -I will see my husband soon." '- .'' Before leaving Sheriff Barry tele graphed to Albany asking- that the pa pers in the ease be made out in ad vance' bo as to insure no delay. 4 Ac cording to his plans tc-nlght.-the sheriff expected to eall.upon Governor Odell at the state, house in Albany the first thing Monday morning, to turn over the requisition papers from Governor Her rlck, receiving extradition papers from Governor Odell in return. ' From. Al bany he expected to gc immediately to New York, arriving there in the after noon. ,;;,. ::-;y.:vu!'.T .'..'." . The sheriff will stop at the Hoffman house. 1 It has been arranged for rela tives of Miss1 Mary' Chadwlck to meet her at the hotel. Whether she will re main in New York or come on to Cleve land with her father is not yet settled. It is thought, however, that Bhe will stay In New York with relatives and friends, for a few lays at least. "I suppose it will be-a severe blow to Dr. Chadwlck to be met with papers for his arrest upon his arrival in this coun try," said the sheriff to-night "I in tend to do everything possible to . ease the situation as much as the circum stances .will permit for both Dr. Chad wick and his daughter."- 1 . The exact course that the Bhertft will follow is to be determined on Tuesday morning after a conference with New York bfhclals. - i The sieriff expects to go out to meet the Pretoria on either a government cutter or a police boat. ' He plans to catch-the big steamer outsldo of Sandy Hook and to notify Dr. Chad wlok of his arrest-before the landing Is made at quarantine. , - "If Dr. Chadwlck Is not a sick man I shall return with him on the first train I can take out of , New York Wednes day, reaching .Cleveland, if possible, some time Wednesday night or Thurs day morning," said the sheriff. "If he is a sick man my plans may necessarily have to be changed. ' At any rate, I shall remain in New York long enongh to be certain of the proper care of Mlsa Chadwlck." Sheriff Barry left Cleveland at six o'clock to-night. RIPPER STRIKES CAR. As a Result a Waterliury Boy Is In Se rious Condition. ' .. :-';'. Waterbury, Conn., Dec. 25. Walter, the ten year old son of John Seery, this afternoon struck a trolley car at Or chard street in Watervillo while steer4 lng a double ripper, and is In a critical condition at a hospital with a fractured skull. The skull was splintered, one of the pieces entering the brain. This piece and two others have been remov. ed. There were two others boys on the sled, neither of whom is seriously in jured. The motormam. did not see the party until the ripper was almost upon him and then speeded up, hoping to get past in time to avoid a collision.. The sled was too near, however, and struck the car, Seery being thrown against the rear fender. He may probably live. Engine Runs Into Freight Car. Springfield,, Mass,, Dec. 25. A New- York, New .Haven & Hartford engine ran into a freight car In. the yards this evening. The top of the. cab was brok en off, and the throttle bar twisted. The .engine ran off the Backs lnt6 the. street breaking 6f a hydrant in its course, and was topped by the curb. The en gineer and fireman escaped with slight injuries, SLEUTHS STILL GUARD DODGE Man Charged With Perjury la Morse Dodge Divorce Case. New York, Dec 25.-Charles F. Dodge, who was brought back to this city from Texas on Friday to stand trial on a charge of perjury in connection with the Morse-Dodge divorce tangle, and who was released on hs own recognl- j zance yesterday at the request of Dis ' trict Attorney Jerome, was guarded tc ' day by several members of the detective staff attached to the office of the dis trict attorney.' He received no visitors and did not leave his hotel. His attor ney, former Assistant District Attorney James W. Osborne, said that whatever has been done by Mr. Jerome in provid ing suitable guards for Dodge has been wholly acquiesced in by Dodge. "I shall do nothing further in the case until Mr. Jerome takes up the matter, j probably on Wednesday," said Mr, Os- borne. association to take action against (cer tain lawyers In connection with the Dodge-Morse case. ., , ' Mr, Osborne, speaking of the probable action of the bar association, -said: "It is almost certain that the bar associa tion will take some steps in the matter. but not until Mr. Jerome has completed think it likely that the bar association, will make any move until Mr. Jerome Is (all through with the case; then, if there has been anything done amiss by any counsel in the case,' the bar association, can feel that it has the right to act, if the district attorney does not." PENAL SERVITUDE FOR LIFE' For Haytlen Minister of Finance Sen tenced In Fraud Case. . Port au Prince, Hayti, Dec. 25. In ac cordance with the verdict of the jury in the trial of the alleged fraudulent bond case, the' court ha3 pronunced Judgment as follows: It acquits Hebard Roy, former min ister of finance, and two high officials; condemns "Vllebrun Guillaume, former minister of war, to penal servitude for life; the high officials of the National Bank of Hayti axe sentenced to four years' Imprisonment, and two sons of former President Sam, M. Gedeon, a former minister, and Saint Victor, for mer ministetr of foreign affairs, to three years' imprisonment. Judgment against those persons who are in contumacy will be pronouhced later. ' -. - The action against the above named persons grew out of an act of the Hay tlen congress of 1902 authorizing the consolidation of the national' debt in a bnd issue of about $6,000,000 and an addi tional $213,282 to be paid the bank for. financing the deal. Before the transac tion was completed the government of President Nord came into power. The bank, officials were imprisoned a year ago on charges of conspiring with the secretary of the treasury in fraudulent ly Issuing from $200,000 . to $850,000 in bonds, and of alleged bribery. " The trial began November. 28, and of the thirty-three persons accused, amongi who were ex-Presidont Sam, thirteen were present, the others having fled. . AGHNA GREAT MILITAUV CAMP Thousands of Troops Mobilising at i . Toklo to Reinforce ' Oyoma. , , Toklo, Dec. 25. 5 p. m. Toklo is again a great military camp, and the scenes of last spring, when the first armies were mobilized and' dispatched, are being duplicated. Thousands of re cruits and reservists ; are assembled, drilling and equipping preparatory to taking the field. , The permanent and temporary barracks are fijled, and it is necessary to billet soldiers brought to the city. Aoyama field Is the center of activity, where infantry, cavalry and artillery, are' constantly drilling The batteries fire blank charges for the pur pose of breaking in the .new horses. The general military preparations are enormous. It is planned to give Field Marshal Oyama a rough total of half a million men, with a heavy increased artillery arm, besides providing a de fense for Formosa and Southern Is lands, in anticipation of the Russian second Pacific squadron's attempt to seize 'a base. The port of Kelung in Formosa has been declared in a state ot siege, and other positions In Formosa and the Pescadoras. Winter' is not in terfering with the Japanese transport service.- ! The1 railway between Dalny and Yental is working well; and the running time between Toklo and Liao Yang is six days. , . CZA It S MA N I FESTO ON R El OHMS Report That It Will Contain - Four ;, , Points. ; . London. Dec. 25. A dispatch to a news agency from St Petersburg says it can be stated on reliable authority that the manifesto on the: subject of re form, approved by Emperor Nicholas, will contain four points as follows: First, each zemsvo shall send, to the council of state three representatives to advise on the question of internal af fairs; second that the press censorship 6hall be abolished and the press made free; third, that freedom of consctenceu shall be allowedt and,: further, that ele mentary education shall be made com pulsory throughout the empire. . The Daily Mall's St. Petersburg cor respondent says that . the manifesto probably will be issued December 26, . SEYEN KILLED IN WRECK ON SOUTHERN RAILWAY PASSENGER TRAINS COLLIDE HEAD-ON IN ILLINOIS. Six of the Dead Employes of the Road and the Other a Passenger Cars of East . Bound Train Telescoped and . Catch Fire Officials Declare Accident Dae to Negligence of an Operator. : Louisville, Ky., Dec. 25. The passen ger train which left St Louis at 9 o'clock last night on the Southern Rail way collided head-on with the passen ger train leaving Louisville about the same hour, near Maud's station, Illinois, to- day. One passenger and six em ployes were killed find two passengers and eight employes were, slightly in jured. The dead: Charles Schmidt, -Centralia, 111.; Engineer' Bowen, Princeton, Ind.; Fireman Charles Hutt, Princeton, Ind.; Mail Clerk ji, D. Hogan, Georsr"t "', Ind,; Section Foreman Underwood, Princeton, Ind.; Employe Henry osklj, Tenneson, Ind; Employe John Hudson. Both engines were badly damaged and four coaches destroyed. The collision according to the South ern Railway officials was caused by the failure of an operator at Brown's.Bl.. to deliver to the eastbound train an order, naming meeting points for the trains. The cars of the east bound train were telescoped and caught fire. The cars of the west bound train were only par tially telescoped and the passengers es caped without serious injury. A wrecking crew and relief party left Princeton, Ind., at once and began clearing the track and removing the dead and injured. The hardest task'was to extinguish the flames which had broken out among the shatfcerer en gines and coaches.' Water was carried in hats and rain coats and thrown on the flames by the passengers before relief arrived. Sev eral cars were burned before the fire was extinguished. Each train carried! day coaches, a chair car and two sleep ers. The chair cars and sleepers were not injured. ICE ISO ATS IN FATAL CRASH. Three Killed and Three Seriously In jured Going Fifty Miles an Hour. Syracuse, Deo, 25. Three men were killed and three seriously hurt in a. crash of two Ice boats speeding before a gale of wind at the rate of fifty miles an hour on Onondaga lake this after noon. The dead are James Jacksoa, , Charles Markham1 and George Todd, all of this city. Jackson lived only long enough to be removed from the wreck of. the yachts to the shore, while Mark- ham died an hour later at St. Joseph's hospital here. George Todd was also taken to the hospital, where he died shortly after midnight The others, all of whom are more or less seriously In jured,: are Frederick Warner, John Sessler and Otto Schilling. The accident occurred after the first of the reason's regattas of the Onon daga; Lake Ice Yacht club,- which at tracted fully 1,600 persons to the lake. Over its smooth surface a fierce gale drove the fleet of ice yachts at express train speed. ' .. . Toward the close of the afternoon' the Warner brothers, with Fred War ner at th tiller, bore up the lake with the wind abaft, the Blitz, with Caleb Joss steering, approached in the oppo site direction. Each craft carried fivo persons. As the yachts neared each other and it was seen that a collision would result should each hold to its course, each turned to avoid it. There was a . blunder, the responsibility for which will be investigated later, as each skipper veered in the same direc tion and then veered in the opposite di rection.1 The crash came In an instant, the yachts plowing, into each other head-on" with such force that a second later they lay upon the ice in a tan gle of splinters, broken cordage' and insensible bodies. Other yachts started at once for the scene. Jackson and Markham were struck on. the head. Todd's skull was fractured in two places, Sessler's leg and four ribs wero broken. Two others were more or lesa hurt and the other four on the boats were seriously shaken up. The accident is said to be the worst known to the sport. PITTSBURG'S DANGER. Entire Water Supply Cut Off for Honrs At Mercy of Fire. Pittsburg, Dec. 25.As the result of an accident to the thirty-six-inch wa ter mains at the" south end of the Sharpsburg bridge, where the mains en ter the city, the entire city's water sup ply was cut off. last night from 10 o'clock until long after midnight. . - Aside from leaving the city at the mercy of a possible fire, the lack of wa ter resulted in delaying all trains on the Pennsylvania railroad between Pitts burg and Pitcairn, delayed Baltimore and Ohio railroad trains within the city limits, shut off heat and light from rail road stations, newsyaper . offices and. other establishments dependent on city, water for power supply, and caused un told Inconvenience to thousands on the .busiest Christmas eve for years. , Fight Fire at Twenty Below. Gardiner, Me., Dec 25. While the thermometer registered twenty degrees below zero to-day, the fire department was called to a fire that gutted the two lower, floors of the Opera house block, destroying the dry goods stock of S. S. Smith Sc. Co. The total loss is $40,000 The block is owned by Mrs. Benjamin Johnson, .. . .