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Aspinwali. Bros., Publishers,
WAHPETON. Kichland Co.,
-sour straw bat, too, onen tans a
notion to show which way the viai
The button trust is in tremble tit
Mew York. It never pays to trust ft
button too far.
Lobsters are said to be becoming"
scarce. Probably they have wearied'
of being scalded alive.
Mr. Kipling's latest seems'to com
bine the melodious flow of Whitman
with the lucidity of Browning.
After all, it's a little funny to see a
semi-elderly gentleman as tickled with
his automobile as a boy with a new,
In the important matter of tho ar
rangement of its bones, the swordfish.
shows a great improvement on tho
Complete calm prevails at Bogota,
although a new administration has
come in. Make a chalk mark on your
stove pipe. ».
A multitude of doctors could cur®
the majority of their patients it they
were only able to prescribe a larger
bank account.
Uncle Russell Sage has the satis
faction of knowing that no scapegrace
son will ever dissipate his hard
earned wealth.
The author of the phrase, "What is
the constitution between friends?" has
just died in New York. But his spirit
goes marching on.
King Edward is going to travel In
cognito, but the conductor probably
will make him sign his right name
on the back of his pass.
Living expenses may have increased
IS per cent, but It is asserted that dp
tag expenses have grown in the same
ratio—and there you are.
Scientists claim to have discovered
the old-age microbe, but it is quite
likely the varmint will continue doing
business at the same old stand.
The young husband ought always
to praise the young wife's first cake,
and, unless his health is delicate, he
ought to do his best to try to eat it.
The Bridgeport attorney who has
just wedded his stenographer will by a Chicago & Northwestern freight
now learn the great difference be
tween dictating and being dictated to.
It will utterly dumfound all of the
Dusty Rhoadses in the country to hear
that a Boston man has committed
suicide because he could find no work
to do.
The suggestion that the application
of olive oil will stop the itching ot
mosquito bites, published just at this
time, is bound to boom the sweet-oil
All the recent information about
the antarctic continent leads irresist
ibly to the conclusion that it is one
cf the best places on earth to stay
away from.
A New York car conductor found
$1,500. hunted up the owner, and re
turned it, and was given a Canadian
quarter. Question: Is the world grow
ing better or is it not?
A man may be regarded as a con
firmed old bachelor when his mental
emotion excited by the word "sweet
hearts" is less vivid than that excited
by the word "sweetbreads."
How young the writer must be who,
noting that Mr. George Bernard Shaw
has recently celebrated his forty
eighth birthday, adds that he "has
kept his youthful figure and spirits"!
New Jersey is about to abolish its
toll roads. When this reform has
been accomplished and the mosqui
toes exterminated New Jersey will be
considered eligible for admission into
the union.
Accepting as true the estimate that
f.fty years of coal mining will exhaust
all the veins of anthracite it is easy
to see how the time may be extended
to twice that period by a strike every
other year.
New York is congratulating herself
on the healthiest summer she has
seen for ten years. One reason may
be that most of the weaklings died
from pneumonia in that awful time
last winter.
Six hundred years ago on the 20th
of July was born Francesco Petrarch,
the world's greatest love poet. And
love is just as much in fashion as It
was the first time be ever wrote
line to Laura.
Can tbis Reggie Vanderbilt who Is
being praised for refusing to lend
money to a titled but impecunious
foreigner be the same Reggie who
was lately separated from some of his
wealth in a New York gambling em*
Down in New Haven tbey are talk
ing of erecting monument to Ell
Whitney, the inventor of the cotton
gin. This may seem tardy act, but
when a man has to wait 100 years for
a monument it settles beyond doubt
that his memory Is fwtt ttc
Some tables completed by the bu
reau of navigation show men are
lacking in connection with manning
the new American warships.
Rear Admiral John C. Watson has
been placed on the retired list of the
navy, having reached the age of 62
years, lie entered the service in Sep
tember, 1856- and served during the
Civil war.
The first report of the receiver of
the Grinnell, Iowa, National bank is
to the effect that owing to the large
amount of forged papers among the
assets, an assessment against the
shareholders for 100 per cent has been
Foreign Gossio.
The Cuban government acceded to
the request of Mexico for the extradi
tion of Soler Parodi, charged with the
theft of jewels.
As a result of a norder adopted by
the federal council, a number of Ital
ian anarchists have been expelled
from Switzerland.
The engagement of Bradley Martin,
Jr., to Helen, daughter of Henry
Phipps, is announced in London. The
young man is the only son of Bradley
Eighty-three horsemen sent by the
Moorish pretender Bu Hamcr to Chou
Abou, chief of the Beni Buzagordi
tribe to ask his daughter in marriage,
were treacherously murdered by the
The rigor of the divorce laws of
Russia, which formerly did not allow
a husband or wife guilty of adultery
to marry again except after sevtn
years' irreproachable conduct, has
been modified to two years by the holy
Terrific storms continue through
out Italy, especially in the south,
where great damage has already re
sulted. Thirty houses have been de
stroyed and twelve deaths are report
ed. At Sorronto, the famous monas
tery of St. Paul was seriously dam
Charles Parsons died at Sterling,
111., from the effect of injuries receiv
ed in a wrestling match. His oppo
nent was not arrested.
The first death to occur this season
as the result of football occurred at
the West Side hospital in Chicago,
when James Pine died.
Michael Callahan and John Mark
ham of Van Home. Iowa, were killed
train at a grade crossing near Blairs
Lightning destroyed at $10,000 mon
ument in the National cemetery at
Knoxville, Tenn. The monument was
erected by ex-Confederates of Ten
A head-on collision occurred on the
Rochester & Eastern railroad near
Pittsford, N. Y. Thirty-five people
were injured, some badly, but none
George Jackson. a deckhand on the
steamer Princeton, fell overboard at
Conneaut, Ohio, and was drowned. His
body was recovered. Jackson was
about thirty years old.
A cloudburst at Globe, Ariz., result
ed in several deaths and the destruc
tion of much property. One report
says nine, were drowned. The South
ern Pacific shops were demolished.
Two Norfolk & Western freight
trains collided at the Kenova en
trance to the Ohio river bridge at
Portsmouth, Ohio. Twenty-two cars
were wrecked and one engine. Two
•.ramps were killed.
There was a $15,000 fire at Van Bu
ren. Ind., and the body of an unknown
man was found in the debris. The
fire started in the hardware store of
Bolds & Son, and is thought to have
been incendiary.
Ethel Rickenson of Menominee,
Mich., burned to death recently. She
attempted to get a cup of tea and her
clothes caught on fire. She ran out
of doors, her clothing a mass of
flames. Medical aid was summoned,
but was of no avail.
Five persons were killed at Mind^n,
Mo., a station on the Nevada & Min
den branch of the Missouri Pacific
railway, by the explosion of a «:ar of
dynamite. A train crew on a local
freight was switching some cars when
they struck a car of dynamite.
The two-year-old child of Edward
Glanz of Menominee, Mich., died of
poisoning from an overdose of lax
berries. The box had been left with
in his rcach and three were eaten.
The child went into convulsions. The
pills contained strychnine and bella
John Parker, a prominent farmer
near Grinnell. Iowa, was shot and
killed by George Mitchell, a miner.
In an attempted jail delivery in the
Camden, N, J., jail, six prisoners es
caped from the institution and are still
at large.
Brinton Creager of Sullivan, Ind.,
shot and instantly killed his wife, and
then committed suicide. The double
tragedy occurred in the public square
during a band concert.
William W. Wynne of Atlanta, Ga.,
has confessed at St. Louis to having
made the plates used in one of the
most extensive issues of counterfeit
money of recent years.
George Boyce, his wife and their
six-months-old baby were found dead
in a tenement house in New York.
The police believe that the man killed
his wife and child and then himself.
til* f:
The Jewelry store of Becker ft
Klinger at Mitchell, Iowa, was en
tered by burglars and merchandise to
the value of $700 was. carried away.
No clue to the robbers.
Mrs. Withrow, a widow of Sumner,
Iowa, ended her life by drinking car
bolic acid. For some time she had
been despondent over the fact that
her son-in-law denied her a home.
George D. Emery of the Bartlett,
Frazier & Carrlngton company has
been again arrested in Milwaukee on
a warrant which charges embezzle
ments aggregating approximately $4,
Tv.o Italians, employes of a sugar
refinery in Yonkers, N. Y., fought a
duel with stilletos, with the result
that one is dead and the other cannot
recover. No one knows how the
quarrel was started.
Strychnine poisoning caused Win
field S. Carpenter's death, declared
the coroner's jury at Iowa City, Iowa.
The jurors non-committedly added:
"Said strychnine being administered
by some person or persons to this jury
Mrs. Cardelia Botkin was sentenced
at San Francisco by Judge CaToll
Cook to life imprisonment in the state
prison at San Quetin for the murder
of Mrs. John P. Dunning in Dover,
Del., by means of poisoned candy
mailed from San Francisco.
Detected in the act of blowing open
a safe at Sherman, Conn., a mah who
gave the name of Herman Schmidt,
when discovered shot and killed Will
lam Taylor, a farm hand. Schmidt
secured about $800 in cash and some
jewelry, stole a horse and wagon from
the stable and fled.
A piece of gaspipe filled with nitro
glycerine was found under the home
of Chris Thompson at Menominee,
Mich. It was exploded by the police
and caused a terrifle noise. An at
tempt to commit a dastardly crime
was thus foiled, but there is no clue
to the perpetrator.
Thugs and robbers took charge ot
Swayzee, Ind. An agricultural so
ciety is giving a race meeting there
which has attracted many undesirable
visitors. An officer had a duel with
one of the robbers, a citizen fought
another, and an officer was relieved
of a prisoner by a gang who held lip
a train.
Charles Erickson has been arrested
at Nathan, Mich., on the charge of
murdering his brother-in-law, Gus
Adams. The crime was committed
Oct. 1, 1902. Sheriff Stiles, who fol
lowed the clue of a bloody thumb
mark in a note-book, made the arrest
and brought the prisoner to the coun
ty jail.
Willie Meyers and Frank Miller
were drowned at Sterling, 111.
James E. O'Connor, for many years
engineer of the launch Elihu Yale and
an assistant in handling Yale crews,
both in New Haven and at New Lon
don, is dead of appendicitis.
The supreme division of the Uni
form Rank, Knights of Maccabees, in
convention in St. Louis, accepted the
resignation of Gen. Scott and elected
as his successor Adjt. Gen. W. S. Slet
ser of Camden, Ohio.
A joint debate on the "closed shop"
has been arranged between Samuel
Gompers, president of the American
Federation of labor, and Daniel Daven
port of Bridgeport, Conn., executive
agent of the Anti-boycott association.
Chicago's pneumatic mail service
was formally opened recently and ac
cepted on behalf of the federal au
thorities by Postmaster General
Payne. The system consists of nine
miles of brass and is the largest in
On the half-mile track of the Omaha
Driving association, Barney Oldfleld
twice broke the mile record for a
half-mile track, first setting the figures
at 1:15 2-5 and reducing that record
to 1:13 2-5. The old record was 1:16,
also made by Oldfield.
Walter York, a boat puller connect
ed with the sealer Carmencita, Capt.
McLain, was shot and dangerously
wounded by natives of Copper Island,
off the Sierian shore of Bering sea,
Aug. 2. He and two other men were
in an oupen boat seal hunting.
At a meeting fthe trustees of the
University of Illinois at Urbana, Ed
mund J. James, president of North
western university at Evanston, was
unanimously elected to the presidency
of the state institution to succeed Dr.
A. S. Draper, who was recently ap
pointed commissioner of education for
the State of New York.
A-young man was killed by a train
at 101st street, Chicago, and a patrol
wagon in charge of Police Sergeant
Patrick Reilly was sent to convey the
remains to the morgue. For some
time the head could not be found, but
it was finally picked up by Sergeant
Reilly, who, on bringing it to the
light of a lantern found that it was
the head of his own son, Patrick J.
Carlyle McKinley, associate editor
of the News and Courier, died st
Charleston, S. C., after a long illness.
He was the author of "An Appeal to
Pharaoh," an argument for deporta
tion of negroes to Egypt. He was a
distant relative of the late President
On account of numerous accidents
at railroad crossings in Illinois the
state railroad and warehouse commis
sion has cited before It officers of
more than 100 steam railroads and
traction lines to show cause why lines
not unprotected should not he pro
vlded with interlocking devices.
1 ri
For Governor—John A. Johnson of
St. Peter.
For Lieutenant Governor—Feudal
G. Winston ol' Minneapolis.
For Secretary of State—John E.
King of Red Lake Falls.
For Attorney General Thomas J.
McDcrmott of St. Paul.
For State Treasurer Byron J.
Moshier of Stillwater.
For Justices of the Supreme Court—
Calvin L. Brown of Morris, John A.
Lovely of Albert Lea, Judge C. E.
Otis of St. Paul for the term begin
ning Jan. 1. 190C, and John Lind of
Minneapolis for the term beginning
Jan. 1. 1905.
For Railroad and Warehouse Com
missioners—II. E. Hoard of Monte
video and W. F. Kelso of llallock.
Presidential Electors at Large—
Swan J. Turnblad of Minneapolis and
Timothy O'Connor of Renville county
First congressional district, John
Frank, Le Roy: Secon, D. D. Murphy
of Blue Earth City Third, George W.
Batchelder of Faribault Fourth. Hen
ry F. Wessel of St. Paul Fifth. David
W. Parsons of Minneapolis Sixth, J.
G. McKinnon of Wadena Seventh,
Ray G. Farrington of Ortonville
Eighth, A. C. Weiss of Duluth Ninth,
John E. Ostrom of Warren.
For Congress—Fir.i district. H. C.
Nelson of Ha.vward second, George P.
Jones of Jackson Third. Joseph Cra
vens of Norwood: Fourth, E- H. Hobe
of St. Paul Fifth, W. H. Williams of
Minneapolis Sixth. Clevc W. Van
Dyke of Alexandria Seventh. Mr.
Williams of Marshall: Eighth, Martin
Hughes of Hibbing Ninth, no nomina
Minneapolis Sept. 1. The Minne
sota Democratic state convention yes
terday nominated the above ticket by
acclamation. The convention was
well attended and the proceedings
were harmonious.
Called to Order.
The convention was called to order
in the auditorium at 12:30 o'clock by
H. L. Buck of Winona, chairman of
the state central committee. Mr.
Buck urged the importance of tho
Democratic party doing its business
openl yand above board and congratu
lated the Democrats for their unanim
ity in their choice of leading nomi
After the reading of the official call
for the convention was dispensed with
John E. Stryker of St. Paul nominated
Capt. W. H. Harries of Caledonia for
temporary chairman. The nomina
tion of Capt. Harries was seconded by
J. R. Corrigan of Minneapolis and T.
T. Hudson of Duluth, who moved that
it bemade unanimous.
Capt. Harries was escorted to the
platform by Messrs. Stryker. Hudson
and Corrigan amid the applause ot' the
delegates. Capt.. Harries spoke at
length, urging the Democrats to stand
for the entire ticket and indorsing the
proposal for a nonpartisan judiciary.
He made a plea in favor of a revision
of the tariff and against retaining the
H. T. Tomlie of Spring Valley ws.s
elected temporal ::e-.:retury and J. G.
Donnelly of St. Paul assistant.,secre
tary. On motion of James R. Mickey
of St. Paul George 1J. Jones of Jack
son was elected reading clerk.
On motion of Pierce Butler of St.
Paul the committr-..' an credentials
was dispensed with, the roll call of
delegates was read and the delegates
presenting their credentials to* the
temporary chairman were declared
A motion by J. R. Corrigan of Min
neapolis that the temporary organiza
tion be made permanent was carried.
The following committee on resolu
tions was appointed: First district,
John W. McCafferty, La Crescent
Second. C. N. Andrews, Mankato
Third, Senator Albeit Schaller, Hast
ings Fourth, E. C. Stringer, St. Paul
Fifth, F. D. Larrabee, Minneapolis
Sixth, Fred Schilpin, St. Cloud Sev
enth, J. M. Freeman, Olivia Eighth,
R. C. Saunders, Pine City Ninth, J.
L. Townley, Fergus Falls.
Johnson Nominated.
The afternoon session was called to
order at 3 o'clock, and after the elec
tion of presidential electors Chairman
Harries declared that the nomination
of a Candidate for governor was Sn
order. W. S. Hommond of St. James
nominated John A. Johnson of St.
Peter, and seconding speeches were
made by Frank Brady ot Minneapolis,
Thomas J. McDermott of St. Paul and
Martin Hughes of Hibbing. Mr. John
son was nominated by acclamation,
and a committee consisting of W. 8.
Hammond of St. JameB, Lars M. Rand
of Minneapolis and T. D. Q'Brlen of
8t Paul was appointed to escort the
I it*-
'*M a# i£
nomln^notii* piatttriu, *wnerc,' W
read «tk'address of acceptance,
KLv£6rrigan of Minneapolis
inat«?dvFendal G. tWnstW|6f Minijei
oljii ifc^i{eutena^rgovejp#vand aw„,
ondlng*peech was mkdu by Picxc©
Butle#*f St. Paul. The nominee w„ajs
escorted to the, ulatfoaa. .cQauj^
tee consisting 0f^iTrt*Ciifi»6fi3rSt.
Paul, R. R. Odefl pf,..^i^peapolis and
A. C. Weiss of Duluflii. A
John- E. King of Red lake Falls
was placed in nomit35^^585C3SiS«"
tary of state by T. D. O'Brien of St.
Paul, and on motion of a delegate from
Mower county the nomination of Mi
King was made unanimous.
Lars M. Rand of Minneapolis nom
inated Thomas J. McDermott of St.
Paul for attorney central, and a sec1
onding speech was made by T. D.
O'Brien of St. Paul. Mr. McEcrmott
was nominated by acclamation.
Frank A. Day of Fairmont nomina
ted Frank Zins of St. Cloud for state
treasurer, hut on the statement of J.
D. Sullivan of St. Cloud that Mr. Zins'
health did not. permit him to accept
the nomination his name was witn
drawn, and Byron J. Mosler of Still
water was put in nomination and
The next order of business was the
nomination of four justices of the su
preme court, and on motion of Pierce
Butler of St. Paul the following com
mittee was named to dccidc on the
nominees: First district. F. D. Heigh
er of Albert l.ea: Second. T. J. Knox
of Lakefield Third. Senator Julius
Collier of Shakopee: Fourth. Pierce
Butler of St. Paul Fifth, Orville Rine
hart of Minneapolis Sixth. J. D. Sulli
van of St. Cloud: Seventh, L. A. Purse
of Morris: Eighth. Fred L. Ryan of
Duluth Ninth, John L. Townley of
Fergus Falls.
While the committee arranged the
slate nominations were received for
railroad and warehouse commission
ers. H. E. Hoard of Montevideo was
named by J. A. McDermott of Yellow
Medicine, and seconded by Frank A.
Day and W. H. Williams. W. F. Kelso
of Hallock was named by G. F. Cash
man of Fertile, and the two were nom
inated by acclamation.
Pierce Butler read the report of the
committee appointed to name four
justices of the supreme court, with the
explanation that John Lind told him
twoKweeks ago that if the Democrats
nominated a good ticket he would ac
cept the nomination for justice. The
slate, consisting of C. L. Brown of
Morris. John A. Lovely of Albert Lea,
John Lind of Minneapolis and Judge
C. E. Otis of St. Paul, was nominated
without opposition.
The committee reported the follow
ing platform, which was adopted after
a vigorous discussion:
The Platform.
"We abide in lh«- spirit of the Constitu
tion and the Deriantt ion of liulepend
sveat historic |»rlnHjks «»t* tho
Democratic party, erjual rights for all.
and special privileges 10 none.
••We pledge our allegiance to the crnitti
dntes and platform by the Demo
cratic national eonv«'iii :on we rcjoieo in
the promise therein yiv to restore eon
stiiuiionai government and to return to
the ways o! peace,
"We approve the bold and clear utter
ance in the national platform for the re
visiun of the tar'ft'. \v-. nrgo tariff con
ventions with Canada and we e«picially
demand that the tariff oa coal and lum
ber be at oaee abolished.
"We oniially confer in the motion to
ffjuip wit-- adequate powers tue inter
state eoi.it.a roe jom!ni.-.sion on that it
may establish jn.*V and reasonable rates
both to 'release citizens from extortion
and to protect lhe:.i from discrimination
l'y which ehiefly the trusts overcome
competition and by favor of the tariff
fatten on tin: community. That justice
may be .speariy. tiedsions of this tribunal
fchoulu !.av« 1 erce iinmediatelv pending
"Private monopoly must be extinguish.
e1 tor the iad«M-« ad. nee of the individual
.ihd lor the saf' ty the republic. ISifl
eient control will either compass its ex*
tincttOh *»r nrepa.v the v.ay lor the only
rtmainuig nli«-rs a iive. public owneiship.
"We dem*n! -hat the state milroad
eomm.ssion. \vn!eh js eiothed with ample
authority into effect just rates,
sha! e\t re.s^a in their full vijfor the
powers eottferred on them by law. The
law jorbiuduifc' merger of eompetincr
linos ot railway should bo enforced
against ••very op -iider. We demand a
readjustment of distribution rates that
will do away with d'scruaination agaiurt
Minnesota shippets u, favor of shippers
Horn outside states.
"Contributions by public service cor
porations «»f money to nolbicul earana'icn
funds can oniv be made the mirnos*
of receiving or rernr.inx privileges or
fan munUl^s detrimental to the publie
weal. And such nraetiee now scandal
ously general is inimical to fsnr i»jciKia
tion. fair interpn tation and fair a*d
ministiatjon ot t!.e law. The Demo
cratic party tnereK.ro idedyes itself to
the Miaciuieut ot laws prohibiting such
"We arc in favor of the adoption of the
constbtitional a»n« rwbnrnt permitting thci
passage of a law increasing the crosM
earnings *om 1. p»*r cent
''We favor the direct lection of Tnited
Stnie senators bv direct vote of tin*
"We i.ei^vo in the riant of labor t«
orgum?.*.- e?/nd« as un-American
au.v «v r..« of such ju.i.ts.
"Re! --.'r.s thai ii:c judlctorv flioulrt
be n-!:-.i-i-u from Hu- tm-nmil anil ti-iidini
of Rai:i.- an naliUvs. \w demand of tlio
lepisiyture th- of sucli laws
us sn.-.il insnio !.- nr-lfc-tion of iudses
•Willi i-c ii-if .1 to narty.
"\W 'icjTiaiid (1! u:r nuhlic sf.-rvarits
e«iivi! of ttio laws:
*. of our onnononts
to hi- i•.ilucii on i- 'rfconlw hv which
thi'- i: ve Ii'i-n fin-nil wantlnir.
*'\Vo ilocl::-i- :Vu ji only too plainly
apmiri-iit il'iii ii" i-iiiroad and lumlu'i
inti-i-'\«t« of Mini-.r-o it:i comnletrlv r:an
tnred llir- 1 t- n--i,:!.'ir-an stato rn:ivf'il
lion and i1i-'-iu-l im noininws. We
favor Mip on-K-tirn'iit such law* as wilt
provi'- a Inst nu] i'lUltalile svstom un
der w1ii-li iln -i»ii"-"ni roads of tlio stato
shall I to Improved for the benefit of a!l
the rtocmle o' the Kl-'t«.
,"JVr- 1"»" unon our-elves the duty of
nUrh liiioliiv to Iho Maims of eiiSy.onship
and summon to -t^in
In *r-fenling
these nrinci-ire all "ten who love joy
att-- to tl-./. la*v -"ill to the community"
On motion of .1. R. Corrigan nf Min
neapolis the chalrmrtn of tho conven
tion was empowered to fill vacancies
In the electoral t'oket. and on motion
of h. *. RoH-n:? of Cannon Falls he
was authori/.oO to ar-vnint a state cen
tral committor.- of ninety-live members,
six at larjie and one from each county,
excejit Ramsey, Hennepin and St.
Louis, which should have three each.
Wat a Frie--'l of Lincoln.
Springfield, Ii!., S^.t. 1.—Mrs. Sarah
Greer died yesterday at her home In
Taylorvllle, eged seventy-four years.
She was Intimately acquainted with
Abraham Lincoln, whom she had en
tertained many times at her home:
Her husband, Otho Greer, was a first
cousin of Secretary of 8tate Hay.
,' T«
i)-. frtf1.n/'itfd
St. Petersburg, Sept. 1.—The great
battle of Liao-yang. which began
early Tuesday morning, raged
throughout the day with Increasing
intensity, but up to this hour no fur
ther official details beyond two brief
telegrams given out in the afternoon
have been received by the war office.
Every confidence Is expressed in
Gen. Kuropatkin'B ability to meet the
Japanese assault on ground of his
own choosing, but the city hungrily is
awaiting further news of the progress
of the fight.
The Japanese forces engaged in
this battle can only be estimated here,
but they are believed to number about
200,000 men. Gen. Kuropatkin is
known to ha six army corps besides
seventeen squadrons of cavailry, in
which great
Confidence Is Reposed,
bringing up the Russian total to
about the same number that the Jap
anese have. How the armies compare
with regard t«- artillery is not known,
though throughout the war the Japan
ese have shown great preference for
this arm and preat skill in Its use.
Reports from the front rredit the
Japanese with having about twelve
hundred guns and many mountain bat
teries, and it is known that the recent
ly shipped twenty-four heavy guns to
Yinkow. Four of these guns already
have been mentioned in these dis
patches as being in action.
Gen. Kuropatkin. in addition to his
field batteries, has a number of very
heavy guns emplaced in important po
sitions at. Liao-yang, where the Rus
sians have been strongly fortifying for
some time.
Captured by Japs.
The Japanese claim to have cap
tured two field batteries during the
past two days. Russian official ac
counts admit the loss of only six guns.
It is stated that a Japanese battery
was captured south of Anshanshan
during the preliminary fighting, and
that several Japanese guns have been
destroyed since then.
Little of the strategic situation has
developed so far. Official news from
the front says that there was desper
ate fighting on the southern center,
while from information from other
sources it appears that the Japanese
are endeavoring to turn the Russian
right from the neighborhood of the
junction of the Taitse and Sakhe
The fighting on the western flank j|
appears to have approached within
three miles of Liao-yang.
Sakharoff Reports.
A dispatch from Gen. Sakharoff,
dated from Liao-yang at lo a. m. yes
terday, says:
"The main Japanese attack is be
ing directed against the Russian cen
ter and right, where the Russian
losses have been the heaviest.
"The Japanese posted numerous ar
tillery within range of all the Russian
positions during the night. A hot fire
was opened al 5 a. m., and by 9 o'clock
the Japanese were close to the Rus
sian positions.
"The Japanese shrapnel fire inflict
ed considerable losses on our troops
at several points. Lieut. Col. Pokatil
off, commanding a battery of the
Sixth East Siberian brigade, was
"The Japanese arc delivering an ob
stinate attack on our center, and at 9
o'clock this morning they were in
close proximity to our advance
Man Is Thrown From a Wagon and
Then Does Some Shooting.
Jellico, Tenn., Sept. 1. While on
their way home from attending a cir
cus Floyd Hilton of Palsey shot and
killed Will and EHem Bray of Mud
Creek, Ky., and dangerously wounded
their father when about a mile from
here. Hilton claims that during an
altercation the two Bray boys threw
him from their wagon and the shoot
ing followed.
Crazed by Liquor, Frank Leopold Com
mits Horrible Crime.
Pittsburg, Sept. 1. crazed by the
effects ot liquor, Frank Leopold, a
aged flfty
residing at
Heidelburg, a mining town near here,
murdered his eleven-year-old son with
a butcher knife while the child was
sleeping. Leopold then walked Into
Carnegie, a mile away, and gave bia
"?!f "P J* j8 said Leopold drank a
quart of whisky on his way home fron

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