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Con make those wants best known by using Tcc-Dcc Want Ads. ?asas Never Leave 'Till Tomorrow that which you can do to-day* Read the Tee-Dee Want Ade. To?d?y? ? TKHB TIMES, FOI.'N?ED ISM. ?t?k dispatch, koonijejj ?sun WHOLE NUMBER ?6.592. RICHMOND, VA., THURSDAY, JULY 14,1004. PRICE TWO CENTS. EIGHTEEN KILLED IN WRECK OF PICNIC TRAIN HEADS OF THE BEEF TRUST. These Men Own the Western Packing Houses In ..Which the Strike le Now On. SUMMARY OF THE DAY'S NEWS The Weather. WASHINGTON. July 13.7-Forccaefc Tor Thursday ?uni Frida y: Virginia? l'air- Thursday and Friday, .wanner Friday In southeast portion; Hgnt ?orti) windy. ?????? Carolina?Fnir Thursday; light. (Variable winds. Richmond has had no more delightful id n y this summer iliuii yesterday. , The ?temperature wns moderate and not a ? Lionel crossed tlio Hity. RANGE Of THE THERMOMETER. 0 A. M. ;.....'-'.'.. 74 ?12 -M; ........:...'.. TO ? P. M.'... 1-2 II P. SI.. 75 ?> P. M....:--.. 71 *?2 .midnight. 65 Average. "?d'/j M?N?ATUIwd ALMANAC. .'* July 14, IMI Bun rise?.5:01 1-HIGH TIDE. ?Hun set*.J7:"!rt ! ? Morning....5:20 Moon ?<!ti..'....S:aii j Evening?'?''?;.S-.4S Richmond. ' Governor Moritagu?.'a'ceiares that he has no recollection of having .?nid the atti? tude of Bryan wa? impudent and has ?over entertained that opinion, nn?l re? gard? the Nebrnekan an extraordinary . ?nan, for whom ho cherishes high respect r--?Captain, Harris, of Bluckstonc. figures out victory- for Parker and Davis-?Cap lain McCarthy. Mayor-elect, say? ho ha? ? fly Ideas, lie wMhea to pjit Into practical . (-h-ape ajf'AOon ?? he tajees "the reins oil plvlc government.?-M/twurJer ordinance noWa lavi will affect "well known officials, ! who must give tip one-position, or thr? ! otlicr-?--Misereant fires into West Pojnt 1 excursion train, causing eonslderableOX-! cltcment; splintered glass Calla on Tieads I of- young indies??Mr*. Brown, widow of ! T>r. 'Alexander O. Brown, die? at Ashland ot young Dr. Alexe... . ut'an advanced age-Provision dealers declare that, there will'bo no beef famine here on account of the butchers'..strike, though prices Will bo slightly higher Justice Crutchtleld heavily, fines man'who ?old cigarettes to minors-The "fence case" of Buckroe Beach will he submitted to-day, Colonel O'Fcrrall. concluding hi? argument this morning. MANCHESTER ???Water question discussed?--School . election-Report of man murdered? Homing pigeons make rceord time--Per? sonals and briefs. '?'.'.-?? Virginia. Tim Fishcr-Gonld case iurtlier argued before Judge Mullen in Petersburg; Air. Tuttle reviews history of the Atlantic Development Company and condemns the course Of the Goulds??Two men injured at Sweet Hall by? falling tree-Death of Percy C, Parrlsh, of Alexandria, due to too /inch morphine-Pr?parations being perfected for the Mahassas Horse Show ?Big dama??) suit In Nnnsemond com? promised ?? Pharmaceutical .Association proposes to have tho laws touching tlio sale' of drugs rigidly enforced?Much ectlvUy in ral I roa (1 building in the South west-Sirs. W. T. Harwell, of Waverly, Instantly killed by lightning??The tramps tinder arrest In Norfolk fully identllied as men wanted in Pennsylvania for murder -Danville District Conference in session nt South Boston; fine sermon by Bishop, .Wilson??Extensive repairs to be made et William and .Mary College?Suffolk girl, arrested in Petersburg, taken home -'Negro killed by train at Clifton Forgo ??Virginia Press? Association In session int Blue Ridge Springs discusses the libel laws of the State-Heavy damage: in ' West Point hv a fire believed to liavo . boon due to lightning-The lorrlblo trag? edy in Acconmc county due to family trouble over a marriage??Parker and Davis Club formed at Franklin-?Girl badly burned in Norfolk by playing with malend),, ?'. North Carolina. Tax assessment? In Wake county re? duced-State exhibit at St. i.ouls highly creditable-Huff being tried for attempt? ed criminal assault-John Temple Groves ?advocates woman's suffrage??Carolina, C'honilcel Company chartered-?Spencer moving for n water works plant??Col? ored woman knocked from train over Yad kln -Hiver?Carollnans accept positions In the Ch?nese army?First brick lair" forthe new Federal building at Durham. General. Wild excitement over report of groat ' Japanese loss; other dispatches repeat the story; news lw received with incredulity:' Japanese repulsed with grout loss north of Kal Chan: attacked ?a, Tene Kfao,. but retire; mystery of tlio location of ?the British, floet noi ved; Oku with d?,??? men advancing on Ta Tene Kino; Japanese fortifying the heights; Lakharoff reports caries of skirmishes with amali losses on either side; Kurokl delaying advance until other-armies are In position-?PHrker has nothing'to say abo'il 'Bryan's stutemont; plans fpr the coining campaign; no indir ration whether or not Bryan will take stump; Cleveland may mako a spoech? TtoosevoJt's campaign to be1 set In-motion August ist: storm center will ho the East ???Now York man bets $20,000 to $ip,00Q.on TtoosovoltT?Hearsf Club goes qyor to Parker Wmks-President Roosevelt pre? paring ills speech with grout cure; Jjoob explains.miners' incident-The doings (it Jcosomont yesterday-United.Mine Work ers will not light DavJs; are rather dis, ?iosod io lw friendly \to htm?Twenty tilled nnd twenty-live injured in wreoft noitr QhloHgo?Arbitration of differences resulting In?.butcher?' strike likely; end teems to he In slghtr? Two hundred-Kill? ed in flood In Manila:-damage to property |3,ooo,ooo?Monument unveiled marking nearest approach of Confederates to Wusliluglon?Father and-son, separated by Johnstown llood, United after fifteen years??Man driven from, his I homo by peoret enemies-Girls in Utalj thrash T?finer sweet lieart-^-^Grnat sorrow over tho death of "Golden Rule" Mayor of Toledo??-Frank H. Ray. alleged partner of Sully, on tho stand; denied .?'Joint aor eoipii" und suya Sully-kept books wrong r-? Louisiana mob lynches nngro who Ht runic foreman "With a? spado?-Chinese minister -received ? ut Moxico City with ?reat noinn and ceremony?Boy o? thlr >*n Wlla ?110 woman and, Injures another/ WILLING TO ARBITRATE Early Settlement of the Meat Packers' Strike Likely, CONFERENCE THIS MORNING Both Sieles Seem to be Concilia? tory?-The End in Sight (By Associated Press.) CHICAGO, July,13.?Arbitration of the grievances" which precipitated?-, tjie gen? eral strike in the meat packing n?tiges 'in various parts of tho country appesirti to-rilght to ;be In sight, and it confet enco between* employers and strikers will ; bo held to-morrow morning. Tho Initial ? step toward a settlement" of the contro-1 ! vcrsy by mediation was taken lato this ' evening by the State Board of Arbitra? tion.. When the members o? the boarr1 reached Chicago, they at once went lntcy Conference with Michael .7. Donnelly, th? leader of the strike, and tben talked, with the represen ta tlvce of the packers. As a result .pi these conferences, Mr. Don nelly sent a communication to the pack? ers, in which it was'."stated that the unions were willing to accept a ^settle? ment through a board of arbitration. After much telephoning with both par? ties, a meeting;, was arranged and agreed to for to-morrow forono'on. Mr. Donnelly declared to-night that the arbitration offer of the packers, had r.ot readied him before the strike was called. X?oth sides seem to be concilia? tory, and an early : settlement seems likely . "* Moved Slowly Yesterday: (By Associated Press.) CHICAGO, July 13.?To-day bore out (Predictions of. the packing house pro? prietors that' tho big strike, would not causo a stoppage . of operations' In the great abattoir district, things , moved ? slowly, Indeed, but moved. . All tho packing houses, reported that they were slaughtering a little. Every department-'was said to bo doing some work,? not much, but some, ajul Ayas ex? pected to Increase tho activity to-morrow. '-Towage nnd shipping was lii progress, titoligli heavily curtailed, us, wan the ttuylng of cattle. Some new workmen Were hlredund pjit to work In the places which had? been vacated In thousands. Teamsters Take a Hand. : On the otjier hand, tho strike spread somewhat by the action of teamsters In considerable numbers, but ostensibly act ihg us Indlvlcbiuls. refusing to handle pro? duct touclicil by newly hired non-union workmen. Thin refusal was usually based on tho timo honored plea that a dif? ferent course, contracts notwltlistandinfi, would put tho teanisHor. In peril of Ills M?e. Extensive Installment;., of sleeping cots nud cooking apparatus for strike? breakers nt tho various packing : houses ivns apparently tlie mnln Irritant causa for action by tho teamsters, although there wore a. number of fworaal?... mob outbreaks on a small scale. ! The packing house proprietor ?lid''pot Appear to sharo the alleged feav of.mobs,. Ho wnfl j-ecognlzed nil along the way by. (Continued on Third Page,) KILLED ONE! INJURED ANOTHER Thirteen-Y ear-OUl?-Jipy Slays Woman BrandisHitig" a Knife, ? (By Associated Press.) DUBLIN, G ?., July Wl-informatlon lias reached tlio city of tho killing yester? day of Mrs, Robert Floyd, in Lowry Dis? trict,- this county, by Malcolm Currie, tlie thirteen-year-old non of Mrs. Elralra Currie.? Currio shot Mre, Floyd, six or seven tintes, and then sliot Mrs. Thomas * Floyd, his sister-in-law, in tlio'side, In? flicting a serlpus, but not dangerous, wound- Tlio row ?turtod with Airs. Cuiv rlo's trying to get lier child, which for soirio yotti'ti has been lu Ilio eljargo of her son, who married a daughter of Mrs. Floyd,' His aa,lci that Ml'?,'Floyd, started towards Mrs. Cuvrle with a Itnlfe, when the boy live? ? shooting, Hilling her in? stantly. ?.? f ' .?'?'? No arrests have yet bean made. It 1? Paid, however, that Mrs, Currie and her eon,'Malcolm, will be arr?ate!, < Fearful Disaster Yesterday Short Distance From Chicago. ?''':. CRASHED INTO A FREIGHT The First Coach Burie4 ' Itself In Mass of Kindling *? Wood. <By Associated ?ft*??.) . CHICAGO. July 13.?Eighteen'persons were killed and elxty-elght Injured to-night in a collision, on the Chi? cago and Eastern Illinois Railroad at Glenwood, Illinois, twenty-three miles south ot Chican?. Tho collision occurred between a picnic train from Chicago, ""Which was returning "'from ?Moment?, Illinois,"Tand a freight rtaln. into the rear ehd o? which the excursion* train ? dashed at high'speed, ..;.'. .The ? locomotive, the b?ggago car and the first cetech of the picnic train wer? demolished. ???1 of the killed and In? jured were orXthe locomotive and in the ?, two cars. V , Freight Across Both Tracks. The picnic was the annual outing of the members" of ? Doremug Church, formerly . Chapel of . Plymouth Con? gregational ' Church. After' spending ? the day on tho picnic ground? at Mo menco, the train load started' on the re? turn trip, running in as-the'second sec? tion of the regular passenger train,which is due in Chicago at i-J? P. M. ' When the" picnic train reached Chicago Heights,' four ,, miles beyond Glenwood, where* the accident took place, It? was switched to tho regular south-bound track, and although it was comnig .north it was given a clear track by the.?opera? tor at Chicago Heights until it should reach Glenwood, four miles? away. The train . after -leaving Chicago Heights, gradually Increased its speed, and when half tho distance between the two sta? tions had been covered, it was plunging along at tho rate of forty miles an hour. Just1 half way between Chicago Heights and Glenwood there is a sharp curve. As the piente train tore around this on the south-bound track, a freight train wee .backingfrom .the south-bound to the north-bound track. It was partly on both tracks,, and no' train could have passed it In cither direction. * The bend is so sharp that the engineer of the picnic train did not. see the freight until he'was almost on It, It was too late to do any? thing but to sot the brakes, but'before they could take effect the p?ssejrge?' train smashed'Into the freight? at full; speed. The locomotive} and tho .baggage car of. tho passenger -t?aln wept through the freight and worn piled'up In a henp of ?i-1-?-7-? " ? ' (Continued on Third Page.) TOO MUCH MORPHINE EiXDED HIS LIFE The Death of Percy C. Parrish; an Alexandria Drug- ' , Sist?, (Special to The Times-Dispatch.) AlylSXfiNDBlA. VA? July 13.?Percy C, Parrish, a druggist, whoso death oc? curred yesterdaj' morning from an. over? dose of morphine, was the manager of a drug store for W. F, Crelghtbn and Corn? imi?-, of this ejly, nnd had been hero about ???? month, h,a,ving come, from Danville, wheijb it Is said lie has a sister Jiving, ) For some time past ho has boon In ? depressed uondltlon, and yesterday after? noon telephoned to the main store of his oinpl?yer, stating that lie was"unwell, and asking? to bo relieved, After being relieved he went Into a back room, where lie was soon after found? In a stupor. Dr. W, R- Purvis, city coroner, and Dr. AVIllliwi M. Smith were summoned, but were uiinbln to restore consciousness.. U ja not definitely known,whether the aot was pronicdltatod, or whether an overdose of the drug was taken by mis? take. Parrlsh wus forty-two years old and w'ua unmarried. Several years ago he had been employed .ih drug clerk Mil tlie store of:J- il? D/l.unt, In this city. A" brother, .who Uve? In Siulthfield, V?., t has been notified of his death. , . ( SHADOW OF UNCERTAINTY STILL CLOUDS WAR MAP IN FAR EAST Japanese Disaster Is De? nied and Declared. WILD EXCITE/V?ENT IN ST. PETERSBURG Reports Are< Bewildering and No Positive Conclusion Can be Reached. RUMORS OF ANOTHER GREAT RUSSIAN VICTORY Fighting Grows Fiercer in Every Quarter and Big Battle Now Said to be Raging?Possi- ' ble Complications Be? tween Russia and ' England. (Special Cable to the Tlmes-Dlepatch. Copyright. 1904.) ST. PETERSBURG, July 13.? The wildest excitement was caused oliere to-day'by the semi? official endorsement of the. report current" yesterday that 30,000 Japanese had been killed or wounded "irt^an attack on Port Arthur and that the siege .had ^een practically raised. The fact that the official mes? senger suggested that the story be taken with preserve, until furth? er confirmation,, did . not dampen the enthusiasrn;of the man in the street, who. took the report as. gospel truth; when the Alexieff dispatch '.'.was-officially given to, the public? If the report, should be confirmed;.it is said that Ku ropatkin will at''on ce assurne.the offensive and with a strong force will strive to drive the Japanese now threatenirig)<Taschikiao and YenrGhow south, \vher?*Sto?ssel can take them in the rear and crush the. armies ori-Nodzu "and Oku, leaving Kiiroki to; be look? ed after later. News from Port Arthur is looked for now with an intensity of interest beyond any? thing which has been seen here since the : outbreak of the war. Should' the news of sth e Japanese loss prove to be without founda? tion, it would not be surprising if riots and a demonstration against the W'ar Office should follow. Another rumor which added to the excitement, was current to? day to the effect that Admiral Prince ??ktomsky had succeed? ed in beating off Togo's squadron, inflicting heavy damage, and was now on his way to meet the -Vlad? ivostok squadron? It is said to be the intention, if he succeeds in joining Skrydloff to refit the com? bined squadron at Vladivostok arjd then' take the offensive ,at sea against the Japanese fleet (Continued on Sovcnth Page.) TWO HUNDRED KILLED IN FLOOD Fearful Loss of Life N;oar Pla? nila?-Property Damage . $2,000,000. ' (By Associated'Press.) MANILA. July 13.-A cloudburst over the hills northeast of Manila caused a flood which has doetrpypd San Juan Dcl nionte, Two hundred lives , were lost. The low lying districts were inundated. Tlio homes of Americans and t'iii'l.?ners aro Isolated. Transportation through tho strocts is carried on in boats only. Hnin lias fallen for twenty-seven hours, to? taling 17 1-6 Inches? This Is un precedent ed, Communication with outside places is interrupted. The damage to property Is estimated at ?.000.000. ? ?.?- I ' ! . Judgment Vacated. , NEW YOKK, July ?.-The Judgment for ?75,000, awarded by a jury to Eleanor Anderson in her suit against Jnmos N. Abeel for alleged -breech of promise, was vacated to-day b.v the appellate division of the Supremo Court, which flnds that tho ?ervlco.of summons and complaint in the caso was defective. 17 WANT HELP TO-DAY. The 17. advertisement? for help pub. Ilshod in to-day's Tluieb-liUimtua on page 10 arc ue tollo we: 4 Domestics. 2 Biilosmou, ? Office Help. 4 Miscellaneous Thl? not only interest? those out o? ?orle, but tho*? destru?a to improve their poalilooj m well. BRYAN'S MASTERPIECE^ PARKER SAYS NOTHING; STORM CENTERIN EAST - ;- ??'-,'? S Read Mr. Bryan's Attack,: But Preserves Unruffled ' Silence. CLEVELAND MAY SPEAK Not Known Yet Whether, the Nebraskan? Will:, Go on the Stump. (By Associated .Press.) . ESOPUS, ?. Y., July 13.?Judge Parker had a letter,to-day from former ?ehator. David 13. Hill;. In which ho expressed his regret that ho- cannot visit the Judgo now, owing t? thoyprcagiof? business.. The Judge admitted this' .afternoon thnt he had not. hoard frqm Mr. Bryan. Ho said he had read Mr.' Bryan's.statement, published this morning; but ho would not comment upon. it. Ho has not'heard from Charles F. M*urphy, leader of .Tammany Utili.'? When the possibility of a Joiirt (Continued, on Third Page.) GAPT. M'CARTHY MAY STIR THEM UP The Mayor-Elect Says He lias Some Plans in His Mind. On and after September 1st those in? terested in municipal mntt?rs are apt to Ucop their eyes on tho Mayor'B office, as from that time for Ihe next four years, It will b'o conduotod by Captain M<* ?arthy, who wus recently elected, tinti who himself admits that his very cam? paign sot the stniidard of the position so high, that It will require both thought and energy to measure to its height, it may be said,.however, that Captain Mc? Carthy has all tho energy that could bo dCBlred, and that his frlenda bolloyo he Is not ut all lacking in constructivo genius, The Mayor-elect was asked last night If lie had any particular matter in mind in the .way of? now departure?? in the city government, which ho proposed to proes In tho early stages ot his,, administra? tion. . "1. Bitnpose I Jiavo at leant fifty,"'was hi? characteristic reply, ''though I do not thliiH. It. would Mo qxaetly proper?, to dis? cuss, thorn for "publication at tilla time, t atn of opinion,*? lio continued,1 "that I will be able to nin.ku thlug'H Interesting from t|ie Start? and It might bo well from yuui? Btnml'Vuhn; to visit, ?ne officially m least once li),,a while." ^Captain McCarthy will be inaugurated with the new Cuunoil un September ist. The Roosevelt Machinery Is to be Set in Motion on August isti CONFERENCE AT OYSTER BAY Cortelyoii to be Commander-in - Chief?Look for a Struggle. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.) NEW YORK, July lS.-Tho Roosevelt presidential campaign machinery is to bo set in motion -August 1st. George ?. Cortelyou will bo In sole command, as chairman, of. tho National Committee, and there will: bo no vice-chairman. Four members of an Exocutlvo Committee, to bo appointed ? within a few days,, will bo on duty dolly at headquarters in this city, and five at' Chicago, The storm center at the bo-? ginning will bo the East, nnd Cortelyou will devoto tlio major portion of his, efforts' to organising tho Roosoveit forces In Now Yoi-lc and adjacent' Stales. ?The Executive Committee. Theso wore somo of tho conclusions leached to-day at conferences between Chalrmnii Cortelyou, Jlenr^ C, Payno, Governor .Orioli, chairman of the Now York Stnto Committee; National Com mlttenmun W. Tv Ward, of this State; Cornelius N. Bliss, Senator Platt and others. The name of the exocutlvo committee men have yet to receive tho endorse: mont of tho President. But, when after (Continued on Third r'.ige.) IMMENSE BET GOES A-BEGGING Man Offers $200,000 on Parker, But the Odds Are Not Good Enough. (Spoclal to The Timos-Dlspatuh.) NBW YOKK, July 13.-Wajl Street opened its eyes in surpris?) this afternoon whan Jacob- Field announced that he Would bet I200.UOO against 1350,000 that Judgo Parker would bo elected President, Air. Field ? flirtilo?? annouhced that he would M\agor any part of the amount mimed at tho samo odds, Rontitneut on tho street has been clitiuging dully. /The Esopus candidato Is firadually gaining In favor. /The prevailing o<fds on Iloose-. volt have fallen from tlvo to two to two to one, and finally to ten lo six. Mr. Field's jiig offer to-doy nt four to seven on PtU'Kei' went Im'KkIuh in the Roosevelt p????. it Is ?aid Unit, Mr. Field Is will Dig to iviiger even moro then $20t},??u, un Parker, and it Is expected If his terms fati tn draw lakers ho tutiy offvr oven better odtiU, ? < ' ?" ^ DID NOT SAY Governor Montague Declares He Was Misunderstood Con? cerning Bryan. PROMOTIVE OF DISCORD Thinks This the Nefcraskan's Course, But Regards Him ^.s ,; as a Great Man. Governor Montague was seen last, night In his room at / the Mansion, where;? ho is still confined by sickness, and. in answer to a question as to whether' he desired to say anything concerning the misunderstanding, of his language aa to the atUtude of Colonel W. J. Bryan at the St. Louts Convention, His Excellency said: "Yes; I wish my health had enabled me to make nn earlier correction. ' "I, did not Unow that I was inter? viewed-In St. I.ouis or that anyone wa? reporting mo. I rccaU, however, that the correspondent of Tlio Times-Dispatch was present when a. running conversation waa going on between several gen Mecen and and myself, respecting the attitude of Mr. Bryan towards the convention and its probable outcome. In ?bis-conversa? tion I have no recollection whatever' of using the word "impudent," or any other word offensive, to Sir. Bryan., I certainly entertained no such sentiment, and do not se? how I could have so spoken? In? deed, it woijl.d have been impudent In me to have so characterized Mr. Bryan.' An Extraordinary Man; "In the? conversation I recall distinctly, stating that in iny opinion Mr. Bryan's attitude was rather pro motive of discord than harmony, and he seemed to iiold the. currency question a* amoral rather than . an economic one. and, perhaps, tho former view afforded him difficulty In the modi? fication of any of his political princi? ples, "I said nothing about Mr. Bryan's bolting save lnterrogatmrlally, which was a frequent question at the convention. Seeing Mr. Bryan as I saw him lit the ronventioii only, I came away with tho distinct conviction that he waa a most extraordinary man, and my personal in? spect for him wa? enhanced rather than diminished,1' MAY DEMAND RESIGNATION OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS (By A??oclated Press.) MEMPHIS, TIWN., July 13.-?8 a re-, suit of the recent fight hi a gambling house here, which resulted In the death of two deputy sheriffs,' the Commit tot? ot Publio Safety to-duy decided to call a mas? meeting to-morrow for the pur? pose of dealing with existing circum? stances Several speaker* advovwtial th* anointing of a committee, of one thousand to call upon Mayor J, J. William?, Chief: of Police J"hn Mason and George Biaek we-ll, ?heriff ?if Shelby county, Btld d? maud their icelKiia-tious e.s publie "tit rials.' All gambling house? have been ?Itped. ' ' ?