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VOLUME XCVI— NO. 94.
THE WEATE5B. rcrec»st mad* at San Fran cisco for thirty boors endlaff mldclirJit. September 3: . Saa rraaclsco and yiclalty— Fair Friday; lisrht south west winds la the aerninr: t^rlsk westerly, vlsfls-ln the afternoon, with for a. o. moadh!. Dlertrict Forecaster. SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, -1904. LONDON, Sept 1.— King Edward has approved the appointment of Earl Grey to be -Governor General of Can ada in succession to the Earl ot Minto. EL\RL« GREY'S /-APPOINTMENT IS APPROVED BY EDWARD Protects -His: Mother From' a Beating arid His Action Is' Praised by • tlie Court: '¦ . YORK, Pa.. Sept.\1.—Judge.Bittin ger to-day- imposed a fine of, one cent upon" William Brillhart for assault and battery^ j .' ' . ' Brillhart was charged with having whipped., his father. He explained that his father .was beating his mother when -he interfered. The .Judge told the. young man he had displayed ths proper spirit. "I would give him a sound thrash ing myself." said the Judge, "if I were thirty years, younger. You may pay a fine of one cent* and undergo no other BOY FINED. ONE. CENT. J;i FOR THRASHING-FATHER The leader. Chief Ignacio. claims the Interior Department has re peatedly broken faith with : his peo ple and that none of the-.treaties made with them are being lived up to." He asserts that the ; Indians are, not re ceiving enough ration allowance to live on and the Irrigation ditches promised have not even. been started. The Indians predict a long and cold winter and declare they will get enough food if they have to fight for it. Superintendent W. M. Peterson of the Fort Lewis School has gone to Xavajo to make an investigation. DURAXGO/ Colo.. Sept. 1.— A re port has reached here that the >Win nemuche Ute • Indians at Navajo threaten to revolt if not accorded bet ter treatment by the Federal Govern ment. ". v : Has Repeatedly Broken Faith With His People. I>ndcr Claims Interior Department UTE INDIANS AT XAVAJO THREATEN TO" REVOLT Yimkee Skipper. Unaware of . Hostilities; Huns Into Dan ger- in Port of Yokohama Captain Rivers says It is the general opinion in the Far East that trouble between Japan and the United States over the Philippines will. soon follow naturally In case the Japanese wh!i> the Russians. fctea'rnsMps. The American skipper ;«iid not suspect there was any out- V'rcak of h'cstilities between Japan and •huKsia until a shot, from one of the forts whistled across his bow. A Jap 'ehese dispatch boat came out and pl lolea the clipper clear of the mines yt nich had been, laid In the. harbor. \ ¦ Two Russians were in the crew of the. clipper. The doggedness of the Japanese pilot in going into the har bor without waiting for a dispatch hnat afterward convinced the Amer icans that the Japanese pilot had In tended to sail over a mine and blow the two Russians to kingdom come. .'."Oapiain Rivers began at New York the \\oy-age just ended here. He reached Yokohama, on Februar> r 18 last, took cfcxjifrd * Japanese pilot and went in under. -full sail in the wake of two -PHILADELPHIA. Sept. 1.— After rEaving" "girdled the globe twenty times-, fjCStpjfairt -i) v H. Rivers has reached here fn ; )in YQkohafr.a -and Hawaii in the Vljpper ship A. .G. Roper. He brings :Ci;000 bags of raw eugar. ..The. Veteran" Ekipper has sailed around. Cape. Horn fifty times. He e.x -j"'-cts to course the- seas for many .: fajs-to- come. - Er«d«l DlFpatch to The Call ' The following statement -was ob tajned from the- War Office at 10 o'clock Thursday night: ¦ "General Kuroki's armv crossed in force to the right bank of the Taltse River and it therefore became neces sary for the Russians to be in a posi tion to repel a blow in this direction/ i "In . view of this development in the operations General Kuropatkin decided to abandon -his positions on the left bank and to concentrate"' his whole army on the other side of the river." This position is the stronger both in character and in site. The, great issue will be finally decided there. "By withdrawing to this position the Russian army avoids the danger of be ing divided by the river, and enjoys the advantage of- compactness. "General Kuropatkin's move, there fore, is not ' to be considered as a re treat, but rather as the carrying out of a well-defined idea."/ ,'; - The withdrawal of the Russians to the right' bank involved the'abandon 'ment of Liaoyang, which is situated "on the left bank. The Japanese took ad vantage^of this to occupy the city/ but the sternest part of the fighting is still before them.7 unless ,(3aneral -Kuropat kin decides, * at* the ; last hour, to ' ajaln ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 2, 1:26 a. m. — The news of the .evacuation of Liaoyang and the withdrawal of the Russian army to the right bank of the Taitee River reached only 'a small sec tion of the people of St. Petersburg at a late hour and caused Intense excite ment .and'- disappointment. The majority of the Inhabitants re tired to' rest/ believing that Russian arms had again been, successful and that the Japanese had been re pelled. Ugly suspicions, however, have been rife during the day owing to the absence of press telegrams from Liao yang, leading to the belief .that the communications had been cut by Gen eral Kuroki. Jllf m SAVE ' CLIPPER SHIP The leaders the excursion party did' not hesitate t to .sky ! that they thought the ,. President , had slighted them. The. secret service force was doubled, about Sagamore Hill while the negroes were here. - ,-. . * f L '• ;- OYSTER BAY, N. Y., Sept. l.-Two negroes -were drowned here . to-day while on an -excursion from Brooklyn. ' This was the climaoc to many, troubles which befell the excursionists of a col ored business men's association of Kings , County. ¦ They came to Oyster Bay • 500 strong and were j indignant when they ascertained that the Presi dent would not give the slightest recog nition to them. They had sent a dele gation in advance to ask if the Presi dent would not receive them' at Saga more' Hill. This was. denied.- Then the negroes asked if the Presi dent • could i not informally call' to see them down In the village of Oyster Bay on their picnic grounds. The President was too busy: ' Special Dispatch to The Call. Papers received # to-day from Asun cion report that ail the. public schools s.te closed and that, owing to the scarcity of food, the price <Jf bread and biscuits is $1 per kilogram. • BUENOS AYRES, Sept. 1.— The Paraguayan revolutionists have" cap tured Villa Cqncepcion and 400 men, v.'ith arms and ammunition. Tire revolutionists now refuse all the terms offered them by the Government and an attack on the capital is be lieved to be imminent. Argentine has refused to recognize the insurgents as belligerents. ' War Bulletin. Continued on Page" 2 f Col unm 3. .'Guessing as to Port Arthur's ; FalL , ; ..TQKIO. ; Sept. ;i:~P. ppulari estimates of. the 'date, of the ifali'of jPort Arthur incline 1 to the • last week ; in • September.' ¦¦_- The Japanese repeated the. attempt to .throw -pontoons across^the Taitse near Liaoyang; during the. night- of August 31 ,"t again under cover of a .bombard ment,' and thi3 attempt was successful. . Severe' fighting may; therefore .be^ex pected r Immediately .'northeast of* the city^. .,.:.. :....> Z'C L ..'... . ¦ r '•; Kuropatkin' heard-of the passage of the' .Taitse at'SakarikankVantun after (S^o'clock on the evening of August 31, and ..immediately' gave orders "for, his men to fall, back on the outer positions. This "move is 'explained by the desire to collect a strong force' with, which to"re pel a' flanking" 'movement, from the northeast.;' .'.-, . ' ¦ > .. .-' , , \ > General Kuropatkin- was unable i to prevent' the r passage, owing to the dis tance- from Liaoyangv about- twenty miles, but ; for the same reason the-Jap anese were unable ¦ to '¦ bring-' the 'forces which gained the 'right bank immedi ately into action. " ; ' : ; . 'The efforts of the Japanese to cross the : river, on: August 30; were, not suc cessful, ;and General . Kuroki therefore ordered a portion of. his, army to ford it at-Sakankankwantun. . »V . ' ¦ ., LIAOYANG. Sept. 1.— General Ku roki. made "his successful attempt., to cross the Taitse River late this even ing,- under cover of a" heavy bombard ment of the extreme Russian left. The Japanese, artillery, which has been fir ing uninterruptedly for fourteen hours, ceased at; daylight this . morning, and then. resumed at 11 o'clock, to conceal Kuroki's preparations for, crossing the river. These preparations necessitated the'establishment of a pontoon' bridge, as the river was not fordable* lower than Sakankankwantun. 'and ; th6 pon toons must'have been floated -down the stream. •' • '¦ ¦ ¦ • ¦ .• » fall back to the northward. It is more than, likely, however", th'^t: he. will- de cide to flght' to a flnish. ,The : cards are all in his favor.' it.is believed/ now that he has the Japanese divided by the riv er,, thus ¦.effectually i turning the tables ¥pon hi3 v f6e. .' _ ' , . The determined^pursuit by the Jap-" ahe'seYbfJ the Russian outDosts when General • Kuropatkin .'gave the ) first or-' TOIvIO. Sent. 2.; — The Japanese left began- pressing the Russians 'toward Tatzho nt dawn this (Friday) ihom ing. The right ,is [engaged in the neighborhood of . HciTlngtai.' The Japanese casualties 'since' August 29 are ; ofnclally estimated at 10,000. TOKIO. v Sept." 2.^-A Russian steam-' s!:i[V engaged in clearing the channel at Port 'Arthur struck ainlne and. was destroyed- on. Wednesday. . . •»• — i ¦ — — : ¦ : — — "¦ — •}•_ MIJKDKX, Wednesday, Aug. 31.— A Japanese force of lOjOOO is reported to -be advancing: from the northeast uron Mukden. . .:, r ' . . . MUKDEN, Scpt.'l; 0:27 p. m.— -The train servlpri .between i Mukden-.- and Llaoyang ¦ is interrupted The roads are impassable. . . , . LON DON, : Sept - 2.— A special dis patch froiii" St. Petersburg,, which is not confirmed from, nny other source, reports that Cencral ¦ ILinevitch from Vladivostok •' is ; within V two ''days' march of Mukden, . with? 30,000 Itus sia n- troops/ _ ,\ ¦ . LONDON, Sept. 2.— -The Daily Mail's Kupantse correspondent says' that 25^000 Japanese ; are en route from Dulny to HnU'heiig by railway. .'Orig inally the} 1 were intended, to reinforce, the besiegers, of. Tort Arthur; but FJrlil Marshal Oyama. was satisfied tlint tlicy M'ere not required there and therefore sent them north. Kuroki Throws His Forces Across the Taitse. Armies' Fate Rests on To-Day's Combat Nep Army Fails to Reacli tlie President Capture Villa Con ception and. Its Garrison, |' JAPANESE STORMING THE SHELTER TRENCHES OF GENERAL STAKELBERG'S RUSSIAN FORCE. . j OYSTER BAY REPELS AN INVASION PARAGUAY'S REBELS ARE ADVANCING Kiefer— It may kill her Instantly and she may linger for a short time — you cannot always tell. Schaffer— When shall I give it to her? Kiefer— Give her a. capsule at 8 o'clock to-morrow morning. ¦. . • . Schaffer — Then I had better go down town early, so that I will be away. They will call me. by telephone and I will call you right away. Doc. so you can be there. Kiefer— How do you 'stand with the Coroner, Schaffer? \ Schaffer— I do not know, but I think I can fix that all right. You will be the physician and you can tell him .she died of heart trouble. ' Kiefer— Yes, I will tell him I have been attending her for a year for rheumatism of the heart and he will take my word. SCHAFFER IS ARRESTED. These arrangements having . been completed. Schaffer left with the cap sules, which he supposed contained poison. ' • At about 8:30 o'clock this, morning and about the time Schaffer expected his wife to die he was arrested and taken to the -police headquarters, where, confronted by the detectives and doctors, he made a partial admission as to the correctness of their statements. After a conference between the county and city prosecutors Schaffer was finally released, he having committed no act. they said, for which punish ment is provided by the statutes of this State. Schaffer is the father of four crown children, one! married, Kiefer— All right. Schaffer; this is my first job and It will be the last, but* I need the moneys- . ' Schaffer (pointing . to his mouth) — Mum's the word. Doc- How. long will it take to kill her? ..- ¦ The. conversation which- -.took place, according to Detectives Neidergall and Kincaid, was as follows: "• ¦'•." Schaffer— Doctor,! have this capsules. " DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 1,— A cold blooded death bargain In which Frank Schaffer, a prominent and wealthy business man, arranged through the pretended connivance of the family physician to kill .his -wife, developed' through police channels today, follow ing the arrest of the. would-be mur derer. ¦ - Schaffer is 54 years of age.. the presi dent of an envelope company and for merly owned and managed a number of retail groceries under the name' of' the Cincinnati Grocery Company. His alleged desire to wed a girl in the em ploy of the envelope company and with whom Schaffer, it is said, was madjy in love bred the desire to- get rttl-of his wife. 'J ;:.-••. According . to the story told, toy Dr. Charles A. Kiefer, Schaffer's family physician. Schaffer •went to the doctor and proposed to give him the sum of 5300 if he, the doctor, would, poison -or otherwise kill Schaffer's ' wife. Dr. Kiefer pretended to agree to. the -bar gain, but he said he., would not pre scribe the poison himself but .would arrange. with Dr. J. Q. Adarns for the deadly drug, " \ : . ' • ';'-,-.[ in the meantime Dr;: Klefer advised Dr. Adams and the .two agreed upon a programme of dispensing 1 a harmless drug to the intended victim. The police also were advised of '.the scheme.' • Two detectives were " secreted la an adjoining; room on Wednesday night when the final arrangements In the death bargain were made Between the doctor. and Schaffer and the harmless tablets were given the. latter.'to admin ister to his wife. The first of;these was to have been given this mornjng. MURDER IS PJjANNED. ' ' Special DlspatcS to Tha CalL FC'RTLANP. Or... Sept. i. — A 19-' •year-old youth giving the -nam» -of Charles TV". Walton and San Francisco "as- /his place 'of residence, to-night held iip a ' street car pri " the Willamette Heights brMSf.- Whilo trying: to escape arffft h". shot Officer O. Kelson; Who -was riding on the front platform <H the ¦¦'¦< af. It is believed the policeman will :^-- : .: ¦;;"•;.. :.-;..• -y. ¦-.¦¦•¦ • : : : The car, empty' 'Of -.passengers other thjntbe policeman, was running to ward : thi-s : city over the. .high bridge when Walton swung upon- the rear p:latt"ornV. ¦ grabbed Conductor Johnson's r.^riey.' box and then ordered him to "Vpfd: the front of the car. Walton carried. a pistol, had an open knife in h'lf- •poCk.r.t and wore a handkerchief as a '.'mask; '¦[¦' :- •• '• .-." ' ' ¦ :. ¦ p^licejna ri ?Celson ¦ looked through the curtain,- saw -what was happening .and ftart<=d: ir.Fide.'.-. Motdrrhan '. Bingham ¦f^Hovied just as Nelson threw Walton to the floor. The three- men rolled out on the- front platform. Walton fighting: ¦yigorous'y. ..Walton tifen discharged' his pistol- twicK both shots taking effect in jlhe .policeman!? abdomen.. Motorman Rih^harh ' thsn beat . Walton .with a •rrrotor crank- iint.il he 'was unconscious. J±_ fecjtiess', rid.e/'f .half- a mile brought t|ie;.Gar'.ti6fa;hospIta.L - BUigham feels certarri that Walton is . tfr»" , r.ob'ber ¦ w-ho. recently 'held up his car- an. Portland Heights. '. . . .Trkltbrj, was never out of sight •of -_th^ raf 'men,' Had the 'effrontery to ie!l xhk notice: thatlje had boarded the ea r /a s; a : '.passenger attd had'-been as- : :'.. ,.' : .-¦¦ ; ¦- . FJ-*ci«l DiEr»teb to The CtM Doctor Secretes Detectives in an Adjoin ing Room to Overhear the j> Negotiations. Frisoner Gijtco thV Nami of Charles ";W.: Walton 'and San -.Francisco ;-\ as His Place of. Residence.. . ; Fatally Wounds Policeman Arranges Witli P&ysician for the Poisoning ol . ' His Spouse- . . Ricli OWoan Makes Cold Blooded i Contract. ¦ Masked Youth Tries Portland. BARGAINS FOR DEATH OF WIFE BOLD THUG HOLDS UP CONDUCTOR MUKDEN, Sept. 1.— General Kuropatkin'. has abandoned .his heavily fortified position at Liaoy^ng and retired with his entire army to the north bank of the Taitse River to meet the advance of General Kuroki, who crossed the Taitse-twenty miles to the eastward andjat once advanced to-cut the -Russian-line of communications. The fate of the Russian arrriy hinges on the result of the battle with Kuroki's legions. Should the Russian arms triutnph, Kuroki would in .turn be placed in a critical position, as the Japanese forces are .now divided. Communication with Kunopatkin's headquarters has been interrupted since nightfall and it is believed that Japanese scouts have succeeded in cutting the wires. SLAVS FORCED TO ABANDON LIAOYANG BY KUROKTS BOLD FLANK MOVEMENT j| THE TK2ATZBS. Alcaiar — "Hathan Halo." h California— "Tes« of tha DTTr- ferrules." "Central— The Plrst Bori." Columbia — "Candida" and "Tie Kan of Deitlny." riacher's — "Anheuser Push." Grand — "Under Two Plaars." Orpheam— VandcvlUe. Tivoli— "The Toreador." The San Francisco Call. PRICE FIVE CENTS.