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IS ARRESTED IN DENVER ASHLAND. Wis.. Sept. 20. — Placing a silver dollar between his teeth while he reached in his Docket for change to pay a small bill. Captain Walter Mahan of the steamer Lunham threw his head back to laugh last night and as he opened his mouth the dollar slipped back and he swallowed it. Physicians ' worked on him for several hours, but were unable to re move the coin. This afternoon an in cision was made in the throat four inches long and four physicians pulled the dollar out of Mahan's oesophagus. The operation was serious and Cap tain Mahan Is not out of danger. The dollar was found about six Inches be low the glottis. Surgeons Cut Coin From Man's Oesophagus and Patient Is in a Serions Condition. Democratic Leaders Fail to Select Gubernatorial Nominee. SARATOGA, N. Y., Sept. 21.— After a conference among the Democratic State leaders, lasting from 12:15 to 1:25 o'clock this morning. In an effort to harmonize the conflicting ele ments of the party, the members of the conference separated with the un derstanding that they should meet rt£ain at 9 o'clock- The conferees p-ere mute as to details of their dis cussion, the only anonuncement being that no final agreement had been reached. Such talk as eddied around the cor ridors at midnight was all to the effect that Grout would be the nominee for WISCONSIN MAN SWALLOWS A DOLLAR AND 3IAY DIE DEADLOCK AT SARATOGA. The platform provides for the taxa tion of second-class railroad property, at local rates. This would add about (400,000 to the ?l,500,000 of taxes paid annually by the railroads in this State. Second-class property used for railroad purposes is that outside of the main line. TRENTON, N. J.. Sept. 20. — In a State convention that was enthusiastic and harmonious, the Republicans of New Jersey to-day by acclamation nominated former State Senator Ed ward C. Stokes of Cumberland County for the Governorship. Senator Stokes, who had been ill, appeared In the con vention hall and accepted the nomina tion in a speech, that was well re ceived. ." ' ~; bcrland by Acclamation. NEW JERSEY'S NEXT GOVERNOR. Republicans Nominate Stokes of Cuui- Acting Secretary Ryan said that heretofore the lands have been sold to the highest bidder and the proceeds paid directly to the Indians, with the result that in many instances the In dians soon were divested of their money. WASHINGTON, Sept. 20. — One of the most drastic orders ever issued by the Government for the protection of the several Indian tribes against fraud and robbery was promulgated to-day by Acting Secretary of the Interior Ryan. The order in question amends the rules for the sale of inherited In dian lands so as 1 to require that the proceeds to be derived from their sale shall be placed with the most convenient United States depository to the credit of each heir in proper pro portion, subject to the check of such heirs or their recognized guardians, for amounts not exceeding $10 to each in any one month. Before beins paid, however. It will be necessary for these checks to be approved by the agent or other officer In charge. For sums in excess of J 10 per month, the money will be paid upon the approval of the agent only when specifically author ized so to do b*' the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. *!;¦ - WILL PROTECT INDIANS' MONEY Governor, but Senator McCarren was the only one of the prominent leaders that would say so. At the same time there came rumors of the coalition of certain up-State interests around Tam many Hall and against the alliance supposed to be represented by Senator McCarren. The candidacy of Shepard Is the center about which most of the anti- Grout sentiment gathered. The convention yesterday held its preliminary session and heard an ex tended speech by William B. Horn blower as temporary chairman. LAWMAKERS OF IIAYTI ANGERED BY A STRANGER Russian Position to Be Based on Ad miralty Court's Decisions. ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 20. — Rus sia's position on the question of con traband of war will be officially pro mulgated in the form of decisions of the Admiralty Court In the cases of the Calchas, Arabia and Allentown, when they come up on appeal. Pro fessor de Maurtens, president of the commission which decided what should constitute contraband, accord- Ing to Russian views, will appear on behalf of the Government, thus prac tically insuring the acceptance of the principle formulated by the commis sion. As he will be in possession of the American and British notes, the contentions of those Governments will be practically settled before the court. Russia's proposition has been au thoritatively stated to the press as fol lows : "Russia does not desire to interfere with the United States' legitimate commerce with Japan, but she has the right to and must protect herself, as far as possible, against shipments which may aid the enemy in prosecut ing the war." Deprive American of a Concession Bv canse Deputy's Speech Is Inter rupted. PORT AU PRINCE. Hayti. Sept. 20. — The fact that a Deputy was in terrupted by outsider while speak ing in the Chamber of Communes yesterday has 'caused an international Incident of a mild character. The Haytian Government some time ago granted two American citizens ;•. concession for the construction and exploitation of a railroad from G<» naivea to Hinche. an important line passin? through a rich part of tlie country. The concession was beiiiK discussed in the chamber yesterd-.y when one of the occupants of the strangers' gallery, a foreigner, inter rupted a Deputy who was speaking, which caused so much indignation amon'g the Deputies that the motion to aporove the concession was re jected. President Nord, however, has Informed American Minister Powell that reparation will be made for the regrettable Incident and that the con cession will be approved at the next session of the -Lesislature. Callforninns in New York. NEW YORK. Sept. 20. — The fol lowing Calif ornians are in New York: From San Francisco — B. V. Barton, at the Herald Square; M. H. Hamilton Jr. and wife, at the Imperial; G. N. Dreyer, at the Grand Union: I. D. Isaacs, at the Holland; A. J. Lowen berg, at the Savoy; R. McElroy, at the Broadway Central; C. E. Ray, at the Grand Union; C. E. Schmidt, at the Ashland; C. W. Strun, at the Imperial. From Santa Ana — J. Sleeper, at the Victoria. From Los Angeles — S. M. Bosbos, at the Normandle; W. W. Nener and wife and W. B. Scott, at the Imperial; C. Udell, at the Normandle; J. c. Cribb and wife, at the Imperial; Dr. H. G. Bayless, at the Navarre; Dr. N. L. Rowell. at the St. Denis. VIENXA, Bert. 20.— An Austrian Naval League, modeled after tn« G-man Naval Leagu*. *¦«» organiMd her* to-day. It ta supported by Archdulca Fran* Ferdinand, the Austrian Ministry and other Influential par sonages. ROME, Sei>t. 20. — The Congress of Free Thinkers assembled here to-day at the Roman college erected ,by Pope Gregory XIII. The event assumed spe cial importance, this being the anniver sary of the fall of the temporal power of the Popes and alpo on account of the recent Franco- Vatican conflict. More than 5000 delegates were present, the Frenchmen alone numbering about 1000. Ten delegates came from America, in cluding Dr. Moncure D. Conway of New York, representing the secular so ciety of the United States; Dr". J. B. Wilson of Cincinnati and Professor M. M. Mangasarlan of Chicago. Professor Pergi presided and deliv ered an address, which was warmly ap plauded, glorifying the triumphs of science over superstition. He hailed the fall of temporal power, condemned Catholicism as prehistoric and protest ed against war.ending with advocating an indissoluble alliance of nations and the universal brotherhood of the peo ples. At a subsequent sitting of the con gress Professor Haeckel of Jena Uni versity proposed a message to Premier Combes of France congratulating him on his struggle for the right of human thought against theocratic oppression, and also for what he has accomplished for the separation of church and state. In the Osservatore Romano, the or gan of the Vatican, this official notice appears: Innumerable telegrams have reached the Pope from all classes of people In Italy protesting against the Satanic Congress of Kree Thinkers, which, .under the auspices of Freemasonry was Inaugurated tr--day In Rome, the center of ths Catholic faith. Congress Assembles in Historic Col lege ami Opens on Anniversary of I*o|>e*s JjOss of Temporal Power. The instability of the Democratic party during the last few year* gives nc» ground for confidence in Its capacity to administer the great affairs of tfce Government. It is con tinually shifting Its issues. It has been grasp ing ta a blind effort to aelze bold of tome irs'it which would restore It to power. Its paramount Issue of to-<Jay !• abandoned to morrow. - BALTIMORE. Md., Sept. 'JO.— Senator Charles W. Fairbanks was the chief speaker at a Republican mass meeting in this city to-night, the event being the formal opening of the Republican campaign in Maryland. Senator Fair banks was escorted from Wilmington to Baltimore by a committee of lead ing Republicans. At the Hotel Ren nert a reception was held. In his speech Senator Fairbanks de clared that the losses of Baltimore In the conflagration of this year were not so large as those sustained by the city during the last Democratic adminis tration, as a result of tlie temporary overthrow of Republican principles. He declared that during the Cleveland administration buKinese in this and other leading cities was choked, pay rolls iver* reduced and the wajre rate diminished. On the subject of protec tion be said: Th« Republican protective «jstem is an Issue in the pending campaign. The Democratic 1 any. true to Its traditional policy of hostility «o it. htm declared protection to be "robbery." Us triumph would be a direct and positive blow tu the urotectlve wystein, which h&s *o eplon<!id!y vindicated Itself. * Tbe overthrow of Retmbllcaa policies to-day tnuK biicg eimilu- result* to these which fol lowed their overthrow In 1S92. Nominee's Theme. IX'tnocralic Ineonrx > tency Is Uie FAIRBANKS IN BALTIMORE. A score of persons were Injured in the attack and one man was made in sensible by a blow on the head. Four were arrested, charged with disorderly conduct. CHICAGO, Sept. 20. — An unknown man in a buggT was attacked by a mob of 500 persons at West Twelfth and Halsted streets yesterday, after he had run down and painfully injured Molly Kemkowsky, aged 6. Hundreds of Ghetto Jews, celebrating the feast of Yom Klppur, pursued the buggy for blocks and bombarded the driver with bricks and stones till ' the police, brought by a riot call, fought their way through the crowd with clubs and rescued the driver. . Police Save Chlcajxo Man From 500 Enraged Hebrews. ATTACKED BY JEWS. fri:e thinkers hold convention' ix rome ROSEMOUNT. Ksopus. N. Y., Aug. 31, 1804.— General H. V. Boynton, President So ciety of the Army of the Cumberland, Indian apolis, find.— My Dear Sir: I very much regret that It Is Impossible for me to attend the thirty-second annual reunion of "the Society of the Army of the Cumberland. Will you be kind enough to convey to the- society as surances of my regrets and very grateful ap preciation? Very truly your», ALTON a PARKER. Judge Parker sent the following Letters Arc Read at the Reunion of the Army of the Cum . bcrland. INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Sept 20.— The nominating committee of the So ciety of the Army of the Cumberland made its report d irinsr the afternoon session. The following officers were chosen: President. General H. V. Boynton, Washington; corresponding secretary, Major John Tweedale. U. S. A., Washington; recording secretary, Colonel John W. Steele, Oberlin, Ohio; treasurer, General Frank A. Smith, U. S. A, The following letter from President Roosevelt was read: OYSTER BAY, N. Y., Aug. 30, 1004.— My Dear General Boynton: Permit me. through you, to extend ray hearty good wlshe* to the Society cf the Army of the Cumberland at Its reunion in Indianapolis. I only wish it were in my power to be present. The record of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland Ib Indeed noteworthy. Three o? Its members were Presidents of the United StstPs — Grant. Garfleld ami Harrison. Four commanded the army after the Civil War — Grant. Sheridan. Sherman and Hohofleld. Two readied the Supreme Court — Matthews and Harlan. You have had many members In the Cabinet, In the Senate and in the House of Representative*. One of them. General Klefer, became speaker of the House. For this excep tional 'r«:ord you are entitled to the reaped and admiration of your countrymen; but after all, the great claim, the undying- claim, that you have upon all the people of this nation, rests upon the fact that all of you, from the major general to the private, did your full part in that great brotherhood of men who formed th« Union army from 18C1 to 1SC5, and who, during those year*, rendered not only to our people, but to all mankind, the greatest service which it was given to any men of the nineteenth century to render. The men who served in the great Civil War left to their children and their children's children unto the remotest generation not merely a re united country, not merely the sense of be longing to a nation which bat before it a future so vast that even lt» most loyal &on« can hardly venture to anticipate it, but you left to them also the memory of the way In which that formidable army of fighting men, when once the war was ended, turned forth wUh to the -pursuits of peace and showed thi-rcselves good citizens at home, just a« they hart shown themselves good foldiers at the front. Jn any great crisis of war this nation must rely mainly upon it* volunteer soldiery ar.d the veterans of the Civil War have left us forever the model of what such a soldiery slu.'Uld be. We of the younger generation owe you a.-: debt greater than we can ever pay. alike for the leiEoas you taught In war and for the leston you tausht in peace. With the heartiest regards and with "every c.-irdial wl«h for the success of your reunion, btlleve me, very faithfully yours. THEODORE ROOSEVELT. . ROOSEVELT AND PARKER . \yiITE TO WAR VETERANS FINAL RULING ON CONTRABAND. VALLEJO, Sept. 20. — The big. black converted Russian cruiser Lena, con tinues to be the most interesting object at the navy yard. Her crew is being given liberty in squads of twenty-flve. They stroll quietly about the streets of Vallejo. The officers seem more con cerned, and while a number of them have visited Vallejo they look upon the disarmament of their ship as a piece of hard luck. American ord nance officers and a force of men have removed all the small guns from the Lena and sent the breech blocks of her big guns ashore. By 3 p. m. to-mor row the sixty tons of ammunition now in the magazine of the Russian ship will be safely stored ashore. In the meantime great care is being taken that the Lena is not .njured by out side parties. This afternoon Admiral McCalla, commandant of the navy yard, heard that one of the Lena's crew was seri ously ill. He sent the yard ambulance to the ship and had the sufferer con veyed to the navy yard hospital, at the same time informing the Russian cap tain that his officers and men can ex pect as good treatment as the accom modations and facilities of the navy yard will afford. Sends Sick Member of Lena's Crew to the Hospital. KIND ACT OF McCALLA. MADRID, Sept. 20. — Official denial Is made of the story printed in the Correspondencia yesterday under date of Bilbao that a Russian cruiser had been «een off Cape St. Marie and she had fired two shots at and taken pos session of a merchant vessel supposed to be a British steamship. British Ship Not Fired Upon. SEDALIA, Mo., Sept. 20.— Charles E. Bliss staked his life last night on a game of cards and lost. He' paid the penalty a few minutes later by com mitting suicide. Bliss was the con of a Seventh Day Adventist preacher i-esidlng at 504 West Main street, Peru, 7nd. Shortly before midnight 'Bliss called upon "Ted" Moore, a notorious woman, with whom he was infatuated, and chal lenged her to a game of pitch. "For what shall we play?" the wom an asked. "I will stake my life against yours," replied Bliss. The cards were d^alt and the woman won. Bliss put on his hat and kissed the woman good-by, went to a nearby drug store, purchased a bottle of car bolic acid and ended his life. He died before a physician; could reach him, refusing to the last to take an antidote which was pressed upon him. Special Dispatch to The Call LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20.— In the hills that skirt the eastern boundary of the city the county authorities for months have maintained a leper camp, in which there were half a dozen per sons attlicted with tbis hideous disease. They lived In tents and from time to time were visited by physicians from the County Hospital, under whose charge they were. To-night when a visit was made to the camp it was found to be deserted. All of the lepers had disappeared. The hospital authori ties organized a party, to search for the missing patients, but later the futility of such a search was realized and the party returned. It was learned that Mrs. L. Cham berlain, once a beautiful woman and a leader among her unfortunate com panions had caused the flight- She was taken from her husband several months ago and placed in the camp, and there he saw her at times. He finally decided to take her and live with her despite her leprosy," and told his friends he would nurse her as carefully as she could be cared for In the camp. She consented to go with him, and after her departure the other unfortunates refused to stay. Er>ccial Dispatch to The Call Finally the police quelled the disturb ance, cordoned off the streets in the dis turbed area and made several arrests. Excited groups of orthodox Jews, how ever, continued- to parade the streets, and the houses of several socialist Jews were stoned. LONDON, Sept. 20.— The day of atonement was marked in London by serious rioting in the Jewish quarter of the East End. More than 2000 Jews en gaged In a disturbance, and nearly 300 police had to be called out before the disorder was quelled. The trouble arose over the action of the non-conforming members of a so cial democratic Jewish club at Spital fields, situated in the heart of a dis trict containing about 20,000 Jewish in habitants. .The socialists openly pa raded in disregard of the fasting in junction, and made a celebration with wines at the clubhouse. . The orthodox Jews were angered and surrounded the clubhouse and stoned it. The social ists threw bottles at the crowd, and goon the two or three narrow streets in the vicinity became choked by a fighting mob. Ambulances were called out and the doctors had many minor cases to attend to. PARIS. Sept. 21. — The Matin's Chefu correspondent telegraphs the following : "The use of dumdum bullets by Russians is confirmed, a Russian having confessed to me that he brought a thousand such bullets with him and used 300 of them. I believe this case was of individual initiative, for which the authorities are not re sponsible. On the other hand, a wit ness ufflrms that Russian soldiers at Port Arthur have been -killed by ex plosive bullets." Both Skies Urtlns: "Dumdums." JEW'S ENGAGE IN BIG RIOT LIFE IS SWEET EVEN TO LEPERS The platform adopted to-morrow will deal unmJncinffly with the so-called "Law and Order" policy of Governor Peabody, nominee for re-election on the Republican ticket. Of the remaining five or six men mentioned for the nomination, it is be lieved that, with Hughes and Adams met aside. Ex-Congressman Shaffroth cf Denver, and State Senator Edward F. Taylor of Glenwood, would lead the race. Again. Ex-Governor Alva Adams, of Puc-blo, who has given out a statement and reiterated it in an address before the Pueblo County Convention that un der no conditions would he allow his name to be placed before the conven tion, has been indorsed by the Pueblo convention and the delegation has been instructed to vote for him for Gov ernor. Contrary to the usual conditicms, the names of those who are least active in pursuit of the gubernatorial nomina tion, are most frequently mentioned as having the favor of the delegates. It is even asserted that Charles J. Hughes Jr.. of Denver, a U-ading attorney, who has never authoritatively announced that he is a candidate for the ofiice, could be nominated oa the first ballot if he vould express a. Ceslre to be Chosen. DENVER, Coio.. Sept. 20.— The Dem ocratic State Convention will meet in this city to-morrow to nominate a full State ticket and five Presidential electors. State Contention Meets To-Day in Denver. COLORADO DEMOCRAT^. Stoessel Reports 'Victory for the Gar-, rison on September 16. ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 20.— Lieu- i tenant General Stoessel, commanding j the Russian military forces at Port Ar- ; thur, reports by telegraph that on the , The foregoing comes from a Rus sian of standing, whose previous Infor mation has been correct. He adds that the attack at the end of August, which was reported as two separate at-^aultF. really constituted a ten days' battle, the fighting being the heaviest during the first three days and the last fcur day6 of that period. Although the Japanese retired August 31 along the greater part of their line, they remained In four supplementary forts on the northeast front, which they had captured from the Russians. • . During the fighting In August the attempt to capture Kikwan Mountain ccst the Japanese an entire regiment. This statement has been absolutely confirmed. CHEFU, Sept. 20. — Authoritative in formation has been received here of a general attack upon Port Arthur by the Japanese forces, which began yes terday before daybreak and continued until dark. All indications point to an effort to capture certain of the north east main forts. This is the attack for which the Japanese have been preparing for the past nineteen days, with slight hope of success. As forecast in these dispatches, the Japanese attack on Port Arthur is di rected against the northeast front. The main object is to capture the for tifications on Kikwan Mountain, Rix- Iv.ngr Mountain and the Intermediate forts. the Northeast Line. Japanese Onslaught Directed Against ATTACKING MAIN* FORTS. CHICAGO, Sept. 20.— The sentiment cf the West is overwhelmingly Repub lican, according to the preliminary re ports from State jx>lls which have been going on throughout the country for a. month. This announcement was made to-day by the managers at the national Kepublican headquarters. The reports also show that the minds of voters are already made up to an tiausual degree. Chairman Roy O. West cf the State committee ascribed this fact not only to the lack of live issues in the campaign, but also to the fact that the labor unions and similar or £2iniz&tioris and free rural mail delivery biive done much to educate the people In the last four years. While the Republican managers are inclined to view the political situation vith confidence, they gay that there tnay be a whirlwind campaign in Octo ber, and that both Republicans and Democrats will v.ork to get out the vote en election day as they never worked before. Special Disi>a.lch to The C*1L "That's an old" story. What you want now is news. But why shouM I tell my plars." The combination of lines now under Hawl^y's domination would mean a through system of railroads from To ledo, lake and trui k line points to th« Pacific Coast with branch lines in the Middle West and in Colorado territory. Hawley to-day would not admit at first that he controlled the Chicago and Alton, nor that he might send out requests for proxies for the annual meeting in October. But when reminded that he said six months ago that he controlled the line and also that the Kuhn-Loeb & Co. request for deposits of stock was only a "bluff to get control, while the Kuhn-^TiOeb Harriman party had lost" he said: It now becomes public that Hawley went into the directorate of the West ern Pacific wiih th» Idea of building a new transcontinental system to Include the Toledo, St. Louis and "Western, and Chicaso and Alton roads, and the so called Hawley lin^s in the Central West, the Colorado Southern and West ern Pacific. This Is the final survey. Two prelim inaries, one east to Winnemucca, the other south to Reno, have been made from Fish Springs. Which of these two will be chosen will not be known for several days. NEW YORK. Sept. 20— Another trans continental railroad combination 13 planned. Edwin Hawley is its sponsor. The undertaking involves the so-called Hawley lines in the Middle States, in cluding the Alton and the Toledo, St. Louis and Western roads, extending into Eastern trunk line territory, ami the Western Pacific, now being built from the Salt I>ake gateway to the Pa cific Coast. Such a deal, if carried out. would mean a combination with Iine3 from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Ocean. The scheme has been formed !n detail, and all that remains to be done is to put it into effect. Hawley said to-day It would be un wise to tell details of his plan. He said his control of the Chicago and Alton was too old a fact to be dis cussed. He admitted he still dominat ed the Clover Leaf and said the Chi cago interests in that line would have nothing to say as to its disposition. He made many more pertinent state ments, but not for publication. . RENO, Sept. 20.— Ten engineers of the Western Pacific Company began work through the Deckwith Pass to-day. This is the first open move made by the company in Nevada, and shows conclu sively that the company is about to be gin active work on its transcontinental line, and the much mooted question of a route through the Sierra -Mountain* has at last been decided. It will be through the Beckwith Pass. The engineers are following along the line of the Nevada, California and Ore gon Railroad. This shows that the*com pany will probably absorb the narrow guage. Special Dispatch to The Call "Sub-lieutenant PhilHppoft* chiefly dis tinguished himEelf, showing the great est bravery." "PORT ARTHUR, Sept. 16.— The en emy continues daily to bombard the forts and batteries inside the fortress, but still without showing any great activity. "The wounded are recovering and eagerly resume thsir glares in the ranks. They are heroes. The troops are in excellent spirits. "At about 3 o'clock, this morning (September 16) .at least ore Japanese battalion attacked the redoubt protect ing the water works. The garrison of the redoubt repulsed the attack, but the enemy received reinforcements and renewed the attack after a half-hour. The garrison again repulsed them with rifles and machine guns, supported bya artillery. The Japanese sustained great losses and did not again attempt to take the offensive. night of September 16 the garrison re pelled two attacks on the redoubt pro tecting the water works. General Stoes sel's dispatch is as follows: STAKES LIFE AND LOSES IT The last attack mentioned by Gen eral Stoessel took place on the night of September 14 and was directed against redoubt No. 8, which protects the wa ter supply of the city. The redoubt is about two miles beyond the line of per manent forts and the attack upon this shows that the Japanese were not then within striking distance of the main fortress. Reports from Shanghai that some of the defenses had fallen into the hands of the Japanese aa a result of a general assault on September 20 are not • confirmed from Russian sources. J ST. PETERSBURG, Sept, 21, 1:05 a. m. — Interest is again concentrated upon Port Arthur, owing to the receipt from foreign sources of news that a general storming of the fortress has begun. A few belated telegrams from General Stcestel, the commander at Port Arthur, recording the repulse of the Japanese in continued attacks, EtrensrtheV. confidence in the ability of the defenders to hold out despite the furious onslaughts being made upon them. The telegrams brought to Chefu by Prince Radzivill have not yet reached the War Office, it is understood that these dispatches contain details ot the landing of strong Japanese reinforce ments at Dalny. which would tc-nd to confirm the belief that it is the inten tion of the Japanese to storm the fort ress and that the warships probably will take part in the attack. In this event the remnanW of the Russian fleet will doubileas go out and engage the Japanese fleet. . All Russia is 'anxiously 'awaiting news from the beleaguered garrison. Public feeling has been aroused to a high tension by the dreadful picture given by Prince Radzivill of the suffer ings of the Russian army there. BESIEGERS REPULSED. Eloquence of the Party Orator Will Have Little Effect During the Closing Weeks of the Campaign Latest Move of the Company Shows That Path Over the Sierras Has Been Selected by the Gould Corporation St Petersburg Confident That Port Arthur Will Repulse the Furious onslaughts by Land and Sea. PARTY OF TEX MEN MAKING LAST SURVEY VOTERS ALREADY HAVE MADE CHOICE Nevertheless, it is considered more than doubtful if General Kuropatkin will make a decisive stand south of Tie Pass. ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 21.— The sensational announcement that Gen eral Kuroki has crossed the Hun River unopposed and that the whole Japan ese army is advancing upon Mukden is overshadowed bv anxiety for Port Ar thur. Moreover, the announcement rel ative to Kuroki does not receive com plete credence here, as being in direct contradiction of official news issued by the general staff. General Kuropatkin ennounced only two days ago that there was not a single Japanese east of Bentsiaputee. How, it is asked, could General Kuroki, with 100,000 men. slip past General Rennenkampfit's Cos sacks and cross the Hun River near the Fustian coal mines, thirty miles east of Mukden? Fushan is situated on the road from Bentsiaputze, where General Kuroki crossed the Taitse lliver. This road is carefullv watched by General Kuropat kin's outposts be tween Mukden and Sinsintin. A strons guard has been placed at the Fushun mines, which General Kuropatkin will not give up without a struggle, as the loss cf the mines would involve the cutting off of the coal supply for the whole of the Manchurian Railway. TOKIO, Sept. 20.— Field Marshal Oyama, commanding the Japanese forces in Manchuria, telegraphed to day as follows: "An investigation of the trophies cap tured by up, made since our last re port, shows the following: Russian buildings occupied by us in the neigh borhood of I-iaoyang, 353 houses and 214 warehouses, covering an area of 58,000 square yards. We also seized 79,360 bushels of barley, rice, wheat and millet: 1300 cases of kerosene, 1800 cases of sugar, 16i^tons of coal and much cordwood. The amount of coal captured by General Kuroki will be re ported later." Oyama" Rn>orts Further on the Uao yang Trophies of War. The general feeling is that Great Britain has profited by Russia's pre occupation in the wap to make her po sition in Tibet secure. Therefore the thief importance of the protest at this time is to serve notice that Russia does not acquiesce in Great Britain's Tibetan programme and that she will feel herself at liberty to reopen the question when her hands are again free. r •* RUSSIAN STORES CAPTURED. ST. PETERSBURG. Sept. 20. — Rus sia maintains that Great Britain has broken faith in the matter of the Ti betan treaty, and Embassador Benck endorff has been instructed to lodge a general protest at the British Foreign Office. According to the Russian view Great Britain's pledget to Rus sia regarding the scope of the expe dition contemplated only the refla tion of trade between India and Tibet, and she disclaimed any purpose to meddle with the internal or political affair3 of the country. Instead of so doing a treaty was forced upon the Tibetans which goes much further, creating a virtua.1 protectorate over the country. MUKDEX, Sept. 20. — A battle is imminent. The Japanese are advancing with eight and possibly nine til visions. ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 20. — It is reported here that four warships purchased from Argentina have ar rived at Ubau. SHANGHAI, Sept. 20.— The general attack on Port Arthur wliicli began yesterday and in which the Jap anese fleet fs co-operating was resumed this morning. The Japanese raptured two important forts on cither side of Sueiszejing", north of Port Arthur. BERLIN, Sept. 21. — The>, correspondent of the Lokal Anzeiger has telegraphed from Keval to his pancr an interview with Vice Admiral Itojestvensky, who declares that he expects three additional vessels berore long, and that, with the augmented squadron, he will leave for the Tar East, The 'correspondent dimly intimates that the arrival of this squadron at Vladivostok, need not .be expected before spring. ST. PETERSBURG. Sept. 20. — The following dispatch has been received from General Kuropatkin: ''The reconnaissance made on September 17 establishes the fact that the Japanese position at Bentsiaputzc is strongly held by a brigade, with guns. There was no enemy cast of Bentslaputze, but Japanese reinforcements arrived on September 13 in the vicinity of that \illage. Large Japanese forces from Liaoyang have already crossed to the right bank of the Tnltse River. A Cossack patrol attacked a Japanese convoy west of Bentsiaputzc and captured thirty horses, with their loads." Polls Taken Throughout the Western States Re veal an Overwhelming Republican Sentiment Railroad Bejrin Work on Its TranscontinentalRoute and Settle 31ooted Question Engineers of Western Pacific Genera! Protest to Be Lodged by Embassador. Believes He Is Being Held Back at i Hun River. ROOSEVELT LANDSLIDE IS CERTAIN BECKWITH PASS ROAD IS STARTED Russia Doubts the News of Kuroki's Advance. British Treaty With Tibet Excites Russia. LATEST IMPORTANT WAR NEWS BULLETINED TO THE CALL JAPANESE ADVANCE IN FORCE UPON MUKDEN AND BATTLE IS IMMINENT THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21. 1904. SAN BERNARDINO. Sept. 20.— Shortly before 3 o'clock this after noon fire was discovered on the apex of the famous Arrow Head. All the forest rangers in the city, ranchers and other available men hastened to the fire and by the hardest work the flames were brought under control. Forest Rangers Fight Fire. RENO, Sept. 20.— -Lightning hit the electric light wires of the Reno Power, Light and Water Company to-night, and as a result the big gen erator of the company was burned opt and for some time the town was In darkness. Electric storms have been frequent here .for the past several days. .Considerable damage. has been dontv but no fatalities are reported. ,¦ Reno Visited by Lightning. SAN RAFAEL, Sept. 20. — The ca8e of the people versus W. B. Bradbury, the San Francisco millionaire, who was recently arrested on a charge of having assaulted Mrs. C. Hanlfin, a domestic employed by him at Corte Madera, came up to-day in the Su perior Court. The demurrer of John W. Hosmer, Bradbury's attorney, to the information -was sustained by Judge Lennon. District ¦ Attorney Boyd * Immediately, filed - a new infor mation. - •inwiBiininr r - " : . *- Bradbury Wins a Point. McLonc Nominated for Governor. CONCORD, N. 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