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THE BEAUMONT ENTERPRI
SE. VOL. VIM. BEAUMONT, TEXAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1904 No. 139. SAFETY HINGES ON FORTITUDE OF FLANK FATE OF RETREATING RUSSIAN ARMY DE PENDS SOLELY ON THE FIGHTING QUAL ITY OF THE LEFT WING. KUROPATKIN 1RYING TO Indications Point to Liao Yang Being the Bloodiest Bat- tls Since Franco-Prussian War, the Japanese Haying Reported a Casualty List of 25,000. Tokio, Sept. 2.-1:0 a. nt. Tlia . Toklo, Sept. 2, (0 p. m.) A low nd fighting at lAuo Yung was continued dilioiial details of tlio progrcsu of the until a late hour last nighht. It was battlo at Liao Yang reached Toklo resumed at dawn today. Tlio fate of at a late hour today, great bulk or the retreating Russian Gen. Kurokl's right is continuing to army hinges upon the bravery and press tho Hel Yangtai seeking ground fortitude of Us left flank. Ucforo failing back (Ion. Kuropat kin intended that his left to the cast ward and nortward of Liao Yang should be greatly strengthened in tho hope of cheeking Kurokl's advance around his Hank and to protect his line ot retreat and commuiiitwtioii. The greatest portion of tills protecting force seems to have been massed In the north of Heyinglai, 12 miles northeast of Liao Yang, where It was fiercely assaulted by Gen. Kuroki at 11 o'clock Thursday morning. The result of the lighting is not known. If Kuroki wins and strikes the Hank of tlio retreating Russian army and reaches tho rear It will place the Rus sians in a most serious predicament. Interfering with Trains. Yesterday the Japanese managed to interfere seriously with the train ser vice from Hao Yang. They used some guns captureu from tho Russians to bombard the rallifiad station at Liao Yang thus preventing the entrain ing of Russian troops. , No details of the pursuit of the Russians have been received here. It is evident the Russians are moving kick siowiy uuiin.ti.iiit, me and shielding their movement as far as possible. Nothing concerning the actual oc cupation of Liao Yang has been re ceived here. The dispatches indicate (hat the Russians are still in posscij; uion of Liao Yang this (Friday) morn ing. The list of casualties in the fighting before Liao Yang is growing . 1...,:. 1. ..,.11 .....,' HHIICttLI'illS illu lll.IL II ill Viik wmv,u Laniiih H"i iu to bo the bloodiest battlo since the tion that the neutral powers are com-Franco-Prussian war. The calcula- paring views with the object of of lions or casualties must include the fcr.;g friendly mediation in tho war losses since August 2a, for the con- between Russia and Janan says that ...... i..... I....... ....... ii.. ..n ,.,,i,tiii,w,iiu T . .i dim, u The Japanese have already reported over 25,000 men Killed or wounueu. "1 ho number captured is not given. Advices to Legation. Washington, D. C. Sept. 2.-The - , . . i 4i. 11..... Japanese legation received the follow- lug lrom Tokio: Marshal Oyama re ports under date of September 1 that I he enemy w as unable to resist our tierce attack und is retiring toward Liao Yang. Our left and center are hotly pur suing the uiemy who is in great con tusion trying to retire to the right bank of tho Taitsc river. We cap tured a unrulier of cannons, which arc ... i..i...r.i .ho 1 .i..n' Yang railroad station. Our right at- larking the enemy at Hainlai. fifteen miles northeast of Liao Yang. Our casualties since August ; 'I'llli urm about lij.MW)." Battle Still on. Tokio. Sept. 2. It Is r ixirted hero that a conflict Is raging at Liao Yang. Jap Center Advances. Ti.kio, Kit 2. 3 p. m.l The cbi f of BtalT of the Japanese army J nation pmNwd by the I'npi-d Slates .;. . X.k!hm t. ...graphing early Uiis j Aucut 21 in n card to the iinr. stri.-t-n...nong r. .n1 that the Japan-sc rrlri. tion .f American transports rraii' was cntinuin to ltirc t.ta) r 'tisul 'li-m-ml Mh ha ! ft St. oh ih ,.!,.. rf i.kinz a I. in- from t Mnii. hi V n to Liao Yana anl ff.-l- tne a njnnnlii mith the Japanese 1 I ft immn'K-d by Oen. Oku. Japs Use Captured Guns. TMo. Fpt. 2. tN'iont A teleersm r" ,v-4 frmi the eliiif if ' fT in tlii" fi-lH itidi' Unit f i n III in m lllJll, 4 tbr Jspi!-e I' t army tsin- d 'Ii" w ti'lufi' y mi r f H"-ian l,;-tn slid i- ti'T l,r a nict.i attai k. .t;iiHw. ti, iii'-d a f'KBh'ilr) f-r I i- tr 'in .)!- !r nf'.-rii'Kin t"!'e!i-m . ik-i rKftifned ti'-'.' i"ti arid tf'- tTi'fT)'- id -n- wi S)"ni-t f at J i'iUli 11i'ir')r i"nt,e. "r lint'tie d- -c--'u' t:i!.' "wk wb!-h f r -'-'1 t'l HII' !. i t.-r ' j- ji" ' r-d t-. I Jut- I ' 1 Vn - '1,2 irK ni 1 . d "-n ! . j: n"t)' PROTECT HIS LINE OF RETREAT AND COMMUNICATION where their guns will dominate tho railroad. The troops under Gen. Ku roki are jaded and weary. They have been marching since August 3!:i, but in spito of this they attack with spir it. Tlio Japanese are confident they have already swept back the strong Russian force with which they have been engaged and It is probable that when the details arc known it will bo found a great tragedy was enacted to day along the Taitse river. The Taitse is Hooded and cannot bo forded. Gen. Kurokt in command of tho Japanese left army has directed his energies to forcing the Russians to the river, and it is probable that many were drowned there. A private dispatch received here re ports that flro is raging at Liao Yang. Russians Have Greater Number. Unofficial estimates place tho Rus sian troops in the vicinity of Liao Yang at 15 divisions of 15,000 men each. These are probably excessive, but it is evident that numerically the Russians exceed tlio Japanese. It seems that the Japanese avoided direct assault upon Liao Yang itself, but devoted their energies to the troops outside of the city and an of- on io cut on mo uussian ieueai. Liao Yang is strongly fortified and it ts probable that tile Japanese will not attak the city directly until they have succeded in isolating it. Should the Russians abandon Liao Yang, the ; the Japanese will, of course, enter. MEDIATION NOT WANTED. 1 Germany Contends That to Offer it to ; Russia Would be Abtlurd. ' llerlin, Sept. 2. The German for- nt,, r,ITInA ...lttifr ,wt, ,f til.. D,.-ci,r. ,. .. , . .... .. ... ii.i.. a , ., V iiiiiiucill, us uiu iiuamuu iiuiij.iu ivj continue tho war has been clearly n,,,(i0 Known. All the governments , understood that Great Britain and France at some time agreed upon I - . - , . . . . .... I would oHer to mediate It bo h bcllig- erents desired t. vvnen tiiat ime it I I 1 V HI i Hit l 111 ill I J l II VI v W Ji'wnii, "ovcrninoiits 1 to prevent other neutral from participating. THE CALCHAS AFFAIR. United States has Protested Against Seizure of Its Cargo. St. Petersburg, Sept. 2, (4:0C p. in.) The Veiled States has protested to J Russia against the seizure of iin ear K fl the Hrltlsli steamer l iiicnas Ili('h was captured while bound lor '' J"!'"" ''' t',0f X - "qlrm. The pro est to lows I IK IIIH'K .11 III.: ..l'- .1. III.: . ' 1. .ill and Arabia also seized by the Vladi- Ivortok sqnadnm in declining t' recog 'ni.e as tif contraband chaner goods a n, food stuff in ordinary course -f. trade and not designed for the use of I belligerents. The Associated Press Is aide to Male on very high authority that Kusr sia will dn-liiic to enter into Ihe nego- ' rKimrg lor ! mmi i "' 'H '- "I" nt principally rsnr-e. in Si'cond Rear Guar,) Actions. Field headquarters of the Army, Sunday. AniM 2. p m Fnan. f.r. S-pt. 2 The Itussian f'rec riiiai'd frriTn Fh'i-lMin.Ki to- !;. the Japnn'" f''"inr th-m. A w v.te rr eurd "iim a f'n'ht all i.nr 1-rtic Tl-e Jatian'1"- i-a'iitd eirhi cin and ten arrnmrii'i'm r'i. Tb- t "Si?)M-r ef(rre-;in !ii'- r tejn mi rii ! - "(" fr'.in ih" r'l.t ii.s. Trying to Oo P'ver. T'd.i'i. 1 2 -1 i t"' I 'In t mkO "rifh d ' 1! Mar-W j-'d .i iiii,ti: f.r VERY INDEFINITE DISPATCHES FROM TOKIO 8T. PETERSBURG CON FLICTING. AND HIE BATHE IS YET IN PROGRESS Troops on Both Sides Jaded and Weary and a Temporary Lull in the Fighting is Considered a Possibility. The lack of delinlto Information from tho scut of war continues up to this (Saturday) morning and nothing further regarding tho situation at Liao Yang is known beyond Lie fact that Kuropatkin has withdrawn the main portion of his forces to the north of the right bank of tho Taitse river and that according to the latest ad vices the action is still In progress. St. Petersburg Skeptical. There Is disinclination in St. Peters burg to believe that Liao Yang lias been abandoned, and at tho same timo it is said that the position that Kuro patkin now occupies Is tho one he has prepared and fortified and where he has all along planned to make his second stand instead of directly in nn around Liao Yang with tne river at his back as has been believed. It is though by Russian experts that In attacking Kuropatkin's present de fenses, tho Japanese aro forcing an almost impossible attack and espec ially with their forces divided by the river. Advices reaching Tokio say that the Taitse is Hooded and cannot bo fordcdi and therefore it is pointed out in the Associated Press dispatches from St. Petersburg "the river itself becomes an important factor in tho general schemes of Russian defense." Both Armies jaded. Dispatches from both Japanese and Russian sources Indicate that the . troops on both sides aro jaded anil weary after the many days fighting and it Is pointed out that In conso- quence a temporary lull in active struggle would not be surprising. A dispatch received at Tokio says that great fires are raging at IJao Yang, believed to come from Japanese shelling or from tho efforts of Hie 'Russians to destroy their stores pro- paratory to tho evacuation of Liao I Yang with the additional hopo of in- jurlng the city us a future Japanese UilSC. I Tho opinion prevails in the Japan ese capitol that the Itussian casual ties In the recent lighting will reach oO.tino. "e it-iw The report from Marshal Oyama nit ho was engaged on Thursday with that ho was engaged on Thursday with 1 ne uussian center woum inmcaio tnai at least a portion 01 ruiropat.-1 kin's army was si ill 011 the south bunk of the river. II is not yet definitely staled thatlor aaill K(, fho Klmp. I was in 11 la ilia ja illllllllliiy mini ()0 Ja.)anCBe huv OCCui.icd ui.10 Y.uig SORE ON JAPS RETURNING BECAUSE NOT AL LOWED TO RUBBER ON MR ING LINE. WAS KEPT EIGHT MILES IN REAR In Recponse to Round Robin Gen. Oku Reduced the Distance t-ifty Per Cent but Davis Refused to be Comforted. Che Koo, Se pt. 2 - Iticliard llard Itig liavis and Join. Fox. Jr.. Amer ican new ',aM r ci. resHitidi tits l ave arriv.il here from the headquarter of 'he wcond Jaiianese army and will leave for the I'nited Stat.s Scptem- Ixr K. Tliev ;av t-a tin tor'icn at- far)l,:, an, tn wpajx r iiitn -iiiidetits wi'h tin- second rlI,y wittie-s. d 'h" l,;tie . f August y. from a di-'; riee .if ight rnii' s and that this ti -o nti sa' isfaetory to ti-rn tiny linked in a ro'tid roi'ir, to t?- Janaii'-e author ities prot.-st'tig ihi lie-au- "f this r - ri-t i'-n their u- f 'ilne-s sit an nd f't'n Ol.u p1i'-d tayin? tit in the fil'ure t. y would ! p r?fil' e-i lo w ti'-s ti a nn ti ' from a ': -'mw- if f'i n niii - hi !' 'ip-m Iwiii- find Vox I'Wh'T !th .-:-, I'r-or Mid l.t T i h. lJr:ili riTT' tir.d' f .' )!' the .i-oti-. j,rrv. l.'f'h ' T v'-. 1 t- an y t' v j T t'ir'M'h I'"rt Ia'ii;.". LONDON IS CONSERVATIVE Uindon, Sept. X Kngllsh mil Itary critics neither sharp To- klo's jubilation over the fall of Liao Yang nor lay stress on the advantages which Russian dispatches attribute to On. Kuro palkln's latest move. Tho best Informed observers hero who have access to sources of infer- mutton not revealed In tho dls- patches from Toklo and not giv- en out at St. Petersburg declare (hut liio battle of Liao Yang drnmatlc and historic in loss of life and tragic incident, can have no serious bearing on the eventual Issue unless the Japanese have surrounded Kuropntkin. The newspapers In thulr head- lines, depict the conditions at Liao Yang as "Russian rout, do- feat." Hut the editorials in a more careful character point out Mint tho latest dispatches lenvo the issue of the greatest battlo of this generation still in doubt. HENRY WAfTERSON VISITS MOUNT GREAT DEMOCRATIC EDITOR DIS CUSSES SITUATION WITH I PARKER. DID NOT BECOME PROPHETICAL SayG it is too Early in the Game to Make Accurate Forecasts Thinks the Independents Will be Deciding Factor. Esopus, N. Y., Sept. 2. Henry Waf terson tlio Kentucky editor and orator name to Rosemont today with Mrs Watterson and discussed with Judge Parker certuin details of Che dem ocratic campaign from the point of view of one who has participated, ac tively in seven political conflicts. Mr, Watterson Is in the east for tne pur pose of attending tho meeting of the democratic editors which I to he held in New York next week. The conference lasted som timo and the editor and his wife remained to lun cheon, returning to New York in the afternoon. Mr. Watterson spoke hope fully of tho prospects for democratic success tins fall, but agreed with many other old and cxperiened party leaders that It is yet too early to make an intelligent forecast. "I have confidence in tho reports from all parts of the country that tho democratic party Is thoroughly united." He said, "Tho party will poll its normal vote, but thiy will be true also of the republican party. Tills year, as In many former years, the Independent vote will be the deeisiv element and it appears to me IhU the trend of this vote is toward Judge Parker. Regarding his plans for the cam paign ho said: "My labors will lie confined to my own particular sphere and I shall extend my energy to do m(.n for ,iB0 I'arker as I can. , mV0 lot 1)R(,n on tM0 ,,,, ,,,,, ,8:12. I said at that time that l would ,.. hii(.,i i,n,,ihiT imiimisili'iiiiveiii Inn S(,ven consecutive conventions and ..Ui'fel that I liave done my duty, t wan asked to make an address last Wed nesday night to the democratic editor who an; to meet in New York and I have accepted. Of course It is pos sible that I may talk some politics at 1 lint lime. I have found I ca'n talk best about current topics. Tho morn ing papers give me plenty of subject matter as a rule. On this occasion I have decided to speak from the jcel 'If I Were a Republican.' My talk will nt le a discussion of the Issues to any great extent. It will conn- nearer to being the philosophy of politicians IihsciI on the present conflict If I wtre a n pnlili' an now, I vo:ld vote for Pt rker. and in my addies I will tell why 1 would vole f r him." Mr. Watterson had n-v r met Judge Parker i hough Judge Parker knows Mr. Wh'tersoi. In Jidire Parker listened io tin- Kentucky editor wlun he made r lehenient discussion of the New York delegation to the demo cratic convention at Cincinnati. Judre Parker paid afterwards that Col. Watterson had expressed the views br won'd like to have delivered to the fp ieca' ion. Col Waticrsoti and bis fanulv will sail tor Fiimiic Xmi tnln r k atel will sKnd the win'er in Home. 1 here was c.iesil rahle nirnris.' ' 1to:-emont 'hta even ne whti a rmn-r ion wa ma'te of a staNrwnt ni t" in h" morriitic to the -fTe-t ttiat ludce Part , r w ifo nad omp!d their armne' n nm lor a S It t fio iitiri'i'itii '-d ttiH .?!'!;.' tr:i. f'jirl.r t,s li'"T,r'-d Ins Tnirid in ( tatd to th.- trip and in all r'.M-i,;i,r will T"n I' me li'iwnioni :i n d'ir'n? i)k- ean, pa tn S r now in" el Judge Pi-rV' r w ill n.ttl' li' l.-- 'iirit.r 'h- i t piiii-n. Wm V. M"ii of 'h- txti'ir eia'i'm in N'-w Y'ifV d ':' I a Cari'iil' '. r M-a f h,'j:ii 'if York r- a' l;i-m'ifi ' 'V ;'-!t. "o y-V .1 zi I r i r iisi t n in t h- 'T a"- i" ti. ,":,ti iv. ' '''ifK'u,'!'- j, i fr: t: f, iMior: i, niir ' ni' r'-'-. i trj.'i- n ST. PETERSBURG IS ON THE ENGINEERS ARE WILLING TO STRIKE WOULD HELP OUT MOTERMEN OF SUBWAY WHO WANT MORE PAY. COMPANY OFFERS $3 TOR 10 HOURS Will Probably be Another Conference of the Men and the Interborough Company in the Interest of Peace. Now York, Sept. 2. President Wm. L. Jcnks of the brotherliohod of loco motlvo engineers tonight announced that the elevated railroad employes of Manhattan and tho llroux, at their ill day meeting today voted as a unit to strike If such action is deemed nee i .......... ,, . . . .. essary. In tho afternoon while the men were voting K. P. Bryan, vice- president and general manager of the . i.. i i t , i unci uoiuiiMi lui'iu luumii (.oMipaiiy, wnicii controlled tlio elevated lines mil tlm hiiIiwiv 1111,1 liYimij ll..iilv 111(1 tlio SUDW.iy (IIKI rlllllll Jledloy , i .i .upeilnteiideiit ot he same company neld an hour's confi'ienco with police ionilllissloner McAiloo and discussed ii','0 " frf V ''iVci 'n JJ1 'he event of the strike being call ad. fter this conference Mr. UrVim gave )iit n signed statement In which ho viewed the whole trouble of the Inter- borough company's decision to pay niotormen in tho subway, when It opens, ?;i a day for ten hours work instead of ?;!..r)(l lor nine hours, whieli a point n nic nonu imnn; uuu iu motorinon on the elevated road re- ropatkin had passed In review tho eeivo. third Siberian corps under Gen. Ivan- An'all .lav nieellng of tho amal- Buffering greatly in tho early ganiated association of street and'K's ot tne uatllo and linaiiy, inat railway eniiiloyes of America was al to held nnd the members ot that association voted to support tho ex ecutive conimltee of tho amalgamated if the compahy should decide to Btand by their agreement to support the engineers and firemen In the event of a strike. ','Tho vote was a unit to strike," President Jeneks said. "That does not mean a strike, but it means that tTie men declare for strike If no con cessions are forthcoming." . Ho said 7ii0 or more members of n! engineers and flremens union had voted on the strike proposition cither personally or by proxy. Tho amal gamated vote was nearly 4.U00. W. D. Malum, tho national head of '?Io street railway employes arrived in this city tonight, but owing to the lateness of his arrival, the proposed meeting of the different national of ficers and the executive committees of three local organizations Interest ed was poKt polled until tomorrow. It was authoritatively slated that there would be fn all prohahility an other conference of the men and the nterhoroiigh company looking toward a peaceful solution of the matters at issue. THE SEDAN OF THE EAST. Liao Yong is so Considered by Scr im's Army Specialists. Merlin ..Sept. 2. Military special ists treat the news from Liao Yang as Indira! Ing a great Hiis ian re verse. As today is being ' celebrated as (hi: anniversary of I lit. battle ol Uilaii, freipieiit allusions were nia.b by ediioiial wviler.i lo Hie pim-linlH )l l.iao Yang bclittf the Sedan of I hi east and parallels 'were drawn be l ween t he I wo sit tint ions. The semiofficial North (i rmaii tia Mile ii lone regards (ii Ii Kuropatkin as s'ivliiK his iimit Inn hy a skillfu: retirement. I.ieut. Col. Oi the Jatijanese mill lary attache ami Col. ( lieli' ko the military Httiehe of Kussia. who were among ttie eniwrors foreign guest- at the review tiHlay were looked iiki,i witn riiutli curiosity by Die other ofll ci ts. ' laly win II they haluK"! eai h other g.-a ly on Joining the em- peror'a party. The position of tlx l(iisiiin was considered to In- t-s p- tiotially trying. The etns ror kiokc iih,.aeh. lint raiiii-r longer and tn iri' frcclir with Col. CheU ko. Princess Wants Divorce. ISadi Isti r. San'rtiy, K'pt. 2 ltr.e- 'iga'toiiii purmd "n lienaii oi lh fotni.r guardians of Pltneess Louis I d S'' ' olinie w :. cwa-! Imm i h-.-'l ten at an carlr hour Tn nm e otTi nt. stiow ttiai at'. r -r iiL' !i r i.r-j'ia lilnnr. site ji,tti! ',..:,!' a 'luorei- wi'h 1 1"- putpn' it e, ..nying l.i ut. mint Ma'asf I" 'i K ' :" i' " i i. in d skid th-t Hp owti.' are not n iiivor rt a si.teiiy til l inn tin y do w a T.t .ri'-'t "u ra list ntilmr eitu n with f'r. ;irn trom Af'-r n i t :- st ip , i -t,r a P-nrtti ile y l,ro'iil 'ip 't" ii',jet .f rov.-m'W ,, .,' -w y.tti and i.r :: -d t,a Co., !-'' insii W tn f i!i"t i t-t -ii, ,,"-4 to it 'In iiiri P'rm tl" . n i4i I t tt." t,ni'-i' r rrt 1 ii' V '-'ii tt,- .p' i n ln.a'e f ,r ,-'d"T,. I V " f Pit !"'. d l"i Ml'i". Kt, I t, a ". IS IN SUSPENSE AND FULL OF RUMORS RANG ING FROM A COMPLETE VICTORY TO COMPLETE DEFEAT. INFORMATION RELEVANT TO HIE SITUA1I0N Al LIAO YANG IS EXTREMELY MEAGRE Dispatches Stating Tiiat the on it's Main Position Considered as Being Un intelligible. Admission of 5,000 Casualty List St. Petersburg, Sept. 2, 4: 50 p. in. At 4 o'clock this afternoon tho war j , " () (mj by ,,,. tr, , ,,, ,i, r ... , , ' . ....... . ."" "vv" uiiiiMiinieu i" lu war oi- flee for publication. Tlio Informn- Hon is extremely meagre and only ' f()l,lm,l(m ihose eonserv - ..... ,,, ..., .. , ,,, Yir .u,u with tne situation a Mao Yang, i Am ,,,,,,, niiiiiliMii.il In I lie urns the ,, , . uispaicji sillies nun an armiery nai- ' ii .,,.,,... I ,,,,ll i... i. ,,f u,l t o ptocoeded ulill he hour of send- ing It and that the Russians were re- vu. ,nion their tniiin iiokIIIoiih' that '' kuroki wa attacking the Il,,.;r the A. P. wiring from Liao Yang , n August 31 savs' slan left, north of tho 1'altso river; Thol ,,,;, ' ,, cor1H ,la8 that, the railroad station which Is i,(,n f tno Kr(in.(.H service through situated a mllo northwest of Liao n,0 Heveral days fighting In locating Yang had been set on flro by tho'u10 jupaneso advance through tho Japanese shells; that tho station had t,(, fn(r0 f (he Chlnoso corn neen iransierreu across uio rivor the Riisslnn losses for two days were live thoiiand killed or wounded. The dispatch as given 'it, there fore, does not admit that Oen. Kuro patkin Is withdrawing across the Taitse river entirely. It Is possible, that owing to the pressure of tho Japanese, he Russian army as stated in the Toklo dispatch was thwn Into confusion and greatly hampered. .In thellglit of the knowledge that tho "main position" of tlio Russians aro on the north bank of the river tho dispatch becomes unintelligible. The artillery fight, during the day tnukes it evident that a screen ol Russian guns was used to cover tho move ment across tho river. The guns on the north hank doubtless wore nlso employed for this purpose being placed so as lo protect the railroad bridge spanning the Taitse. The re view of Ihe third Siberian corps, mentioned in tho dispatch probably refers to march past of the troops while crossing tho river, it being Im possible to suppose that a formal re view occurred while the battle was fn progress. At 4:30 this afternoon, tho wnr of fice says, It was entirely without news i.f lodiivs fighting but addeil thai I lie railroad between l.iao Yang and Muk den was open. No press dispatches from the frirnt had arrived up lo tin; -wme hour. The suspense in St. Pe tersburg Ik Intense and tlio town is filled with all kind, of rumors, rang ing from a complete victory for (ion. Kiii'oiihI kin to a disastrous di feat for the Russians. St. Petersburg Reticent. St. Petersburg, Sept. X .1:19 a. m. The dispatches sent lo III'' emperor by (leneral Kuropatkin Thursday eve- ii'ing. the gist of which was giwn out by Ihe war office and was cabled by, the Associated Press al 4:50 Friday' afternoon was not made public Friday night as expected. It is promised to the I.H-al press and was awaited Willi fcwrlsh impatience until 2 o'clock ibis morning when It was announced il would he published today. All news therefore as far as Ht. Pelera- tuirg Is concerned. Is cot'tamcl in the teli-nrams front foreign source and there N painful mim live awailllia news fioin Russian source. Faith in Kuropatkin. Continued dogged confidence In Jen. Kuropatkin is expressed In minr nuaitcru and the puhlic gener ally, as well as many military au'h ir It .- ali""lut. Iv refuse to ImIicvc that l.iao Yang lias b"n abandoned, or If ii will, that .-n Kuropatl In Is now In a ("tier i' it"ii to tnale a strong Hand south f the Taitse river. Tf. re rns o ! an air of consid- f iauie conn' ii'e a' i iwn riemj " cht An .rf-r who in the cm l ror r ii'Uj arcm'ion sain ne wa ' r.-rr." y ' ofiftd' nt and In r-iod sptr i'. i:n-rt who are familiar with O na'.ir.. rf the ttiM w-a'c and pow ctful d'fi-te'k iLietrni-tiil n'rh rf II.. I." I . an Ta 'w t.v ten Vlit'liV.i 'ine of a Ti:".! a'tny ta-'ti""r. N- I t a. t In- .1 si i.i, f,i ., i in ifr. tal are fm- ii; an; in ' nipt 'nt 1 w 'Ii .' iioe, . ti u i n ihci .fi -- .,r- .1 i :! tin- to malelat a i.. i. rt-.'i'ir r.iH" hi ' t'trr-t T' ' r '' l'n'i a 'ni't tir ' "n ti e ti""" ' 1 "i la''"- ru ' T'iti'. U'-t.-fi'l' d it .-re r.ti' tii-d 1 1, . . ii'l.T'i's.-l 'ta' , j. a "ittr r'nr fisr, .ri uiu-h -ai'-" h Jstian . 1,. he a ' ' a ii'- -"u nsl 'lie th" .-r- it t -n i.-s'- r s 'in- f-" a .tatian -- r "I f 'T j"' 'f. t liiT.-f'tr. RAGGED EDGE Army Was Merely Retiring becomes an Important faclr In the Kciiernl scheme of the defense. Both May Rest Ud. A lt.l)imiry , , ,he fighting wouiu not no surprising. iiiu men H,'H ,mvo already marto al- mt hii Dirh n iiiilii efforla anil It Is thought there must soon be a let-up " "" HOrt- ',. T1?0 r,,"',rt ,,mt .ronr Admiral Prince i1""",1'"'"". "w in coniniaiu of tne 'iinya forceH at Port Arthur, la lo be rcnit niiirl lnl..,l iilli.i-lv li.plm rnnnrm. ,i,. r(., . , ,.,.i """j i" In I in minm Kiinrim nn llu nnrl nr m- ' I ii"-' naiiio miuiiuH us t no earner r- ()f .i,,,,,,,,,,, all(J ,)f ,H Hlll. Pi, i p.... Arilmr Neniniilteh coi-resiiimilent In thn nnecli.1 sorvlcn io.m.(H whero Japaneso columns fre- oucntly tried to creep up and Bur- priso the Russian positions. Japan's Barbarous Powder. Tho Japanese aro using lyddite and Shlmoso powder. The latter ts ter rific in Its effects and Us brown haze is easily distinguished on the slope of tho hills, where hundred of the .Inpnncso guns all day long poured In a deadly rain of fire. Tho soldiers are In excellent splr Its. Oen. Stakelberg Is personally visit ing and Inspecting the various posi tions. At Homo of tlio batteries. It has been Imposslbe to remove the killed or wounded for three days. DONNELLY WANTS A MEAT FAMINE WOULD PUT ON A GENERAL BOY COTT TO BRING PACKERS TO TERMS. INDEPENDENT FIRMS INCLUDED Freight Handlers Agree to Balk at Caring For Shipments From Any Point of Origin. The Police Records. ( hlcago, Sept. 2. "A meat famine will be forced at all costs. II in the best weapon with which to light th'J (rust packers, although It may not . welcomed by Independents." . , rw,ncl- 111 ,ll,hc wo' ls futi,til uwinci ' lie imtcners Minimal organ lat lim today declared a boycott against all meat packers, regardlesa of where live stock is secured. The announcement was made at the con clusion of a meeting of the allied trades. The executive board of the retail meat dealers' association of Chicago had Just in-en In conference with Mr. I sunn ily and his associates having come to ak certain concessions for the Indi iM iidetit packers and attempt io brinn alsiul a meeting between the packers and representatives of tho strikers. Ily ignoring these last at " units at pi ace and adopting ain-h an aszcsslvc stcti, the strike leaders demonstrated llx-ir Intention to make : a fit-lit to t"'c finish. With the beginning of the general strike aL-ainst all arkinu hou-cs the frc'thi handler employed by rail roads thro'tchoiit the country will l alle. iisn to e.-ase handling meat. I'rcMifil Ihmn.'llv wild this af'er tin '"iat the freiuht handlers union wi I handle no meat t'miormw. Thin a l,a"d on anion talcn by th flight handli-rs nni.m thn.-r we-ks a to. wh.-n tl.at oruanlmtion v.Hcd to t'iKit rhe '.k vards rtrilrem t i (,e .tiitit of l.ovritin ni a shipjied ,r .be in,e aff"ted na"ker n. ,i.,. rctfird the Urikp ifil. tn iitu- ni1' Awuil't r mnrdT 4: a-i idnit 7; n-mor- ,.4 .r, 4?,. C"iee teooej fteoa'ra l.anr).a Hetrt 2 Tb 1iinf .-rnnwrtt. ac-d:tir t.i tb" demand 4i" i. Jatmnew. -r"eted tbc ou,r t of iM r pair on tb Ru'an in 'i-.ft.-d rui",r Sl'd and 'b Rtt ' i;-n fi-;-do tit i)itriJfT C.TnrrA.