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The Weekly ri une.
Japanese Generatlship Accomplishes
a Most Decisive Victory in
The War Virtually Ended Unless
China Gets Another Army
Into Cores.
LoNDON, Sept. 17.-A dispatch from
Seoul dated yesterday says that during
the evening of Thursday last the Japan
ese column from Pung San made a re
connolseance in hope of drawing the fire
of the Chineseo forts and ascertaining ac
curately their disposition. This done,
the Japanese tell back in good order
with little losse. Friday night, the dis
patch adds, all the Japanese corps were
in position for a combined attack. One
general column was threatening the
Chinose left flank, the Pung San column
was facing the Chinese center, and the
Hwanzu column was operating on the
Chinese right The latter column was
reinforced before by a detachment of
marines and blue jackets from the fleets
stationed at the mouth of the Lae Tong
river. The Chinese utilized their old de
fenses at Ping Yang and threw up new
works and their position was exception
ally strong. The battle opened Satur
day morning at daybreak with a direct
works, and this fire was continued with
out cessation until afternoon. The
Chinese fought their guns well, replying
effectively to the Japanese fire. At 2 p.
In. a body of Japanese infantry was
thrown forward in skirmish order and
kept up a rifle fire upon the enemy until
dusk. All the tiring during the day was
done by the Pung aln column. The
Chinese defences suffered exceedingly
from the Japanese fire, but it is doubtful
it the losses on either side were great, as
the troops, both Chinese and Japanese,
took every advantage possible of shelter,
which the earthworks on one side and
the nature of the ground on the other
offered. The flank attacks upon the
Chinese post did not develop material
advantage during the day, although
the Japanese gained some in position.
The tiring was continued at intervals
throughout the night. The main two
flanking columhe of the Japanese drew a
cordon around the Chinese troops and at
3 o'clock Sunday morning the Japanese
attack was delivered simultaneously and
TheChinesew ere utterly unsuspicious
of an attack from the rear and became
panic-stricken, and were cut down and
bayonetted by hundreds. So well was
the Japanese attack directed that the
Chinese were surrounded at every point
and eventually sought safety in flight.
Defending the intrenchments were some
of Viceroy Li Hung Chang's picked Chi
nese troops, drilled by Europeans, and
these soldiers made a determined stand
to the Iset and were cut down to a man.
The Pung San columns, swarming over
the damaged defenses of the Chinese
front, completed the rout of the Chinese
and the whole cf the latter's position
was captured by the troops of the
Mikado. Half an hour later, after the
early morning attack commenced, the
strongly defended position of Ping Yan
was in the hands of the Japanese troops.
It is believed the Chinese position at
Ping Yen was defended by 2,000 Chinese,
of whom only a few escaped. An im
mense amount of provisions, ammuni
tion, arms and other stores, in addition
to a hundred flags, were captured by the
Japanese. It is estimated the Chinese
lost 1,400 men
Only thirty Japanese were killed and 270
wounded, including eleven Japanese
officers. The Japanese when this dis
patch was sent, were in active pursuit of
the fugitive Chinese, and as nearly all
the latter were without arms. they will
undoubtedly surrender as soon as the
Japanese overtake them. As far as active
operations of the Chinese in Corea are
concerned, the war is practically at an
end and unless China succeeds in getting
another army into Cores, that country
will remain in the undisputed posseeeion
of the Japanese. It is hoped the victory
may serve as a basies for peace negotia
One Hundred Chinamen Lel.ve New York
for China.
NEW YORK, Sept. IT.-About one hun
dred Chinamen made a picturesque eight
in the Grand Central station as they
waited to take the train in the first stage
of their journey to China. Apparently
they did not fer that the Chinese em
paor would appropriate them for war
arle. William L. Green, agent of the
Canadian Pacific railway, laid out the
route which will take them to Prescott,
Ontario, where they will board the Cana
dian Pacific cars. Thence they go to
Vancouver, B. C., and take the Canadian
Pacific steamer to Hong Kong.
Oeneral Miles to Have Charge of the At
lantl Department.
CHCoAGo, Sept. 17.-It was definitely
announced ay that Gen. Nelson A.
Miles will be transferred to Governor's
Island upon the retirement of General
Howard, November 8. It is said General
Ruger will succed General Miles as ma
jor general for the department of the
The Mystle Link.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Sept. 17.-The,
sovereign grand lodge of Odd Fellows
met this morning at Lookout Inn and
were welcomed by Governor Turney and
Mayor Ochs. The response was made
by Grand Sire C. T. Campbell.
lBrecklnridge Men Now Claim theft Serious
Frautld Were Comllmitted.
LFeIxNITO. Ky., Sept. 17.--The fol
lowing are the latest figures obtained
from the count of Saturday's primaries:
Owens, 7,:90; Breckenridge, 7,670; Set
tle, 3.405. Owens' plurality, 320. The
correct returns, which will be reported
today will probably vary this but little.
More Over the Defeial.
NEw YORK, Sept. 17.-Col. Brecken
ridge's defeat- was a severe disappoint
ment to Col. Thompson, who waee coun
sel for the Kentuckian in the suit
brought by Miss Pollard. Col. Thomp
son said at the Hotel Waldorf today. "it
seems that the enemies of Col. Brecken.
ridge have triumphed. No man has
been more shamefully misrepresented
and villitled and all because he would
not elevate his mistress to a place above
his children in his household."
"Do you think this means the end of
the colonel's political career?" was asked.
"It seems as it it might be, at least in
Kentucky. But he gave his opponents
a game fight. He had the praying wom
en and the machine against him and yet
was beaten by only a few hundred votes.
Frauds Claimed.
CINCaNNATI, Sept 17.-A special from
Lexington, Ky., says there is intense ex
citement today over the belief that the
Breckenridge managers are not prepar
ing so much for a contest as for the dis
trict committee, which will meet at
Frankfort next Saturday, and which
may declare Breckenridge the nominee
by throwing out certain precincts on the
charge of fraud. Breckenridge men
claim they have discovered numerous
clerical errors in their favor, reducing
Owens' plurality to less than 8. In one
precinct, Owens' home, they claim over
eighty fraudulent votes were cast, or a
miscount to that extent. Desha Breck
enridge telegraphs from Georgetown
that the frauds at that place will more
than overcome the estimated claims of
the Owen men.
Town Wiped Out By Fire.
NORTH ENa, O. T., Sept. 17.-Fire de
stroyed last night almost all that has
been accomplished in this town for the
past year, The origin of the fire was in
A BHud of Avengers Said to Be ou the
Trail of Easta.
SAN S3ALVADOi, Sept. 19,-Personal
enemies of Gen. Antonia Ezeta say that
it he is set at liberty by the United
States courts he will be assassinated by
friends of the people he has evrongea.
The report of the commission which
has been investigating the financial acts
of President Carlos Ezeta's administra
tion will show large misappropriations
of the public funds. Vice President An.
tonio Ezeta does not appear to have
taken mouney out of the treasury, but he
profited by contracts. The report will
be used in the presidential campaign
against the partisans of the Ezetas.
Provisional President Gutlerrez says
the country will require four years to
recover from the wastefulness and mal
versation under previous administra
Orand ,Jury Commiderlug the Conductl( of
Sugar Trust Bolaes.
W.rhs.INOTON, Sept. 18.-P-resident
Henry 0. l]avemeyer and Secretary
John E. Searles of the sugar trust, are
in imminent danger of indictment.
The circumstances of their refusal to
enlighten the sugar trust investigating
committee upon the subject of campaign
contributions have been brought to the
attention of the grand jury, now in ses
Testimony has been submitted and
the jury is expected to act within a few
The general opinion is that indict
ments will be found, as was done in the
cases of other recalcitrant witnesses be
fore the senate sugar investigating oom
Two Bandits Killed and As Many
Wounded, While Trying to Rob
the Santa Fe.
The Robbers Were Met With a Vol
ley of Buckshot, and Took To
the Woods.
GuRIN, Mo., Sept. 18.-The Colorado &
Utah express on the Santa Fe road was
held up by robbers at 3:20 today. As the
railroad and express officials had a spy
on the trail of the bandits when they
stopped the train they were met with
a hail of buckshot and bullets, and it is
said at least two are dead in the sur
rounding woods, while as many others
rode for the rendezvous, twenty-one
miles away, riddled with bullets. They
shot "Dad" Prescott, the engineer, be
fore they even gave him a chance to hold
up his hands. His wound, it is believed.
will not prove fatal. When the train
left Chicago at 5 o'clock last night the
railroad and express detectives, all walk
ing arsenals, climbed on at every station.
Among them were Chief Detective J. J.
Konney of the Santa Fe and J. A. Mat
thews, who has been acting as a spy $r
two weeks and getting news of the rob
beres' plans. The latter brought the
newo that the robbers early in the day
decided to leave their hiding place, near
Memphis, at 8:30 last Light and make
their third attempt to get rich at the ex
pense of the express c )mpany. They
expected to make a
IIA[t 'F AlT IEAT s$0,000.
At Fort Madison, la., Division Super
intendent ,-tockton of the Wells-Fargo
express got into the treasure car. lHe
carried a sawed-off Winchester that
once belonged to Bill Dalton. With him
were four men. Detectives Kinney and
Montgomery boarded the engine, while
Superintendent Stockton and two good
shots tarried in the express car. In the
forward end of the smoking car, shut off
by a partition from the rest of the car,
a dozen men were placed. Each had a
gun with every cartridge loaded espe
cially for the event with a dozen buck
shot. At 2 o'clock, when Sheriff Saling
of Scotland county climed on board, all
the details of the surprise party were ar
ranged. According to the report, Mat
thews, the spy, would endeavor to be the
one who flagged the train. If so, one tor
pedo would precede the swinging of the
lantern. Orders were given that no
matter if every one of the robbers got
away there was to be no shooting to en
danger the life of the spy, who had in
fact taken his life in his hands an order to
frustrate the attempted robbery. In the
little compartment filled with armed
men the lights were out and the windows
up. In each seat were two men sitting
sideways, the muzzle of their guns pro
truding just a trifle over the seats. Be
side them stood others, with Winches
tenr at half-cock, resting across their
arms. As out from between two high
embankments, just one mile from Gorin,
sped the train, there came the looked for
signal, and not fifty yards away was a
swinging red light. Within twenty sec
onds the train was at a standstill. Out
from the dense undergrowth, north of
the track, came four forms, the face of
each hidden by a black mast. One
rushed to the engine almost before his
companions could reach the express car.
Within ten feet of the tender he pointed
a rifle at "Dad" Prescott, the white
bearded engineer, and as he shouted,
"Hold up your hands," pulled the trigger.
"Dad" tell to the floor with a bullet in
the right breast. With one bound,
Kenney gained the top of the tender,
and bringing his gun to his shoulder
sent a shower of shots almost into the face
of the man. How the fellow managed
to move is a mystery, but he did and
and made for the woods. The shot
which laid Engineer Prescott low was
the signal for a fusilade and also a sig
nal for the hasty retreat of the robbers
to the shelter of the timber. They fired
two shots, but although the men were
leaning from the car windows and pul
ling triggers as fast as possible, while
others were after the robbers on foot,
they failed to hit a man. The place
where their horses were tied was soon
found. A cut hitching strap showed
that one man at least had life enough to
escape. The search for the dead and
wounded was postponed until daylight,
but the chase after the one or more who
escaped was started within ten minutes.
It is not likely that the passengers in
the rear end of the smoker, those who
were dozing in the chair cars and a half
dozen wakeful ones in the sleepers will
ever forget their experience. With the
first shot every man near the window
opened it and looked out. Within a
second he drew his head in and dropped
on the floor. The cry "Train robbers"
wenslDrougn the train and women went
dowa on their knees and screamed.
Twins before last night's attempt the
baani started for the spot selected for
the robbery, but each time a copious
fall of rain bafllied them. The Santa Fe
and Wells, Fargo officials received a "tip"
of the contemplated raid nearly three
weeks ago, and every night since not lees
than a half dozen secret service men
have been on the train until the danger
point *on passed.
Abrams Will Die.
ManPacs, Mo., Sept. 18.-W. E.. Mc
Daniel, who advised the officers of the
plot, time and place of the robbery, went
last night with C. E. Abrams, Overfield
and two others to Gorin. As the train
neazed Gorin the engineer noticed that
the switch signal light had been re
moted. He heard a torpedo explode and
saw tl.' signal flag waved. He stopped
the train at once. Abrams, leader of the
galg,ran to the engine and called out:
"We'"egotyou. Hold up your hands!'
The e.gineer was a little slow in re
eponding and Abrames'shot him. l)etec
tive Kinney, who was concealed in the
tender, arose and shot Abrams in the
shoulder with a double barrelled shotgun
loaded with buckshot. Abrams and the
other robbers started for the brush.
Abrams' horse was killed. The officers
ecoused the brush but did not find the
robhbrs. They came to Memphis this
morning, got out warrants, located
Abrams andOverfield and brought them
to jail. Abrams will die. The otticers
refuse to give the names of two others
implicated. All are residents of the
Abramns aInd Overfelde Captuired.
KIOKIUK, Ia., Sept. 18.-Five farmers
living three miles north of Arbella. Mo.,
are the men who held up the Santa Fe
train at Uorin last night. Two, Charles
Abrams and Lincoln Overtield, were
captjred this forenoon at Memphis, Mo.
Abrams was wounded in six places and
cannot recover.
Ierllhnes to Run.
Az.an y, N. Y., Sept. 18.-Governor
Flower announced today that be is nota
candidate for renomination. He made
known the determination after a long
int. : . with Senators Hill and Mur
phy. Governor Flower said: "I am
convinced that my nomination would
not be so likely to command the full vote
of the party as would the nomination of
some other democrat, and Iam too desir
ous of party success to be a candidate
under these circumstances."
To Be Tried for Murder.
WICIIInrw, Kan., Sept. 18.-Sheriff
Woodcock and Deputy Dill Lee have ar
rived from California in charge of Jim
Talbert, alias Jim Sherman, who led the
cowboys in the attack on Caldwell, Kan.,
thirteen years ago, when a number of
citizens were killed, among whom was
Mayor Meagher. Talbert will be tried
for his murder.
Breckenlridge Will Never Aga.in Appear
in, Congress.
WAsuIN.(TON, Sept. 19.-A Kentuckian
in Washington, holding one of the high
est official positions under the adminie
tratiou, said tonight that, in hia opinion,
Col. Breckinridge would never again ap
pear in the house of representatives.
He had it from a close friend of the
silver-tongued orator that Breckinridge
had declared that unless he could come
back to Washington with the indorse
ment of his constituents written in hib
face he would not come at all.
Tin Workers Declile.
PI'llelsuhell, Sept. 19.--The vote of the
tinplate workers of the United States on
the manufacturers proposition to reduce
wages 1:, per cent has been completed.
The men decline to accept a reduction.
MiniIer Dernlly KnIeo. it.
W\V.eslolsroN, Sept 1!.- Secretary
Gresham has received two cable tele
gralms from the seat of war In the orient.
One from Minister I)enby, dated today.
reads: "Naval engagement off North
Corea 17th. Five Chinese and three
Japlanese vessels reported destroyed.
Fleet at Port Arthur." Another from
Minister I)enby dated yesterday reads:
"Telegraphic communication between
Pekin and the Chinese army in Cores
cut otf by the Japanese."
Arre.t of Anarhllist al)pp)led to lie After
tile Ioper.
Rom.e, Sept. l!.-Two suspected an
archists were observed, the Tribune
says, by the pontifical patrol, Sunday
night. lurking about the Vatican garden,
where the pope often spends the day.
The patrol finally captured the men
as they were scaling the wall.
It is not known that there was a plot,
but many believe that the prisoners
wera eugaged in an. attempt to kill the
The police refuse to divulge anything
they know.
Ohio Democrats in Their State ('on
vention Declare For the
White Metal
Gathering in Which There Was Con
siderable Interest and
COLCMUUS, O., Sept. 19.-The demo
cratic state convention met at 10 o'clock,
with Frank Iurd of Toledo, as tempor
ary chairman. In sounding the key note
of Ohio democracy Hurd said that "free
wool was worth more than all the other
provisions of the new tariff law." lie
gave the credit for it to Prelsident Cleve
land, Secretary Carlisle, Senator Brice
and the democratic congressman of Ohio.
The platform proposed praises the
efficient, economical and honest admin
istration of President Cleveland: de
clares protection a fraud and favors such
further reduction of the tariff as can be
made, to the end that purely protective
duties be abolished. The business fail
ures, strikes, low wages, and low prices
of farm products are enumerated as re
sultsof the McKinley law. "We dissent,"
says one plank, "from the president's
view, construction and treatment of the
silver question, and believe that
.liVER .1110 ,1) IE I: t'STOilEI)
to the position it occupied as money
prior to its demonitization by the re
publican party, and to that end we favor
the unlimited coinage of silver at the
legal ratio of 1L; to 1. and with equal
legal tender power. The platform de
nounces the American Protective asso
ciation. It favore liberal pensions,
the corrupt practice law, limiting
the amount of money to be ex
pended by candidates and the law
prohibiting free passes on the railroads.
The minority of the committee on plat
form reported in favor of adding to that
document the proposal to elect Urited
States senators by the people. F. M. Gor
man, Tomo Johnson, V. R. Kline, A. J.
Pearson, J. Tyler, Frank Hiurd and John
H. Clark of the committee on platform
offerred another minority report to the
effect that the democrats of Ohiofavoreu
honest money, the coinage of gold and
silver interconvertibility without lose,
and opposed the proposed coinage of
these metals metals at 16 to 1.
I I ll{. VIrC i.-ClENE
occurred during the discussion of the
discussion of the proposition to elect sen
atore by ballot. John H. Clark of Ma
honing declared in bitter terms that the
senate was a millionaire's club. The con
vention applauded loudly. Mr. Brice
sat upon the platform looking as pale as
marble. When Clark sat down, Tom
Johnson said he did not believe Brice
brought his way into the senate. This
made the matter somewhat personal and
great confusion followed. Tie chair
ruled that the proposed amendment was
not in order. The anti-free silver propo
sition was defeated by a vote of 4608 to
319. The convention, by a vote of 407 to
328 declared in favor of the election of
United States eenatore by the people.
This is regarded as tantamount to an
indirect censure of Brice. Milton Turner,
the one armed soldier, was nominated
for secretary of state. Other nomina
tions are: Judge of the supreme court,
James D. Ermiston; member of the
board of public works, Harry B. Keefer;
state commissioner of public schools, Dr.
J. A. Leech.
Minst He Tough.
W.Nh';iowrox, Sept. I).1--A recently
published book entitled "IP Christ Came
to Congress'" has been detained in the
mails, pending an investigation by the
poetonfice of the alleged obscenity of the
publication. The author it M. W. Ilow
ard of Alabama, who expects to be noum
inated for congress by the populists.
Ah NTHiI LIH iEiti A SI E' M F:.
Allanto:, Negroes s5,1, I, lie EI:lnthu.-l. i,
It E lglraste .
liI: cuevnutA, Ala.. Sept. I1.- Thous
ands of negroes in Alabama are enthusi
astic over the scheme to migrate to
Liberia, and at a meeting held among
the leaders of the race in Pine Apple
yesterday a committee of reputable col
ored ministers was appointed to go to
Liberia and arrange with the ruler of
that country for the settlement of the
colonists there. J. i. McMullen. of this
city, president of the International AMi
gration Society and vice president of the
African Steamship Company, the lat
ter having been recently organized
with a large capital, is now in
Philadelphia, and word comes from
him that the first vessel will sail early in
October with 400 colonists from Mobile
and New Orleans. Hundreds of negroes
in South Alabama are selling thiir farms
and crops preparatory to going to LI.
beria. The migration scheme will be
worked on a big scale, and it is expected
that the committee of ministers, who
will go over at once, will return within
three months with a favorable report,
when the tide of emigration will begin
to flow in earnest if the ruler of Liberia
keeps his promise and will give each col
onist twenty acresof lands and imple
ments with which to cultivate it.
Beoulles Hell to the Fortune of a Min
nesota Millionare.
ST. PAUL, Sept. 1:!.-Lyman C. Dayton
one of the founder. of St. Paul, whose
estate is valued at several millions, died
suddenly at Aberdeen, S. D. Mr. Day
ton had been a sufferer from partial par
alysis for years, and Saturday he had
his right leg amputated. Mr. Dayton
came to St. Paul in 1849 from Provi
dence, I. 1., and with his father pur
chased y40 acres of land in the center of
the town. At the opening of the James
river valley in 1881 he made extensive
purchases of town lots in Aberdeen, Mil
bank, Watertown and other places. At
the present time one of the most cele
brated cases in the land department at
Washington, is his contest for a large
part of the townsite of Aberdeen. While
living in New York he married a grass
widow who was passing under a ficti
tious name. lie afterward discovered
that she had a son, now a prominent
business man of New York, to whom
she left her pr.perty O'ItleI at b'1re -
million. Mr. Dayton made his will Fri
day, leaving all Lie property to a single
heir, an old friend of his family, whose
name his attorn-y refusec to divulge.
TheT ork EIll.i.et to hle ('ompltd llli
Five" Mollth.
W~A.sIINs.iri,. Sept. li. =Th', work of
the eleventh censut i iiabout completed,
the work on population in vital statis
tics being all that remantins to be done.
The portion of the work on population
remaining uncompleted is that on occu
pations. The vital statistics are made
up largely from the figulres on population
and have been held back on account of
work in that division. Chief Clerk Down
thinks that in less than five months the
work of the census will be completely
closed and the present force of 400 em
ployee reduced to forty or fifty at the
outside. These will he experts who will
have charge of the pro fe from the print
ing office. An additional supplement to
the compendium of the census is yet to
be issued. But while the census work
proper will thus be ticished in a few
months, it may be several years before
the work of printing is all donr,e and the
completed work publibl.ed. The comple
tion of the work at so early a period is
unusual, and to Sperintendent Wright's
skill and experience in handling statis
tics this is largely attributed.
Omfer,, anld al:HIn0,ler I dgItale in a Pit(ched
ItarIt .
Citu.,.,o, S'.pt. 11.-.A pitched battle
between Pinkerton men and attaches of
Harry Varnell's gambling house, at Mad
ison and Clark streets. was fought yes
terday afternoon during a raid on the
place. Varnell's was tilled when a score
of detectives, headed by Matt Pinkerton,
entered. The occupants armed them
selves with chairs and other weapons
and charged the intruders. Drawing
their clubs the officers resisted the at
tack for fifteen minutes. Many combat
ants were knocked down and pounded.
The detectives finally conquered, mak
ing numerous arrests. The V'arnell peo
ple retaliated by causing the arrest of
Matt Pinkerton. lVarnell is ex-warden
of the county poor Louse and has served
a term in the penitentiary for "boodling."
Helena. Got il Its 1, Work ,,nt tihe tithet
W -1InItroN, Se'pt. 1l.- General Armu
strong, ansistant commiesioner of indian
alfaire, speaking of the charges of United
States troola and the abandonment of
several military poste in the west, says
it will have rio eltect wiatever upon the
indians. "There is more oanger," he
said, "fronl the anarchists to Chicago
than all the Indians in the far west. In
dian wars are a thing of the past. With
railroad facilities troops can be trans
ported from large poets more quickly
than they can march from any of the
little posts which have been abandoned."
Death of a Veteran.
Gut'A\nI FORKs, N. I),, Sept. 19.-Blake
ly D)urant died today. He was the body
servant of Gen. Sherman, and was fre
quently mentioned in the latters me
moirs. He was the. "Old Shady' of the
familiar war melody.
Insurgents Inot Shot.
Rio Dr. JANT.r.o, Sept. 19.-Prseldent
Peizote has officially denied the report
circulated by a news agency that Ad
minral Da Gms and other oeoesm had
been shot a the fortrees at Santa ora
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