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- I NTTMBKR 17JU3. VISCOUNT TADASU HAYASHI Japanese Minister to Great Britain, who declares intervention by the Powers would not be surprising, and would be easy of success after Port Arthur Falls. L.&N.AND A. C. L. MUST PAY TAXES UPON THE W. OF ALA. STOCK OWNED BY THE GEORGIA RAIL ROAD AND BANKING CO. United States Supreme Coart Re versed the Circuit Coart of Ap peals, Finding for the State—Les see Roads Must Pay on the Stock. Zteojslon Is Important nod Ear ■teaching—Means Added Revenue for the State. Washington, Nov. 14.—The decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth circuit in the case of the state fif Georgia against the Louis ville and Nashville Railroad ‘and the Atlantic Coast Line Company was to day reversed by the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice Holmes de livering the opinion. The case originated in the state’s ef fort to collect taxes on stock of the Western Railway of Alabama held In Georgia, notwithstanding the railroad is an Alabama corporation. The Court of Appeals held against this right. Justice Holmes said in his opinion that under the constitution and laws of Gcorgfa the controller general of the state was bound to collect the tax. The defendant companies appear in the case because the Alabama Railroad is controlled by them under lease. STATE OFFICIALS ARE HIGHLY GRATIFIED. Hard Fight Had Been Made Upon This can. Atlanta, Nov. 14.—Governor Terrell, Attorney General Hart and Controller General Wright expressed them* selves as highly gratified over the de cision of the Supreme Court of the United States rendered to-day, which requires the Georgia Railroad and Banking Company to pay taxes on $l,- wO.ooo capital stock of the Western Ala arna Railway Company, which it owns. This decision also firmly establishes e Principle that under Georgia's av *■ the s tate can collect taxes on all e or k in foreign corporations which is "' l l or owned In this state. The de cision means that the Louisville and :;“ h ' ,|lle an <i Atlantic Coast Line, , 7 1, a * leBB <** the Georgia Rail ' • are responsible fof all its taxes, ■ ‘ have to pay the state at least four gears' back taxes on this amount of k ’ whlch will be $30,000 at the av erage rate of five mills. It is eonfl- J" ,ly believed that these taxes can be •wo,, a* 1 * f ° r BeVen yeara back - which ~ U ‘ l a total of $52,500. and possl taxes can b collected for the full "”cen years during which this stock *. * n owne<l >y the Georgia road, ine Central of Georgia Railway Ixm f" y l ” ln practlcal 'y the same 1,, 7 >r 11 ,8 the owner of the other of th * Western of Alabama v ,. ,ut there •* another point in* Jr ,he ‘-antral's stock being held „j “ Rt bjr ,h Central Trust Company “* Tork “ "* ollr * t y for a bond 111 w ,‘ h,>u * h tha Central still retains pow * r - is believed, how* 'hat the Central will have to pay „ .I* 11 "* Juat th * "* m * ** the Oeor ‘ugh taxes -annot be collected f 'he reorganisation ln'ls#6. "... I tb ** M! ba h taaes can be e *" la now believed, It will t, ’ ,h " ata,# treasury to the ex •omethlng like $200,000. a Ul * “ Richmond county are ae they claim . <-■ on the stock held by the Georgia Rail road. Whether Savannah and Chat ham county could collect taxes on the Central’s holdings, which are in New York, is a question to be determined. Controller General Wright first sought to collect these taxes in 1901, when Gov. Terrell, then Attorney General, gave an opinion to the effect that the taxes were collectible. Judge W. T. Newman in the United States District Court and then the Court of appeals at New Orleans sustained the injunction applied for by the Louis ville and Nashville and the Coast Line to prevent the collection of these taxes, and it is these decisions which the Supreme Court has reversed. The state was represented succes sively by Attorneys General Terrell, Boykin Wright and Hart. MAY MEAN TRUNK LINE. Proposed Merger of Fere Marquette and C. H. Jt I). Railroads. New York, Nov. 14.—1 t was said here to-day unofficially, but on what was considered good authority, that J. P. Morgan & Cos., and H. B. Hollins & Cos., have an option on a majority of the stock of the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroad. Representatives of these two firms are said to have started on a tour of inspection of the property. The syndicate now In control of the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton, and responsible for the Pere 'Marquette merger, is composed chiefly of Eugene Zimmerman of Cincinnati, F. H. Prince of Boston and the United States Mortgage and Trust Company. Under the option held by Morgan and Hol lins, this syndicate has given up its rights to negotiate a sale, and until the option has expired, H. B. Hollins & Cos., will be the only medium through which control can be passed. A merger of the Erie. Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton and Pere Mar quette, such as is proposed, would form anew trunk line system, 5,000 miles between New York. Chicago and St. Louis. THREATENED THE RECTOR. Slie Wne Armed With n Revolver In St. George’s Church. New York, Nov. 14.—According to stories printed to-day. Rev. Dr. Wil liam S. Ralnsford, rector of St. George’s Episcopal Church, and one of the best known clergymen in this city, was threatened by a woman while in his church on Sunday. Published ac counts say that the woman rushed into the rector's study, armed with a re volver, and after some conversation, threatened to kill him. Dr. Rainsford’s secretary Informed the Associated Press to-night that on Sunday morning several people went forward to greet the rector. Among them was a woman. He says there was some conversation, that the wom an asked several questions, among them one as to what had been done with her money, which led Dr. Ralns ford to believe that she was irrespon sible, and he referred her to the sex ton. Miss Mary Byron was taken Into custody by detectives at noon to-day. and later arraigned ln court. Sexton Chapman identified her as the woman who appeared ln church yesterday. Miss Byron was sent to Bellevue for examination. twelvenegroesTtT POISONED ICE CREAM. Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 14. —A special to the Commercial-Appeal from Deca tur, Ala., says that twelve negroea are dead at Cedar Lake, a negro settle ment In the euburhs of Decatur, from the effect* of poisoned Ice cream which they ate, It la aald, at a church rally. ( AUBURN BOYS ON LYNCHING BEE ATTEMPT WAS FRUSTRATED ONLY BY THE FORETHOUGHT OF PRESIDENT THACIi.' Negro Had Stabbed One of the Stu dents, a Son of Former Congress man Howard—Crowd of the Stu dents Fired n Fusillade at the Calaboose and Then Broke It Open—Negro Had Been Removed nt the Direetion of President Thueh. Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 14.—An at tempt to lynch a negro by a number of the students of the Alabama Poly technic Institute was thwarted only by the forethought of President Thach of that institution, according to specials from Auburn, Ala. A report to the effect that a negro, Arthur Barnes, porter at the depot, had fatally stabbed Claude M. Howard, was the cause of the trouble. About midnight last night a number of cadets went to the calaboose, fired a fusilade at the building and then broke it open with the intention, it is alleged, of killing the negro, but were disappointed on finding the negro miss ing. President Thach, fearing trouble, had had the negro removed to Opelika. The trouble is said to have been started by the negro cursing Howard because the student asked for a match. Howard is said to have struck the negro with a switch, whereupon the negro struck at Howard with a knife, cutting him behind the ear. Young Howard is not seriously injured. Howard is the son of ex-Congress man Howard. No further trouble is anticipated. PLEAD FOR HIS LIFE. Old Soldier Was on Trial In the Y. S. Court. Norfolk, Va., Nov. 14.—Frederick G. Kingsley, an inmate of the Hampton Soldiers Home, 72 years old, present ed a pitfeble appearance this afternoon as he plead valiantly for his life in his trial for murdering Capt. A. C Paul, in the United States court. The old man was too weak to climb into the witness box and begged to be al lowed to take a se*at at the foot of the pedestal upon which stands the witness chair. Already a nervous wreack apparent ly, Kingsley lost complete control of himself. He arose from his chair dur ing the recital In his own behalf, and staggered before the Jury to go on with his story, the better to illustilate how he was set upon first by his victim and afterwards how he reached for his own knife and killed the other man when he thought he was going to be killed himself. Although no one saw Paul strike Kingsley, two witnesses heard a crash and afterward a brpken shaving mug was found on the floor. Dr. Baker testified that Kingsley had a deep gash on the top of his head. Kingsley was a member of Dan Em mett’s famous original minstrel com pany and he served in the Civil War from 3861 to the surrender of Lee at Appomattox. The trial was continued until to morrow. MRS. NOBLE HELD FOR MURDER OF HUSBAND. Policeman Su>* She Said She Shot Him After He Strnck Her. New York, Nov. 14.—Mrs. Paton No ble, whose husband was found dead at midnight last night at his home ln Long Island city, was to-day arraign ed on a charged of homicide. She ap |r|eaired before Magistrate Smith In Loner Island city and was ordered committed without bail to the Queens county jail. The charge Is based on the Investi gation made by Policeman Deboe, who says he heard Mrs. Noble say that she shot her husband after he had struck her. Mrs. Noble declares that she made no such statement, but that what she said was that she and her husband had never quarreled and that the shooting took place while her husband was trying to take the re volver out of her hands. Paton Noble, the dead man, was clerk in the Fifth Street Police Court, where the woman was to-day arraign ed. He had received two bullet wounds ln his chest. MUSTN’T PUT ON AIRS. So Booker Washington Advises Members of Ills Race. Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 14.—1n an address to the colored citizens deliver ed here to-night. Booker Washington said: "Not a few have predicted that on account of the recent election many members of our race would lose their heads, would become unduly pompous, self-assertive and generally offensive. With all the earnestness that I can command, I want to urge our people In every part of the country to dis appoint those who have made such predictions by leading a life of In creased usefulness, soberness and sim plicity, remembering, as I have often exhorted before, that in the long run it Is to the certain and fundamental ideas of growth In property, Intelligence and high Christian character, together with the cultivation of friendly rela tions with our neighbors of all races, that wc must Took for our ultimate success. “The masses of our people are to dwell for all time here in the Mouth, and here It la that our destiny must be worked out, and we can only suc ceed when wc have the cnnfldenae and to-oksrftUea of those shout us.” SAVANNAH. GA.. TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 15. 1904. FIRES CRIPPLED IT. Knoxville Department Has Been Done In 1- Two. Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 14.—The Lawson-McGhee library, a three-story brick structure at the corner of Gay street and Vine avenue, was gutted by fire this afternoon, leaving nothing more than the bare walls standing. On the ground floor of the building was a double store occupied by the Vance Furniture Company. The sec ond floor was dev< ted to the public library, containing about 15.000 vol umes, und the offlc s of the Commer cial Club. On the hlrd floor was the Knoxville Business College. The fire originate I in the basement from the furnace and spread with lightning rapidity 1 throughout the structure. Firemen saved the sur rounding property only after a hard fight. The building was valued at $20,000, and was given to the public in ISBS by Col. Charles M. McGhee of this city as a memorial to his daughter, Mary Lawson McGee, who died during that year. Capt. Joseph Frazier of Engine Com pany No. 1 and Capt. James Jones of Engine Company No. 2 were overcome by smoke. Vernon Miller, a volunteer, was crippled for life by falling glass, his right hand being nearly severed from his arm. The local fire department Is badly crippled as a result of Saturday morn ing’s fire and explosion at the Wood ruff Hardware Company’s store. Eight members of the department were dis abled by It. three of them still being In a serious condition. The total loss in to-day’s fire was $54,000; the Insurance was $37,000. WARE HAS*RESIGNED. Commissioner of Pensions Will Give I'p His Olliee. Washington, Nov. 14.—Commissioner of Pensions Ware to-day tendered his resignation to the President and it was accepted to take effect, Jan. 1. When seen to-night, Commissioner Ware refused to discuss his action in any way, except to state that -the news papers of the country had been "re signing” him for the past two years. For at least one year, however, it has been definitely [known that Mr. Ware would retire fiinn his office soon after the fall elections and return to his home in Kansas to resume his law practice. It is believ and here that Com missioner Ware’s action was not due to any suggestion that the severance of his relations with the pension office would be agreeable to the President. On the contrary. It has been no secret th’at Commissioner Ware, soon after as suming his duties, found the duties of his office distasteful to him and that this distaste steadily increased. There is no intimation to-night as to who his successor will be. ISADORE RUSHWAS~ DROWNED IN THE SURF. The Actress Was Swept Into Deep Writer at San Diego. San Diego, C*al., Nov. 14.—Miss Isa dore Rush, the actress, to-day was drowned, while bathing in the surf. An immense wave carried her into deep water. Half a dozen members of her thr'nt ricai company were in the surf and assistance was at once hurried to her. She was unconscious when brought to shore. Physicians worked over Mi3S Rush for an hour in vain. Another member of the company, Mil ton Heriot, who endeavored to rescue Miss Rush, was rendered unconscious, but was revived after vigorous treat ment. BRAZILIANS FIGHT TO ~ AVOID VACCINATION. Sertons Riots Are Those Occurring at Hto Janeiro. Rio Janeiro, Brazil, Nov. 14.—Busi ness is suspended here ln consequence of the rioting yesterday, as a result of the opposition to compulsory vaccina tion law. Military and naval detach ments have been called upon to re store order. Thus far seven persons have been killed and thirty others have been wounded. It is believed that the opposition to vaccination is only a pretext for dis order, and that the disturbances are really Instigated by discontented poli ticians. MESSAGE PIUS Presented to the President by Arch bishop < hnpelle. Washington, Nov. 14. —Archbishop CWapelle of New Orleans, Cuba and Porto Rico, who last week returned from Rome where he spent some time in (kmsultatlon with the officials of the Vatican, to-day paid his respects to President Roosevelt. He presented to the President a verbal message of es teem and good will from Pope Pius X. The President expressed his pleas ure at receipt of the message. After a brief visit to Mgr. O’Connell, rector of the Catholic University, Arch bishop Cktapelle will go to New Or leans and thence to Havana. FOR CIVIL SERVICE ON THE PANAMA CANAL Order Will Shortly He Issued by the President. Washington. Nov. 14.—President Roosevelt will shortly sign an order completed to-day by the civil service and Isthmian Canal Commission, ex tending the civil service regulations over the employes ot the Canal Com mission. The order embraces all em ployes. except those appointed by the President. and laborers. Besides, about thirty places are excepted, such as the secretary to the commission, the secretary to the Governor General of the zone, the custom* collector for the zone. ate. GAVE $50,000 FOR THE SOUTHERN WHITE PEOPLE. Boston, Nov. 14.—Appropriation* mad* by the General Missionary Com mittee of the Methodist Episcopal Church, now In session here, include $60,000 for work among Ute white peo ls*le of tb* Mouth. WORST UN WIRES IN MANY YEARS NOT SINCE BIG BLIZZARD HAD THE EFFECTS OF A STOKM BEEN SO FAR REACHING. New York 11ns Had Great Dltllenlty With Its Telegraph Commanlen tlons— How the Assoelateil Press Was Put to It to Bender Its News Service—Wide Seetlon Wns AlTeet ed hy the Storm. New York. Nov. 14.—That the effects of yesterday's storm were far more reaching than In any similar disturb ance since the great blizzard of 1888, became evident to-day when the disar rangement of wire communication con tinued almost as complete as at any time during the height of the storm. Up to 10 o'clock many points were completely isolated, while whole sec tions were reached only by most cir cuitous routes. To the West the only points having direct communication with New York were Philadelphia and Baltimore. The Associated Press, however, had suc ceeded in reaching the West and inci dentally many Eastern points, by means of a telephone wire between Baltimore and Chicago. The news re port carried over the regular wires between New York and Baltimore when it reached the latter city, was transferred a distance of ten blocks to the telephone office by cabs, was then forwarded by telegraph to Chicago over a long-distance telephone wire and from Chicago was telegraphed back to Washington and other cities which could not be reached over the regular routes. The New York Circuit. The same plan was followed ln many other cases. For instance, the Asso ciated Press regular New York State Circuit, a network of wires connecting all the principal cities of the state, was practically out of service for a time. Newburg to the north marked the end of the circuit, points beyond being completely cut off. Finally, however, a temporary circuit was set up by forming a connecting link be tween Cleveland and Buffalo. From Buffalo, the report was relayed down through the state as far as Utica. At that point, however, wire paralysis again was eticountered, leaving Am sterdam, Schenectady, Albany and Troy completely cut off from the out side world. The only reports received from that seotton of the state to-day came by train from Albany. Four inches of wet snow had broken down telephone, telegraph, electric light and fire alarm wires In Albany and vicinity, and bad ly hampered street car and train serv ice. While the effect of the storm was not so severe ln New England, some points ln tha( sertlon felt the full force of the gale. Wires were down ln all parts of Maine. Some points on Cape Cod could not be reached by wire early In the day and Pittsfield, ln the Berkshire*, was cut off entirely from both New York and Boston. Wire service to many points In East ern Canada, which was swept by the storm also, was disabled. Hurt Wall Street Business. Operations In Wall street were cur tailed to-day by reason of yesterday’s storm. At the opening of the stock market the stock exchange brtanch of the Western Union Telegraph Company had only a few direct wires working. These were to Philadelphia on the south and Hartford and Boston on the east. Western and southwestern wires were still down, as were all wires south of Baltimore. All messages were ac cepted subject to delay. At no time since 1888 has the Wall street business of the telegraph com panies been so badly crippled. The private wires of almost every stock exchange commission house were out of commlsssion. One prominent firm had communication over Its direct wires to Philadelphia and similar communi cation was had with Boston, though with some difficulty. On the Cotton Exchange, business was virtually at a standstill. All telegraph wire com munication was cut off and across the quotation board on the trading floor was written, “No wires.” In the first h’alf hour of the cotton market less than a half dozen trans actions were made. At the Produce Exchange a similar state of affairs was reported and business there w*as stag nant. One packing house reported In direct communication with Pittsburg and Chicago, but all other financial wires were still out of commission. Army of Linemen at Work. A small army of linemen were sent out directly after daybreak, and it is expected that all the damage will be repaired by to-morrow. The local tele phone service was not seriously Inter rupted by the storm, but there was no communication over the telephones to such points as Philadelphia, Boston and Albany. Two "trusties” and a keeper em ployed on Hikers Island, during the storm, started in a small boat from the Island to One Hundred and Thir ty-eighth street to get the night keep ers. After considerable work they managed to get out ln the river, where the wind seemed to Increase and the three men were unable to reach the mainland, the boat being swept down the river to South Brother Is land, where It was beached. The whereabouts of the men was unknown until to-day and It was feared they had been drowned, as they had been compelled to remain on the Island all night. Two keepers, who tried to go from Harts Island to City Island In a launch at about the same time, were compelled to put on life preservers and abandon their boat, which was swept to Whlteatone, a distance of about ten miles. DAMAGE CANNOT~YET BE ASCERTAINED. Believed the Sehonner Spear Was Dnstied to Pieces. Norfolk. Va„ Nov. 14.—N0 word has j yet been received from the Virginia I and Carolina coast, and until the pros i (rated wires hava been repaired noth ing definite of the damage done by yes terday’s storm can be knowu. The wind reached a velocity of IB LIEUT. GEN. PRINCE FUSHIMI Japanese Prince, Whose Mission Here May Be One of Peace. miles an hour at Cape Henry and was necessarily much greater in Its force around Hat'teras. The three-masted schooner iMyra W. Spear from Georgetown, S. C., to New London, Conn., with lumber, which stranded last week on the Carolina coast, thirty miles north of Cape Hat teras. Is supposed to have gone all to pieces during yesterday's gale, though no report of any kind has yet been re ceived from the vessel. The Merritt and Chapman Wrecking tug Coley, Capt. Tooker, made a second start late Saturday for the scene of the wreck of the Spear, but Capt. Tooker, seeing the approach of a storm, anchored be tween Cape Henry and Currituck. N. C., Saturday night and hurried Into port yesterday Just as quickly as he could get back. The schooner DeMorey Gray, with hard coal, was in distress off Ocean View yesterday, with her Jlbboom damaged and leaking. The Coley on Its way hack went to the schooner’s assistance. The Gray Is In command of Capt. Walton, brother of Capt. Rob ert Walton of the schooner Wilson and Hunting, who recently lost bis life when the latter vessel was sunk off Barnegat by the Culgoa. Capt. Walton was Informed of his brother's death when he reached this port to-day. Telegrams for the North from Nor folk up to to-night have been sent by wire to Richmond and from there on ward by train. WHALE BLOWN ASHORE BY THE FIERCE STORM. Boston, Nov. 14.—The fierce South ern storm, which started off the Flor ida coast on Saturday night, had Its center off Cape Race, Newfoundland. The storm ln the provinces, particular ly along the peninsula of Nova Scotia, was attended with terrific gales and an unusually low barometer. Telegraphic and telephonic communi cation with the provinces Is interrupted. To-night there Is no wire communi cation east or north of Waterville, Me., and all telegraphic connection between Boston and Vermont Is sus pended. Few marine disasters have been re ported. So far as known to-night on ly two vessels were wrecked and no lives were lost. At Pennellvtlle, Me., a whale eighty feet long, was blown ashore. Unable to get back Into deej> water, the great creature lay helpless on the beach and a bullet from a hunter's rifle ended its life. AT THE EMD OF A ROpf THIS MACHINE WAS FLOWN. Frenchman’s Kslilbitlon Was Not a Success. St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 14.—An accident brought the test of the large Francois airship to an abrupt termination to day, after the flying machine had been ln the air fifteen minutes, during which its dirigibillty-was not satisfac torily demonstrated, owing, the In ventor said, to the absence of a rud der. The ascension was made at the end of a roge. The airship progressed slowly ln a westerly direction and M. Fruncols at tempted to turn the Hying machine around. He stopped the right hand fans, but although the pair on the left hand side revolved swiftly, there was no perceptible change In the course of the airship, and It was drag ged around by those holding the ropes. Shortly after this, a sharp breaking noise was heard and a few seconds later, one of the stern propellers struck the upper frame several hard blows, breaking the propeller and splintering several of the under sup ports. Francois signalled to those on the ground and the airship was pulled down and taken into the aerodrome. An examination showed that one of the steel braces beneath the stern had pulled loose and that the rear end of the car had tilted upward, throwing the propeller Into the upper works. M. Francois suld that the damage could be repaired within a few hour*. The Francois airship la the largest that has ever been seen In the United Htates and Us Inventor says that It Is the largest flying machine in the world. TEN WERE KIiTIED BY THE FILIPINOS. Manila, Nov. 14.—The news has been received here that nine scouts of the Thirty-eighth company and one Amer ican attached to the hospital corps hava been killed In an ambush on the ••at ooaai •< Samar. 5 CENTS A COPY. DAILY *8 A YEAR. WEEKLY 2-TIMEB-A-WEEK.M AYDAR PRINCE OF ROYAL HOUSE OF JAPAN IS A GUEST OF THE NATION. riSIIIMI HAS ARRIVED IS W.UH- I ACTON. DUtlnwulolx'd JaitßiirM Wan Mft at (he Stutltin li> Hip Third Aiiilil* unt Secretary of Slntf, Hpprppl hiK the President—Count Cauluh llenn of the Diplomatic Corps, Will Sot Act in That Capacity DnrinK Prince’* V l*lt. Washington, Nov. 14.—Prlnoe Fu shlmi, the adopted brother of the Emperor of Japan, arrived In Wath ington this afternoon at 5:30 o'clock and assumed for the first time since his arrival In this country hts official personality as Prince of the royal house of Japan. He was met at the station by the third assistant secre tary of state, Mr. Pierce, who, as the personal representative of the Presi dent, bade him welcome to this coun try. The Prince thanked him for his cordial welcome and expressed the satisfaction he felt at being In the United States. The progr*mme for the entertain ment of the Prince begins to-morrow morning at 10 o’clock, when he will be presented to the President. The Pres ident will return the call of Prince Push Infi to-morrow afternoon. At the Invitation of Count Cassini, the Russian ambassador, who Is dean of the diplomatic corps, Mr. Asplros, the Mexican ambassador, will act as dean during the visit of the Prinoe. OYAMA NOW READY TO OFFER BATTLE. The Japanese May Advance Their Right Flank. St. Petersburg, Nov. 14. 1 p. m.— The latest Indications from the front point to an early resumption of mili tary operations on a large scale. Field Marshal Oyama has received heavy reinforcements from New Chwang and evidently is about ready to wage battle for the possession of Mukden. The Japanese are showing particular activity on their right flank, us If they were contemplating a turn ing movement from that direction. Oen. Kuropatktn has fortified his positions along the Shakhe river, and as he seemingly Is prepared <to accept a battle, he doubtless has made dis positions to block a flanking opeihtlon. According to the opinion of the mili tary authorities here his left tl&nk is secure. JAPANESE ATTACKED AND CARRIED MOATS. Headquarters Third Japanese Army Before Port Arthur, Nov. 4. via Fusan, Nov. 14.—8 y a general attack on the eastern fortified ridge on Oct. 10. the Japanese gained the moats of the principal forts assailed. These were wider, deeper and stronger than had been supposed, and were defended by caponieres, or galleries, running north of the Keekwan forts. The galleries were captured after desperate fighting under ground. The Russians still hold parts of the moats, but the Japanese are engaged In sapping to dislodge them, after which the capture of the forts should be easy. The casualties on the Japanese side In this engagement were 1,000. JAPANESE DISPLAY” GREAT ACTIVITY. Mukden, Nov. 14. 2:60 a. m.—Since yesterday signs of a serious engage ment taking place within the next few days have been Increasing. The Jap anese are displaying great activity east ward. Fears are beginning to be expressed that the railroad will not be able to bring up sufficient supplies. THE RUSSIANS WERE SEVERELY REPULSED. Oen. ICarokl's Headquarters, Nov. Continued en Fifth Pass*