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4:30 O'CLOCK.
VOL. LIII. NO. 292.
Two Largest Chicago Factories It' -
Seventy Victims, at Leasr, in the
Fearful Wreck on South
ern Hallway.
mme Today With Redac
tions la Force.
Two Passenger Cars Are
Ditched With Fatal
Plan Involving Extensive
Maneuvers in the
Czar's Ukase Announces Reor
ganization of Army With
New Leader.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 2G. A dispatch
has been received from Kuropatkin an
noimeing that the Japanese are prepar
ing an extensive turning movement
east of Mukden. A large force is ad
vancing from Liaoyang by way of
Taiche to Tsiantshan. Skirmishes
have occurred in the valley of the Ilun
river and at Inpu between Bentsai
putze and the railroad. There were
many casualties at Inpu.
St. Petersburg. Sept. 2C Sakharoff
in a dispatch dated yesterday tele
graphs that the Japanese advance
truard during the last few days at-t-mpted
to occupy Kaoutou pass, com
manding the road to Fushun, but were
repulsed by the Russian advance
guard. On the south front all is quiet
though shots are exchanged daily and
skirmishes occur between advance
Japximr Turn Uimxlnn Flnnkn.
Berlin. Sept. 2t',. The Tokio corre
spondent of the Tageblatt reports that
Oyama Is driving the Russians at
Mukden northward and has succeeded
in turning Kuropatkin's flanks. The
Japanese cavalry patrol have reached
the vicinity of Tieling Pass. The Muk
den correspondent confirms the report
that the Russian flanks were turned in
a battle near Mukden and says it has
become impossible for Kuropatkin to
make any serious attempt to hold
Mukden. The Russian army is con
centrating at Tieling.
(aplnrr Srvrrnl Fowl! ton .
Chefoo. Sept. 20. According to news
from Chinese sources, the attack on
Port Arthur, which began last Monday
and is still going on. has resulted thus
far in the beseigers capturing several
important positions, enabling them t
threaten the Russian jtossession of
large forts guarding the north, north
east and northwest sections of the
fort ress.
It is stated that three important
forts and six smaller ones have been
taken by the Japanese, the smaller
ones being between Shushiyen and
Jii l.imr a.MH Mr n.
Chinese information places the Japa
nese losses under ". for the three
days' fighting and this comparatively
Mnall casualty list is due to the ex
cessive care used by the Japanese in
making their preparations for the ad
vance. Russian sources, however, claim to
have information that the Japanese
losses were unusually severe, amount
ing to fully three times the number
mentioned above.
Kuriallln Drpunrd.
St. Petersburg. Sept. 20. The sen
sation of the day is the publication
of the imperial ukase in which the era-p-or
announces that as the Japanese
have shown such unexpected righting
powers it is necessary for Russia to
create a second army, the command of
which he gives to (Jen. (Jrippenberg.
This deposes Kuropatkin from his po
sition of commander in chief, for in
the future he ranks on an equal foot
ing with Maj. (Jen. Grippenberg.
Will llv 3mi.Hu Mm.
The second Manchurian army will
comprise SuO.ooo men. and be made
up of the Third. Fourth. Fifth. Eighth,
and Sixteenth army corps. It is re
ported that five addition army corps
will b. mobilized at once and that al
together a force of TOo.Ooo men will be
massed in Manchuria.
It is reported that the Grand Duke
Nicholas Michaelovitch, inspector gen
eral of cavalry will be made command
er in chief of all the Russian armies
in the far east.
HiiMBlii Iluya I'onr Slranifra.
Madrid. Sept. 20. The Russians
bought three steamers from the Span
jsh Trans-Atlantic company for 12.
(loO.t'oti jx'setas. The vessels can eas
ily be converted into cruisers.
Defaulter Gives Up.
Cleveland. Ohio. Sept. 20. William
E. Treese. defaulting bookkeeper of
the Kirst National bank of Cleveland
who disappeared several months azo
walked into the office of United States
District Attorney Sullivan Saturday
and gave himself up. He was releas
cd on $2,000 bail. Treese is chareed
with embezzling about $15,000 of the
bank's funds.
Wife of Pere Marquette Official Caught
in a Wreck.
Rochester. X. Y.. Sept. 20. Mrs.
Newman Erb. wife of the vice prc-si
dent of the Pere Marquete railroad,
was killed, and her husband and more
than a score of others were injured
by the wreck of a New York Central
western express at Lyons yesterday
morning. Mr. and Mrs. Erb left New
York Saturday night on a pleasure
trip bound for the St. Louis exposition.
They traveled in the regular Pullman
sleeper, but intended to take Mr. Erb's
private car at Detroit. Mrs. Erb's legs
were cut off. She was brought to
this city, where she died at noon. Mr.
Erb's injuries are not serious.
Aurora, Mo., Man Murders His Neigh
bor and Three of His Own
Aurora. Mo.. Sept. 20. J. H. Palmer,
a mine laborer, shot and mortally
wounded W, J. Tuttle, also a mine la
borer, and then shot and killed three
of his own children here Saturday
night, and then killed himself. Pal
mer left home in the evening, telling
his wife he was going to trade his re
volver, lie secreted himself in a
smokehouse near Tuttle's house, and
when Tuttle appeared with his young
est child in his arms he shot him in
the head and chest. Palmer then went
to his own house and shot his three
oldest children, two girls ami a boy.
Veda. Rebecca and Ernest. Then he
turned the gun on himself. The fath
er and children died instantly. Palmer
did not offer to harm his wife or
youngest child, who were in the room
at the time. No reason for the crime
is stated.
Greeted by Rough-Riding Friends of
President in Medora, N. D.
Medora, X. D.. Sept. 20. Senators
Fairbanks, Dolliver and Hansbrough
were given a characteristic welcome
yesterday by cowboys from miles
around, old friends of President
Roosevelt when he was engaged here
hi the cattle business. The news that
the president's running mate would
stop here on his trip to the coast drew
an enthusiastic crowd. Senator Fair
banks acknowledged the reception, but
made no address.
Cleiidive, Mont.. Sept. 20. Senator
Fairbanks and party Joday began their
four days' campaign in Montana with
speeches at this place.
Sheriff Says He Knows Nothing of the
Independence Murders.
Cripple Creek. Col.. Sept. 20. Sher
ff Bell has concluded that the alleged
confession of Edward Romaine, a
prisoner at Topeka. Kans., implicating
union miners who formerly lived in
this district in the Vindicator mine and
Independence deit murders, is entire
ly false.
Wheat is Off.
Chicago, Sept. 20. Under the
weight of heavy realizing the sales of
wheat here broke even four cents to
day. December selling off to $1.10'4.
The principal factor in causing the
break was the intimation that several
big holders were quietly disposing of
their lines. At New York wheat de
clined three cents.
Redmond at White House.
Washington. Sept. 20 At luncheon
today President anil Mrs. Roosevelt
entertained Mr. and Mrs. John P.
Prominent lowan Dead.
Sioux City. Iowa. Sept. 20. Judge
C. H. Lewis, one of the best known
lawyers iti Iowa, died here today of a
lingering illness.
lndon. Sept. 20. Home rule for
Ireland in all but the name is pro
posed in the program of the Irish Re
form association adopted at Dublin
last Friday and made public here last
Under the program Ireland will have
a legislature of its own to act upon
all legislation affecting Ireland. There
will be also a financial council, under
whose direction the $30.0t.oe annual
ly appropriated for the- government of
Ireland will be expended. Both the
legislative body and the financial coun
cil, of course, will be subject to the
British parliament.
It is proposed that the legislative or
statutory body shall consist of the
Irish peers and the Irish members of
the house of commons. To this body
it is proposed all private bill legisla
tion and all other Irish business shall
Many Thousands Affected by Policy of
Pullman and International
Harvester Companies.
Chicago, Sept. 20. Work was re
sumed this morning, after a brief per
iod of idleness, in the plants of two
of the greatest manufacturing compan
ies of Chicago. In both instances la
bor unions are ignored absolutely. The
men are taken back under conditions
less favorable than those they en
joyed before the shut-downs.
1 he concerns simultaneously an
nouncing the new policy with the re
opening of their shops are the Pull
man company and the International
Harvester company. The former
put 2.000 of its former employes at
work at wages lower by 10 to 2u per
cent than they were receiving prev
iously. These men have been picked with
care in the ten days the plant has
been closed. In their number are
found none, who has been known as
a labor agitator. Hereafter all appli
cants for employment must be made
at the general office of the company
in Chicago and not at the shops.
The harvester company returns to
the 10 hour day. its plants to run
hours a week. Its superintendent de
clined to meet a labor committee
which sought a renewal of the old
agreement, which established the nine
hour day. Py the close of the week
the officials of the concern expect a
large portion of the 9,000 men who
were working before the shutdown to
be back.
Pulliunn Mrn Kefiiwe Ilnlurtion.
The announcement of the Pullman
company is the logical outcome of the
course of action prepared nearly a
year ago. Appreciating then the force
of the coming trade depression, the
officials of the concern submitted an
unusual proposition to the 7.000 work
ers. "We have an opportunity to bid on a
big contract," the company declared,
"and we can get it if we can put in a
sufficiently low figure. But to make
this low bid we will have to pay less
wages. There is no other business of
any consequence in sight.
"If you. the workers, will accept a
reduction in wages proportionate to
the reduced bid necessary to secure
the contract you will all have work
next winter. The jou will be big
enough to keep the plant running. If
you reject the cut the shops will have
to close."
The offer was made to the men at
the close of a phenomenally good year
and they did not believe there was
any need of their taking less pay. Un
ion leaders argued that wage reduc
tions should never be accepted under
any circumstances. The men, accord
ingly, voted down the proposition.
Men i.rmlunlly I.nlil Off.
Six weeks ago the company began
to lay off men. This was continued
until Sept. 15, when all except a hand
ful employed in one repair department
were told to go. They were instructed
to take their tools with them, as the
company could not say when their
services would be needed again.
The men notified by special messen
ger to report for duty this morning
evidently had been subjected to a
scrutiny that left them clear of sus
picion of coming under the "agitator"
class. They were men who had not
in the past been in any way identified
with labor troubles. While they ex
pressed their satisfaction at being able
to get work, others were disappointed.
Employes who have been long in
the service of the company are en
titled to pensions. Few men who had
worked at Pullman 15 years or more
were chosen. Less than 2o of those
who soon would be candidates for pen
sions were picked.
The cut in wages, it was announced,
would be general, extending to em
ployes in the office force. The wage
scale at the shops has ranged in the
past from $1.75 to $7 a dav.
be referred with power to act. subject
to final approval or veto by parliament.
The proposed financial council, how
ever, is the more important body of
the two. It is suggested that the coun
cil be composed of 24 members under
the presidency of the lord lieutenant
and with the chief secretary for Ire
land as vice president. 12 members
to be elected by groups of existing
parliamentary constituencies and 12 to
be nominated by the crowd, one-third
of the members to retire every three
The report of the committee on or
ganization of the Irish National league
outlining the foregoing scheme was
adopted at a meeting presided over
by Lord Dunraven at Dublin last Fri
day. The report concludes with sug
gesting the submission of its proposals
to a royal commission.
Killed. Three Fatally and
Twelve Slightly In
jured. Peoria. Sept. 20. As a result of a
washout on the Burlington railroad
two miles east of Elmwood early this
morning two passenger cars were
ditched. John Beck, a laborer, was
killed, and Rev. J. Kennison. of Elm
wood, and Frank Reading and M. Lentc,
of Galesburg, fatally injured. Twelve
others were slightly hurt.
KnibanknirBt Vnh-l Away.
A terrific rain storm last night wash
ed out the roadbed for a short distance,
leaving the rails suspended in the air.
Decides Check Weighman Question
Same as Did Carroll D.
Scranton. Pa., Sept. 2C. Judge Gray
to whom was referred the controversy
of the anthracite coal miners on the
check weighman question and which
had previously been adjudicated by
Carroll D. Wright in favor of the min
ers, has also decided the issue in the
same manner.
Dogs Used in Following Train Rob
bers Pursue Fire Fiends
at Ogden, Iowa.
Ogden, Iowa. Sept. 2C. The blood
hounds used to track the Rock Island
train bandits at Lens a week ago
were placed on the train of incendiar
ies responsible for wholesale tires here
today. Rams, stacks, corn cribs and
even dwellings have been fired in
some instances. Smouldering embers
saturated with kerosene used in start
ing the blaze were found.
Four Men Have Desperate Battle With
Sheriff and Jailer at Atch
ison, Kans.
Atchison. Kans., Sept. 2r,. Walter
Scott. Thomas Bean, Clyde Bean and
John Osborn. prisoners in the county
jail here, made two desperate attempts
to escape yesterday afternoon. Scott
was killed in the second attempt. Jos
eph Miller, the jailer, went into the
jail room at 1 o'clock to take dinner to
the prisoners and the four men at
tacked him. The men tried to get
Miller's revolver, but could not find it.
They got his keys, but he kept them so
busy fighting that they could not un
lock the outer doors. They beat Mil
ler on the head, but failed to over
power him. and he stood between them
and the door for some time, fighting
with his left hand while two of them
were holding his right hand. Wrench
ing loose Miller pulled his revolver and
the men ran to cover. Sheriff William
Kiff appeared at this juncture with a
riot gun loaded with buckshot. Miller
let Kiff into the jail room. Suddenly
the four men close together made a
rush at Kiff and Miller and Kiff pour
ed the full charge of buckshot into
Scott, who fell to the floor lifeless,
shot just above the heart. The three
prisoners then gave themselves up.
Actress Declines to Deny Rumor
When Press Clippings are
Shown Her.
Waterbury. Conn., Sept. 20. David
Bennett Hill will be married to May
Irwin, the actress. In January if an in
terview with her means anything. A
rumor of such an engagement has been
published, and when the clippings
were submitted to her last night, she
said: "I cannot discuss the renort.
j We have known each other for years,
j but you must see him about this. I
J am sorry it should be published."
Passengers Nearly All From the South
Engineer May Have Been
Knoxville, Tenn.. Sept. 2C. The'
death list as a result of the wreck on
the Southern road near Newmarket
Saturday has grown to G2 and it will
probably exceed 70. as many of the in
jured are in a serious condition and
more deaths will occur at the hospi
tals. iesterday there were six deaths. To
the list of dead there were also added
an uuKiiown miant. lound at the scene
of the wreck, and two other unidenti
tied bodies.
Almost every minister in Knoxville
was busy yesterday administering to
the spiritual wants of those at the hos
pital and comforting the families of
those whom death had claimed. Tlu
Knoxville physicians have worked dil
igently since the accident. Many work
ed all night without sleep. Manv wo
men volunteered their services and
spent the night at the hospital looking
after the children maimed in the
Shlppine Ilotlie Awny.
All day bodies were shipped out of
the city. Fifteen of those killed were
Knoxville people, some of them prom
inent. Rev. Isaac Emery, an aged min
ister who was killed while on the way
to preach a funeral sermon, was one of
the best known ministers of Tennessee
and Kentucky. He was SO years of
age. Clayton Heiskell. of Memphis,
and brother of Ned and Fred Heiskell,
both well-known newspaper men, was
killed while on the way east to attend
a medical college. Nearly all of the
victims were southern people.
The wreck was cleared away so that
trains could pass at 10: no o'clock Sat
urday night.
(mixed by I)lxrPKrl of OrilrrN.
The appalling loss of life and maim
ing of living resulted apparently from
the disregarding of orders given the
two trains to meet at a station which
has long bern their regular meeting
place. The claim of a failure to see
the station or signals could not be set
up by the engineer of the westbound
train were he alive t; enter a plea of
defense, as the accident happened in
broad daylight, and according to the
best information obtainable, he had
the order in a little frame in front of
him as his engine rushed by Newmar
ket station and a mile and a half fur
ther on came full upon the east bound
passenger train making for Newmar
ket, in compliance with inst ruct ions to
meet the westbound train.
! llnve ItMn Asleep.
The possibility exists that the ill
fated engineer may have been asleep
or that death had suddenly taken the
sight from his eyes before Hodges was
reached. Rut nothing is known save
that the orders were not obeyed.
The trains were on time and not
making over 3. miles an hour, yet the
impact as they rounded a curve and
came suddenly mn each other, was
frightful. Roth engines and the major
portions of both trains were demolish
ed and why the orders were disregard
ed or misinterpreted probably never
will be known, as the engineers of both
trains were crushed, their bodies re
maining for hours under the wreckage
of their locomotives.
American Champion Golfer Defeated
at Olympian Matches.
St. Louis. Mo.. Sept. 20. Defeating
National Champion H. Chandler Egan,
of Exmoor. 'I tip 2 to play, in the finals
of the Olympian golf championship at
Glen Echo links Saturday, George. S.
Lyon, former champion of Canada, will
take the massive trophy and the Olym
pian gold medal to his Toronto home.
Egan lost the first hole to his veteran
rival shortly after 11 o'clock in the
morning in a deluge of rain, and for
the long route of I hard fought holes
was never up on the Canadian, playing
a very erratic game.
Philadelphia, Pa., Sept
greatest political event in
. 20 -The
the world's
This, in a sentence, gives the views
of members of the International Par-
liamentaiy union, at whose remietit
President Roosevelt will ask the pow
ers to join in a second Hague confer
ence. Many of the members were seen and
interviewed here at the West Philadel
phia station. Most of them will sail
from New York this week. Some of
them are so sanguine that they believe
the first step has been taken toward
bringing about peace in the far ea-t.
Sir Philip Stanhope, president of
the British group, said: "When di
verse action is taken in rival parba-
j ments. armies are sen! out in settle
the difference by force, when th - n'it-
Democratic Nominee's
Rough Rider Has
Bad Faith and Reckless Extravagance Charged to Republi
cansHis Own Position Made Clear.
Esopus. N. Y.. Sept. 2t'.. The letter
of Alton Brooks Parker accepting the
democratic nomination for president of
the I'nited States was made public to
day. The letter shows careful reading
of President Roosevelt's letter of ac
ceptance, and answers are made to the
republican arguments.
The points set forth foremost are the
gold standard for money and the dan
ger of an ambitious man for president
becoming to.) despotic under the form
of centralized government which Mr.
Parker asserts is growing up under re
publican admini.st rat ions.
Regarding tariff, he charges bad
faith on the part of the republicans, de
claring that they fixed many duties at
a high rate upon the plea that they
were to be modified in securing reci
procity agreements beneficial to this
country. The promises, he says, have
not been kept by the republican sen
ate. The protection of infant industries,
he says, can no longer be advanced, for
the reason that the infants have be
come giants of dangerous proportions.
On the question of the Philippines.
Mr. Parker reiterates the argument
that entangling alliances must be
The spot, in the republican armor
that appears most vulnerable to Mr.
Parker is the management of the na
tional finances and corruption in the
ter should be settled by a vote of the
representatives of all the parties con
cerned. To secure such a vote The
Hague court must be given power.
This. I believe, will be done in re
sMjnse to Mr. Roose velt's call.
"Members of the national parlia
ments must stand for the idea of The
Hague court or deny the principles
of government. How can they stand
for a parliament of national affairs,
and deny the s-ame thing for interna
tional affairs? Vnt.il The Hague court
is established there must be chaos al
ways and war periodically."
Marquis Sangintiano, president of
the Italian group, said: "The call
which the president of the Vnited
States has agreed to ibsue will bring
this irresistible movement for an inter
national court into the official political
Letter Reviews Acts
Sought to Justify.
service. Reform in this direction, ho
asserts, is imperative.
Full Text of Letter.
The full text, of Mr. Parker's letter
is as follows:
To the lion. Champ Chirk ami Others,
Commit tee. Etc.:
Gentlemen--1 a my response to your
committee at the formal notification
proceedings 1 referred to some matters
not mentioned in this letter. I desire
that these be considered as incorporat
ed herein, and regret that lack of space
prevents specific reference to them
nil. I wish here, however, again to refer
to my views there expressed as to the
gold standard, to decline again my un
qualified belief in said standard and to
express my appreciation of the action
of the convention in reply to my com
munication upon that subject.
Grave public questions are pressing
for decision. The I lemoerntlc party
appeals t the people with confidence
that its position on these questions will
be accepted and indorsed at the polls.
While the Issues involved are numer
ous, some stand forth preeminent In
the public mind. Among these are
tariff reform, imperialism, economical
administration and honesty In the pub
lic service. I shall briefly consider
these and som others within the nec
essarily prescribed limits of this letter.
While I presented my views at tha
notification proceeding concerning thin
vltnl issue, the overshadowing impor
tance of this question Impels me to re
fer to it airiiln. The issue is often
times referred to i.d constitutionalism
versus imperialism.
If we would retain our liberties and
constitutional rights unimpaired wo
cannot permit or tolerate at nuy time
or for any purpose the arrogatlon of
unconstitutional powers by the execu
tive brunch of our government. We
should be ever mindful of the words
of Webster, "Liberty is only to be pre
served by maintaining constitutional
restraints and just divisions of jKjlit
leal powers."
Already the national government Las
become centralized beyond any point
contemplated or imagined by tho
framers of the constitution. How tre
mendously all this has added to the
power of the president! It baa devel
oped from year to year until it almost
equals that of many monarchs. While
the growth of our country and the mag
nitude of interstate interests may seem
to furnish a plausible reason for this
centralization of power, yet these same
facts afford the most potent reason
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