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WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, SATURDAY, JULY 2, 1904.
15 THE SPORTING NEWS. THE DIAMOND. PITCHERS WERE BUSY Four Were Used in Game in Which HolyoKe Was Beaten-Hartford, Spring field and Meriden Win. New Haven, July 2. Four pitchers were required in the game in which New Haven yesterday beat Holyoke, 7 to 6, Hajiifan replacing Quinn at the close of the third, and Hodge relieving Voorhees in the fifth. After that the batting was lighter, although rapid fielding had much to do with keeping the hits down. A fine double play by Fitxpatrick and Schincel was the feature, retiring a man at first and an other at the plate. The score: New Haven. A.B. R. H. P.O. A. E. Wnrwiird ah ...4 2 2 6 2 0 Golden, If . .. .3 1 2 Bannon, as .... .4 0 1 Connell, rf 4 1 1 Canavan, lb . ..4 2 3 Fltzrnaurlce, cf .4 0 1 Jope, ...... '...3 0 1 Anderson, 2b . . .4 0 0 Quinn, p 0 0 0 Hanifan, p .... .4 1 1 NATIONAL LEAGUE. At New York Boston 1000000001 New York 12022000 7 Batteries Wilhelm and Needham; Tay lor and Bowerman. At Philadelphia Brooklyn 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 12 Philadelphia 14021005 13 Batteries Poole and Bergen; Mitchell and Roth. At St. Louis : Chicago 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 02 St. Louis 10400005 10 Batteries Kling and Briggs; Grady and McFarland. TABLE OP PERCENTAGES. 2 0 o m o 0 0 3 2 4 5 0 1 0 2 Totals 34 7 12 27 14 3 Holyoke. A.B. R. H. P.O. A. E. Fitzpatrick, 2b .4 1 1 4 2 0 Dowd, If 5 1 2 0 0 0 Batch, 8b 3 2 2 2 2 0 Slater, lb 4 O 3 8 0 0 Mc Andrews, ss .5 2 0 1 4 1 Rossman, rf 4 0 2 3 0 1 Beftwhlstle, cf .3 0 0 3 0 1 Schincel, c 4 0 0 2 1 0 Voorhees, p 2 0 0 1 2 o Hodge, p 2 0 0 0 1 0 Totals 30 6 10 24 12 3 New Haven ....0 1308000 x 7 Holyoke 3 0 2 0O 0 0 0 16 Two-base hits, Batch, Slater, Cana van; hits off Quinn, 6 in 3 innings; off Hanifan 4; off Voorhees, 9 in 5 in nings; off Hodge 3; stolen bases, Fitz patrick, Batch, Slater, Rossman, Con nell. Canavan, Fitzmaurice, Anderson; double play. Schincel and Fitzpatrick; struck out, by Quinn 2, by Hanifan 1; by Hodge 1; bases on balls, off Quinn 1; off Hanifan 4; off Hodge 1; passed ball, Schincel; wild pitch. Quinn; tme, 1:35; attendance, 500; umpire, Kennedy. At Bridgeport. Bridgeport July 2. Springfield yes terday won her first game of the sea son from Bridgeport by superior work with the stick and snappier play all the way through. The Ponieg got five hits off Ivilleen in the ninth inning and the Orators assisted tfhem in getting their rune by making three errors. Fos ter wa8 obliged to retire in the sixth inning because of a lame side that pre vented him from" running or batting, and the shift around did not appear to work advantageously for the locals. The score: j i R H E Bridgeport .10000000 23 7 4 Springfield .0 0 1 0 0 1 i 0 47 13 2 Kllleen. Beaumont and O'Rourke; Miller and Connor; umpire, Merrick. Clubs. W. L. New York 45 16 Chicago 37 22 Cincinnati 85 23 Pittsburg 31 28 St. Louis 29 30 Brooklyn 25 39 Boston 24 39 Philadelphia 14 43 LEAGUE. PC. .738 .627 .603 .526 .492 .391 .381 .246 AMERICAN At New York Washington 1000000028 New York 20300300 8 Batteries Jacobaon and Clark; Chesbro and McGuirei At Boston Philadelphia 0 Boston 2 Batteries Bender hill and Farrell. At Chicago St. Louis 0 Chicago 3 Batteries Ulade and McFarland. TABLE OP PERCENTAGES, 0 0 0 2 and 0 0 0 1 and 110 10 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 Powers; Tanne- 0 0 0 0 0 00 0 0 0 1 0 5 Kahoe; Altrock Clubs. Boston , New York. W. 37 35 Chicago. 38 Philadelphia..;.. 32 Cleveland 28 St. Louis : 26 Detroit 23 Washington 10 L. 22 22 25 28 25 29 34 46 P.C. .627 .614 .608 .552 .528 .473 .404 .179 NEW YORK STATE LEAGUE. At Johnstown Johnstown 5, Bing hamton 6. At Schenectady Schenectady 8, Syracuse 5. At Troy Troy 8, TJtica 6. At Albany Albany 4, Ilion 2. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. At Columbus Louisville 1, Colum bus 0. At Indianapolis Indianapolis 3, To ledo 2. At Jtfinnea polls- St Paul 3, Minne apolis 2. . WESTERN LEAGUE. At Sioux City Omaha 6, Sioux City 2. At Des Moines St Joseph 11, Des Moines 4. THE PUGILISTS. CORKING GOOD DRAW At Norwich. jpsff Norwich, July 2. Meriden was blanked yesterday at Sachem park un til the sixth inning, when Connolly's error, Bone being' hit by a-pitched ball, coupled with two singles, scored three runs, 'after which Norwich went to pieces. Tighe was put out of the game in the sixth inning for kicking. Score; R H E Meriden 0 00003 2 16 8 i Norwich 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 7 1 Rogers and Burke; McGill and Con nolly; umpire, Conway; attendance, 200. At New London. New London, July 2. New London suffered an ignominious defeat and sljutout at the hands of Hartf ord here yesterday while the Senators piled up four runs. McLaughlin was effective but erratic, and two wild pitches, one of which followed a base on balls, scored the two first runs. In the ninth consecutive hitting. gave" the Hartfords two more runs. Score: R.H.E. N. London ..0 0000000 00 0 2 Hartford 0 0000011 24 9 1 McLaughlin and Armbruster; Karns and Doran; umpire. Martens. CONN LEAGUE STANDING. DOE WANTS HEMMING. New Bedford Manager Still Seeking Springfield Man. Manager Alfred G. Doe of the New Bedford club of the New England league i trying to have George Hem ming, the former Springfield player, agree upon terms. The New Bedford manager wants to use. Hemming at first base, but his chances of getting Hemming are not exceptionally good. Doe is the manager who expected to get Jack Tighe from the official repre sentative of the Worcester team, Mal achf J. Kittredge, in a deal in which five players were to go to New Bed ford. Doe had a sad experience with Mr Kittredge and after parting with $1,000 he had a difficult time getting his money back. Doe is eager to nave Hemmintr close and he has made strong moves, but George is devoting a few days to considering the future. BASEBALL NOTES. Thoney has been sent to Rochester by the New York Americans. Elberfeld expects to resume play for the New York Americans next Monday. The National league race is getting scattering and is not as- interesting as It was a month ago. Brush wired Secretary Knowles yes terday that he had completed negotia tions whereby the New York Nationals get Pitcher Elliott from Cincinnati. The New York Nationals have blanker opponents eleven times thiB season Boston twice! Brooklyn twice, Philadelphia once, Pittsburg twice, Chicago thrice and Cincinnati once. All except St Louis. Clarkson accompanied the New York Americans over from Boston and is likely to pitch a game this week. Hit ting 'at the right time is how Griffith's men account for their success on the road. Conroy, Keeler, Ganzel, Elber feld, Kleinow, and Osteen saw Thurs day's game at the Polo grounds. The Boston Americans have traded Outfielder O'Neill to Washington for Selbaeh. It is expected that both men will do better with new surround ings. The agitation over the Dough erty deal, O'Neill succeeding Dougher ty in Boston, affected O'Neill's useful ness in Boston. The Chicagos have beaten the Clevelands six times this season by one run. The New York Americans have done well in games of one run margin of victory, winning eleven and losing five. The St Louis Cardinals: have engaged in more of such contests than any other team, twenty-six in all, of which twelve have been victories. Joe Walcott and Larry Temple Fight a Hard Battle Two Society Men Have it Out. Baltimore, July 2. Joe Walcott and Larry Temple fought like wildcats through ten rounds to a draw before Al Herford's athletic club last night. Temple started in like a whirlwind in the first round, and 'there was a hot exchange of swings, cuts arid wallops. The second round was a repetition of Temple's rushing when Walcott would clinch and wallop his right to Tem ple's kidneys. Temple's rushes made the crowd yell and he landed some effective blows, but Walcott 'always had a punch in return. Temple continued the forcing in the third and fourth rounds, aud had a shade the better of these two. In the fifth Walcott evened up mat ters with wallops to the head and stomach. The sixth made Temple look like a winner to the crowd. He rushed Wal cott, swinging, rights and lefts for Walcott's head, and he made the Bar bados wonder tin-can until he fell through the ropes. Temple continued to hit 'at Walcott until Referee O'Hara pulled him away. When Walcott got up Temple again rushed, and had Walcott going when the gong sounded. The seventh wag tame. The crowd was yelling then, but changed its tune in the eighth, when Walcott landed a right on Temple's jaw and scored the cleanest kind of knockdown. Temple took the count and came back into a clinch, looking all but out. He re ceived more rights and lefts to the head, but managed to stay the round out. , The ninth and tenth were fast, too. Temple fought, but was evidently sat isfied to stay the limit. Walcott tried hard to finish Temple, but could not land rieht. The decision of a draw was popular. RACING. DRIVING PARK SPORTS. SOCIETY MEN FOUGHT. Philadelphia, July 2. To settle 'a grudge, Charles Willing and P. Cad wallader Dade, both of whom are well known socially, fought twenty rounds Wednesday night, 'and Willing was proclaimed the .victor. The fight, which was witnessed by a few of the friends of the men, was lively from the start. The men fought because they had a tiff on the streets several weeks ago in which Dade slapped Willing in the face. Willing was hot, and Dade didn't object to the row going still fur ther. It had been agreed that the fight should be to a finish, and it went to the twentieth round with neither of the combatants having gained any ap parent advantage. Toward the end of this round Willing landed a blow that resulted in a. knockout. A former Yale oarsman was referee. Dade married Frances Rawle Pem berton, an actress. Willing is a rela tive of Mrs John Jacob Astor. , Big Day on Monday for South End Social Club. Everything is now in readiness for the second grand carnival 'and picnic to be given by the South End Social clulr and the Waterbury Driving asso ciation at the Driving park July 4, af ternoon 'and evening. It is expected that one of the largest crowds will be on hand as considerable interest i3 being manifested in the different athletic sports. The 100 yard dash, which will be exclusively for boys under 16 years, is causing no end of 'anxiety annon the young gen eration and already over 50 entry blanks have been given out. Fhere is considerable interest taken in the match race between Highball and American Girl, wihich will be for one mile. Charles Gumpfer, the well known business man of the south end, is the owner of Highball, and John F. Downey will look after the interests of American Girl. A side bet has been made on this race between the inter ested parties and there is a consider able number of small bets. The automobile race will certainly be a novel feature of the picnic, as this will be the first race of its kind held in this city. The 2:35 class, which will include many of the fast horses in the Nauga tuck valley, will srive the public an idea of the kind of horse that is in this section. The fat men's race, which will be for 75 yards, will without 'a doubt, be the means of many pounds of flesh be ing, lost on the Driving park Monday afternoon, as. a number of the 300 pound class have already entered. The committee has made arrange ments to keep the grand stand re served for ladies and children in the evening so they may have an opportun ity of witnessing the fireworks, which will take place at Morningside. Dancing will be enjoyed both after noon and evening to the tuneful music furnished by F. J. Lallier's orchestra, which will furnish music up to a late hour. The athletic sports will commence promptly at 2:30, so all those who are to enter the different races are re quested to be on hand so that all the races will be completed by dark. There will be policemen on the grounds all day go those who attend will be assured of good order prevail ing during the picnic. Br 1 grand Won at Skeepftheaa. : NEW YORK, July 2. The feature at Sheepshead Bay was the handicap at one mile and three furlongs. In a driving finish Brigand won, with Gra ziallo, the favorite, second and Deuro third. There was much crowding on the stretch turn, and after questioning the jockeys the steward's disqualified Graziallo. The official placing was Brigand first, Douro second and Male Hanlon third. Ancestor, in the second race, equaled the world's record of 1:1S 3-5 for six and a half furlongs, held by Jane Holly. BAIL HITS A THIEF. CHICAGO A ATEUR PITCHER'S AIM PROVES EFFECTIVE. Fugitive Dropped in His Tracks When Hit by Anderson's Unique Missile and Is Safely Lodged in Police Lockup. A ball pitched by the captain of a prai rie "nine" brought a burglar to earth near Addison street and Racine avenue, Chicago. The burglar afterward es caped by a ruse from his athletic captors, who had surrounded him, but Lieut. Mc Carthy, of the town hall station, was so struck by the novel means of halting the fugitive that he is considering making a requisition upon the department and arming his men with the new weapon. The struggle followed a raid by a well-dressed man upon the house of Mrs. Norman Staat, in which $600 worth of jewelry was taken, and interrupted a lively game of baseball which was in progress in a vacant lot at the rear of Mrs. Staat's home. While excitement over the contest was at its height, Mrs. Staat left her house by the rear door and went to a market two blocks away. As she crossed the lot and turned the corner, a young man, who had been an Interested spectator at the game, strolled away. A few minutes later he was seen going up the front steps of the Staat house. He forced an entrance by using a case knife, but a real estate dealer saw hfm, and, running to the vacant lot, gave the alarm. The game was adjourned in the middle of an inning, and John Anderson, pitch er and captain of the team in the field, led the other 17 players and a crowd of substitutes and spectators in a charge upon the house. "Surround the house," shouted An derson. "We'll keep him here until the police come." The players waited until the burglar showed himself at an upper window in the rear, and then set up a shout. "Come on out ! We dare you to! We'll fix you!" were the greetings that W. L. P.C. Bridgeport .... .....36 15 .706 New Haven 32 21 .604 Norwich 27 30 .587 Springfiled ,22 23 .589 Holyoke 23 26 .460 New London 21 20 .420 Hartford .... 17 31 .354 Meriden 17 31 .354 GAMES TO-DAY. Hartford at Norwich, Meriden at New London, Springfield at New Ha ven, Holyoke at Bridgeport. EASTERN LEAGUE. At Jersey City Providence 2, Jersey City 1. At Montreal Montreal 20, Roches ter 2. NEW ENGLAND LEAGUE. At Concord Concord 0, Lawrence 1. Other games postponed on account of rain. Upton and Wltc Killed by Kxploslon. ST. PAUL, Minn., July 2. As the re sult of injuries sustained in the explo sion of a gasoline tank on a pleasure launch at Lake Minnetonka George L. Upton, a society leader and clubman, and his wife are dead and five others, including Llewellyn Christian, father of Mrs. Upton, are painfully burned. Mr. Christian, who is prominent in the flour milling business, was entertain ing a party on his launch when from some unknown cause the explosion oc curred. . John Jones Met Regulation Fate. CARTER SYILLE, Ga., July 2. John Jones, the negro assailant of Mrs. Banister, was lynched near the scene of his crime about nightfall. Judge A. W. Fite made a speech in an at tempt to restrain the crowd of about 200, but it was useless. The negro's body was riddled with bullets, more than 300 sho'" Y T T7 J Falling hair, thin hair, gray jLJLCtll m A? OOCf air starvec hair. Feed your starving hair with a hair-food Ayer's Hair Vigor. It renews, feeds, nourishes, re- orfasj trfr F-r't ttrnvir rr trr fact I . J. O. Ay Co., MONROE IS CUPID'S VICTIM. San Francisco, July 2. Jack Monroe, the Butte miner, who is to fight Jef fries for the heavyweight champion ship of the world in August, has been knocked out by Cupid. The big box er is to become a benedict as soon as the coming fight is over. The young woman to whose charms he has succumbed is Miss Jessie Downing, daughter of Mr and Mrs J; Downing, of Watsonville. Downing formerly conducted Camp Goodwill, and it was while Monroe was training a few years ago there that the engage ment was made. The wedding was to have occurred after the miner got through with Sharkey, but it was thought better to wait until after the mill with Jeffries was settled, when Monroe expects to be better .fixed financially. KAISER WOUDN'T RACE. MeGee and Bluebird. CHICAGO, July 2. Fair weather and a fairly good programme livened things up at Hawthorne. For an off day the card was especially attractive, and the result was a decided Increase in attendance. McGee and Bluebird were the winning favorites. The other four events went to two second choices and two outsiders. ' Racing at World's Fair. ST. LOUIS, July 2. Charlie Thomp son, odds on; Commodore at even mon ey, John Doyle at 2 to 1 and Wissen dine were the winning favorites at the fair grounds. The track is in good condition and promises to be fast for the St. Louis Derby. , Cloudburst Stopped Racing;.' ROCHESTER, N. Y., July 2. A cloudburst visited Rochester about noon and raised such havoc with the Crittenden park track that the Lake Erie-central New York circuit races had to be postponed. YALE'S TEAM FOR ENGLAND. Does Not Like the Way American Yachts are Sailed Ingomar Win. Kiel, July 2. Races for three classes of yachts, from Kiel to Travemunde, started early yesterday. Emperor Wil liam's Meteor. Ill, the Empress's Idu na. Morton Plant's Ingomar and Herr Ballin's Hamburg entered the big schooner class, but the imperial yachts did not sail, the race being between the Ingomar and Hamburg. Tneir course was nearly 100 miles long. The smaller yachts had shorter courses. The wind was light and variable, which prolonged the contest until a late hour. The Ingomar and Navahoe won in their respective classes. There was much. disappointment that the em peror neither sailed the Meteor III him self, as is his custom, nor allowed her to be sailed. London, July 2. A dispatch to the Daily Mail from Kiel says that Em peror William is so annoyed by the manner in which the American .yachts there have been sailed that he refused to share in the races Friday. He did not attend the distribution of prizes. The Field describes in detail the rac in gat Kiel up to .Time 29, but nikes no mention of dissastisfaction with the Americans. It remarks that the Me teor III was wholly to blame for the incident on June 26, when she was nearly in collision with the Ingomar, a fact that Emperor William recognized by retiring from the race. The Field points out that the meas urement and time allowance rules gov erning the regatta have proved' very un satisfactory for the British and Ameri can yachts, none of which is built to meet such conditions. s Andrew v-'cejfOn uot Guilty. WASHINGTON. July 2. Andrew Weedon was declared by a jury not guilty of the murder of his mother-in-law, Rachel Ann Beall. The evidence wai entirely circumstantial. Names of the Wearers of the Blue to Sail on Wednesday. A final selection has been made of the Yale men to join with Harvard in the track meet against the Oxford and Cambridge representatives in the international contest at the Queen's Club grounds, London, on July 23. 100 yard, Torrey; quarter mile, Long; half mile, Parsons; one mile, Al cott and Hill; hurdles, Clapp; throw ing the hammer, Shevlin and Glass; high jump, Victor; broad jump, Shef field. There is still a possibility that Bow man, of the baseball nine, may be add ed for the broad jump, and he would certainly have been selected had he not given ut the track for the dia mond. Yale will bear the full brunt of the battle in the mile rim and Har vard in the two-mile, but both univer sities will be represented in the other fixtures. The united teams will sail on Wed nesday on the Teutonic. The Yale athletes will be accompanied by G. E. Parks, '01, undergraduate manager, and L. P. Sheldon, '96, graduate advis er. Joseph B. Thomas, jr, and C. H. Sherrill, of the graduates' committee, who have been mentioned as advisers of the team, are unable to make he trip at this time. After landing at Liverpool the Amer ican collegians will pass the ten days before the meet at Brighton, going from the training quarters at the sea shore district to the Queen's Club. Word has been received that King Ed ward has signified his intention to witness the sports and that there is a great general interest in the contests. Kills Has No Word of Loomis, SUEZ, July 2. W. H. Ellis, on board the Messageries Maritimes steamer Oxus, which passed here on the way to Jiboutil, when interviewed said that he had no information regarding F. Kent Loomis, brother of Francis B. Loomis, the American assistant secre tary of state, who disappeared recent ly from the North German Lloyd steamer Kaiser Wilhelm II. at Plym outh, England, and who was traveling in company with Ellis en route to DROPPED IN HIS TRACKS. reached him. Apparently the array of sturdy young men, armed with bats and clubs, dismayed the marauder, for, after gazing at the crowd a moment, he van ished from the rear window. By this time Mrs. Staat had returned from the market. She wondered that the boys should be so thick about the house, and thought she would have to complain to the police, but went up tht front steps with apparent unconcern. As she reached the top step the bur glar opened the door and rushed out, knocking Mrs. Staat down as he came. With a yell, the players ran toward him, but he dodged the blows aimed at him, and passed his besiegers one by one. Just as he was clear and started to run down the street, Anderson, who had been watching in front of the house, drew himself back and pitched the hardest ball he had thrown during the afternoon. His aim was true, and the leather sphere struck the burglar squarely in the back of the ear. , The fugitive staggered and sunk to his knees with his hands to his head, and before he could rise again several men had seized him. "Now we've got you." they shout ed, pulling him to his feet. The man gazed at them for a mo ment, still holding his head. Then his gaze became fixed, he tossed his hands above his head and fell back on the sod between the walk and the curb. "He's fainted; get some water," cried Peterson. All three started, and then remembered that the prisoner should be guarded. They had barely left his side, but the breeze of their departure had revived the "sick" man, and he fled, to be seen no more. He took with him jewelry of Mrs. Staat valued at $500. Lacrosse V'or 31 into Cup. MONTREAL, July 2 The first game in the serieB for the Minto cup, em blematic of the lacrosse championship of Canada, was played here between the Shamrocks, the holders, and the Brantford (Ont.) team, the challengers, and resulted in the defeat of the latter by a score of 8 to 5. Canadian Golf Championship. MONTREAL, July 2. Percy Taylor of the Royal Montreal Golf club won the Canadian amateur championship here by defeating George Lyon of the Lamton club, Toronto, the holder. Brave Girl Fire Fia-bters. HEMPSTEAD, N. Y., July 2. Heed less of possible damage to summer gowns Miss Maie Barnum and Miss Edna Losea played the parts of fire fighters and by quick and courageous work saved from destruction the coxin try residence of J. W. Barnum, which adjoins that of Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont and is one of the largest places in the Meadow Brook section. Hot ; Weather and -'i Sales. The Cold J Spring I M did it and we are going to make it Hot for any Summer goods left m stock. Watch us turn on the low price cur rent that will make them jump in every department. (JpsoC 89-93 Sank 80-82 S. Maim Runabouts, $1 ,OSO m Touring Car, $1,200. Orders Filled at One AUTOMOBILES The E. H. TOWLE CO f Sock Comfort fat jm on ererv ouuita am iur uuiiiuj! i. w iiaiw urana are uuiuiuria; : ' the comfort is put there in the making flt without wrinkles or welts. Come in black, russet and all popular colors, won't fade or stain. Sold by dealers. 20c a pair, 2 pairs 35c. Should your dealer not haye them i n ss s,' that he get them for you. Manufactured by CORNELL STOCKING CORPORATION, Sew Bedford, Mass, Whale i- J HOLDS MM PASS General Kuropatkin Forces Japanese to Retreat. WITflOFT REPORTS SEA FIGHT. CaupfHt In Live Wire Coils. NEW YORK, July 2. Caught in the coils of a broken trolley wire, William Keiner of Brooklyn, a passenger on a Court street car, was nearly roasted to death in ef hundreds of per sons near the BfStttlys post office. St. Petersburg? Says Japs' Report ot Sinking of Russian ghips Off Port Arthur Is False-Vladivostok Pleet Safe In Port. LONDON, July 2. A Ldaoyang dis patch says that General Kuropatkin, with re-enforcements, has personally moved on the Dalin pass, which has been evacuated by the Japanese and reoccupied by the Russians. At St. Petersburg it is said that the Japanese report of the sinking of sev eral vessels of the Russian squadron and that the killed included Rear Ad miral Prince Ouktomsky and 700 sail ors is absolutely untrue. Emperor Nicholas has received the following dispatcb from Viceroy Alex eieff: "A report received from the acting commander of the Port Arthur squad ron, Rear Admiral Withoft, states that when the Japanese attacked Port Ar thur eight torpedo boats were dispatch ed to guard the roadstead seven miles Out to sea. "The torpedo boats repulsed the ene my's torpedo boats, which had ap proached. During thiB action Com mander Ellisselen, Lieutenant Smir noff and two bluejackets were wound ed. All the torpedo boats returned safely. "Then the Novik, Diana, Askold, Sevastopol, Poltava, Cesarevitch, Po bieda, Peresviet, Retvizan, Bayan and Pallada steamed out into the roadstead in line ahead and anchored. Two float ing Japanese mines having been per ceived in the roadstead, the squadron remained at anchor. "Meanwhile several small boats which had been searching for mines discovered and exploded ten on the eastern side of the roadstead. An ex amination showed that the mines were probably laid during the night by two of the enemy's torpedo boats, which had approached Port Arthur. "Later the squadron, preceded by a flotilla of mine dredgers, torpedo boats and the Novik, steamed in line ahead toward the open sea, having emerged from the roadstead without mishap. The squadron shaped its course southward, and the dredgers were sent back to Port Arthur, escort ed by armed picket boats. Two Japa nese scouts with a detachment of tor pedo boats were keeping our squadron in sight all the while. "Twenty miles from shore a Japa nese squadron was sighted steaming in division lines ahead, which on draw ing closer was found to be composed of one second class and four first class battleships, four armored first class cruisers, seven second class cruisers, five third class cruisers, one scout boat, one steamer and thirty torpedo boats in two divisions. "As they approached the Japanese were seen to be preparing to place a division of cruisers and torpedo boats between the shore and our squadron in trdex that durine the. 4a.rkn.et. they might force by persistent torpedo at tacks some of our ships to break the formation and engage us with all their ships. "Taking into consideration the fact that the enemy's entire force was greatly superior to ours and in view also of the large number of Japanese torpedo boats, I decided to return to Port Arthur. "The squadron reached the roadstead of Port Arthur, where it cast anchor. At the same time our rearmost war ships successfully repulsed two Japa nese torpedo attacks. "There were afterward found along the coast near our warships twelve Whitehead torpedoes which had beea : launched by the enemy at long range, the torpedo boats n6t being allowed to approach nearer than twelve cable lengths. "The torpedo boats attacked la groups, and at least two of them were sunk, "The bodies of a Japanese officer and( two sailors have been found upm thi beach. t4All our vessels entered port at bigft, tide." A Llaoyang dispatch says that Gea eral Kuropatkin and General KurolfclJ are moving their troops like men on mi chessboard, The Japanese are mBM twenty miles from Llaoyang. Detach ments totaling 1,200 men have beea detailed from General RennenkampfFfti Cossacks to scout in the defiles and hills, harassing the Japanese atid not allowing them any rest day or night,! The Japanese artillery is said to be commanded 'by an American. His tall form is frequently seen with the bat teries. The Russian center is baing rapidly pushed northward to a point where Kuropatkin established his base after the battle of Vafangow. So far as the Russians know Kurokl Is steadily pushlag onward through all the moun tain passes, even toward Mukden. Preparations for a' strong defense are now practically complete. The dem onstrations made during the last few days against the Russian left fifffl threaten to completely Changs the po sition of the two armies. Red Cross trains with wounded are continually passing northward. Admiral Skrydloff has reported tq St. Petersburg that the Vladivostok squadron has returned to that port un damaged. The admiral confirms the bombardment of Gensan. METCALF IN CABINET. jkHew Secretary of Commerce and 1ot Sworn In at Washington. WASHINGTON, July 2. Victor m Metcalf, former representative front California, has been sworn in as sec retary of commerce and labor, to suc ceed George B. Cortelyou, who resign ed to become chairman of the Republic an national committee. The ceremony occurred at the White House, the oath being administered by Executive Clerk Latta. The president, Secretary Cortelyou and Secretary to the President Loeb were present Cnban Treaty RaJttfleA. WASHINGTON, July Secretary Hay and Minister Queafada hftvelSB changed ratifications of Ahe permanent treaty i?etween Americat and Cuba omd bodyin the Piatt are fU