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THREE DAYS' FIGHTING IN PORT
JAPANESE SUCCESS REPORTED
They Capture qcveral Important
PostsThclrLosscs , However , Ac
cording to Russian Sources , Were
arm FOO-An a result of the bnt-
tie before Port Arthur , which I ) ( ) an
on September ) 111 ! I , the Japanese ) sue-
CCOllcl ( In captnrhng \ several important
posts ) and Sunday the Russian tenure
or the big fort JullrllltlJ the north ,
northeast and northwest Hides of the
town hI seriously thrclltenee1.
Chinese formation places the Japanese .
allCHO losses under aooo for the three
da > 'H' fighting , and this comparatively : .
Iy Hlllall casualty list Is duo to the
excessive care used ( hy the Japanese )
111 malting their preparations for the
udvllncc. HURHhlll sources , however ,
claim to have Information that the
Japanese losses wore unusually se- !
voro , alllol1l1t1ng to fully three times .
the number montlollod ( ahove.
Possibly . the most Important capture .
ture during the three days' fighting
was that of Fort , KouromUtln ) , whIch ,
while of mInor value wIth regard to
preventing the entrance of the Japanese -
ese Into the town had hoen constructed .
fitruclll ! for the purpose of protecting
the source of the garrlson'a wutcr
flullply. The control of thIs water
supply ) Is now In the hands of the
As was announced In these dispatches -
patches on September 20 , the battle
began before daybreak on September
19. ! I At this hour the citizens of the
garrison \ of Port Arthur , after the en-
jonnent of weeks of comparative security -
I c\ll'lty , awoke to the thunderous reports .
ports of artillery along the line extending .
tending from the west of Itz mounts -
tnln to Hlhultlllg and ( JlItwan moun-
talns. This was but a preface to the
assault , which was destined ! to result
In the capture of three new and important
norlant Russian positions , together
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with six small annoying forts lying ]
between Shuuhlyen and Rlhuh1l1
mountain. DurIng the day and nIght
of the nineteenth and at noon of the
twentieth the bombardment continued (
without cessation , and the many
shells falling from quarters which
previously had been silent made It obvious .
"Ious that the .JalH1neSO had at least
succeeded In mounting heavy guns In
new positions or In strengthening
their old 11OSltlons. The infantry
fighting durIng this perIod was comparatively -
At noon on September 20 the Japanese -
aneso right and center , the former
being to the west and the lattor. to :
the east of the railroad commenced (
the aelvanco. The troops made use of
the trenches and infrequent natural
cover that lay In their way. The
Smnll J forts to the south of Shush
ron resIsted this advance but briefly ,
theIr garrisons not being strong nu-
merlc1IISlnco the beginnIng of i
the bombardment the artillery fire
from Fort Kouropatlcin had been
growing steadily weaker and It hav-
Ing become apparent ! that the hall
been practically silenced \ ) the Japanese
assaulted the forls.
Jealous of American Shipping.
JONDON-The London MornIng
Post In a strong editoral on the ship-
olng question says that German energy
(9 conspIcuous , but that there Is even
greater deed to keep a watchful eye
on the shipping of the United States.
rho paper suggests with withdrawal
of the privilege of recovering , a freo-
! om to negotiate for reciprocal \ concos-
, I.an and thinks a revival of some of
the old navigation laws would ho
easier now than If the step becomes
necessary In the face of greatly in-
reased ! rivalry.
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PROTECTS MONEY OF INDIANS.
Proceeds of Lands Deposited In Bank
Subject to Agent's Control.
WASIlING'l'ON-Ono of the mOl1t
drastic orders over Issued hy the government .
ernment for the protection of the seVe
oral Indian tribes against fraud and
robbery was promulgated ] Tuesday by
Acting Secretary of the Interior Ryan.
The order In question amends the
rules for the sao ] of InherIted IndIan
lands , so as to require that the pro-
coeds ! ] to he derived from their sale
shall ho ] placed ] with the most convenient .
vonlont United States depository to
the credit of each heir In proper proportion -
portion , subject to the check of such
heirs or their recognized guardians ,
for amounts not exceedIng $10 to each
In any one month. Before being paid
however , it will he necessary for
these checks to bo approved by the
agent or other officer In chn.rge. For
sums In excess of $10 per month the
money will IJe paid upon the approval
of the agent only when specifically ) ]
authorIzed so to do by the commissioner -
slonor of Indian nITalrs.
Acting Secretary Ryan salll that
heretofore the lands have been sold
to the highest bidder and the proceeds
paid directly to the IndIans , wIth the
result that in many Instances the Indians -
11ans ! soon were dIvested of theIr
1I10ne ) . .
WEATHER MEN AT BANQUET.
Addresses Are Made by Prominent
Members of Scrvlce.
PeorIa , lJI.-'rho announcement was
made at the weather convention of the
appointment of James H. Spencer , In
charge of the united States weather
exhibit at St. LouIs and Into of the
LIncoln , Neb. , office , to take charge ot
the station now building In thIs city.
The annual banquet was held at the
National hotel Thursday nIght. Addresses .
dresses were made hy Congressman
.Toselh V. Graff , Prof. F. R. ! 3lupart ,
head of the weather bureau at Canada ;
CaptaIn George P. Blow , representing
the United States navy ; Prof. , Cleveland -
land Abbe of Washington , Dr. FasIg of
Baltimore , Prof. A G. 1\IcAdle of San
II'ranclsco , Mr. Curley of Chicago , rep-
resenting a dOllllrtment of marIne insurance -
suranco , and OUIC1'S.
A telegram of congratulations was
received from Secretary \Vilson.
The forenoon was given up to an ad- (
dress and the ensuing discussIon on
the tOlllc , "JnstruC'tlons and Research
by Weather Bureau Of11clals , " by Prof.
Ahbo of WaRhlnglon.
CRAZY MAN AT OYSTER BAY
Taken In Charge by Officers While
Going to Sagamore Hili.
OYSTER BAY , n. I.-A man who is
regarded by the secret servIce officers
and by the authorIties of Oyster Day
as Il dangerous crank was apprehended .
ed here 'I'uesda He 10 J. E. Reeves ,
a medium ( sized roughly attired man
about 40 years old. Ho was makIng
his way to Sagamoro JIll 1 when ho :
was arrested. He told Officer Tyree ,
who apprehended him that he wanted
to see Uw president on Important
busIness. Believing from the man's
manner that ho was insane Officer
'l'yreo took hIm before Justice Franklin -
IIn for examination. 'I'o the justice
Hooves saId that six years ago ho
died In a New Jersey hospItal and
went to heaven In uu automobile.
While there ho received an Important
message for President Roosevelt
which ho was directed to deliver pOl'
sonal ! ) ' . ITo refused to say what the
nature of the message was as ho declared .
clared he could ] communicate to no-
body but the presillent. The man was
held for examination as to hIs sanity.
Falls From Balloon to Lake.
PI'r'I'SnURG , Kas.-l\lrs. George
Hendrlcls ; : fell from a balloon into the
Hock Island late ] here and was
frowned hoforo boats could reach her.
She made the ascent successfully , but
when she made the parachute leap the
parachute failed to work properly.
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THE GREAT CANAL
CHIEF ENGINEER WALLACE
TALKS OF THE PROJECT.
TIME TO COMPLETE THE WORK
Within Eight Years the Ditch Will Be
Cut From Ocean to Occan-Health
of Men Engaged In the Work Is
CIIICAGO-.Tohn F. Wallace , chIef
engIneer of the isthmian canal com-
mIssion , who Is In direct charge of
the construction of the canal to be
built by the United States across the
Isthmus of Panama , Is at homo for
two weeks after a busy summer In
the canal zone. 1\11' Wallace will en.
joy a brief vacation at hIs home and
will be' in Washington on October 0 ,
when the bIds arc opened for machin
cry and materIal to be used on canal
constrhctlon. The bids were advertised .
tlsed for some time ago , and will
cover the expenditure of approxlmato
DurIng hIs three months' star in
Panama Mr. Wallace covered the on
tire canal trIp , ten miles wIde and
forty.soven long , at least twenty times
and hIs observations were thorough
Ho says that at present there are .
about 1.600 men In the field of Pan-
ama. Of thIs number about 600 are
In the sanItary department under Colonel .
onel Georgas , who Is assIsted by Major .
jor Ross , Colonel Legardo and Major
Carter. There are now at work sIx
dIvIsIons of engIneer corps , each In
charge of a resIdent engIneer , who
reports to 1\11' Wallace as chIef engi-
neeI' There are subordInates in each
engIneer corps , such as assIstant
clerks and superIntendents , and the
rest of the men nJ work in connection
with the canal are lahorers
The engineering and clerIcal departments -
pnrtmontR are almost entirely Amen-
canlzod and nearly every arriving
steamer brIngs fresh addItions from
the United States. Most of the corn
mon laborers as well as a few of
the skilled laborers are English
speaking negroes from JamaIca.
1\11' Wallace declares that the ball I
name that Panama has had in the popular .
ular mInd Is mostly due to the fact
that until lately the heterogenom :
population ] has paId but little attention .
tlon to the ordinary laws of health.
lIe says that most of the men who
now hold responsible positions In connection .
nectlon with canal ] work are sober ,
IndustrIous and ambItious and that
many of them are college bred men.
They find health condItions 1n Panama .
I ama excellent and sickness among
them bears but a small per cent to
the total number of men now on the
The sanitary corps has paId special ]
attention toward stamping out malaria
and yellow foyer. Of all the men at
work on the canal thIs summer , only
two died of yellow foyer aIlll only
one of those was an emplo'e of the
government. It has been learned that
ono kind of mosquito , whIch bItes
only at nights , carries malarIa fever ,
while another kind , whIch bItes only
In the day time , carrIes yellow fever.
It has also been learned that It Is the
female only which bites , blood that
the creature sucks being not for food ,
but for fecun ation. It will take
about eIght years to complete the
France and the Vatican.
ROME-The vatican has sent to
ParIs a special courier with docu-
ments said to concern possible negotiations .
tlatlons for a Franco-Vatican reap-
llroachemont which although very
dIfficult to arrange , is not consIdered
impossible ] , as . according to Informa-
tion received hy the holy see , PresI-
dent Loubet Foreign MInIster Del-
casse MInIster of Public Instruction
Chaull1le Minister of FInance Douvler
and Minister of Public Works l\Iaru-
ejouls are in favor of such an undor-
JOt . _ _ _ . -.c.u. f:1iIIIfIIII : l !
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A FIGHT EXPECTED
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Both Armies Perfecting Plans for a .
ST. PETERSBURG-Thero Is further .
thoI' delay ] In the receipt of decisive
news from the front. The situation at
Port Arthur remaIns a blank.
The movements In the north are
still of a tentative and preparatory
character on both sides , which have v
not crystalllzod Into a definite clash
of forces at anyone poInt. A resumption -
tlon of the Japanese advance Is ex- , t
petted to occur any day. It is the
third week since the fighting at Llhoj
Yang , and the Japanese have had
time to transport reInforcements
from Yin Kow and brIng up sufficient
men to the front to replace their loss-
es. It Is probable that several days
will Intervene before the armies come
to close quarters. The Interval Is being - I
Ing devoted on both sides to feeling \
out _ the strength and disposition of
the opposIng forces. The Japanese
probably will attempt to capture the.
passes of the Da mountain frango I
running halt way between the Hun
and TaUso rivers. The possession of
these passes Is important for the Jap-
anese , as It will not only enable thorn
to march northward , hut also screen
the movements of theIr troops from
the prying gaze of the Russian scouts.
It is fully apprecIated here that the
Japanese must try for the possession j
of Mukden , as otherwise It will be
dIfficult for them to provide the army
with wInter quarters. Llao Yang dooo
not afford sufficIent accommodation ,
although many houses there escaped
destructIon in the recent battle. Movable .
able huts are quite unsuitable for the
housIng of the Japanese , owIng to the
severity of the climate. The average ,
wInter temperature there Is 40 below '
zero , and the cold Is IntensIfied by 1 i
continual wind and an almost absence 1
of snow. In spite of thIs , however , the L ,
campaIgn probably will continue dur- . ;
Ing the winter If the Japanese succeed .
ceed In getting to Mukden. In this
contingency , General Kuropatkln , for
various reasons , will not be likely to
allow the Japanese to remaIn in undisturbed .
dIsturbed possessIon of this point ,
which Is important not only from a
strategic , but the politIcal point of
IMMIGRATION LAW EVADED.
Chinese Woman Legally Married
After Arrival Cannot Be Deported. r
PORTLAND , . Ore.-According. to
the Telegram , a decIsIon rendered by
UnIted States CommIssIoner Staden ,
In the case of Doe Gum Yip , a Chinese
woman held for deportation , will
throw open the doors if immIgration
to celestial women without number , ' :
so long as the woman marrIes a regularly . -L
larly admitted Chinese after arrival.
Tlio Yip woman was charged with
being illegally wIthIn the precincts of ,
the United Statcs. After her arrest . -
she married Wong Ti Foole , according
to the laws of the United States , and
thIs CommIssIoner Staden rules entitles . i
titles her to residence in this country .
try , even though , AS the commissioner .
or expresses , he was certaIn the marriage .
rlage had been performed for the purpose .
pose of enabling the woman to remain .
maIn In thIs country. So long as such
marrIages conform with the marrIage
laws of the United States the woman
Is not liable to doportatIon.
Vesuvius Is Becoming Active. .
'I NAPLES-Vesuvius is i gradually becoming - - 4.-
comIng more active. The crust 7
around the crater has broken away
and produces magnificent flurrIes erred
red hot ashes and sparks of fire
whIch rise occaslonaly in Immense
columns to a height of 700 feet , ac-
companIed by loud detonations and
slight earthquake the sound resembling .
bUng a bombardment by artll1er
The eruption was the most spectacular .
lar seen In the last ten 'ears. A
great stream of lava was discharged ,
threatening wide dcstructlon.