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TURKEY HAS GIVEN IX
After Prolonged Haggling the School Ques
tion ii Satisfactorily Settled.
MOST IMPORTANT OF AMERICAN DEMANDS
Grant Same Treatment Accordt -r. toola
; Under Other Fowors.'
OTHER QUESTIONS ARE ALSO
United Suteg Squadron Will No jre
TURKISH COUNCIL HAS LONG ME J
pelay Was Caused by Palace Func
tionaries, Who Combat Foreign
Rights to Wla Sultan's
tONSTANTIN'OFLE, Aug. 14 After pro
longed haggling on the part of tha Turks
a satisfactory solution of the American
school question has born arrived at. Thin
matter, which la tha most Important of
tha American demands, was aettled by ex
tending; to American schools tha same treat
ment as that accorded to schools under
the protection of other powers.
A settlement of other matters affecting
American Interests in .Turkey, of secondary
Importance, has also been effected, and
Minister Welshman had telegraphed to Rear
Admiral Jewel, In command of tho United
Slates squadron sent to Smyrna, Instruct
ing him to salute the batteries on land
Tho sitting of the council of ministers
at which the settlement -was agreed upon,
was a long one and It was not until near
Its close that on agreement was reached.
The delay in the settlement Is believed
to have been caused by the intervention
of the palace functionaries; whose policy
Jn order to retain the sultan's favor con
sists of combating tie rights and advant
ages of foreign subjects.
The United States vessels now at Smyrna
Under command of Rear Admiral Jewell
are the Cleveland, the Olympla and the
Baltimore. They will leave Smyrna to
morrow and will sail for Gibraltar. The
ships comprise what Is known as the Amer
ican European squadron and will continue
their cruise In European waters for. some
History of Tarklsh Troable.
The Associated Press has received from
a prominent official of the Department of
State the following statement of the pend
ing questions with Turkey and the steps
taken tuwards their adjustment:
For many years ths treatment of edu
cational establishments in the Ottoman
empire founded and conducted by Ameri
can citlscns has been very unsatisfactory.
While similar schools under the direction
of other foreigners have been recognized
as existing, and have been accorded the
regular license or Imperial firmanu upon
application thereof, applications on both
ft the schools under American control have
passed unnoticed. - - '
. The earnest efforts of the American min
ister at Constantinople to secure for our
Schools and teachers the simple equality
I treatment to which they are entitled
having met with evasive and dilatory treat
ment by the sublime porte, and no pro
gress having been made toward a better
Understanding, the president took the mat
ter in hand and on February 2, 1903, cabled
to Minister Leishman directing him to ask
an audience with the sultan, ,
Lrlaihiuan Meets Evasion.
Mr. Irishman's request for an audience
was mot with much evasion and delay.
Two months passed, in the course of which
one of the grounds of complaint was re
moved by the issuance of an trade for the
examination of the students at the medical
school at Belroot. It was not until April
t that Mr. Leishman was enabled to de
liver the president's message in personal
audience of the sultan. His majesty was
pleased to promise Immediate considera
tion to the requests therein conveyed. No
progress whatever was made during the
next four months toward the settlement
of the questions at issue.
Mr. Irishman's endeavor to advance a
settlement of the general questions at Issue
were unavallliig. As the interests involved
were not personal but national, the pro
crastinations of the Ottoman government
were an aspect little. short of an interna
tional indignity to the American nation. It
became an Imperative duty to, bring this
phase of the matter to a speedy close and
peremptory orders were orders to Minister
Leishman to demand an audience of the
Sultan and ask for a response to the presi
dent's message of February 2, 1003.
The audience was at last accorded on
July 2, 1. his majesty promised Immedi
ate consideration of the subject and tlxed
Tuesday, August 2, as the tlmo when a
definite reply would be given to Mr. Leish
man by his majesty. The date then fixed
was postponed to Thursday, but on Thurs
day Mr. Leishman telegraphed that the
'promised reply had not been received.
Thereupon the president directed that the
Mediterranean squadron, then at Vllle
tranche, near Nice, should, proceed to
fimyrua in order that, if the aulian's re
ply should still bo withheld, or be given
llnd prove unfavorable, the minister might
be received on board with the courtesy due
to his high office and conveyed to some
The main object was to obtain from the
sultan a positive privilege of the most
Jfwvored treatment for our schools in Tur
l.ey, having thus been accompllhod. the
presence of the fleet Is no longer neces
lury und orders have been given for its
ATTENDANCE AT ST. LOUIS
Admissions Last Week tliow Flatter
in a- Inereaite Over These of
Previous Sis Days.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 14.-The admls
Ions lust week show an Increase over
the previous six duys, which was the
largest total since the opening of the
exposition. The increase last week was
66,000, and the World's Fair management
is much gratified, as each day showed a
healthy increase, there being no one
especially large day. The figures .follow:
Molality, August (
April, one d.iy
May. tenly-ix davs ,
Juno, twenty, six iluys ,
July. Ui-iav-m-im duys .....
August, twelve days
k Orand total
BRITISH SHORT OF PROVISIONS
Satires of Thlhlt Refase to 811 Sup
plies and Threats Necessary
LHASSA, Thibet. Aug. 7. (Delayed in
Transmission.) The British mission If ex
perienrlng difficulty In obtaining supplies
and no attempt has yet been made 10
start negotiations. Thibetan officials, hav.
Ing been warned that If supplies were not
forthcoming the British would be obliged
to -seize them, replied that they were un
able to compel the peasants to sell their
One thousand troops with four guns
marched today to the Dalpung monastery,
a mile distant, containing 7.W0 monks and
probably the largest monastery In the
world A small party was sent ahead with
a letter asking the abbot for supplies and
offering to pay liberally for them, but
notifying the abbot that If the supplies
were refused they would be taken by force.
Crowds of monks collected at the en
trance to the monastery. They declined
to take the letter and threw stones at the
party which then left the letter in a prom
inent place and returned to the main body.
The monks then took the letter and sent
a deputation with n white flag. This depu
tation, seeing the troops deployed -and tho
runs ready, promised to bring all supplies
I possible. After some hours' delay tha
monks produced 1W maunds of barley and
flour. (A maund Is a weight of about eighty
pounds.) With these the British had to be
SOCIALISTS MEET IN AMSTERDAM
Vice President Katayama Says Japan
Expects a Revolution.
AMSTERDAM, Aug. H.-The . Interna
tional socialist and trades union congress
opened here today. There was great ap
plause when Vice Presidents Katayama of
Japan and PlekharofT of Russia publicly
shook hands. Vice President Katayama,
speaking In English, said:
"I am glad to find a delegate here 'from
Russia with which country our country is
waging one of the most disastrous wars
that has ever done violence to the frater
nity of nations. Japanese socialists ever
since 1896. have expected a socialist revolu
tion in Japan."
Vice President Plekharolt, replying, said
that the Russian people did not desire
war, but the government, which was the
enemy of the people", provoked Japan by Its
adventurous policy. Continual disasters
were now Russia's Just reward. Kven if
Russia should be victorious, M. Flekharoff
said, the Russian people would be the
victims, but Japan was removing one of
the feet of the colossus of despotism.
The congress unanimously adopted the fol
lowing resolution, proposed by a French
At this moment, when czarlsm Is stricken
by war, the socialists here greet the
Russian and Japanese proletariat, sacrificed
and massacred by capitalism and govern
ments, and rely upon socialists everywhere
to oppose by all means In their power the
extension or continuation of the war.
MRS. MAVDRIfK , EN ROUTE HOME
On Board Vaderland, from Antwerp
for Kw York.
LONDON. Aug. 14. Florence Maybrlck Is
on board the Red Star Jlne steamer Vader
land, which sailed from Antwerp yester
day, under the name of Mrs. Rose Ingram.
She Is accompanied by-her attorney, Mr.
Hayden, who arranged the details of her
Mrs. Maybrlck arrived In Paris Friday
and was met by Percy Barnard of New
York. She spent the night at a hotel with
Mr. Hayden and his wife, and the party
boarded the Vaderland at Antwerp yester
day. T I
On her arrival at New York Mrs. May
brick will be the guest of Dr. Densmore.
Mrs. Maybrlck's mother, the Baroness
Derouques, Intends to follow her daughter
BRITISH TORPEDO BOAT IS SINK
Decoy Collides with Another De
stroyer Off Sellly Islands.
LONDON, Aug. 14. The British torpedo
boat destroyer Decoy sank off the Sicily
Islands las night, as the result of a colli
sion with another destroyer.. The crew
The Decoy was a vessel of 4,200 indicated
horse power, 2G5 tons displacement, and
was capable of making twenty-seven knots
an hour. It was equipped with three
torpedo tubes and one twelve-pounder and
three six-pound quick-firing guns and car
ried a complement of fifty men.
VETERAN ROBBED OF HIS ROLL
St. Lonls Man's Money Only Lasts a
Day After Reaching
BOSTON. Aug. 14. John Irwin, a member
of Oeorgo II. Thomas post No. 17, Orand
Army of the Republic, of St. Louis, who
camo here today to attend the national en
campment, said tonight that since his ar
rival he had been drugged and robbed of
more than $900.
Irwin Is stopping at the Parker house.
He says that soon after he reached the
city he asked a stranger to guide him to
some place 'where he could get a drink.
He had one drink with the stranger, after
which Ms senses left him and he did not
regain consciousness until 5 o'clock. When
he recovered possession of his faculties he
was wandering aimlessly about the streets
and his poeketbook containing $3Sfl and
drafts amounting to about 1530 was missing.
Irwin wits formerly a captain In ths
United States nnvy and claims to be a
cousin of the late President Benjamin Har
rison. WEALTH GOES TO MISSIONS
Estate Valued . at SAO.OOO Goes for
Eleemosynary Purposes Throngs
Will of Jared White.
KINGFISHER, Okl.. Aug. 14.-An estate
valued at mors than tiu.OoO was divided
among the American board of foreign mis
sions, the American Bible society, the New
York Society for the Suppression of Vice
and the National American and Indian Re
lief association by the will of Jured White
of this city, who died recently.
Movements of Orvnn Vessels Ana. 14.
At New York Arrived: Columbia from
Glasgow and Movilln. Oermuniit from
Southampton and Clierliourg. lliirnburg
from Hamburg, Roma from Marseille and
At itoulogne Arrived; Rotterdam from
At Liverpool Arrived : Ionia and Celtic
from New t 01 k. 1-ake Manitoba from Mon
treal, I'mtrU from New York.
At St. Johns, N. F. Arrived: Siberian
from Glasgow and Liverpool for Philadel
phia. At Naples Sailed: Citta Dl Napoll for
At Glasgow Sailed: Laurenllan for New
Ai Dove r Bulled: Graf Walderss for
DEMOCRATIC FEUD IS KEEN
Murphy and MoOamn Are In a Desperate
light for Control.
SPOILS PARKER'S . CHANCES AT HOME
Deal Between Tammany and Odell la
Talked of as Part of Effort to
Drive McCarrea from
Got ha in.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Aug. 14. (Special.)
"This talk about New Ycrk being a dem
oeratio state in the coming election," sa-.d
a well known Washington correspondent
of a New York paper with democratic lean
ings, "Is all In your eye. The wish is father
to the thought. I have Just come from
New York oity and after two weeks spent
amongst the democratic leaders at the Hoff
man House I want to tell you that the
democrats have no cinch on New York.
The feud between Boss Murphy, of Tarn
many, and Pat McCarren, of Brooklyn, is
going to grow in Intensity rather than die
out as the campaign goes on. Charles F.
Murphy, the grand sachem of Tammany, is
fighting for his life and he does not pro
pose to see his power usurped by dnother,
Strange as It may seem the fight between
these two factions of New York democracy
Is a fight between kings and queens, for
they are the men of the counties now em
braced In greater New York.
"I want to say," continued the democratic
newspaper man, "that Murphy oon-t care a
rap about who Is president Just so long
as Tarnmnny controls greater New York
through a democratic mayor. What do
the street gangs of New York City care
who is elected president just so long as
they have work to do., What do the dis
trict leaders care who the chief magis
trate Is just so long as Tammany controls
the city. I tell you that Murphy will not
submit to McCarren's dictation and one
of the most desperate fights in the his
tory of Tammany Is on right this minute
for it is Mr. Murphy's Intention to drive
McCarren out of the political life, of Goth
am, if such a thing can be done.
Tammany Leans to Odell.
"Democratic politics in New York state
Is an anomoly. In conjunction with Pat
McCarren, of Brooklyn, David B. Hill has
been able to control the politics of the
state for a number of years and yet the
city which Is expected to give a majority
for the democratic ticket to offset up-state
republican majorities has not liad a voice
In state politics for years. McCarren has
always been In a position to hold the bal
ance of power between the Hill forces on
the one side and the Tammany wing on
the other, and as McCarren is not In poli
tics for his health he has - entered Into
deals with anybody to beat Tammany and
In consequence the anti-Tammany wing of
the party has been generally successful.
Now Murphy is not going to submit to this
much longer and if the worst comes to the
worst he will rid himself of McCarren even
If it takes thousands of Votes in trade to
do It. I beard It brooded about when In
New York this week that there was every
prospect of an understanding being reached
between Governor Odell, chairman of the
republican state committee, and Murphy.
Odell, who Is a fearless partisan and one
of the very best organisers the state has
ever had, recognises that his future politi
cal career depends upon the republicans car
rying new iutk buiio tins oari nui luui
he loves Roosevelt less, but that he loves
Odell more and you can bet your life that
if Murphy can be reached the Tammany
majority In greater New York will be con
siderably cut. down. Just how they pro
pose to do this and Murphy remain regu
lar I don't know, but the ways of poli
ticians are past finding out."
, May Own the 'Phones.
The government is getting mighty tired
of putting up thousands of dollars an
nually for telephone service throughout
Washington and a scheme has been started
to have the government own Its own tele
phone plant. At a recent meeting of ths
cabinet Secretary Morton of the navy de
partment, who Is probably the most prac
tical officer In the president's official fam
ily, by reason of his long association with
many of the leading trunk lines ' of the
United States, has been authorized to make
an Investigation as to the advisability of
the government erecting its own telephone
system connecting all the departments and
bureaus of the federal government. It has
been suggested that the project, if car
ried through, may ultimately extend the
proposed service to the citizens of the dis
trict. The agitation now going on through
out the oountry as to the advisability of
cities controlling public utilities has un
questionably made a deep Impression upon
some of the cabinet officers. It Is notorious
that the service furnished by the Chesa
peake and Potomac Telephone company Is
abominable; In fact, there Is nothing like
It In any city so far as can be ascer
tained the size of Washington In the coun
try. Thousands of complaints are lodged
every day with the officers of the company
protesting against the Inadequate service.
But the company, feeling that it has a
monopoly of the streets of Washington, and
that It could defeat any legislation giving
a rival company the tight to open up the
streets and lay down conduits, goes on care
free without any thought whatsoever as to
what may be in otore for It.
Outcome of High Rates.
Tho talk of a government telephone
plant grows out of the proposed new
schedule of rates submitted by the Ches
apeake and Potomac Telephone company
for the coming year. Some of the chiefs
of departments consider the rates out of
proportion to the service. The controller
of the treasury has rendered un opinion
holding that the act of congress of April
27 last, relntlng to telephone rates, ap
plies only to Individuals, and it Is alleged
that the telephone company, following this
decision, prepared to raise Its rates to the
government, whence the talk of a govern
ment system. Thousands of dollars are
expended every year by the government
for telephone service. The company owns
many miles of wires tluit would have to
be removed In the event of tho scheme
of a government plant becoming effective.
Congress Is In an angry mood over the
way the telephone company has been
treating tha people of the district, their
refusal to make charges the same as In
other cities for both limited ahd unlimited
'phones bring largely responsible for the
suggestion of a governmental plant. Should
Secretary Morton report favorably on the
project It Is believed that congress would
readily appropriate the necessary funds to
Install lines connecting sll the depart
ments of the government.
Famous Host Is Dead.
One of the most picturesque figures In
the hotel world Is dead. T. E. Roesselle
of the Arlington hotel, this illy. For
(Continued on Third rags)
BATTLESHIP COMPLETE WRECK
Merchant Marine Captain Describes
Condition of Russian
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1904 )
CHE FOO, Aug. 14.-(New York Herald
Cablegram Special Telegram to The Bee.)
An officer of the steamship Dagmar, who
has arrived from Tsing Chou, said the
Czarevitch Is a fearful wreck. It hss four
holes a foot and a half square each, which
are covered by wooden patches. Its mosts
are shattered and part of its bridge has
been carried awsy. Its funnels are twisted
Into all sorts of shapes. The deck Is cov
ered with debris. Pieces of Iron were
hurled many yards. Its guns are dented
by shells snd its light gear has been swept
Into the sea. It presents a sickening sight.
All Its officers were killed and many of
the men were wounded. The groans of the
dying were fearful to he;rr.
(CopyrlghL by New York. Herald Co., 1904.)
! TSING CHOU, Aug. H-(New York Her
ald Cablegram Special Telegram to The
Bee.) I have obtained the following de
tails of the great naval- battle off Port
The Russian fleet, comprising six battle
shlps, four cruisers snd eight torpedo craft,
left Port Arthur on Augnst 10 at 7 o'clock
In the morning. ' A Japanese fleet, consist
ing of four battleships, (jvo cruisers and
thirty-two torpedo craft, iMet the Russians
thirty miles from Port Arfhur.
The battle was opened by the Japanese
between 11 o'clock and noon and lasted
until sunset. '
The Russian battleship Czarevitch be
came surrounded by four battleships and
two cruisers near Shantung promontory
and received a terrible fire. Shells were
rained upon It from all sides at close quar
ters and the roar of ths cannonade was
The Japanese also suffered heavily, a
twelve-Inch shell struck the conning tower
of the Csarevltch and rebounding with ter
rible force killed Admiral Wlthoft and
badly wounded the admiral second In com
mand and the first officer, the latter of
whom was later on killed.
Three of the battleship's officers and
twelve of Its sailors were burled at sea.
Its gun crews were annihilated at their
work and the deck gear was curled into
fantastic shapes like pieces of tin. Debris
was carried hundreds of yards.
Eventually the Czarevitch got away and
arrived at Tsing Chou at 11 p, m. on Au
Its Becond admiral Is now in the hos
pital. One of Its sailors was burled ashore
here and an impressive poene was wit
nessed at the funeral, which was at
tended by German sailors.
Survivors of the Czarevitch state Ad
miral Wlthoft was torn la pieces by a
shell and his body was swept overboard,
only one of his legs being1 found. They
describe the scene as toifernal, and say
men turned gray from ttheir experience.
Admiral Wlthoft said before he was
killed! "This is our .last fight. Men, be
The orders of the officers could hardly be
heard for the roar of guns.
At 4 o'clock on the afternoon of August
11 one torpedo boat arrived at Tsing Chou
badly damaged. Half an hour later the
Novlk came In. It was uninjured and
had no dead aboard. It took on coal and
left port again at 3 o'clock the next
morning for an unknown destination. A
later visit to the harbor gave one some
idea of the damage caused to the Czare
vitch. Its rudder shaft Is broken, but
Its engines are undaitaged. Two of its
guns are disabled, Its lifeboats are bat
tered and the decks are swept and
smeared with blood.
RVSSIA IS HOPELESSLY DEFEATED
Japan's' Naval Waiting; Game Finally
Rewarded with Success.
TOKIO, Aug. 14. p. m. Flags are fly
ing, lanterns are glimmering and cries
of "Banxal" are ringing In the streets
of Toklo tonight In honor of the victories
gained at sea by Admiral Togo and Vice
Underneath the jollification of the popu
lace lies a feeling of deep satisfaction and
gratification at the disposal of a" desperate
and serious problem of the war.
The Russian Bquadron which confronted
Admiral Togo refused battle. It was
stronger than Admiral Togo's squadron
In battleships and armored cruisers and
had It elected to fight tho result might
have altered the fortunes of war. The
strength of the squadron which opposed
Admiral Togo compelled him to draw ves
sels from the squadron under Vice Admiral
Kamlmura and this left the Japanese navy
powerless to operate against the Russian
Vladivostok squadron and unable to pre
vent the raids of these vessels. .
The raid conducted by the Vladivostok
squadron in July was extremely expensive
to Japan, and not only was retaliation
tempting, but it was demanded by com
The navy, however, grimly refused to
make a diversion and stuck to Port Ar
thur. It was confident that the harbor soon
would bo untenable for the Russian war
ships, that it would eventually get a fair
fight In the open sea away from the Rus
sian land batteries, and that the Japanese
would win. The calculations from the navy
were correct and the Russians, with the
chances even, have hopelessly been de
feated. Vice Admiral Kamlmura, after months of
weary and patient waiting, finully got his
chance at dawn today off Tsu Island.
FRANCE MAY ACT AS INTERMEDIARY
Believed No Action Will Be Taken in
LONDON, Aug. 14. Information reaching
here from Paris Is to the effect that the
Foreign office is rot able to state the posi
tion which France will take up regarding
the seizure of the Russian torpedo bout
destroyer Ryeehltelnl at Che Foo by Japa
nese ships. It Is pointed out that the mat
ter Is one between Russia and Japan In
which France Is not directly Interested.
Should Russia protest against the seiz
ure, France will act as an Intermediary In
accordance with the agreement by which
it Is charged with the care of Russian In
terests In Japan during the war, hut the
attitude will depend entirely on" that of
the mikado's government, which It Is Im
possible to foresee. For Instance, should
Japan throw the blame for the affair upon
a naval officer, apologize and give up tlte
P.yerhltelnl, the matter would simply be
Alexlrlr Goes to lndlvotok.
ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. 14,-A dispatch
from Harbin says that Viceroy Alexleff
has passed through that plucs on his way
GRAND ARMY STORMS BOSTON
National Encampment Promises to Hare
SEVERAL CANDIDATES FOR COMMANDER
Among the Features of Interest Will
Be Launching; of the C umberland
and the Carnival Il
lumination. BOSTON, Aug. 14. The national encamp
ment of the Grand Army of the Republic,
with Its several affiliated bodies, will open
In this city tomorrow snd is expected to be
one of the largest In recent years. The ar
rangements for the week were completed
tonight. Th city Is extensively and hand
somely decorated In honor of the occasion
and the Boston common snd Public gar
dens bear brilliant electric Illusions.
Commander-lrr-Chlef Black, accompanied
from Washington by members of his fam
ily, arrived at encampment headquarters at
4 o'clock this afternoon and was given a
In connection with the meeting of the
Grand Army there will be held the annual
gatherings of the Nationel Woman's Re
lief corps, the National Daughters of Vet
erans, National Sons of Veterans, National
Ladies' Aid society, auxiliary to the Sons,
of Veterans; National Ladles of tho Grand
Army of the Republic, National Army
Nurses' sssoclatlon. National Association
of Naval Veterans, and the National As
sociation of Ex-Prisoners of War.
The meetings and reunions of these vari
ous organizations will continue until Sat
urday. The feature of the week will be
the parade of tha Grand Army men on
Tuesday, when, it Is said, from 20,000 to
40,000 veterans will be In line.
Another parade looked forward to with
Candidates for Commander,
interest Is that arranged for tomorrow to
mark the opening of encampment week.
This parade will be made up of about l.ono
Sons of Veterans of Massachusetts, the
members of the Association of Ex-Prisoners
of war, the Mcx!"an War Veterans,
the State Naval Brigade, tiu League of
Spanish War Veterans, marines and Jack
res from the United 6tates warships now in
the harbor, and several regimental asso
ciationsmaking about 5,000 men.
At the Hotel Vendotne tomorrow night
the Woman's Relief corps will give a re
ception for the Orand Army of the Re
public In honor of Commandej-ln-Chlef
John C. Black. In the evening there also
will be a campflre by the Union ex-prls-oners
of war. Governor Bliss of Michigan,
Goverror Pennypacker of Pennsylvania,
Governor Bates of Massachusetts, Commander-in-Chief
Black and others will
speak. On Tuesday evening the mammoth
campflre of the Grand Army will be held
In, Mechanics' building. Annual business
sessions occiir on Wednesday.
Much Interest centers in the choice of
the new commander-in-chief. There are
already several prominent candidates. In
cluding General Wilmont W. Blackmar of
Massachusetts, Colonel John C. Shotts and
Colonel Allen C. "Bakewelf of New York.
Some of the Features.
Other features of the encampment will
be the -launching of the United States
training ship Cumberland on Wednesday
at Charlestown In the presence of dis
tinguished officials. Including Secretary of
the Navy Morton, the carnival Illumina
tion of the Charles river at Waltham on
Wednesday evening, an automobile pil
grimage to Lexington and Concord on
Thursday and an electrical parade com
memorative of representative Incidents in
national history to be held in the back
boy on Thursday evening.
JUDGE PARKER IN THE MOUNTAINS
Entertained by Wlnnlsook Club In
Heart of the CatsktlU.
WINNISOOK LODGE, Ulster County, N.
Y., Aug. 14. Judge Alton B. Parker, the
democratic nominee for president, is spend
ing the night at the Wlnnlsook club, 2,700
feet above the sea level, at the foot of
Slide mountain, which Is the highest point
in the Catskllls.
The Wlnnlsook club was organized about
twenty years ago for purposes of hunting,
fishing and recreation, and Judge Parker
was Its first president. The candidate Is
here for rest.
Judge Parker is accompanied by Mrs.
Parker, Fred II. Parker, the judge's
brother, and Mrs. S. L. Dawes, of Al
bany. There Is to be no mention of poll
tics '(Turing Judge Parker's visit. The
Wlnnlsook club Is not unusued to enter
taining democratic presidential candidates,
as Colonel William Jennings Bryan visited
the club in 1S96.
MATONSEVITCII DIES OF INJURIES
OUlcer was Wonnded on Czarevitch In
Last Week's Fight.
CHB FOO, Aug. 14.-Captaln Matouse
vitch, the late Rear Admiral Withoft's
chief of staff, who was wounded during
the Japanese attack on the battleship
Czarevitch has died of his wounds.
Only one Russian torpedo boat remains
at Tsing Chou with the Czarevitch, The
Japanese demand the departure of the
Czarevitch, but the governor of Tain Chou
replied that the vessel would remain, but
would be dismantled. The Japanese consul
has ordered all steamers bound for Japa
nese ports to postpone their departure.
ARMISTICE AT PORT AIITHIR
Proposal to Remove Noneombattants
CHE FOO, Aug. 15. 1 a. m. A Chinese
Junk Just arrived reports- that the Rus
sians and the Japanese at Port Arthur on
August 8 agreed to a short armistice on
August 12. '
It is stated h"re that the empress of
Japan suggested that the Japanese arrange
with the Russians for the safe departure of
women, and children and the noncombat
ants to Dalny.
Pasaenaer Train In Ditch. ,
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 14 One man
was killed and about forty others perhaps
Injured In a passenger wreck on the Ten
nessee Central railroad, seven miles east
of here today. Westbound passenger train
No. i from Knoxvllle to Nashville and In
charge of Conductor W. H. Heeland, was
making the descent of Silver point hill,
between Huffalo Valley and Sllvtr Po'nt,
Tenn., when a flange of a wheel on a truck
of tho rear car broke, derailing the two
Attacks Sleepiaa- Family.
LAMAR, Mo., Aug. 14 An unidentified
man today attacked the family if (Jennie
Hess while they were asleep In their heiis
Hens was shot In the chest and leg and his
wife was wounded In the thigh. Their
son, 18 years old. eisped Injury. Red.
bei y wus not the motive. It Is bell, vert
as there was a large sum of money In the
hume which was riot disturbed
Trio Players I'unUbed.
CINCINNATI. Aug 14 President Grlllo
of t lie American association tnr.lglit su
peniied Krlel of Oolunibus for five rl a s suit
fined him f snd sukiirnriril three dHys
wlihout (In Kluurnov of Fviiil 01 11c
count of ths fight at the c V t tht game
in Columbus today,
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Monday and Tuesday.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
Hour. Dear. Ilonr. Dear,
11 a. m T 1 . m :
II n. m Tl a p. 1
7 . m T:i 3 p. m Vi
X a. m 75 4 p. m :
9 a. m 7T B p m
in n. m p. ni "3
It a. m S5 T p. m
12 m H p. m ...... T
u p. m s
REGIMENTS FOR PORT ARTHUR
Mlksdo Has Ordered that Russian
Stronahold Must Be Taken at
ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. 14 -The Bourse
Gazette has received the following from
Its Llao Yang correspondent:
"Twelve Japanese regiments have left
In the direction of Port Arthur. It Is stated
on trustworthy authority that the mikado
has ordered that Port Arthur must be
taken at any cost, even if It necessitates
the suspension of operations In Manchuria,
and It Is quite possible that the main Japa
nese force will proceed to Port Arthur
within a few days.
"Rain hos stopped all operations."
A dispatch from Mukden states that the
Japanese Tort Arthur army has been
largely reinforced and has taken up ro
sttlin In two large bodies, one on the
heights between Lungwungtao and Pigeon
Bay, and the other on the hills near
Lojlsa Bay. Guns have also been placed
on t'he heights east of the Wolf hill.
RISSIANS TAKE CHEERFl 1. VIEW
Hold that Four of the Port Arthur
Battleships Il-ve Kseaped.
(Copyright by New York Herald Co., 1304.)
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 14. New York
Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to The
Bee.) The result of the naval sortie from
Port Arthur is .considered highly satisfac
tory, five out of the six battleships that
started out having escaped, whereas, Ad
miral Togo's announcing the loss of 170
men Implies severe damage done to his
The distinctly lawless action on the part
of the Japanese In the Ryeshltelnl affair
Is being worked to the utmost. France has
been asked to take the lead In an interna
tional protest, the United States not seem
ing inclined to do so.
A Toklo dispatch announces that the Jap
anese engaged the Vladivostok squadron,
which adds to the suspense already exist
ing over what has become of the remains
of the Port Arthur squadron.
Another dispatch tells that the crews of
the Russian destroyers have turned up at
Wei Hal Wei, the ships having gone
The Inability of the Japanese to attack
Llao Yang creates an optimistic feeling.
Each day gained brings large reinforce
ments to General Kouropa-tkln. It appears
that General Kurokl has been forced to
detach troops to assist In the operations
against Port Arthur. On the other hand,
the Japanese continue pushing their forces
up the Llao river.
A professor of international law, "vf.
Ovolnlkoft In an' Interview says: "The
matter of the Ryeshltelnl and China must
immediately be made an Issue in a pro
test of all the powers, giving the diplo
matists an opportunity of energetically
calling Japan to book."
GERMANS PLEASED BY REPORT
Willing to Bark I'p 1'nlted States In
(Copyright by New York Herald Co., 1M4.)
BERLIN, Aug. 14. New York Herald
Cablegram Special Telegram to The Bee.)
A cable dispatch from New York an
nouncing that the Washington governmont
will enter an energetic protest against tha
breach of International usage by the Jap
anese In the neutral port of Che Foo, has
given great satisfaction here, and the
United States government can count on
firm support from Wllhelmstrasse. It Is
felt that a serious stand must be taken
If the whole principle of International law
as regards neutrality is not to go by the
GROMOBOI MUST DISARM OR LEAVE
Russian Torpedo Boat Wears Out
Time Limit In Neutral Waters.
SHANGHAI, August 14. The forty-eight
hours grunted the Russian torpedo boat
destroyer Gromovbol expired at 2 o'clock
this afternoon. At that hour It had not dis
armed. The Taotal of Shanghai has ro
peared his demand that the vessel leave
or dlasrm. The probabilities are that It
The wounded men from the Russlun crui
ser Askold were brought to the Shanghai
municipal hospital today. The hospital
ship Mongolia, which left Port Arthur
August 10 with women and children on
board, has not been spoken.
The steamer Gaelic has sighted the Rus
sian cruiser Novlk between Shanghai and
Nagasaki proceeding south. The Novlk
sought refuge at Tslngchou, but left there
at the expiration of twenty-four hours and
has not been reported before.
T"ie local authorities ure anxious and
shipping Is disturbed.
RI'SSIl KJiTKHI A STRONG PROTEST
Emperor Wants Complaints Lodged la
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 14.-By com
mand of the emperor Foreign Minister
Lamsdorff has instructed M. Nelldoff, tho
Russian ambassador at Purls, to request
that France, on behnlf of Russia, shall
lodge a strong protect with the French
minister at Toklo, M. Harmand, against
what Is described as sn outrageous viola
tion of Chinese neutrality and of univer
sally recognized principles of International
law Involved In the Japanese attack on the
Russian torpedo boat destroyer Ryeshltelnl
In m. neutral harbor.
The foreign powers have also been In
formed of the Russlsn declaration and tho
Russian minister at Peking. Paul Lessar, Is
chitrged to protext to the Chinese govern
ment with referenre to the serious conse
quences of the violation of neutrality,
which it permitted, may entail.
PROMISE TO RKTI'HX THE SHIP
Chinese Adinlrnl Says Japa Will Brlnn;
Hack Torpedo Boat.
LONIiON, Aug. 16. The Che Foo corre
spondent of the Dally Telegraph, under
date of August 13. says: "Admiral 8a h
states that Japanese promised to re
turn the Rycscliltelnl today."
Admiral Kamimura Eeportg Severe En
i gage ment with Vladivostok Sqnadront
RURICK IS SUNK DURING THE BATTLE
Two of the Bussian War Vessels Itcape U
SHIPS BELIEVED TO BE BADLY CRIPPLED
Cruiser Tafcashiko Report Natal. Battle ia
JAPANESE EXPLAIN RYESHITtLNI CASE
Story Indicates That If Neutrality
Lnws Were Violated the Russians
Themselves Are largely j ,
Responsible. , ,iJ, , ! (,
TOKIO, Aug. 144 p. m. Vice Admiral
Kamlmura encountered the Russian Vlad
ivostok squadron at dawn today north of
Tsu Island In tho strait of Corea and at
tacked the enemy at once. The battle
lasted for five hours and resulted In a
complete Japanese victory. The Russian
cruiser Rurlk was sunk and ths cruisers
Rossla snd Gromoboi fled to the north
ward, after having sustained serious dam
age. Vice Admiral Kamlmura cables ths Navy
department that the Injuries Inflicted upon
rhis vessels were slight.
The fate of the crew of the Rurlk Is
not known. It Is presumed that many
of them were killed or drowned.
Tho strength of the fleet under Vice Ad
miral Kamlmura ia not known, but it la
presumed that he had the Adsuma, tha
Idsumo, the Iwate, the Takashlko and
other light cruisers.
Toklo Is Joyous over the news, as it glvas
Japan mastery of the sea and restores
Japanese guns dominate the dockyards
at Port Arthur, and In view of this fact
It would seem to be Impossible again to
make seaworthy or fightable the Russian
battleships which have returned to Port
Arthur. It Is probablo that the Russian
battleship Czarevitch will disarm at Tsing
The best possible naval force that Rus
Bla can now concentrate at Vladivostok
Is four cruisers.
The imperial prince, Hiroyssu Kwacho,
was slightly wounded aboard ths battle
ship Mikdsu. in Inst Wednesday's enaags
nient. The Russian armored cruiser Rurlk,
wan sunk In the engagement In th Strait
of Corea. The armored cruUers Rossla and
Gromoboi escaped to the northward heavi
Vladivostok Fleet Silenced.
WASHINGTON, Aug. UThe Jopanese
legation has received a cablegram from,
Toklo, dated today, saying that Admiral
Kumimura reports that his squadron, after
five hours' severe fighting with the three
ships of the Vladivostok squadron on ths
morning of the 14th, in the mouth of Tsu
shima island, sank the Rurlk. The other
two ships, which appeared to have suf
fered heavily, fled northward. "Our dam
ages," says tho report, "are slight."
Another cuble from Toklo to the legation
"The commander of the. Takashiki naval
station says that one fleet reported by
wireless telegraphy that the Vladivostok
squadron was silenced on the 14th. Ths
cruiser Takashiki subsequently reported
that a naval battle Is being fought."
Losses In Port Arthur Flaht.
Noon. The Japanese government hus de
clined to make a statement regarding the
Che Foo' incident preceding the receipt of
a report from Admiral Togo, ,
The naval engagement In the'iBtrult of
Corea Is still in progress.
3 p. m. Tho following casualties havs
been reported on the Japanese side during
the action of August 10: The battleship
Mlkusa had four officers killed and twen-ty-ulne
men severely wounded. Six o di
cers and twenty-nine men were slightly
The armored cruiser Yakumo had one
officer and forty-nine men killed and on
officer and eleven men wounded.
On board the armored cruiser Nlshln ten
men were killed and seven officers and
nlns men wounded.
The armored cruiser Kasuga had two offi
cers und fifteen men wounded.
Torpedo boat No. 38 hud one man killed
and eight wounded. -t
Jay Side of the Story.
The Navy department has iasued the fol
lowing ulutement covering the Che Foo in
cident: "According to reports received to date
the Asushlwo and Kusuml, belonging to
the Hist destroyer flulla. Captain Fuji
rnoto commanding, were dispatched In
search of the enemy's ships uuuttered dur
ing the engagement on the night of August
10. They found a vessel resembling on
of the enemy s destroyers and gave chase,
but lost It in the darkness. "
Continuing the search they discovered
that it hau entered the port of Clio Foo.
'the Japunese ships walteu outside the port,
bui lliu ltuxslaiiH fulled to leave. 1'uplalii
Fujlmotu uniiciputed Ha escape during (lie
nignt If poMHitjie, to auaK men Hunt ves
bc.u, unci enieied I'he l oo with the two
Uesiroyers and found the tiussiuii destroyer
Ityedhiielui remaining uiiilinarmed.
Lieutenant Teruslil'iia wus then sent to
the Russian vessel with a message to Die
eltect tliut the Japunese commander ex
pected him to leave by Uuwn or surrender.
YI115 Russian coimiiunuer refused to comply
with eliluir demand und while the coher
ence wus still going un he wus heard in
structing his men lu blow up die snip. At
same lime he caught hold of l.leu
tenunl KeruHlilriiu ami threw him over
board. Our interpreter wus next thrown
oveinoard and other Ballot snowed signs
of lesiHlanee. While this progressed the
forward magazine exploded. K.lllng anmu
of our men. We then csptuied the de
stroyer und retired, our ions by ins ex
ploKlon was one man killed and four mm
inurlally wounded. Lieutenant Keiashlms,
tCoullnueci on Second I'sg
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