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Daily Bee.
Hew York Bepublloans Nominate Him for
Governor bj Acclaaation.
King Oountj Kan Befuiei to Allow His
Name to Ee Ooniidered.
Persistent Attempts to Draw the President
Into tbe Oontet. Signally Fail.
Utate and National Issues Are Stated
In Document, Which U Notable
fur Clearness and
SARATOGA. N. Y.. Sept. 15. The repub
lican Mate convention adjourned at 2:30
today, after nominating unanimously the
ticket for state officer forecasted last
tilght by the Associated Press, as follows:
For Governor-Frank W. Hlgglna of Cat
taraugus. ....
For Lieutenant Governor M. Linn Bruce
of New York. . .
For Secretary of State John F. O Brlen
of Clinton. ........
For Attorney General Julius M. Mayer or
New York. . . , ,
For Comptroller Otto Kelsey of Llvlngs-
For State Treasurer John G. Wallen
mcler of Erie.
For State Engineer and Surveyor Henry
A VanAlstyne of Columbia.
For Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals
Edgar M. Cullen fdem.) of Kings county.
For Assistant Justice of the Court of Ap
peals William E. Warner of Monroe.
Woodruff Withdraws.
The action of the convention in the nomi
nation of Lieutenant Governor Frank W.
Hlgglns for the governorship was made
possible by the withdrawal of former Lieu
tenant Governor Woodruff at the very last
moment, as the convention was preparing
for the roll call, called for by the resolution
of th Kings county delegation. It was
only when, aa he himself said. It became
'obvious to his practiced ear" that the con
vention was almost solidly against him,
after his name had been placed In nomina
tion In a speech by William A. Prendergast
of Brooklyn, In which the management of
the Hlgglns campaign was bitterly at
tacked, that Mr. Woodruff took the plat
form, withdrew his name from further con
sideration, moved that the nomination of
Lieutenant Governor Hlgglns be madi
unanimous and pledged the fullest effort of
himself and his Kings county forces In aid
of the ticket about to be nomlnnted. There
was no contest whatever over any other
place upon the ticket.
The second day of the convention opened
with every evidence that the contest would
be carried to the finish, although no one
pretended to have any doubt what the out
come would be.
piatt and Woodruff Confer.
' A protracted conference was held "early
In the day between Senator Piatt and Mr.
Woodruff and his Immediate counsellors In
the Pl9 quarter- At Its close Senator
Flett refused to be Interviewed and Mr.
Woodruff said: '
"There la no change in ,the situation. My
name will be presented to the convention."
Immediately after Mr. Woodruff had left
Senator Piatt, Governor Odell called upon
the senator. Liiter he said his call was
simply friendly and that he understood
Mr. Woodruff would go Into the convention
and get as many votes as he could. In
the convention the Woodruff faction was
exceedingly enthusiastic and insistent. But
the only thing approaching a show of
strength was when his name was first
placed In nomination. But the great ma
jority of the convention sat silent tnrougn
the demonstration. There was no Blight
anywhere In the proceedings to Senator
Flatt, save in the refusal of the convention
to accede to his declared wish for the
nomination of Mr. Woodruff. Every men
tion of his name was enthusiastically
cheered again and again, the wholo con
vention arising with deafening shouts and
applause to do him honor.
Governor Odell, too, as governor and ns
chairman of the state committee, was
cheered at every turn. Mr. Woodruff's
withdrawal of his name and his motion to
make unanimous the nomination of Mr.
Hlgglns removed every sign of discord.
The convention was of a more or less
routine character, save for the speech of
Senator Depew. who In presenting the name
of John F. O'Brien took occasion to answer
some of the democratic arguments In the
speech of Bourke Cock ran last night at
Tammany Hall.
Platform Adopted.
Wheq the convention was called to order
8tate Senator George E. Almby was pre.
ented as permanent chairman. Ills
pcech was chiefly devoted to a review ot
the republican administration for the last
ten years. The chairman called for the
report of the committee on resolutions
and the platform was presented and
adopted without discussion:
The republicans of the itinplre state, the
born o iltcoUote. noosevtii, in convention
tunt-muiiid, tungraiuiate the country on I ho
spleiKliu icsuits ot the lucent elections in
Oregon, Vermont and Maine and inspiration
they nave given to the cause o( Kouoevou
aim KairLMUi.
We repeat and confirm the pledge made
to President Kocmevtll by our Haie con
vention two years ago of untaLierlng cou
nuenca and unwavering support.
We endorse the platform of the repub
lican national convention in Chicago In
June lust, all Its declarations, particularly
those lit favor of tha maintenance of the
gold standard and protection to Amerkau
workmen and the industries by whlcti they
We appeal for support to the common
sense of those who do not believe In change
fur the sake of making a change and whu
are willing to "let well enough alone," to
those who believe In the kind of protection
the republican party hm always stood for
and not In the kind with which the demo
cratic party, with its free-trade allien, la
trying to delude industrial workers.
The republican party's safe guidance Is
evidence.) by the fact that during the ad
ministration of Mckinley and Roosevelt
wages reached the highest ixiint on record
ana proserlty superseded adversity which
resulted from democratic policies Just re
affirmed at St. I-ouis. The .administration
of Governor Odell la commended and en
dorsed. National as well as state polities are In
volved In the outccme of our state elec
tion, end ws commend to every cltlien the
faithful performance of his patriotic duty.
Roosevelt Keeps Oat of Coatest.
OYSTER BAY. N. Y.. Sept. lt.-Presldent
Roosevelt was notified today of the nomi
nation of Frank W. Hlgglns for governor
or New York.
The president has followed the proceed.
Ings of the convention with deep interest,
but while ha refused to take part In any
way for or against any candidate, he ex.
pressed himself tonight as pleased that Mr.
Hlgglns had been named for governor. Mr.
Hlgglns was chairman of the finance com
mittee of the senate while Mr. Roosevelt
was governor and their relations were very
Tha president, accompanied by Mrs.
iL'willauea ea fecund. P
Speaker of the lloase Addresses at
Large Aadlence at Soath
Rend, Indiana.
'SOUTH BEND, Ind., Sept. IS. At the
Auditorium theater In this city tonight.
Speaker Cannon of the national house of
representatives began a campaign which
he will wage from this" time until election
day. The large theater was filled to lis
utmost capacity and the speaker was re
ceived with enthusiastic cheers.
Mr. Cannon disscussed at length the
various issues of the campaign, but gave
his especial attention to the tariff and the
trusts, contending with reference to tha
former that the republican policy of pro
tection Is the only sure safeguard of Amer
ican Interests, and concerning the latter
that the action of the president Is an un
mistakable Index of the attitude of tho
republican party. In connection with his
discussion of the republican policy of pro
tection Mr. Cannon spoke of Judge Par
kers speech of acceptance, saying:
"The opposition denounces protection as
robbery. If I denounced a thing as rob
bery and I had the power I'd remove the
robbery. The speech of Mr. Parker ac
cepting the nomination Is unique.
"He says, 'I endorse the platform rob
bery and all. but please make me presi
dent and elect a democratic house of repre
sentatives. We cannot do any harm, for
the senate will be republican for the next
four years.' "
Rumor that Jerome Has Reen Offered
Place on State Ticket.
NEW YORK, Sept. 15. Judge Parker
today conferred with more than a score
of prominent party leaders who called on
him at his apartments at the Hotel Astor.
Important matters relating to the cam
paign which may reorganize the methods
now In operation, the letters of acceptance
of the candidates for president and vice
president and the discussion of a slate for
New York state were Included In the busi
ness under consideration.
One of the Interesting features of Judge
Parker's day was his talk with Former
Senator David B. Hill, "which has been
connected with a call of the senator upon
District Attorney Jerome. It was re
ported that Mr. HII! tendered the governor
ship nomination to Mr. Jerome- That story
Is now denied and Information from a re
liable source Is ' to the effect that Mr.
Jerome was offered any place on the state
ticket except the nomlnatlon'for governor.
The talk concerning the mention of Mr.
Jerome for governor was the subject of
Intense interest. Opponents of Mr. Jerome
are said to have taken alarm because of
the appearance of unusual activity on the
part of the leaders. Those who were so
fortunate as to get an audience with
Judge Purker argued against an indorse
ment of Mr. Jerome.
Senator Gorman and Thomas F. Ryan
of Virginia remained with Judge Parker
for three hours and this is taken as an
Indication that the senator has become ac
tive In the campaign, at leant In an advi
sory capacity. Henry G. Davis, candidate
for vice president, and August Belmont
were among the callers.
It Is stated tonight that Judge Parker's
lotter of acceptance will be published on
September 23. The letter of Senator Davta
wl'.l come a week later.
Judge Parker has decided that he will
start for Esopus tomorrow at 6:30 p. m.
Demand Election of I'nlted States
Senators by Popular Vote.
HELENA, Mont.. Sept. 15. The creden
tials committee of the democratic state
convention, now In session here, decided to
day, by a vote of IS to 12. to recommend
the unseating of the so-called "regulars"
(the Clark delegation), nnd also to deny
seas tn te contesting delegation from
; Buttf. This report created a sensation
v.-l:c:i 'Mi' convention reassembled, and
i ' t if a stormy debate. The supporter-
' hy.c say he will control the c,on-
The a m ention voted to seat both the
"regulur" nnd Helnze delegations from Sil
ver Bow county, giving them half a vote
each. Governor Toole advocated this In a
plea for harmony, and carried the conven
tion. Martin Muglnncss of Helena was
elected permanent chairman. The platform
declares for the national ticket, Indorses
Governor Toole's administration, declares
for the initiative and referendum, direct
primary law, fellow-servant law, the elec
tion of state officers by popular vote and
the constitutional amendment, giving the
state board of equalization power to equal
ize assessments of property, and the elec
tion of senators by popular vote.
Nominate Electors and Full List of
State Officers.
YANKTON, S. D., Sept. 15. (Special Tel
egram.) The populists' state convention
was called to order In Yankton last night.
George H. Steele of Hand county was
elected permanent chairman and W. S. Met-
cair of Moody county permanent secretary.
The following were nominated for presi
dential electors: John M. Pease, Davidson
county; Philip Remph, Yankton county; N.
L Crowley, Hand county; Sherman Wilcox,
Mead county.
The following state ticket was named:
Congress, A. J. McCain, Custer; O. W. Lat
tln, Kingsbury; governor, R. C. Warne. Da
vidson; lieutenant governor, W. J. Dean,
Douglas; secretary of state, Benedict
Miller. Moody; state auditor, Charlie Lowe,
McCook; state treasurer, Hance Murphy.
Minnehaha; attorney general, T. H. Null,
Beadle; commissioner of school and public
lands, J. E. Canty. Yankton; superintend
ent public Instruction, Allle Reed. Mead;
railroad commissioner, C. D. Saunders.
The convention adjourned to this morn
ing. The report of the committee on resolu
tions was adopted.
Many of l.a toilette's Followers Send a
Letter to Cortelyou.
MILWAUKEE. Sept. IB.-Pledglng them
selves to abide by the decision of the re
publican national committee unless It la re
versed by the supreme court, 147 of Gov
ernor LuFollette's prominent followers
have signed a letter, which they hava sent
to Chairman George B Cortelyou of tha
republican national committee at New
York, declaring that all questions effecting
the unity and regularity of the party must
necessarily be submitted to tbe highest
political tribunal for settlement and that
such settlement will be accepted by all
good republicans unless It can be found at
variance with the decision of the courts.
The letter deprecates tha untruthful re-pta-t
which has gone out to the country,
that a considerable number of Wisconsin
republicans are deserting the party under
tha belief that the party is under tha bane
ful Influences of corporate wealth and has
drifted away from the old principle of
Lincoln and his compatriots, that thay seek
a new alignment of tha political parties of
tha Uulted 8 tale.
Commissioner Biohards Returns from
Superintending Them.
Department of Justice Making aa
Effort to Stop the Sale of Llqnor
to the Indiana on Reser
vatlon. (From a Staff Correspondents
WASHINGTON. Sept. 15 (Special Tele
gram.) W. A. Richards, commissioner of
the general land office, who has been absent
from Washington practically all summer
upon official business In connection with the
opening of four Indian reservations to
homestead entry, has returned to Wash
ington. The acts of congress opened to
settlement some 700,000 acres of land and
for this vast acreage the Indians will re
ceive about 12.000,000. The reservations thus
opened were the Rosebud, In 8outh Dakota;
Devil's I.ake, In North Dnkota; Grande
Ronde. In Oregon, and Red I -eke. In Minne
sota. Tho policy of opening the Rosebud, and
Devil's LAke was by a system of registra
tion and lottery drawing for selections
which prospective settlers might desire to
locate upon. At Red Lake, this being a
comparatively small tract, the lands were
disposed of at public auction. There were
only 2,400 acres at Grande Ronde and these
were sold under a system of sealed bids.
Commissioner Richards said today all the
systems devised by the department for the
disposal of these Indian lands worked well
and It would be difficult for him to say
which might be the better. "At Rosebud
and Devil's Lake the registration and
drawing system seemed the best to use,"
said the commissioner. "The Rosebud res
ervation opened the largest amount of acre
age to . settlement, and while there was
some roughness among those assembled be
fore the drawing, the work of the land de.
partment was not In the least Interfered
with, and from my standpoint everything
wns carried forward to my entire satis
faction. The same may be said of the
opening of Indian lands elsewhere."
Land Commissioner Making; Report.
The Public Lands commission, consisting
of Land Commissioner Richards, ni front
Prnchot and F. H. Newell, will hold an
early meeting and outline the report to bo
submitted to the president recommending
chiinges found necessary In various public
land laws.
Members of the commission have spent
the summer In the west observing the op
erations of laws, and will soon be supplied
with reports from their field representa
tives pointing out 'weaknesses of the pres
ent laws. After going over all the data
collected, the commission will draft its re
port and submit It the president in time to
permit him to incorporate their recommend
ations in his annual message to congress.
The commission may not be able to make
this Its final report, but will make It aa
comprehensive as possible, and will point
out most needed changes In public land
statutes, Including the necessity for modi
fying If not repealing the Hen land law.
President Roosevelt Is depending upon
his commission for a strong report, and in
dications are that he will get it. thnmh in
some instances the commission, while show
ing the weak spots of present laws, may
not recommend any definite remedy, but
submit various plans for the consideration
of congress. The probability Is that there
will be no Important land legislation next
winter, as It is the short session, and there
Is considerable opposition to changing ex
isting laws, especially the lien laws. This
will not deter the president from dealing
with land reform In a forceful manner in
his forthcoming message, nor will it hinder
him from using his best efforts to force
through such legislation as the commission
deems important.
Special Aarent to Wlnnebaaro.
The Department of Justice has detailed
a special agent to visit the towns sur
rounding the Winnebago Indian reserva
tion, where it has been charged that liquor
Is beln sold illegally to the Indians. Sev
eral citizens of Homer and other nearby
cities In Nebraska have laid before the
Interior department statements which seem
to indicate that the Indians of the Winne
bago reservation are being greatly de
bauched mentally and morally through the
excessive consumption of whisky, which
they apparently have little difficulty in
obtaining when they have the price. The
only resource the Interior department has
to stop this traffic In whisky to the red
men Is to Invoke the assistance of the
Department of Justice, and this has been
done. ,
Lands Open to Settlement.
Land officials at Buffalo, Wyo., were to
day instructed by the general land office
to restore to homestead and other forms of
entry some 11,0:0 acres of land which had
been temporarily withdrawn with a view
of determining whether the withdrawal
should be permanent In order to further
certain Irrigation projects. The lands thus
restored to entry He in the south half of
township 55, north; range, 77, west.
Miss Wilson Goes to Europe.
Miss Flora Wilson, daughter of the sec
retary of agriculture, and Miss Evlyn
Walsh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Walsh, will sail on September 30 for Eu
rope and spend the coming winter In Paris.
Miss Wilson, who has been at the head of
her father's household for thirteen years,
haa never been aa long separated from him
aa her coming trip promises, but her
pleasure In going partly compensates the
secretary for the loss of her company for
such a length, of time.
Iowa Postmaster Named.
Iowa postmaster appointed; Brushy,
Webster county, N. C. Olsen, vice W. A.
Martin, resigned. Coalfield. Monroe county,
Carl C. Btruble, vice F. F. Jones, re
Secretary Morton Writes to One and
Will Send Messages to Others.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 15. Secretary Mor
ton has addressed a letter of commenda
tion to Midshipman J. Relly, a member of
the third class at the Naval academy, In
recognition of the bravery he recently dis
played In jumping overboard and rescuing
from drowning C. H. Hoi man, a seaman in
the navy.
Tha secretary's attention also has been
called to similar acts of bravery on the
part of Midshipman John Rogers, who res
cued a seaman from drowning in tha har
bor of Chemulpo, Corea, while tha Cincin
nati was there, and of Ensign J. M. Enoch
for Jumping overboard and swimming to
the lifeboat and taking charge of it. The
secretary will send similar letter to thesa
Lata Cotton Statistics.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16. The census
office today Issued a report on the quantity
of cotton ginned from the growth of IM
prior to September 1, 1904. showing a tetaJ
ul W0,4lt commercial baits, -
Illinois and Kansas Men Talk to
Delegates to Association
NEW YORK, Sept. 15. Western bankers
had the floor at today's session of the con
vention of the American Bankers' associa
tion. The principal speakers were A. J.
Frame, president of the Waukesha bank,
at Waukesha. 111.; W. N. Robinson, presi
dent .of the First National bank of Win
field, Kas., and Eugene Pruesslng of Chi
cago, whose topic was "National Banks an
the Trust Company Problem." A feature
of the day was the "call of sections north,
south, east and west," which brought forth
five-minute statements by bankers or
the encouraging condition of business In vu
rlous parts of tho country from which they
came. Tho first speaker of the day was
Mr. Frame. Mr. Frame was followed by
Mr. Robinson. s
Immediately nfter the adjournment the
nominating committee of state delegates
and the nominating committee at'large met
and nominated their candidates for tomor
row's election. Tha committee at lnrge
nominated the following candidates: For
president, E. F. Swlnney, president of the
First National bank, Kansas City; vice
president, John U Hamilton, vice president
Hamilton & Cunningham bank. Hoopstown,
111. Members of the executive council: G.
S. Whitson, vice president National City
bank of New York; Clark Williams, repre
senting the trust company section. New
York City; John Perry, American National
bank, Indianapolis, Ind.; Grier Hlrsch,
York, Pa., and J. B. Desmurkes, president
First National bank, St. Augustine, Fla.
The state delegatea nominated the fol
lowing gentlemen for members of the ex
ecutive council: E. F. Fancher, cashier
I'nlon National bank, Cleveland, O.; T. J.
Fletcher, cashier First National bank. Mar.
shalltown, la.; L B. Farley, cashier Mer
chants and Planters National bank, Mont
gomery, Ala.; William George,' president
Illinois Bankers' association, Aurora, III.,
and E. E. Marshall, vice president National
Bank of Commerce, St. Louis, Mo.'
This afternoon a trip through the new
subway was given the visitors, .who were
entertained tonight at Coney Island.
Stork Dealer Telia of Alleged Rail
road Discrimination Against
DENVER, Sept. 15.TA. E. Derricales, gen
eral manager of a live stock and loan com
pany, was the first witness in the live stock
hearing before Interstate Commerce Com
missioner Prouty today. His testimony
brought out the fact that for five "years pre
vious to this yeur the rates on cattle from
the Texas Panhandle to Colorado points
had been raised $4 - a car annually, and
that the shipments decreased from 418,000 In
1901 to less than 200,000 this year. The rate
from the Panhandle to South Dakota feed
ing grounds, he said, was less than from
the same point to Colorado.
Richard Walsh, general manager of an
800,000 acre ranch in Texas, testified that
the rate for the shipping of cattle to Kan
sas City had been increased from 28 to 34ft
cents within the last few years and that It
costs from 114.30 a car more 'to ship now
than formerly. He sunt that It had of late
also cost more to send cattle to Montana
and other feeding points. I
"We had great difficulty," he said, "in
getting the railroads to furnish cars, herds
having been delayed for days. By the time
we got cars one-third of the cattle were
unfit to ship."
Mr. Walsh declared there was no compe
tition among the railroads for the busi
ness. He said that a Texas railroad offi
cial, when asked by him tho reason for
advancing rates, replied: "Oh, you fel
lows are pretty prosperous and we think
we should have a share."
Mr. Walsh said that in recent years, ow
ing, to a-high freight rate and low prices
fixed by the "beef trust," few cattle grow
ers have been able to "break even."
Nine Men Indicted by Grand Jury for
Complicity In Lynchlnar Friends
Threnten Rescue,
HUNTRVILLE. Ala., Sept. 15.-The Madi
son county Jail la guarded tonight by Com
panies G and K, Third Alabama Infantry,
Captain Luclen Brown, because threats
have been made that parties Indicted by
the grand Jury for connection with the
lynching of Horace Maplea and placed in
this Jail would be taken out by thel- friends
and set at liberty. Ben Hill, one of the al
leged lynchers, was captured and lodged In
Jail today and the officers are looking for
nine others who have been Indicted. Judge
Speake of the circuit court heard rumors of
impending trouble and wired Acting Gov
ernor Cunningham for the militia. The
troops reached here on a special train late
toduy and pickets guard all approaches to
the Jail. No trouble Is anticipated so long
e the Jail Is guarded In this manner. Cap
tain Brown has orders to preserve the
peace of this community even If the city
be placed under martial law. He has camp
equipment and is fixed for a long stay.
Solicitor Petera denies the rumor that
Sheriff Rogers and Mayor Smith have been
Indicted. The only foundation for this re
port is the fact that the grand Jury has
asked how to proceed to bring about tha
Impeachment of these officers If such ac
tion should be deemed advisable.
Coroner's Jury Falls to Place Blame
for the Death of Con
tractor. PEORIA, III., Sept. 16.-The mystery
surrounding the death of George Harms,
a wealthy contractor of this city who was
found dying In his barn on Tueaday last,
was not cleared up by the verdict of the
coroner's Jury, returned late last night.
Harm left his home on Lincoln avenue
tn thla city on Friday last. He had 1150
on his person. On Tuesday morning last
he waa discovered In a dying condition
In his own barn by his wife and expired
a few moments later. To this time not
tha slightest Information has been gained
aa to his whereabouts during these five
days, save that he took the train for
La Salle. When discovered he had 5 cents
In his pockets. The verdict of the coroner'
Jury gives the cause of his death as con
cussion of the brain, or from a narcotlo
not self-admlnlstered. Detectives are now
working on th case trying to unravel the
Movements ot Ocean Vessels Sept. IS.
At New York Sailed: I. Touralne, for
Hamburg: Konlg Albert, for Bremen; Nu
mldlan. for Glasgow. Arrived: Patricia,
from Hamburg.
At Liverpool Arrived: Itk Mirhlssn.
from Montreal; Merlon, from Philadelphia.
At Cherbourg Arrived: Moltke, from
New York.
At Queenstown Arrived: Republic, from
Boston: Balllc. from New Yvrk. Sailed:
Teutonic, for New York.
At Ha! rtvJ; aWvula ' txam X.w
AXork. "
Express Opinion Japanese Will Have Hard
Time Crossing Stream.
Opinion Is F.xpressed In Russian
Quarters No Important Rattle
Will Take Tlnce for
Three Weeks.
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1904.)
ST. PETERSBURG. Sept. 15.-tNew York
Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to
The Bee.) The Russian forces have now
taken a strong position on the Hun river,
to cross which the Japanese will have a
hard fight. On tho other hand, the Japa
nese Btopped their direct northern move
ment and have struck out to the east
ward. It is stated that they are pushing
up the Llao river, on which 100 specially
made barges are being towed, presumably
to Tlelln, which the river touches.
One thing Is certain, the Japanese are
again masking movements with the ut
most success. Here military opinion is
to the effect that It Is Impossible for any
important battle to take place inside three
Meanwhile, according to Kouropatkln's
friend, the writer, M. Nemerovlch Den
chenkp, tha Japanese are introducing their
own financial and fiscal rule In Manchuria,
flooding the country with Japanese money
and demanding the payment of timber dues
accruing since March. At Yin Kow there
are double duties.
Stores are pouring into Llao Yang. The
Japanese are fortifying the Taitse river,
thus completing preparations for an ad
vance. The encouraging new from General
Stoessel at Port Arthur make the bourse
Cariosity Seekers Rush to Darning;
Structure at Stillwater, Minn.
Two Dead! Five II. t.
STILLWATER, Minn., Sept. 15,-The
bride across Lake St. Croix, which Is a
half mile long, extending to the Wisconsin
sldo, caught lire late this afternoon. The
fire created some commotion and the Are
apparatus in responding to the alarm was
followed by the usual crowd of persons.
Tha fire had so weakened one of the spans
of the rather ancient structure that when
the fire apparatus and the crowd attempted
to cross it It fell Into the water, about
twenty feet below. About twenty persons
were precipitated with the wreckage into
the water and two men were killed and
five seriously injured.
The dead:
ADOLPH BOO, aged 23, son of local hotel
GEORGE M'GRATH, aged 16, son of An
drew McOrath. . '
The Injured:
Ray French, probably fatally.
Edward McPhetera.
James McCan. fireman.
August Wojohn.
Louis Gecurtlns.
A number of others were less seriously
hurt. One of the fire horses was drowned.
It is thbuht that all the dead have been
The financial loss Is about C000.
Employes of Fort Wayne System Are
Taking: Vote on the
PITTSBURG. Sept. 15. A strike Is threat
ened on the Fort Wayne system and Its
branches of the Pennsylvania road. The
membprs of the Brotherhood of Railway
Trainmen are now taking a vote on the
strike proposition and the result will be an'
nounced next Miday.
It is understood that the Pennsylvania
will not accept the new wage scale because
by Its provisions the company must sign
an agreement with the Brotherhood of
Railway Trainmen, thus recognizing the
The wages asked under the schedule are
what Is known as "Chicago pay," which Is
higher' than the wages paid on railroads lit
the east.
Man Wanted In Neve York Found
In a, Hospital nt Marlon,
MARION. Ind., Sept. 15. William J.
Devy, a detective of the New York police
department, came here today In search of
William McKlnzie. alias William J. Valen
tine, alias William Start, who In wanted on
a charge of having robbed New York people
of 0.000 worth of Jewelry. He was found
In a local hospital and acknowledged he
was the fugitive and said the Jewelry is
hidden In Albany. N. Y., Chicago and St.
Louis. The alleged theft was commute!
on the night of July 4. 1904. McKlnxIe Is
only 23 years old. but he has served three
terms In New York and New Jersey prisons
on charges of dlumond robbery.
Boston Man Says Only Twelve Hun
dred and Thirty-Three
BOSTON. Sept, 15.-(Speclal Telegram.)
Mark Sullivan of Boston has Just com
pleted a world census of the American
bufalo or bison now living, and fixes the
total ut 1.23S. Of these thirty aro in parks
at Omaha, Winnipeg, Toledo, Pittsburg,
etc. The largest number Is the Pablo Al
lard b.erd of 300 on the Flathead Indian
reservation In Montana, and the second
largest a wild herd of iOO west of the Great
Slave lake. C. J. Lenander of Bancroft,
Lt., has ten. Burgess A Hanson of Luana,
la., have twenty and James Phillip of Fovt
Pierre. B. D., haa ninety. The total value
of the living animals la nearly $800,000.
Coatlane Strike Hearing.
SPRINGFIELD. III.. Sept. 15 Today waa
the day act for the hearing of the Injunc
tion suit against the Zelgler union mine
strikers on a motion for a permanent In
junction. A continuance of the temporary
Injunction was agreed to until a master In
chancery can hear testimony.
Mlsaonrl Man far Ttilane.
MOBILE. Ala., Sept. 15.-A dispatch from
New Orleans says Dr. K. B. Craighead,
president of the Normal school at Warrens,
burg. Mo., has been offered the presidency
of Tulaiie unlverHlty to succeed Ir. Alder
man, who guv to th University of, Vlr-
Fair Friday and Cooler In Southwest
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Soon 4'onlllct Probable at
Port Arthur.
There hns been no renewal of fighting
since the retreat of the Russian army under
General Kournpntkin to Mukden. Condi
tions there, both within the Japanese and
the Russian lines. Indicate that a month
may elapse before the great armies In cen
tral Manchuria again enter upon a general
At St. Petersburg the expectation Is that
tho next conflict of moment will occur at
Port Arthur, where there hns been a re
spite from heavy fighting for several weeks.
The splr)t of the Rufsian troops at Muk
den, which was greatly depressed and bor
dered upon panic following the reverse at
Llao Yang, has been restored and business
In the city is reportod to be recovering.
The Japanese are said to be entrenching
on the Taitse river and the hrldg over that
stream, which the Russians wrecked as
they retreated from Llao Yang, has been
Japanese Government Plnns a Net
work of Lines.
(Copyright by New York Herald Co.. 1904.)
SEOUL, Sept. 11. Via Che Foo, Sept. 15.
(New York Herald Cablegram Special
Telegram to The Bee.) The Japanese min
ister. Mr. Hyashl. has recommended that
his government immediately undertake the
construction of a ral!way from Seoul to
Wonson, under military engineers, as a
war measure. The Japanese hold no con
cession for this line, but under the terms
of the Japanese-cVrean protocol, signed In
February of this year, they can claim
the right for strategic purposes. The rail
way, once laid, will undoubtedly be oper
ated as a commercial venture, greatly
assisting Japanese development and coloni
sation plans for the Corean peninsula.
The construction of the railway connect
ing Fusan with Masampo was commenced
a week ago under Japanese ml'ltary engi
neers. Thus Corea Is rapidly being covered with
a network of Japanese government owned
railways, which are destined to play an
Important part In Japan's claims for the
control of Corea subsequent to peace nego
tiations. For the last week parties of Corean offi
cials have been pursuing the ancient cus
tom of kneeling before the palaoe gates,
praying the aoneptance of a memorlul to
the throne petitioning the emperor to adopt
a strong. anti-Japanese policy. The Japa
nese authorities, in accordance with the
policy of denying the right of free speech
to Coreans, have repeatedly arrested the
petitioners, but subsequently released them,
whereupon they r train kneel at the palace
gates. In the meantime the emperor, fear
ing Japanese wrath, declines to accept the
Admiral Alexleft Reports Action of
Enemies In Kamchatka.
ST. PETERSBURG. Sept. 15. The em
peror received the following dispatch from
Viceroy Alexleff, dated September 14:
I have received the following reports
from General Stoessel, duted Port Arthur,
August 31:
"A dispatch from Yakutsk, eastPVn Sibe
ria, dated August 13, says the Konimander
Islands, off the coast of Kamchatka, had
been besieged by Japanese and British
schooners and steamers up to July 2J!.
Two of these schooners ana the steamers
were armed with guns. In driving tiiem off
ten Japanese were killed and many
wounded.- We sustained no loss.
"Near Kamchatka five Japanese fishing
schooners have been burned. Their crews
were annihilated. The Japanese announced
the annexation of the territory nnd pro
claimed it a Japanese protectorate. They
were subsequently captured by 120 Russian
reserves. Kamchatka remains true to her
old traditions. The Inhabitants have taken
up arms and are ready to shed their blood
for their faith, their ciar and their father
land. "On September 30 the enemy received re
inforcements on the west front of the for
tress. During the bombardment of Sep
tember 2 the Japanese squadron remained
the whole time In view of the fortress."
The Kommander Islands are the Islands
for whose protection against these very
expeditions arrangements were made by
Russlar'with Great Britain and the United
It I not supposed that the affair will lead
to a diplomatic Incident. An official report
ha also been received of the landing of a
Japanese force of 150 naval reserve men on
the wast coast of Kamchatka, who de
clared the sovereignty of Japan over the
peninsula, but they were afterward de
feated by a Russian force, as announced
In the Associated Press dispatch received
from Petropavlovsk yesterday. The official
report agrees with the detail contained in
the Petropavlovsk dispatch to the Asso
ciated Press.
The reference of Viceroy Alexleff to the
view taken by General Stoessel of "these
proclamations" Is somewhat vague, but It
would seem that he does not refer to the
proclamations of a Japanese protectorate
over the Kamchatka peninsula and appar
ently over the Kommander Islands, but to
the proclamations Issued by the 'Japanese
to the Russian troops at Port Arthur de
manding their surrender.
Failure of Japa to Follow l p Victory
Causes Surprise.
MUKDBN, Sept. 15, via St. Petersburg,
Sept. 1(1, 1:25 a. m. The panicky conditions
prevailing Immediately after the battle of
Llao Yang have entirely disappeared from
the Russian army now concentrated here.
Bualnesa haa been resumed and the city
Is quiet. Tha Russo-Chlnese bank has re
opened. The failure of the Japanese to follow up
the advantage gained at Llao Yang has
caused surprise here. An Independent au
thority who accompanied tha rear guard
from the positions south of IJao Yang to
Mukden says that this failure Is accounted
for by the fact that the Japanese lost
40,000 killed and wounded in one day'a fight
ing and that besides they were too tired
to continue the advance.
The Japanese ure reported to be Intrench
ing around Llao Yong and to have repaired
the bridge over the Taitse river.
Twelve thousand soldiers wounded at
Llao Yang Itave been a treated at tn Red
Cross bosujtaJ here,
British Ship 8ighta the Auxiliary Orniief
Corea Steaming Sonthward.
' nBna1isn A nrVMit!aa T.ilr1 4m TTa. WA a
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Neutrality Case to Deal With.
Rumor that it Left San Francisco to Look
for One of the Ozar'i Warships.
Vessel Will Be Disarmed and Allow
to Make Necessary Repairs I nder
the Direction of a Federal
VICTORIA, B. C, Sept. 15.-Membrrs of
the crew of II. M. S. Grafton, Just arrived
from Coniox. report the presence of th
Russian armed auxiliary vessel Corea in
the Pacific, off the northern coast of Van
couver island, steaming slowly southward.
They expect that the Corea will come to
Esquimau or Victoria. It Is described a a
larger vessel than the Ixna and I com
manded r-v an officer of high rank In th
Russian navy. Tho news bas caused much
excitement at Esqulmalt, where prepara
tions to deal with Its case should It enter
are now being made.
Lena Will Be Disarmed.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 16. Acting Secre
tary of State Adee this afternoon gave out
the following statement regarding the Rus
sian ship now at San Francisco:
The president has today Issued an order,
through the acting secretary of state, di
recting that the Russian armed transport
Lena, now nt San Francisco, be tuken in
custody by the naval authorities of the
United Slates and disarmed. The main
features of the condition prescribed are
that the Lena bo taken to the Mare Island
navy yard and there disarmed by removal
of small guns, breech locks of large guns,
small arms, ammunition and ordnance
uteres and such other dismantlement as
may be prescribed by the commandant of
the navy yard; that the captain give a writ
ten guarantee that the Lena shall not leave
San Francisco until peace shall have lieen
concluded; that the officers an? crew shall
be paroled, not to leave San Francisco un
til some understanding as to their disposal
may be reached between the I'nlted States
and the belligerents. After disarmament
the vessel may be removed to a dock for
such reasonable repairs as will make It sea
worthy and preserve It in good condition
during its detention: may be so repaired at
the navy yard. If the RiiHSlan commander
should so direct; that while at a private
dock the commandant of the navy yard at
Mare Island shall have custody of the
Bhlp, and tho repairs shall be overseen by
an engineer officer to be detailed by the
commandant, and that when so repaired. If
peace shall not then have been concluded,
the vessel shall be taken hack to the Mare
Island navy yard and be there held in cus
tody until the end of the war.
This action has been taken upon the writ
ten request of the commander of the Lena,
uddreued to Rear Admiral Ooodrk'h. set
tins forth that us the vessel Is Incapable
of putting to sea without needful repairs,
It must disarm, and nsklng that needful re
pairs be permitted after disarmament.
The secretary of the navy has telegraphed
the president's order to San Francisco and
given instructions to Admiral Goodrich and
to Captnln McCalla, the commandant at
the Mare Island navy yard,, to carry out
Its provisions.
Disposition of the Crew.
The main question regarding the Rus
sian transport Lena having been settled
officials of the administration and of th
two belligerent government will now de
vote themselves to reaching an under
standing regarding the officers and crew
of the vessel. As Indicated In the state
ment made by tho State department the
present arrangement Is but a temporary
one, designed to meet the question a It
pro.nts Itself. It Is not likely that the
officers nn.1 crew of the Lena will be al
lowed to again participate in the war un
less the government of Japan shall waive
Its prerogatives In that regard, which Is
not thought probable. An arrangement will
be effected whereby the men will either be
permitted to return to Russia or Intern In
the United States, as the transport 1 to be
until the close of hostilities, at the expense
of the Russian government. Probably some
members of the crew will remain In charge
of Xhc vessel as caretakers, a privilege to
which the I'nlted States Is not likely to
raise objection.
Captain Ready to Unit.
Captain Berllnsky, commanding the Rus
sian ship Lena, at San Francisco, haa In
formed Rear Admiral Goodrich that he de
sires to dismantle his ship, and haa asked
as to the extent to which this dismantle
ment should bo made. Admiral aoodrlch
has called on the Navy department for In
structions on this point, and the detail
are being worked out by the Navy and
Stale departments.
The State department Is In telegraphio
i,ntlon with Count Sasslnl.- the
J Russian ambassador, on this point and th
statement Is made that the Incident wilt
be closed In a short time. It la expected
that the Lena will be dismantled at the
navy yard. Mare island.
When Secretary Morton reached the Navy
department today he expected to And await
ing him the full report of Rear Admiral
Goodrich, giving the exact nature of th
repairs necessary to the Russian ship
Lena, as disclosed by the board which tbe
admiral appointed yesterday. The report
had not arrived, but a brief dispatch had
come from the admiral dealing with a
minor detail of the affair. Aa the mes
sage was not clear the department ha
telegraphed for an explanation of It con
tents. lt Is announced at the Navy department
that this action will mean the removal
from the Ixna of all Ha fighting weapons.
The one detail regarding the Lena which
has nut yet been decided la what disposi
tion shall be made of its officers and crew.
Acting Secretary ef State Adee today tele
graphed President Roosevelt for Instruc
tions, on this point, nnd as soon as ha ha
been heurd from the decision of this gov
ernment to the effect that the Lena shall
be dismantled shall be communicated
through Rear Admiral Goodrich to Captain
Berllnsky. The statement is made at th
Navy department that the invariable prece
dent on thla point is for tha crew of th
dismantled ship to remain In port, where
the ship haa been Interned to the end of
the war. 1
Takahlra falls I'poa Adee,
Mlnibter Tukahlra called upon Acting Ben.
re tary Adee today In connection with this
case. He has hud Instruction from his
own government as to the presentation he
should make to the State department, and
ho is consequently at liberty to act on his
own initiative. However, he told Mr. Adee
that the Japanese government had such
perfect confidence in the disposition of the
United states eovcruwuit to U lb right