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is El Paso.
EL PASO DAILY TIMES.
Only Daily In El Paso
FOR IO YEARS
EL PASO, TEXAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 1904
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
25,000 MORE MEN
Assaulted Port Arthur on
14 th, 15th and 17th and
GEN. STOE88EL SWEAR8
When Demand For Surrender ot
Port Arthur is Received.—
Jap Vessels Enter Port
oi Che Foo.
ASKOLD IS BEING REPAIRED
Che Foo, Aug. 18 —A battle of huge
proportions raged around Port Arthur
August 14th and 15th and It was re-
sumed August 17th. The Japanese, It
la reported, sacrificed twenty-five
thousand more men, but gained Im-
portant advantages In the matter of
position. The above news was brought
here on Junks, one of which'had on
board three Russians, concealed In the
baggage of the Chinese, to escape from
the Japanese, which left Port Arthur
last night and was blown rapidly to
Che Foo by a gale.
The main force of the attack waB di-
rected against the left wing and re-
sulted in the capture of Pigeon bay
positions and some of the forts at Liao
Tcleshan. At Palunchang, Japanese
hastily mounted guns which did excel-
lent service In aiding the storming of
the right wing where tho Japanese are
said to have captured two forts of
minor value, mounting eight four inch
guns, two setge guns and six quick
firing guns. The position that tho
Japanese occupy on Liao . Tcleshan
peninsula is not clear, but nu-
merous reports from Chinese
sources avor that the Japanese
Chinese sources aver that the Japanese
have been seen In force in that sec-
tion. Apparently the cruising attack
originating in Louisa bay swept
through Pigeon bay positions into the
peninsula, In the doing of which a
majority of the lives of the expedi-
tion were sacrificed. On the night of
the 15th the battle lulled somewhat
when the Japanese sent terms of sur-
render to Lieutenant General 9toes-
sel. The terms provided that the gar-
rison should march out with the hbn-
•ors of war and Join General Kuropat-
kln; that all civilians be brought to
a place designated by the Japanese
admiral; that the Russian warships
In the harbor, numbering seven, name-
ly, the battleships Retvizan, Sevasto-
pol, Poblcua, Pcresviet, Poltava and
the armored cruiser Bayan, the pro-
tected cruiser Pallada and twelve or
more torpedo boat destroyers and four
gunboats to bo surrendered to the Jap-
Lieutenant General Stoessel is al-
leged to have received the terms with
a burst of wonderful profanity his ha-
bitual taciturnity deserting him. Ho
strode the floor until he became calm-
er .and then remarked that if the Jap-
anese proposition was a Joke It was
In bad taste.
ed. Five other destroyers are report-
ed to be outside. The object of the
visit Is unknown.
Confers In St Petersburg.
8t. Petersburg, Aug. 19.—The
Chinese minister came to St. Peters-
burg from his seaside villa and con-
ferred with several ambassadors re-
garding developments In the Ryesliltel-
ni Incident. The general Impression
In diplomatic circles here Is that Japan
may yet change her mind and sur-
render Ryeshltelnl to the care of some
neutral power, reserving all rights.
Such a course. It Is pointed out, would
strengthen Japan's position and at the
same time (avoid the possibility of
complications affecting China's neu-
trality and limitation of area of hos-
tilities which are prompted by Sec-
retary Hay’s note
The question of disarmament of
Russian ships at Shanghai, Is, it Is
understood, being settled on tho spot
by the taotai and consuls of Japan
and Russia. This matter is not ex-
pected here to lead to the extreme
measures threatened at Toklo, In view
of the authoritative statement made
to the Associated Press that Russia
was reconciled to disarm the cruiser
Askold and the torpedo destroyer
The admiralty has not yet been In-
formed of the whereabouts of Lieuten-
ant Newton A. McCully or Lieutenant
De Cuvervllle, respectively, of the
American and French navies, the only
two naval attaches who were at Port
Arthur and who recently left that port.
The authorities believe they were on
the flagship, since they were aboard
neither the battleship Czarevitch nor
the cruiser Askold, and consequently
they must have been with Rear Ad-
miral Ouktomsky, who Is understood
to have transferred his flag from the
Retvizan to the Pcresviet.
The admiralty considers it most
probable that five of the battleships
have returned to Port Arthur, arguing
that If the ships escaped they must
either have been sighted or reported.
This view is strengthened also by a
report from Che Foo that seven vessels
are now In the harbor at Port Artiiur.
Pekin, Aug. 18.—The Chinese au-
thorities here steadfastly refuse to
talk concerning the situation.
The rumor that Japan has sent an
ultimatum to China regarding the Rus-
sian ships at Shanghai is strenuously
dpnied at the Japanese legation here,
where It is said this matter will be
settled amicably, so far as China and
Japan are concerned, although no con-
clusion has been reached.
Members of the foreign board arc
conferring constantly with the minis-
ters here of Russia, Japan, France
London. Aug. 19—A dispatch to the
Central News from Toklo says It has
been announced that the Japanese
commander In front of Port Arthur
has been unable to accede to the Rus-
sian request for grace in order to per-
mit the removal of non-combatants
from that place. Nothing has been
received from any Other source con-
firming the foregoing.
General Stoessel's treatment of the
Japanese major was courteous, but
his reply was prompt and character^
tic. The Japanese major then asked
for three days truce In which to bury
. the dead. This was refused. The
battle was renewed at 10 o'clock on
the morning of the 17th and as the
junk left it was being waged furious-
ly on all sides. Russian refugees
Btate that relnforcemetns from Gen-
eral Kuropatkin are expected Within
a fortnight. A frightful incident of
the recent fighting, the refuged; .state,
occurred in the storming of the forts
three and four on the right wing
where the land mines were exploded.
It is alleged that two Japanese Intan
try regiments, two squadrons of caval-
ry and one artillery company were
The refugees further say that war-
ships now at Port Arthur are still In
fighting trim. This statement seems
hardly credible in the light of recent
tie Japanese loss at the taking of
‘ ban is estimated at 5,000.
falling in Port Arthur fall com-
ptetely In the old town.
Shanghai, Aug. 18.—M. Odagira.
Japanese consul general, has notified
the taotai of Shanghai that the Jap-
anese fleet is coming in to seize the
Russian cruiser Askold and Russian
torpedo boat destroyer Grozovol.
The chief engineer of the customs
department reports that the Russian
vessels are not seaworthy.
Repairs being made by Russians on
the Grozovol will be completed In
about ten day*. It 1* uncertain when
the repairs to the Askold will be fin-
There is no uneasiness here, al-
though the situation Is thought to be
The foreign consuls are determined
to preserve the neutrality of the port.
er Che Foo.
! Foo. Aug. 18—Two Japanese
lo boat destroyers entered the
r at 5:30 a. m today. They re-
al half an hour and then depart-
Japaneee Will Not
Enter Shanghai. "
Toklo, Aug. 18—It Is not probable
that the Japanese vessels will chter
Shanghai to seize the Russian war
Japan always has taken the ground
that Shanghai is an Internat ional port,
and during her war with China she v
frained from attacking it. Japan re-
lies upon the Chinese government to
disarm the cruiser Askold and tho de-
stroyer Grozovol, but there is no
doubt that she will blockade tliej
mouth of tho Yang Tsc to prevent tho
escape of the Russian vessels.
Further Reports of
Aug. 10th Engagement.
Tokio, Aug. 18.—The report has been
received here from Admiral Togo say-
ing that the gunboats Maya and Ama-
gi, which wore on guard duty in the
neighborhood of Shnmpointao on Aug.
Uth, discovered tue Russian gunboat
Gillak and another gunboat near Shorn
sen engaged In shelling the Japanese
land forces. The Japanese vessels at-
tacked the enemy and a shell from
the Amagl hit tho Glliak. Tho latter
retreated hastily to Port Arthur.
It probably was the fifth torpedo
boat destroyer flotilla, under command
of Captain Mathuoka, that sank tt^e
Russian cruiser Pallada on the nignt
of Aug. 10th.
Captain Matliouka reports that he
approached a cruiser of the Pallada
type and at a distance of four hun-
dred yardB fired a torpedo which he
saw hit the cruiser and explode.
of Russian Prisoners.
Tokio, Aug. 18> The following is a
revised list of tJ survivors of the
Russian cruiser If k, which was sunk
August 14th by Vice Admiral Karni-
Twenty officers, four of whom worn
wounded; 67 non-commissioned offi-
cers, 10 of whom were wounded and
five hundred and twenty-five sailorH,
one hundred and fifty of whom were
The total number of men rescued
Is six hundred and twelve.
80FT DRINK 8EIZED.
Label Did Not Indicate That Drink
Was Brewery Production.
Chlckasha. I. T., Aug. 16.—Phil Rod-
enburg, special United States revenue
inspector, was here today. He seized
400 casos of a soft drink that has been
sold extensively. It was seized under
the section of the statutes which re-
quires ail such goods to be shipped
under the name by which they are
known to the trade. In this case, it
Is alleged, the label did not Indicate
that the drink was a brewery produc
tion. The penalty to the shipper is
$500 on each shipment, the goods also
being subject to seizure.
AUTO LAND8 IN APPLE TREE.
Leaps Over Embankment in Catskills,
Catsktll, N. Y.. Aug. 14—An auto-
mobile containing Dr. Leonard. Mrs.
Leonard of Brooklyn, and Frederick
and George Belfour of Manhattan,
ran over an embankment near Green-
dale station on the east bank of the
Hudson and landed In the top of an
apple tree. The party was taken
down on a ladder and the tree cut
down to release the auto.
Walters and Hand Will Post
$5000 Forfeit to Begin
Work in Ten Days
LONG 18 SETTLED WITH
Had Claim Against City For In-
juries While a Fireman.—
Clerks Report Shows
$3,000.00 FOR IRRIGATION
The city council met In regular ses-
sion last night, the first In two weeks.
All the members of the council wore
present except Messrs. Look, Rand
The most important matter to come
before the council was a petition and
franchise ordinance from Messrs Wal-
ters and Chas. A. Rand asking the city
to grant them a franchise to Install
the automatic telephone system in the
city. The petitioners offer to put tip
a $5,000 cash forfeit as a guarantee
that they will, within ton days, begin
the active work, not to cease until
they have completed the installation.
They say -the enterprise means the
expenditure of from *75.000 to $100.-
000 dollars. They were represented
by Hon. Leigh Clark.
City Attorney Storms reoorted that
he had closed an agreement with F. P.
lsmg, formerly a tlllermnn in the fire
department, and who was Injured dur-
ing a run to a fire, whereby the latter
dismissed all claim against the city
for Injuries in consideration Of being
paid salary In full up to October 1st
next. The report was approved.
The city clerk’s report showing
twenty-three permits issued during
the month of July for Improvements
to cost *6:1,200 was ordered filed.
The report of the city treasurer,
giving amounts received and dis-
bursed. and balances on hand, was ap-
Chairman Brunner of the finance
cojBtniUqp reported a largo list of bills
which had been approved by the
finance committee. They were ordered
A large number of hills from the
water company were turned down be-
cause they were rendered at a higher
rate than provided for by ordinance.
D. Klein, an El Paso street merchant
asked that he lie permitted to .place
a show case in front of bis store and
that he be allowed to erect a post at
the edge of the sidewalk for a sign.
Petitions from Z. T. White and oth-
ers, Richard Caples and others, and
from H. M. Mundy, submitting mans
for approval to become a part of the
official map of the city, were referred
to the street and grades committee,
In conjunction with the city engineer
and city 'attorney.
A petition from Messrs. R. A. Wal
tern and Chas. A. Rand, asking for a
franchise to build an automatic tele-
phone system, and offering a forfeit of
$5,000 as an evidence of good faith,
was listened to with much Interest.
Referred for consideration at the next
The owners of the Bassett addition
asked that some extensions he made
in view of tho contemplated building
soon to commence. Referred.
Tho petition of the Jubilee Carnival
association for a permit to hold a
grand street carnival during the ses-
sion of the Irrigation congress In No-
vember was granted.
The petition of Millard Patterson
asking permission to move a frame
building was referred to the fire and
The fire department was given per-
mission to buy a variety of necessary
furnishing for the rooms of the head-
Funds for Irrigation Congress.
A communication from the finance
committee of the Southwestern Irri-
gation assoeiation, Richard Caples,
chairman, was read, asking the city to
contribute $.'1,000 to the fund for the
expenses of the association in prepa-
rations for the sessions of the Nation-
al Irrigation congress to convene here
in November. A motion to refer
brought Mr. Caples to his feet.
He said the committee needed the
money very had. that they had to bor-
row money at one of the local banks
to meet payments due on the conven-
tion hall, etc.; that the council should
either give or not right then and
Alderman Magoffin arose and said
If Mr. Caples insisted on the answer
Immediately the council would have
to refuse the appropriation, hut that
If the committee could wait a few days
he believed the money would lie forth-
A good natured, broad, smile arid a
deep red blush overspread Mr. Caples’
face as he remarked he "guessed the
committee could watt, a day or two.”
A general laugh followed which lasted
for some minutes.
A number of residents In the lower
part of the city asked that the council
compel the canal company to pul a
bridge across the canal at the inter-
section of Eighth and Virginia streets.
A request that an arch light be
placed at the Intersection of Eighth
and Stanton streets was referred to
the fire and water committee.
A petition signed by a large list of
residents of Block 1, Satterthwatte’s
addition, was read, stating that S. L.
Goodman, a resident iu the block, was
maintaining a large stable In his back
yard, residing In which were a large
assortment of animals, which caused
tho air In that neighborhood to bo a
great annoyance to those compelled
to breathe It, etc. The city was asked
to have the nuisance abated and In-
voke obedience of the ordinance per-
taining thereto. Referred to the sani-
Tho bond -of Policeman C. \V. Wol-
flngton, In the sum of $500, was or-
The council then adjourned,
Gambling Wld* Open.
Denver, Aug. 16.—Gambling is wide
open in Denver today. Chief of Po-
lice Michael Delaney has failed to put
In force the ml let which be Is credited
with having issued yesterday to the
effect that every house must be closed.
It is said Sheriff Hamilton Arm-
strong Is just giving Mayor It. \V.
Speer and tho chief it chance to do
the closing act, but if they do not
seize the opportunity he will. Arm-
strong’s men did nothing today lu the
matter, but are collecting evidence
for the future.
VILLAGES DESTROYED BY TURKS.
Kurds Are Alleged to Have Taken
Part in Raid.
Constantinople, Aug 14.—A band of
Armenians has boon attacked by Turk-
ish troops in the village of Sctmm-
Iran, live hours' travel north of Bulls,
Asiatic Turkey. Kurds are alleged
to have taken part in < ho attack.
Two villages are reported to have
TRIED TO KILL BEEF.
HUNGRY STOCK YARDS DWEL-
LERS WANTED MEAT.
When Three Steer* Escaped From
Pen They Were Set Upon and it
Took 120 Police and Several Charges
to Quell Disturbance.
Chicago, Ailg. 18—The flerciost riot
of the stock yards' strike occurred
tonight when tho hungry dwellers of
the parking house district sought to
capture and kill eight steers that had
escaped from the yards. The mob
numbered 4,000 persons and the
streets were eicarod only after 120 po-
licemen In five squads charged the
rioters on four sides. Shots wore
fired and scores of rioters wore
Clubbed. A bullet gra ed the cheek of
Police Lieutenant Peri.ni and tho po
lice sergeant was stripp' d of bis star
and club by a woman rioter. Few ar
rests were made m the police con
tented themselves with dispersing (he
mob. The temper of the police was
shown, however, whan a call for re
tiiforccments was answered by a
number of patrol w gons followed by
an ambulance. In no previous riots
were clubs used so freely.
MISSING BOY FOUND.
ANTONIO MANNINO WAS ONLY
THREE BLOCKS FROM HOME.
Was Thought to Have Been Kidnapped
By Black Hand Society—In Telling
of Hit/ Whereabouts He Contradict-
New York, Aug 18—Antonio Man-
nino, the ten year -Id Brooklyn boy,
who was thought to have been kid-
napped by member of Italian Black
Hand society was t und at midnight
tonight In Columbii street, three
blocks from Ills hum''. When the lad
was brought horn- tils father fainted
and Mrs. Mannlno l < eumu hysterical.
Antonio, Closely questioned, said
that ever since In had been taken
away he had lived u a large house,
the location of whir l he did not know
The rest, of the buy'* story was not
clear and in several particulars con-
tradicted him sol l At one time lie
eijd that two in*-n brought him from
Thirty-ninth street i rry in Brooklyn
to the place when lie was found and
left him there. At another time he
said the men left him at the ferry ami
he found his way home alone. He
looked as If be had received ibe best
ENLARGES ARMORY FOR MEET
ING FOR MINING CONGRESS.
Knights Templar ot Texas Are Ex-
pected to Sit in ttie Convention as
Accredited Delegates in Addition to
El Paso Delegation.
Portland. Ore., An 16.—The ncr**s-
sary reconstruction of the log drill
room at the armory in this eity, where
the sessions of tin \merican Mining
congress which ni(“H here from Au-
gust 22 to 27 are to ,e held, has com-
menced and will lx completed by the
end of this week.
Reports of the immense delegations
which are coming from Salt Lake.
Denver, Omaha and other place* Indi-
cate that the convention hall will lie
taxed to Its capa*it In addition to
the delegates from Ul Paso appointed
exclusively to the mining congress, It
Ih stated that the special train of
Knights Templar, ar ompanlerf by the
El Paso hand, en route to the conclave
at Han Francisco, will come by way of
Portland and by special request of tho
governor of Texas «IU sit In the con-
vention as accredited delegates from
PARKER WILL GO
TO WORLDS FAIR
Will Attend on Occasion of
Meeting of Bar Asssocia-
tion Instead of on
New York Day.
A SPEECH MAKING TOUR
John B. Watson, Populist Nomi-
nee For President, Was Not i
tied at Cooper Union,
I N. Y., Last Night.
LARGE CROWD WAS PRESENT
Esopus, N. Y., Aug. 18 —Judge Par-
ker spent the morning reading various
reports of the notification ceremonies
at White Sulphur Springs, W. Va„
which took place yesterday. He sent
Itis running mate, Senator Honey G.
Davis, a telegram of congratulation on
His very excellent speech.'’
On account of the meeting of the
American Bar association, on Septem-
ber 26, Judge Parker will probably go
to the exposition at that time and not
return to attend the Now York day
ceremonies, which will be held Octo-
Speak in St. Louis.
It is not the plan now for Judge
Parker to make any speeches on his
way to St. Louis, it la likely that
Judge Parker will make a detour on
his return in order to address political
meetings in Indianapolis, Chicago and
one or two other points. The sugges-
tion lias been made that after that
Judge Parker go ou an extended
stumping tour to continue until tho
day before election, hut no decision
has been reached in regard to this.
His closing speech, if tho trip is
made, probably will he delivered in
New York Oily.
The suggestion of having the candi-
date make a vigorous personal cam-
paign meets the approval of Senator
Halley of Texas, Edward M. Shepard
of Brooklyn. Senator Martin of Vir-
ginia. Hurry It. Hawes of St 1.tails
and other political advisors of Judge
Parker, including nearly every mem-
ber of the national committee.
The question will be taken up by
the national committee lit an early
Representative Fitzgerald of Brook
l>-n came to Hosnmmint today to talk
over with Judge Parker an address
which he ibis prepared for general use
in the campaign. Mr, Fitzgerald lias
taken up the discussion of the labor
troubles and lias quoted liberally from
Judge Parker's decisions. Judge Par-
ker took a keen Interest In the ad-
New York. Aug 18—Thomas E.
Watson of Georgia, the peoples party's
candidate for president nod Thomas
H. Tibbies of Nebraska, vlee presiden-
tial candidate, were, formally notified
of their nomination here tonight at
Cooper union. Tho big hall was crowd
ed when the two candidates accom-
panied by Alfred G Boulton of Brook-
lyn, chairman of the meeting, ap
pea red on the platform. There was
Chairman Boulton at once intro-
duced Judge Samuel VV. Williams of
Indiana, who made the speech noti-
fying the candidates of their selec-
In addressing Mr. Watson, Mr. Will-
iams said the convention that nominat-
ed him atas made up of the unselfish
serf-sacrificing patriots who attended
and participated In its deliberations
solely through a high sense of duty.
Hope to Win.
•'Tlio purpose of the convention,”
be said, "was to take one mote step
in the evolution of progress which is
to finully bring us to thiij Ideal con-
dition of society whore the laborer
shall reeelve the full fruits of Ills iv-
bor, and an injury to one shall be the
concern of alj.
"The work of the hour wan not to
trim a sail of expediency, to catch tho
passing breeze of popular, though tran-
sient approval, hut rather to proclaim
and again declare in plain and eon
else language the principles and
promises of the people's party as first
laid down at Omaha in 1892, and sub-
sequently reaffirmed in 1896 and In
1900. It. was understood there that
our nominee most be a man witfi
whom politics wa>. a matter of con-
science and who believed truly aiul
fully In the tenets of populism; who
sulrscrlhed to the doctrine of the
brotherhood of man and the father
hood of Almighty God; who stood
ready, able and willing to defend
against any and all coiners, each and
every plank in our platform and who.
if elected president of the United
Staten, would have the broadness of
mind, goodness of heart, firmness of
character, knowledge of men and at
fairs to so administer duties of that
high office a* to bring the best possi-
ble degree of peace, harmony and hap-
pines* to the whole people.
"Wo confidently Invite the country
to say whether or not. the convention
fulfilled their requirement*.
Watson Alluded 65 as
One of the Faithful.
“We know your zeal for and fidelity
to our party and It:-; principles, dur-
ing all the years of its history,
"We realize with pride that yn>,
stand with Jefferson and Lincoln,
with Peter Cooper and Henry George,
with Polk and with Donnelly, placing
the man above the dollar.”
When Mr. Watson arose to speak,
the cheering continued nearly four
minutes. Chairman Boulton lutro
dttced him In a half dozen words, sim
ply referring to him as the candidiVe
of the peoples party.
BONDS NOT IN DEMAND. ,
This Proposition tb Be Considered at
Meeting Called for Friday.
Dallas, Texas, Aug. 17—Gov. S. W,
T. Lanham. according to ft letter re-
ceived from him yesterday by Col.
O. 1*. Bowser, can offer no encourage-
ment looking to the sale of the $500.-
000 ;i per cent bonds issued a year ago
by Dallas county for road building
purposes, This is tlio essence of the
It now begins to look to tho 'X'st
sanguine of those who hoped that the
;i per cent issue would be disposed of
that such could. not tic accomplished
at any early date. Therefore ft move-
ment ts gaining force, having for its
object lb*' re-lssue of the same amount
of bonds on a I per cent basis, where-
by It is believed there Will lie no diffi-
culty lu marketing them. The friends
of tire plan lo take some action in the
premises will meet Friday lu the room
at the Fourteenth district court, at
which time it. is believed the report
of a committee appointed ten days
ago to investigate the matter will be
made. It is likely that that report
then will recommend the course out-
BUILDS FLATS FOR CHILDREN.
New York Landlord Will Give Prizes
for Babies Born on Premises.
Now York, Aug. 14.—William O.
Smith, who lives in a big house at
Anthony avenue and One Hundred
and Seventy eighth street, lias nearly
finished building a block away, at An-
thony avenue and Echo street, a six
story fiat house, which will bo adapted
especially for children, On the top
Hour Is u huge playroom for the little
folks, and a large back yard has been
equipped wllli swings and other things
that appeal to children. Mr. Smith
says that the parent* of any baity
horn in IBs flat house will get a
month's rent free; twins, two month*;
triplets, from three to six.
DEMAND SPEEDY ACTION.
Shippers Worried Over Bills of
Chicago. Aug. 15.....The Shippers’ as
social Ion of the United States pro-
poses to force speedy action on the
hill of lading controversy with the
it is plain, according to tho ship
ports, that the railroads arc seeking
some excuse upon which to hand out
a 20 per cent Increase lit rates, and
if nmllent arc not satisfactorily ar
ranged without further delay the mat
ter will be carried lo the Interstate'
A meeting of the shippers will lie
held In the city in a few days to map
out tin* course of net Ion, and the rail
roads have been warned that a defi-
nite settlement must lie reached at
iliia conference or the controversy will
bo given to the government for set
BOM HARD CAPITAL
URUGUAYAN INSURGENTS ARE
French, Argentine, Brazil and Italian
Ministers Withdraw on Inaurgent
Ships—Women and Children Allow-
ed Leave from Ascunslon.
Buenos Ayres, Aug, Ik—Three in-
surgent vessels bombarded Ascunslon,
the capital of Uruguay yesterday, for
forty minute*. The extent of the dam-
age is unknown
Thu government artillery replied to
Ihc Insurgents and one gun burst,
wounding several government, soldiers.
Thu ministers of Argentina. Brazil,
Italy and Franco boarded one of Ilia
Insurgent vessels and held a long and
secret conference, at the end of which
a truce of twenty-four hours was de-
clared lu order to give women and
children an opportunity to leave the
capital before further bombardment.
An absolute reserve Is maintained
in regard to the conference, but It Is
said that the minister* protested to
the insurgent leaders against tho'bom-
Government scouts returning to As
c,Hindoo were mistaken for Insurgents
and fired on. Twenty of them were
The government lias a force of 5,000
soldier;;, 500 of whom arc armed with
Panic prevails at Ascension.
Women are preparing to attend
those who rnay lie wounded. It is Im
possible to obtain accurate details of
the bombardment as communication
is completely cut off.
RAINFALL ON THE DESERT.
Wagon Train* Are Isolated Between
Bakersfield, Cal,, Aug 15— Heavy
rains In the mountains and on the
Mojave desert have caused a great
many washouts on l he roads, and sev-
eral heavy wagon trains have bad nar-
row escapes from accident.
Several have become stranded at
isolated points with washouts in front
After Serving Time.
Beatrice. Neb,, Aug 16—J. A
Graves, in jail here on the charge of
obtaining money under false pro-
tenses, Is said to be wanted by a num-
ber of publishing houses lu the east,
and also at Vinita, 1. T for alleged
robbery of the mails The authorities
at New York city today wired Sheriff
Trade to hold him.
Graves' time expires tomorrow and
the postal authorities will probably
take him to Vinita;
Oflieers Were Elected Yester-
day and Part of the Uni-
form Drill Was Gone
* Through With.
Decide toAbrogate the Insurance
Feature ol Their Organi-
zation.—Adjourn to Meet
Ajrain Next Year.
WILL DECIDE ON CITY TODAY
Louisville, Ky, Aug. IS—The su-
preme lodge of the Knights of Pythias
today elected these officers for the en-
suing I wo years:
Supreme chancellor, Chas. E. Shiv-
ely, Richmond, Indiana.
Supreme vice chancellor, Chas. A.
Barnes. Jacksonville, 111.
Supreme prelate, L. 11. Farnsworth
Salt Lake. Utah.
Supreme keeper of records and seal.
It L. C. White, Nashville, Tennessee.
Supreme master of oxoehequer,
Thomas I, Moat's, Wilmington. N. C.
Major general oi the uniform rank,
.). It. Carnahan, Indianapolis.
Action on next place of meeting will
lie taken tomorrow.
Work of (lie Hathboue Sisters and
of Pythian Sisterhood closed for the
day with final plans lor amalgama-
tion still mireported from the confer-
ence committee*. The Rnthhonc Sin-
ters voted to discontinue the intmr-
anee feature of their order.
The Khorassans today decided to
hold their meeting tit Detroit In 1905.
The convention hereafter will he In-
dependent of the Pythian*.
Effort* were made to complete the
drill* today by crowding three days'
program Into two, tint the companies
from Covington and Kokomo failed to
appear. They will perform tomorrow.
Captain M, M. Frey, quartermaster
of tlie sixth Pennsylvania regiment ac-
cidentally shot himself in the leg
while experimenting with a magazine
revolver. Hi* wound Is not serious.
DEFIED ALMIGHTY; FELL DEAD.
Fell to Floor With Imprecation on His
Baltimore. Md., Aug. 15.—Conster-
nation reigns in the little town of
Allen, in Southern Maryland, over tho
strange death of Walter H. Whitney,
a pronounced atheist, but one of the
moat popular residents of the place
On Sunday night Whitney was con-
versing with some friends when he
suddenly Haid: "I defy Hie Almighty
to strike mo dead " Suddenly Whitney
dropped to the floor and whim those
about him picked him up he was dead.
His death is looked upon as a sudden
Judgment from the Almighty,
FEAR FELT FOR CAMPERS.
Mountain Storms Do Much Damage
Los Angeles, Aug. 18.—Considerable
anxiety lias been felt in this city for
tho safety of some of the campers in
Hie mountain districts during the re-
cent cloudburst*. The reports yester-
day, however, were more assuring.
orchards have suffered much from
Hie winds and rains It. Is estimated
that 20 per cent of tho walnut crop lias
been lost Tho peaches nnd plums
were also blown from the trees in large
quantities. It I* reported that, the elec-
trical storm did considerable damage
In the vicinity of MU Wilson. Prof
A Horton was somewhat stunned by
lightning which struck close to him.
lie i* assisting Prof. Hale at the new
observatory. Pack train* that, were
caught out also suffered considerably
and In several cases the burros lost
their footing and were dashed to their
Iowa Editors in Session.
Council Bluffs. Iowa, Aug, 18 —
There was a large attendance of edi-
tors and publishers today at the open-
ing of the joint convention of the Up-
per lies Moines Editorial assoeiation
ami Hie Western Editorial association.
The visitors are the guests of the
Commercial club of Council Bluffs. At
the Initial session this afternoon the
speakers Included S. C. Goldttiwalto
of Boone. K T, Childs of Dunlap, P.
S. Jnnkin of Corning and Elmer E.
Johnson of Rockwell City. Congress-
man Walter I. Smith has accepted an
invitation to address the meeting to-
Cleveland Declines to Accept.
Sandwich, N. TU, Aug. 17 —Ex-Prcai-
dent Grover Cleveland definitely set-
tled considerable political speculation
yesterday by saving that he positively
would not accept 'the nomination to
run for the office of governor of New
Jersey and said, with equal emphasis,
that he would not. take the stump for
Mexican War Veterans.
Bedford. Ind., Aug. 18—Tho annuat
reunion of Mexican war veteran* of
Indiana began here today. The cltv
b; elaborately decorated in honor o\
the visitors. Indiana furnished nearly
4.000 soldiers In the Mexican war and
the reunions of the state assoelatton
were formerly well attended. During
the last few years, however, death has
thinned the ranks to such an extent
that there are now scarcely 250 sur-
viving veterans and of this number
many are debarred from attending tba
annual reunions by their age or In-
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