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   Washington Post, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1904, Washington, District Of Columbia                               Washington business men advertise in The Post because it is the paper the people read. I to-day, with fresh, northerly winds; fair to-morrow. XO. WASHINGTON: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1904.-TWELVE PAGES. THREE CENTS. EACH SIDE IN DARK Mere Speculation as to Trend of Independent Vote. CARL SCHURZ IS UNCERTAIN Will Not Be Surprised at Election of Roosevelt or Parker. Depew Talks Optimistically of Big Re- publican Accessions Up the State, While Sulzer Declares with Equal Con- fidence that Greater New York Will Give Such a Democratic Majority as to Overcome the Outside Vote. Special to The Washington Pott. New York, Nov. knows how the great mass of people will vote. This lack of actual knowledge accounts for much worry among- the party generals. The so-called silent vote grows larger and larger every year, swaying majorities and occasionally precipitating landslides. No- where is it more of a factor right now than in New State whose elec- toral vota is tho biggest prize In a. Presi- dential election. As ,L matter of fact, neither national committee is surfeited with reliable information about the drift of things political. The Republicans, believing themselves Invincible because of two unprecedented national victories, have carried through a big bluff this year. Of course, it is good p< "Ulcs. They tho laboring vote, the business vote, the young men's vote, the ind pendents, ami all the other imagin- able votes are in line. But with due credit to Chairman Cortolyou's superb or- ganization, he and his nontenants are not half as wise .ibout existing conditions as the outside world might suppose; other- wise they "would not have been so dis- turbed early this week because of news- paper put Xew York State in thB balanrV. if nut in the. Democratic column. Xcitgier would they lip- so con- cerned to-day about the Republican can- d'date for govrrnoi. Eleventh-hour Democratic Courage. "Democrats had been so cowed by re- peated drubbings that not until tho very rve of tho election did they muster cour- age to mtet Republican claims defiantly. X'ow tiiey have courage to spare. They are confident" tin- silent or independent vote -n with them. It is the absolute truth that tho f w me-n closest to Parker have witlnn the last four days come to believe that the mountains may topple nver on to the Republican party next Tuesday. They think Connecticut may go Republican, but declare that Massachu- setts will elect a Democratic governor and give Roosevelt a small majority. The Bay State (Jold Democrats remain in more, recalcitrant mood than in any other State. Of Xew York, Xew Jersey, Del- aware, West Virginia, Indiana, Colorado, and Montana, these Democrats have no serious doubts. And they resent the sug- gestion that they arc rainbow chasers. They base their claiins on evidence oC accessions from the independents. The Impartial however, continues Flrong in the belief that Roosevelt will be elected and that Pnrker will receive precious few electoral   FUTURE OF FAIRBANKS Story that He Might Not Re- tire from Senate. WILL QUALIFY IF ELECTED Existence of a Democratic Legislature in Indiana Will Not Interfere with His Assumption of the Office of Vice Pres- ident if Demonstra- tions Feature of Day's Tour of Indiana. Haute, Ind., Nov. twenty speeches were made to-day by Senator Charles W. Fairbanks in West- ern Indiana, beginning at Bloomington in the morning and ending with a largo and enthusiastic evening meeting at Terre Haute. College demonstrations were notable features of the day's tour, students turning out la large numbers at Bloomington, Greericastle, and Craw- fordsville. During the day the Senator was accompanied by Capt. William E. English, of Indianapolis, and a part of the time by Congressman Charles B. Landis. In a. brief speech at Newport Senator Fairbanks denied a published report that in the event of the Democrats carrying the Indiana legislature he would refrain from qualifying as Vice President, if elected, and would remain in the Senate. In his speech at Crawfordsville he said, In part: "We are obliged in a few days to de- clare our allegiar.ce to some political party. It matters not what we say here or what think here xipon political questions, but vt Is important what we do at the ballot-box on next Tuesday. If we aro in favor of Republican policies and their continuance, we must so de- clare our potent judgment at tho ballot- box. College Boys Enthusiastic. "I observe that there an-e our countrymen who are greatly distressed, ovei' the subject of imperialism. When I heard the enthusiastic cheers that caroy up from the boys of Wabash College I did not discover In their manifestations of kindly interest any apprehension as to the future of the republic. "The Republican party has been the best friend of republican institutions we have had since the time of George Wash- ington. It knows something aboxit what this republic stands for. In a serious hour, the bitterness of which has faded away, and I hope is gone forever, the Republican party stood for national unity. It stood for the maintenance of the supremacy of one flag in the United States. "Theodore Roosevelt stands for the same policies for which William McKin- iey stood. I see you have heard that name before. My you will hear much of it in the future. Theodore Roosevelt is carrying forward the poli- cies of "William McKinloy, not only In the United States, but is carrying for- ward his policies in the Philippines. "I do not blame our Democratic friends for trying to erect an issue In the Phil- ippines. I do not really blame them for undertaking to win the minds of the American people from a contemplation of Democratic mistakes at home by crying Imperialism in ne Philippine Islands." CULLOM SPEAKS IN CAIRO. Calls Hill a "Cunning and De- mands Negroes' Rights. Cairo, III., Nov. Shelby M. Cullom to-night spoke in Cairo on cam- paign issues. Discussing the disfranchise- ment of colored voters In the South, he said that some day the people of this country were going to "rise up" and see that the negro got his rights. He said he voted for the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments, and that he never did a. thing In his fife that he was prouder of. He adversely criticised the Democratic party, and charged that Parker's tele- gram to the St. Louis convention was a cut and dried affair, fixed up by David B. Hill, whom he alluded to as a "cunning and other Gold Democrats of the East. He said William J. Bryan was the greatest man in the Democratic party, be- cause he stood by his principles. Boy Shoots Sister. Chambersburg, Pa., Nov. 3. Charles Quest, aged twelve years, living near Greencastle, killed his sister Elsie, aged fifteen years, with a shotgun this after- noon. The girl wanted her brother to go to school. A companion began teasing him and Quest pointed a gun at him. The weapon went off, and the full load of shot struck the sister in the head, killing her almost instantly. Quest was arrested and placed in the county jail here. He says he did not mean to kill any one. For "Old Point Norfolk, and Jfeirport Xews Take Superb Steamers Of Norfolk "Washington Steamboat Co.. foot 7th st daily, p. m.. connecting at Norfolk with steamers for New York "and Boston by .sea. See ad., page 9. 'Phone 2390. 1.25 Baltimore and Return B. O. R. R. Every Saturday and Sunday. Tickets good returning until Sunday night. "Hourly. Service" INDEX TO TO-DAY'S ISSUE. Paces. Lead-ers In Doubt. Parker Repudiates Standard Oil. Scored by Secretary Wilson. Taft Answers the Candidate. Fairbanks Denies a Rumor. Morgan Gives Stolen Cope to Italy. Port Arthur Near Its Fall. Girl Held by Court. Gain in Canadian Election, Connecticut Speeches. Davis in "West Virginia. of Maryland. Editorial Comment.X Gossip of European Capitals. Talks with Hotel Guests. and Personal. and Other Sports. John Morley Talks of America. Auther of "Simple Life" to Speak Here. and Commercial. Building's Cost. TERRIFIC ftSSHTS Japanese Losses Greater Than in Previous Attacks. PORT ARTHUR'S FALL NEAR GIVES COPE TO ITALY J.Pierpont Morgan Surrenders the Priceless Relic. STOLEN FROM ASCOLI CHURCH New York Millionaire Says He Purchased the Cope in Good Now in South Kensington. Museum Finest Specimen of French Thirteenth Cen- tury Art of Its Kind Now Extant. Gen. Nogi's Forces Said to Occupy Commanding Position. Bombardment So Fierce that Streets of Dalny Tremble as from an Earthquake Stoessel Reported Capture of Three Mountain Strong- holds Engagement in Manchuria. Said to Be Imminent. New York, Xov. ancient ecclesi- astical cope -which wrs stolen from the Cathedral of Ascoli, Italy, two years ago and later purchased by J. Pierpont Mor- gan, has been presented to the Italian government by Mr. Morgan. The presen- tation was made through Baron Edmondo des Planches, the Italian Ambassador, who called by appointment on Mr. Mor- gan in this city to-day. The cope is now i in the Victoria ana Albert Museum at South Kensing'con, England, to which It I presg here was loaned by Mr. Morgan. In announcing that th J precious relic was to be presented to his government, Baron des Planches paid a high compli- ment to Mr. Morgan and said that the im- portance of the event from an Italian point of view could not be overestimated. "The announcement will be received with the keenest satisfaction by all Ital- ians." said the Ambassador. cacy of the situation which followed the purchase of the cope by Mr. Morgan was fully his voluntary offer to present 'he relic to the Italian govern- ment was gladly accepted. It was a most gracious act upon Mr. Morgan's part and will win for him the gratitude of the whole Italian people." Bought in Good Faith. Ambassador des Pl.inches said that shortly after he was invited by his. gov- ernment to open negotiations with Mr. Morgan looking to the. eventual return of the cope the Litter intimated that if only he could bo sure that the relic was stolen he would not hesitate in placing- it In tho hands of its owners. Finally the meeting between the Ambassador and Mr. Mor- gan was arranged for to-day. Mr. Mor- pan then announced his decision. He tald that he felt justified in making the pur- chase at the time he did. He had no rea- son to question the right of possession to the relic from the person from whom he made the purchase, and it was received by him and loaned to the Victoria and Al- bert Museum in pood faith. He valued the possession very highly, but in view of the discussion and question of rightful possession which had arisen ho had deter- mined to settle the entire matter by pre- senting It to the Italian government. Some time may elapse before the relic actually comes into possession of the gov- ernment, ssiid the Ambassador, as it must be released from tho museum at South Kensington In the usual manner. History of the Cope. The cope -was presented by Pope Xicho- las IV to Ascoli. his native place. It is a French work of tho thirteenth century and is one of the finest specimens of fe- tial art of that period that has been pre- served. In 1902 the copa was stolen from the Cathedral of Ascoli while repairs were being made on the building. Kvery effort to trace it or discover tho thieves failed until July, when a letter appeared in the Giornale d'ltaiia from Ricci, the director of the galleries of Florence, saying- that the cope was on exhibition at the South Kensington Museum, where it appeared as the property of "a, well-Known American collector." A month later a was caused at Ascoli when Mgr. Sanlarelli, the rector, and several priests were "summoned to ap- Russians pear before court which was investi- gating the theft of the cope. Two davs later Rocchiggiani, a photographer v.ho had boon arrested in connection with tlie. case, had committed suicide by hanging in his cell. Koochiggiani loft a note stat- ing- that he was innocent and intimating the real thief was one high in Ital- ian circles. The search lor thf culprit or culprits has since boon conducted with considerable care, but no trace has been obtained. London, Xov. Daily Telegraph's Chefoo correspondent, telegraphing Thurs- day, says jthat the Japanese losses during the on Port Arthur were heavier than on any one of the previous attacks. The bombardment, he says, was so fierce that the streets of Dalny wera said to tremble as though from an earth- quake. The same paper's correspondent wfWj Gen. Oku, under date of Xovember 2, says that the indications are that a ter- rific engagement is about to commence, A dispatch to a news agency from Sfe, Petersburg says Ivieut. Q-en. Stoessel, commander of the Russian troops at Port Arthur, is reported to be wounded In th6 leg. Great Fortress Doomed. Chefoo. Xov. 3, p. Arthuf is doomed. The correspondent of the Associated received information, tha reliability of which is beyond question, that the Japanese now occupy which place the east side of the town at their mercy. The last assault has gained, for them positions which insure their ability to enter the main forts when- ever they are ready. The Japanese calculate that if the siane do not surrender now- thev will capable of prolonging the righting by making their final stand at Ijtaoti prom- ontory and Tigers Tail for a month long- er, with the mere hope of continuing the struggle. Long before the second Pacific squadron arrives in the Pacific, the Japanese flag, it Is now believed, -will -wave over tha wrecked citadel. This will end Viceroy Alexieff's dream of an unconquerable city. The Japanese have not occupied tho main forts and highest points of the east OUTLAWS NEAR BAD LANDS- Slayers of Bank Cashier Believed to Be Surrounded, Thermopolie, "Wyo., Xov. Fen- ton, of Big Horn County, came in to- night from the chase after the outlaws who attempted to rob the First National Bank of Cody and killed Cashier Mid- daugh last Tuesday. He had a conference with Sheriff Stough, of Fremont County, and the two officers will leave again in the morning for the Bad Lands, in the hill, but they occupy in overwhelming numbers positions which will enable them to drive the Russians back whenever they desire. When the Japanese occupy tho eastern ridge of the port, th-jy will completely dominate the other Russian forts with their artillery. Capture of Mountains Reported. Japanese arriving from Dalny to-day report that the Japanese have captured Rihlung Mountain and Sungsbu Mountain, which lies between the railroad and Rih- lung Mountain. They also report tliat the Japanese have captvired East Keekwan Mountain. Conservative Japanese, rpalizing the in- tense desire of the Japanese tor good news on tho Emperor's birthday, receive tho above reports with reserve. Regard- ing the capture of Rihlung and Sungphu mountains, the report is not considered Improbable, but Japanese pay that if is not Intended to occupy East Mountain. In August the Japanese ceedoxl In entering East Keekwan fort, a-5 was related in these dispatches at that time, but under the concentrated tiro of the other forts they werp compelled to re- tire. Japanese officers here that it is impossible to hold Keekwan, and i that therefore an attempt on that position i i.s presumably onlv a feint. n tlio I Japanese occupied the Russian treiu-hea on Rihlung Mountain it is said that Uifi turmd a current of water into the trenches, but that the Japanese lieUt fa t. Previous to this, Japanese shells ex- ploded two land mines on Rihlung Moun- tain. A censored dispatch from the Press correspondent with the Japanese, army does not give any particulars of a. general engagement goinp on at Port Ar- thur, but it is certain that it occurred ami that some forts captured. Terrific explosions heard here Indicate Russians have exploded mines stroyed other property. Beginning of, the End. Headquarters of the Third Army in Front of Port Arthur, Nov. 2, by way of Chefoo, Xov. 3, 2 p. m. Japanese are now in a position to commence the beginning of the end of tha operations to capture the eastern fortified ridges. Their siege park has been com- pleted by the placing of 11-inch howitzers. During the night of October 29 all the re- serves advanced through a network of trenches in front of the eastern fortified from tbe south of Keekwan to the th.it and de- Japanesa vicinity of Tarby Creek, east of the Big wegt of Keekwan and to the west of Rih- Horn River, where Fenton believes he has the outlaws surrounded. The officers will endeavor to prevent the robbers from penetrating the interior of the Bad Lands, 1 for once inside, their capture would be- come an extremely hazardous task. During the day posses patrolled the open country between Cottonwood, Grass, Gooseberry and Owl creeks. The fact developed to-day that the out- laws after leaving Cody Tuesday evening: traveled the main county road to within fbur miles of this place, then i made a detour to the southwest and entered the main road again six miias out. They have since been traveling by the main This boldness on the robbers' part cannot be accounted for. A special from Cody says that William F Cody (Buffalo Bill) will not join the man hunt. He will leave to-morrow with his English and other guests for a hunt in the w-ilds northwest of Cody. Cody. Wyo., Nov. report that Federal government had a large amount of money on deposit in the local bank, the funds to be used on the com- pletion of the big Sho.shone irrigation enterprise, was a mistake. The govern- ment Has at no time had funds on de- oosit here. 811.OO Frederick, Antletam i Hajterstown, And return. Leave B. O. R. R. station I 8 a. m. Sunday. November 6. Beautiful scenery en -route. lung Mountain, called by the Japanese Shoshosan. The bombardment began at dawn Oc- tober 30, and infantry attacks were planned at noon against Rihiung Moun- tain, an intrenched hill between the east of Banjusan and the east of Keekwan, and on three Keekwan forts. St. Petersburg, Xov. 4, a. is a scarcely veiled feeling of relief throughout St. Petersburg that the day has passed without bringing news of the fall of Port Arthur. There bad been con- siderable fear that the Japanese mig-ht push home the final attack to-day. It is now felt that there may come another pe- riod of rebpite. DETAILS OF LONG SIEGE. Japanese Lost Men in General As- sault, Lasting Six Days. Headquarters m" Army in Froni "f via Chefoo, Xov desperate but futile thur, Third Japanese t Vrthur. Xov. 2, 1 "ig the six assault on Port Ar- thfl from Axigust 19 to August 26, CONTINUED ON THIRD PAGE Singers and public speakers will find 1 so'a Cure a a effectual cure for. iWSPAPERI   

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