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Lnniin fllLASSOCIATED PRESS UUHflMEl F33ECVST SERVICE. lELECRAPHlC UUnn,ftnf ' VOL I. NO. 345 THRILLING OGDEN CITY. UTAH, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 10. 1904, STORY OF i ' ! THE GENERAL ASSAULT Port Arthur's Fortifications A Hell of Fire--- A Series of Hand to Hand Fights- Both Sides Fought to the Last the Slain. Third ceeded in gaining a foothold In the InNovember terior, where the defences were bomb Port Arthur, before Army 9. The proof, with raised lines of protected December Tien Tain, vie I which trenches in the rear of the fort, where neeral assault on Port Arthur, Segan at noon November 26 la still in the machine guns swept the front of the fort and the walla Tbe assaulters attacked this bomb VTjItiie first series of assaults an the forts proof maze, where the fighting wae attempt was made to capturemount alna hand to hand with bayonett, and on Rihlung and Kekewan of grenade. line the principal br penetrating The Japanese mounted six mountain fortifications surrounding them, aud to on an entrenehed hill called "P guns east. from the the city envelope fort. to the west, in an Immediately force a time same strung At the endeavor to silence the fire of the maxnn.i.mt up the gorge of the Bhuiaht im gum, but they were unsuccessful. and valley between two fortified ridges At 3 o'clock in the morning the Japattacked the supporting fort in the anese succeeded in establishing a y liar of West Rlhlung mountain, with trench line inside the ramparts which called Bungahu mountain, still hold. they the of Intention city enveloping the The first sections of the maze of frost tbe west. bomb-proo- fs were smashed ami piled most the after The sttempt failed with tbe bodies of the dead of both furious fighting that has been aides. since Port Arthur was in veiled. The attempt to rush the interior of The fighting lasted from noon of No- the fort proved a failure, but portions vember 26 until after dawn of the folof the fort were temporarily occupied. lowing day without cessation. The defenders were annihf listed or the in Tbe assault began early were unable or unwilling to retire and bombardmorning with a tremendous fought to the last breath. ment of the forts on tbe west head In the meantime a strong force of of the eastern fortified ridge by a batJapanese attempted to pierce the line tery which had been placed In position of works of tbe fort, but they were on tbe crest of n ridge to tbe rear. unable to make progress. For hours tbe whole western hslf It was marvelous how the Russians was with fortified deluged of tbe ridge were able to strengthen their lines of the noon principal defense at the points of attack. hetry shells. At line of fortlflrationa waa a perfect hell Anohrr attemp waa made to pierce of bursting shrapnel nnd the spectathe principal line of fortifications surcle was more wonderful than anything rounding the rear of the eastern part previously seen. of Panlung mountain, where after four The front llnea of Infantry, having furious attempts a small body of Japstan reinforced been strongly began anese succeeded in getting through the itch simultaneously along the entire wall and in establishing themselves on Has from east Kekewan mountain (o the lower slopes of Wantai hill. The west Rlhlung mountain. Through the Russians rushed the supports with mahue caused by tbe smoke of tbe chine guns from the upper elopes of the and the small party barsting sheila the - assaulters con id 'Wintal be seen emerging from the cover of of Japanese waa practically annihillst-ethe parallel!, as well as swarming up . ihs fortiflad ridge at half a dozen difThe most desperate fighting took ferent point. place at this point. Rifles, rapid-fir- e The last effort of the assaulters waa guns and machine guns blazed from the Russian posimade at midnight, assisted by artillery, tions, where advances were made In which covered the slopes of Wantai hill ihs open. The men went down by with an svalanche of sheila. The Rushundreds. The forta were belching sians fought with tremendous courage, smoke and bursting shells and tbe engaging the Japanese with bayonet! rampart walls were black with assaultand grenade when they came to close ers. who on reaching the crest a met quarters with an awful fire from within the The Japanese Anally established a forts which swept down fine alter line trench line Ave yard in front of the of Japanese. line of fortiAcations, which they now As fast as the assault were repulsed occupy. are engaged In throwing laora Japanese swarmed up, only to be The fore mowsd down in turn. dynamite grenade at each other. tort Tho determination and In the first assault, agsinst the fury of the Japanese assaults were equalled by tiro on the eastern part of Rihlung mounmwhhrasness of tbe resistance of the tain the Japanese were unable to gain Russians. a foothold, though their artillery made On the aantern of the line the interior forte a seething cauldron extremity (he Japanese made an assault in an of bursting shell. A atrong force of attempt to capture the Russian trench Japanese worked up from the parallels m situated midway of the elope of east Kekewan mountain. The Japanese paralleled eome thirty yards of the Russian trench line and an entire regiment charged across, the mm falling by . hundred before the awful Are of the Headquarters of the Japan offi-dall- wit-nwse- d a d. - Russians But atlH more men came on over tbe bodies of those who had fallen and by wesr weight of numbers they reached the trenches,. which they captured at the point of the bayonet. The RumIm shrapnel Are made the raptured section of the trenches a perfect hell, while Uie Japanese shrap-e- i An assisted the captors to push d west along the trench lino. The assaulters succeeded in holding ihty yards of the trench in front of the parallels, but their effort! to rush the trench line east and west a failure, owing to impassable burning pits which Ailed the whole Pce of the trench on the northern de. as well as to the tact that their Progress waa barred by the fire of the Kunian machine guns The Japanese built traverse walla jrosa the trench under the protection oftheir machine guns and tried to cros tho pits but they were unable to do 6 cap-E- ba resolution was passed providing that when the Senate adjourn on W , Dec. 91, It be until Jan. com- House then went into con- whole Airthcr legislative, executive appropriation Judicial and was bill When the adjournment waa taken yesterday, discussionoff ap- on the amendment cutting civi! service propriAtlona for the commission. By a viva voce vote the amendment waa lost. H"! ne KSgthe and again counter-attackecaptured the trench, which waa dead bodies. "juaian d pil-,djr- 0Tr flirty yards between the Th a veritable stacks and counter there was M"8 E OVer t-aliln . . . the bodice of the af-wh-en rJ 9.-house toWashington. Dec. The executive day passed the legislative,bill almost and Judicial appropriation adaa it cams from the committee and until Monday. journed disTh civil aervice appropriations on there was no long debate posed of, gress Washington, Dec. 9. tha house committee on rivers and harbor today derided to send for some of the district engineers as they desire to bear from thsm on the needs of rivers and harbors In their respective districts. Halifax, X. B., 1W. H The Allan liner Parisian, with Eesrl Gray, new Camilla's a boar-1- , arrived at Quarantine ibis a .morning. The ferocity of (be attacking Japanese was equalled b the defending Russians, who died at their poms, everywhere fighting till their last breath. At daylight on November 27tb quiet reigned and tbs silence during the day waa broken only by occasional cannon and desultory rifle fire at points along the fortified ridge, where tha forces were far enough apart to use their rifles. DENIER PURCHASE or WARSHIPS. St. Petersburg, Dee. I. Tbe correspondent is authorized to make this statement Reports spread abroad that either Chilean or Argentine waiwhips are untrue. Efforts were made to secure tliera for the purpose of reinforcing Rojosiveiutky's squadron, before it sailed, but there were so many difficulties in the way that the project was abandoned. : Ktkada has RESUMED MINE CLEARINGS pure-base- TWO DAYSCANNONADE. Mukden, Dec. 9, The cannonade of tbe last two days has not been followed by any serious movement of troops. NOT ONE SOUL HURT AT A COLLISION. Mysovaya, Russia, Dec. 9. The staff of Kaulhars, commander of the Third Army, has had a narrow esrape in the wreck of the special train conveying them to the front. The special collided with a freight train on the Circum-Balka- l road, in a blinding snow storm. Not a single passeuger was hurt. BALTIC FLEET QUESTION UNDECIDED. St. Petersburg, Dec. 9. The admiralty at.nou tires that while the only chips eiill in the Balilc will lie made ready as soon as possible, no decision has yet been reached regarding sending them to the Far East. ENTIRE TRAIN DERAILED. Minn.. Dec. 9. All of Howard the cars of tbe Great Northern train except the iwo baggage cars, were derailed here on account uf an open switch. cars was upturned. Kune-oC-Jb- CRUISER MOVEMENT. Dakar, We-Africa, Ico. 9. The Russian crtiinr-- r Ural baa arrived. d RUSSIAS . MILITARY Presumably to Let Torpedo Destroyers Join the Baltic Squadron Kerosene Depot on Fire. lioudon, Dec. 10. According to the Morning Pont. Shanghai dispatch, the Japamee forces with the exception of Hwjm1 utanulug the forts, have already retreated to Laot mountain. Detail cuotlnue to filter In of the capture .if 203 Metre hill. The Daily rorreaponilrnt before Port Arthur explaiua that the capture waa due to a strong feint against the eot-e- ra fortifications on the night of December th. Wjien tlie piKMioi of 208 Metre hill, being an enfilading ocu, foived the Riiiiana to evacuate without a rout eat, 10 a jiarallel line of r detente extending outward and irregularly over (he slopes within a half mile north of Etss mountain. The Japanese caeuaUhw at 90S Metro hill alone exceeded tlie total of tha battle of Nanslmn, amirdlng to tha Daily Mail s lokio diepatche. The Japanese after tha capture of 80S Metre bill anticipated a terrible bombardment from tbe Russian forts and made preparations accordingly, but tha Russian retrained strangely quiet. ' Tbe same romtHiondont says that tha Russian at Port Arthur on Decems, ber 7lh, resumed mine clearly presumably to enable the torpedo boat destroyers to attempt, to escape and Join the Baltic squadron. The Daily Telegraph's Tien Tain correspondent report.', that Gem?! Oku, after a three days' artillery engagement drove the enemy Into the river. A quantity of supplies and several guns were secured, when they retired te a position northwest, whence they heavily bombarded the Japanese, Muling fire to kerosene depots and causing a gnat eonflngratliin. which did not cease until WalneeJay. The Japanese are Mtill gallantly holding the inland with a handful of men. ojmt-atlon- LABOR UNION EXECmVE BOARDS CONFER. Denver, Colo., Dec. 9. Gtnrge Estes, president of the Brotherhood of Railway Employes, and a member of ths Bearers of the Cross of St. George executive board of the American Labor union and Clarence Smith, general Were tho Emperor'o Special of ihs union, met zecrefary-- l rea-ur-er Guests at Dinner Ceremonies the executive board of tbe Western Consisted of an Imperial ProFederation nf Minors today for the purcession and a Ta Deum. pose of discussing plans fur the advancement nf the American latbnr SL Petersburg. Dec. 9. The winter Union and it subordinate unions. It Is palace today was the scene of the cele- announced that no thought waa ever bration of the feast of St. George, the to the possibility of the miner greatest military holiday of the year, given Federation tbe Aame rl can to which every man in Russia, no mat- Federation ofJoining Labor. ter what his rank upon whom the eras uf SL George or a sword for bravery have been conferred, in invited to be the emperor's gu-a- t at dinner. Notwithstanding the absence at tbe front of a largp number of officer, it was a brilliant spectacle. Tbe grand Dukes, in gorgeous uniforms and crippled veterans, arrayed in the garb of private soldiers, moved side by wide throughout, the throng. Many eoidiera of tha cruiser Variag and the gunboat Korietz. were present. sunk- off Chemulpo The Duke Michael, the Grand only person possessing the Order of Bt. George of the firet class, bestowed on bim for hla victory over Muktha Panha. in 1877, was the center of especial attention. The ceremony emulated of a grand Imperial procession and Te Deum at. the Cathedral, followed by a dinner spread In tbe Nicholas and St. Georg white alonns. About 400" guests were present. The emperor was in a particularly gracious mood, dieplaying especial attention to the officer, soldier and sailors who earned their decorations during the present war. HOLIDAY VON PLEHVES SLAYER TO BE TRIED TUESDAY Indictment Makes Startling Revelations Assassin Was Member of an Organization to Overthrow the Russian Government. Bt. Petersburg, Dec. 9. The indictment on which Bsaoneff, the assassin uf Miuister of tbs lnlerlar Von Plehve and Bikorlfsk, hi accomplice, will be Hied on December 13, is a formidable dticument reciting tbe history of the assassination plot and details of the crime and revealing for the first time the interesting facts about the accused aud confessions made by them, winding up with tbe formal chargm Tbe document which has been shown to the Associated Press states that both Baaoueff and 8ikorifaiy belonged to a fighting organisation of Boris revolutionaries, the central committee of which waa organized abroad In 1902. Th object .of th organlzar tina waa to overthrow the autorrary and replace with a Republican Boclal-is- t regime. Tbe document describe the manner in which the party organised secret circles for the distribution of proclamations organising tbe peasants, stir ring up university students, fomenting agrarisn dissensions and also preaching terrorism and the murder of statesmen who sustained tbe autocracy and took steps to suppress political 'disturbances. It lays tbe murders of Sipiaguine, Von Plebvea predecessor, in the office of the minister of tbe Interior, and of Bogdanovitcb, governor-genera- l Ufa, and tbe attempts on the lives of Prince John Obolensky, governor-genera- l of Finland and Pobedonosteff, procurator-genera- l of the Holy Bynod, at the door of ths fighting organization which, the document says, condemned Von Plebve to doath soon after his appointment. Tbe attempto nn Von Plohves life were frustrated by the polio on April 13 at the hotel Dnaord by whirl! Pokatiloff wqs blown up with a bomb, similar to the one tbat killed Von Plebve. . . Tbe indictment reveals In thla connection a scandal in high life, a room adjoining the on in the hotel Dunord occupied by Pokatiloff, having been occupied by a naval cadet and n lady of noble birth who, however, escaped death by being at supper at tbe tune. The execution of Vun Plebve' a death sentence the indictment says waa thru undertaken by Rasoneff, a student at Moscow university and the son of a merchant of Blrsk, and Samuel Nerl Sikorifeky aged 20, a lenther worker of Kuyshiu. in the province of Grodno. Rasoueff had been twice triad for treasonable offenses, first in 1900 and again Utkin on tbe way to Pet scoff to report to the emperor. He had previously made two trips to St. Petersburg on Wednesdays. On Wednesday July 27, day before thr murder, he went to Ostroff (a status on the 8L Petersburg-Warsa- w railway), having provided himself with a cloak of a naval pattern. The morning of the murder Saaou-o- ff and Bikorifaky met on a brUgs over the canal near tbe Warsaw station, each beiug aimed with aa Infernal machine, the ingenuity of which la minutely daacrlhed. The indictment then describes in il tbe murder of Von Plebve and hia coachman; bow Bsaoneff was stationed In front of the Warsaw hotel and Biknrifsky beyond tha esaal bridge aud aaya th bomb struck the earring between the minister and tbe coachman, killing beth and injuring eleven others. It alee gives th official aoomrat of tha wounds inflicted upon the minister. According to this account the whole lower part at the (ace was disfigured, both Jaws were broken, splinters from the carriage were embedded in the (ace, and the upper lip waa tom off; there were two fractures of the skull and the right arm, thigh and thirteen riba' da-ta- were broken. TIi intenwling fact la revealed that Saaonrff was not recognised aa th murderer until he regained consciousness and homed. Long live the fighting organization. Hlkorifsky having ascertained tbat Von Plehve waa dead, escaped to Ostroff. where he took a boat, telling the boatman to row aeur the Baltic works where ths battleship Slava waa anchored. lie threw bis bomb Into th river, and the boatman tliought he wa attempting to blow, up tbe Slavs. Although the boatmen was otiered ten rouble he put in shore and Inaistod upon banding Bikorlfoky to the pollru. Thi incident gave rri to tha report that an attempt had been made to destroy tbe Slava, which report wae denied at the time by the Aarocieited Tret. Tha whole narrative, in fact, confiriua the Associated Press statement regarding the affair. The bomb was subsequently found. The indictment says that SaOnrlf declared tbat the fighting organisation aim to secure political liberty with the object of securing social standing nnd the downfall of the existing re. gime. The indictment states that tha government undertakes to prove the case as recited by the production of 28 witin 1902. nesses. It will also place in evldnice On the latter occasion he was exiled publication of the social revolution- -' to Siberia for live years, but escaped ary parly, pliotographa of the hotel abroad on his way Into exile. The move- Dunord of the Hmdal ments of both the amused allowed that party, photographs of theRevolutionary hotel Dunord murder was planned fr the occasion of explosion, e photograph of the acen one of Minister Von Plchve's weekly of tbn Von Plehve murder, revolutionJourneys' on Thursday, to the railroad ary proclamation subsequently Issued, the proceeding in the trial of assassination of Minister Blplaguino and those who attempted to murder Bogdana vilch. The indictment concludes: "Kanoiiff and Bikorlfsky for haring formed part, lu 1904, of a secret soeiet y styling itself the fighting organization of the BoGal Revolutionary party, the avowed obji-r- t of which waa to forcibly change the exlM.Ing form of government in Russia, overthrow the existing statutes uf the empire and also murder persons In office by means of explosives, Uie same Bsaoneff having, on June 2(Hh, deprlv!d Von Plelivp of li e by throwing an explosive engine filled with dynamite, from the explnrion of which Von Plebve wn killed and the lives of oili'rv endangered, the roach-ma- n being killed, and Injuries being inflicted upon several others, but not depriving them of life: said Sikorifeky for having on the aame day agre'd writ It the accused Bsaoneff together to bifhg about tbe murder of Von Plehve." The Indictment is dated November 15 and signed by the procurator of tbe court of appeals. moat loyal German can learn from the exchange of the telegram that there Is nothing absolutely fixed In political and social order and that Germany's mixed, undeveloped. Slavish political condition cannot last, forever, and that the German people finally aro march1 ing toward freer conditions. Vun Buelow, in reply, ignored this Boasts of Having Slain Four Victims part of Von Vollmar'a spefacb. Von Voltmar, in tho earlier part or Killed Them With Hia Ax bis speech pointed out that the governand Knife. ment had choeu an Inopportune moment to Increase the army. Victoria, B. C., Dec. 9. Word has "Rueaia, he contended, "is so crippled from a military And moral sense just reached here that that there ran arise no question of Ya, the Nawlttl Indian, who murdanger on the eastern frontier for a dered a Kloouhman of th tribe some long time and Europe is thereby of an enormous burden and Rus-- . work ago has, with hia accomplice, sla's defeat has given a severe blow to 8 wash Jack, given himself tip to the France' policy of revenge. police and both are now tn custody at Von Volmar repelled the Imputation Alert Bay. They will be brought to that tbe Socialist wfch'ri Germany to Victoria for trial. Interfere in tbe Far Eastern war, adYa ha been tryding: ing to ran the camp at Nawitti which Is Tbe situation at tha theater of war, on Hops Island. Gordon group. North in tbe internal state of Russia, is not end of Vancouver Island and nine hla yet ripe. Therefore, we demand neu- inrarreiwtion at Alert bay haa boasted trality. not formal, but actual. vhit the Indian women whom he slew Vnn Voltmar then took up uie statewa the fourth victim of hia axe and ment. that Russia intends to raise a knife. great ban in Germany and that GerTh other three murders include a many will get the largest part of the white man who la said to have become orders for war material, and for but aioperated from the surrey lag camp ling the new Russian fleet and said: some yean ago. where he waa It would be a crime to advise Ger- He was killedemployed with an axe. The other mans to lend money to Ruxjia under two murdurs were those of Indian the present circumstances, and It tribesmen. All were committed in the would be a brcsuih of neutrality if Ger- - same fasbiun, either for (Cuntinued on Page 8.) plunder or revengn nde Sams Institutions Lauded in the Reich stag Socialists Want to Overthrow Existing Order of Things in Russia. CARNEGIE WILL BE PRESENT ONE OF THE IMPORTANT QUES- -' Te Testify In Chadwick Trial DefenTIONS. dants First Day In Jail. Washington, Dec. 9. Enlargement the powers of the Interstate Commerce Commission is one of the questions which will be pressed vigorously at the present session of Congress. It is said that in the mind of President Roosevelt no problem Is more Important than this to nil tbe people. of AR- - Piitsburg. Dec. 9. The Jury In the case of Titus Debobula, the young architect, charged wrlth voluntary manslaughter for the death of Mrs. Mary Stauffer, an aged woman, who was run down and killed by an automobile operated by Debobula on June last, returned a verdict today acquitting him. Tbrougbout'the session the policy of DEFENDANT IN ARSON CASE DISretrenchment held MU "V d U CHARGED. SftlAntB WtL iwnta in inert to adresolution a Seme of the passed house The garrison attempted to 4 Chicago, Den. 9. I. N. Perry, the ""se the fort over tbe rear ram-Wrt-s. journ o. December 21 to January former bank president who was acholiday. Christina usual but they were fired upon by the jot tha cused of setting fire to tbe Ameriroan force in the gorge. can Locomotive Works plant to obmeeting. as the result of the first assault the brief cabinet tain insurance, was discharged today niusrt wore black with bodies, rief meeting after a lung hearing. Dec. s tlie Washington, assault the Japanese suc - , 7 oviock in the morning until 4 thi afternoon in the rsmdur in front of her i41. She titiked to those who called to ee her. Mr. Chadwick waa led to her cell by an anemiam aitoui 4 o'clock. To the matron she said: "1 am glad 1 am not gcaug to Cleveland tonight. I am tired enough to slew well. I think, eves behind these awful bars. It has been an extremely trying day and I am thankful it is over. 1 do not care to go through any mors such ordeals.'' In her cell, Mrs. Chadwick ate a hearty supper. She had chipped beef, sprinkled with grated onions, coffee aud oranges. The matron said Mr. Chadwick shewed a marked improvement over iter condition In the morning. After eating Mr. Chadwick lay on her cot and said it wa the first peaceful moment she had had aim her troubles in New York began. POPULAR RIGHTS JURY ACQUITS THE YOUNG CHITECT. The first rush on the fort on the Part of Fort Kekewan moun-- T JT made at 1 o'clock in the the assaulter swarmed op tne rampart wall from tha most and ltb an awful Are from within o from the Chinese wall in the rear the fort Russians saw that it waa e mi notion of th Japanese to rush urt, tney moved a considerable from the Chines wall into a bri 00 Eb1 eist and also into tbe The fighting all the afternoon and night was the most desperate end sanguinary since the siege began. The opposing forces were so close together that only tbe fort walla or a few yards of level ground separated them. The struggle front start to finish was at close quarters with bayonets and grenades and rifles used as clubs. of the cabinet waa held today, at which only routine business was considered. e COMMITTEE REEKS INFORMATION. a '"coMummt the evening a furious Rinnan counter attack drove the back to the parallels with great oclock the Japanese again aame portion of the trench desperate but unsuccessful ls to cross the pits. The awful continued until o clock In struggle the morning, when the ss cupy. Fixed Length of Recess oclock In Jap-jjjj- bomb-proof- Bill--Con- Ml At cross-sectio- House Passed the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Appropriation ON RECESS. GENERAL ARRIVED. n STRICTLY ADHERED TO AGREE CANADA'S GOVERNOR rir r Breath Over Bodies of hilt-fort- the gorge between the fort hill and Hachimakijma aud entrenched on the hill in an e'.fori to assist the assaulters of the tort who were at lacking it from an-the met wnh a terrible fire from the outer works and with shrap-- j nel from a ridge in the roar. A small party of Japanese gained a roadway leading to the rear of the fort bui waa forced to retire. The attempts which were first made to rush the weatern pan of Rihlung mountain officially called Sungahu mountain, also ended in failure. The Japanese reached the parapets from the moat but fled as fast as they came under the t'lru from within the foru Tbe walls were black with the who were deluged with sheila from tbe fort on Antae mountain serosa the gorge of tbe Shuishl valley between the two fortified ridgee and from a fort immediately In the rear called the supporting fort of Bungshn mountain. At 9 o'clock at night a force of two thousand volunteers from the right division led by a general, started from a point southwest of Shuisbi valley, pushed up tbe gorge between the two fortified ridge and attacked the supporting fort of Bungshu mountain, which is a short, distance outside the western confine of Port Arthur, with the intention of enveloping the rity from the west and aUo for the purpose of assisting the assaulter of the two Rihlung mountain forta This force reached the fort hill and engaged a atrong force of Russians upon its slopes in a hand to hand encounter whjcb lasted for two hours. At the same time tbe Japanese assaulting tbe east and west Rihlung forta made desperate attempts to rush tbe interior of tbe forts. They gained the ramparts, inside which they established trench lines. Tbe interior defenses of both forts are the same as those nn North Kexe-wamountain, but tbe east Rihlung fort is the largest and strongest of the three forts, it has upper and lower levels. The lower levels were the scene of the most awful struggle which lasted from 10 o'clock until midnight. The struggle was absolutely band to hand. The defenders of the greater part of the bombproof! on the lower levels of ths forta were annihilated of end the sections end s were covered with the corpses. A deadly hail of fire waa rained upon them. For an hour before midnight the Japanese artillery shelled the higher levels while tbe Russian guns shelled the lower levels. A similar struggle was going on all the time in the West Rihlung forts, where the arrangement of defenses was the same. At 11 o'clock a desperate effort was made by the Japanese to push a force up the gorge between the east Rihlung fort and Hachimakijma to assist tbe assaulters against the supporting fort of Bungshu mountain, but again and again this force was repulsed by tbe Russians behind the works and bg tbe guns on the ridge behind tbe fort. At midnight the column attacking the supporting fort of Bungshu mountain was compelled to retire, having lost half the force. The struggle in the two forts was continued until dawn, when the assaulters were compelled to retire to the trenches established Inside the parapet walls, which they now oc- PRICE FIVE CENTS Cleveland, Ohio. Doc. 9. Referring to reports today that Beckwith's written statement showed that Mrs. Chadwick's paper waa held ly many banks In Ohio, District Attorney Sullivan "I want to have it understood said: at once and for all that there is absolutely not one word In President Beckwlth'a statement that throws tbe least suspicion upon any bank, that attacks any ban, or involves any other person In the case that has not already been mentioned in tbe news-p- a pers." Mr. Sullivan baa made arrangements to have Mr. Carnegie present at tbe hearing. The placing of Mr. Carnegie on tbe stand was intended as a surprise to the other side and the announcement of this Intention wss only made after Mr. Sullivan learned that Mrs. Chadwick intended waiving examination In New York, and would be brought to Cleveland. HEALTH IMPROVES IN JAIU Nnr York. pnt Dec. 9. Mr. Chadwick the greater part of the time froth Berlin. Dec. 9. Cbanrellnr Von Btie-lont the upenlng of the Koichstag today said: "The allied governments intend to of lay before you, after the discussions the first resiling of the budget, are ended, commercial treaties with Rustis, Koumanis. Belgium, Italy, Switzerland and SorvU. The negotiation with AustriarHungary as you are aware, reached a dead point and because of insurmountable difference of opinion wets broken off. lierr Von Voltmar, Socialist, relieved Herr Rebel, tbe Socialist leader, today in the assault upon the government At the conclusion of a lung speech sliarply arraigning Chancellor Von atBuelow for bis alleged titude toward Russia, Herr Von Volt-ma- r took up Emperor Williams telegrams referring to the one sent to President Uonssveit. He raid: "In coolness of telegram style, we could learn something from tbe Americana Tbe dispatch Is In one respect not. without advantage for Grrmany, since the empires haad in a telegram to president Rnsevelt did not address bim personally, but expreard his admiration of Die United Stale.' Von Voltmar said ths SormlUin by no smiu saw their ideal In American condltlona. Republican capitalism being no bettor than monarchic, "but we can Itara from America free safe government In choosing our highest official and taking back hla commission after a fixed period. There is no need of a law In the United States against arbitrary encroachments on popular rights. The over-friranl- INDIAN MURDERER SURRENDERS rti cold-b!oo,- ld .