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Many Convalescents Returning to
Duty—Russian Forces at Mukden
Considered to Be Very Large and
More Troops Being Added.
ST. PETERSBURG—The reports
that General Kuroki is pushing on
northeast of Mukden are not borne
out by official telegrams that have
been received here. According to
the latest advices the Japanese forces
continue to increase at Blanupuza
and Yental. A decisive advance in
the direction of Mukden is therefore
not expected to occur for some days.
Menwhile, indications increase of the
probability of the Japanese meeting
with resistance. The Russian forces
at Mukden are undoubtedly very large
and every day's delay enables the
commander-in-chief to perfect his de
fences. A private dispatch from
Mukden reports the arrival of an im
mense train filled with convalescents
returning to duty. This may he re
garded as good evidence of a large
concentration of troops at Mukden.
The same correspondent, describing
the scenes at Tie Pass, notes extra
ordinary animation there. The great
concourse of visitors there and the
fact that theatrical performances and
open air concerts are of dally occur
rence, hardly indicate that the town is
expecting an Immediate attack.
Dispatches from Vladivostock and
Sakhalin make no mention of devel
opments there. The citizens of Vlad
ivistok scout the idea of a 6iege and
many are returning from their coun
try villas. The long promised Japan
ese operations against Sakhalin and
Vladivostok, which were expected to
act as a diversion for General Kur>
ki’s advance, are not yet in sight.
Neither the admiralty nor the for
eign office is inclined to attach im
portance to charges of a breach of
neutrality over the supply of Welsh
coal by German steamers to Vice Ad
miral Roje3tvensky's squadron and to
Russian cruisers In the Baltic. It is
declared that there can be no breach
of neutrality in coaling Russian war
ships outside of Russian territorial
waters. This whole question was
thoroughly discussed by eminent jur
ists at an earlier stage of the war
and resulted in the admirality’s de
cision not to seek coaling facilities
in neutral ports which might lead to
implications, but to adopt the inde
pendent course of coaling war ships
at sea. This course does not ) y either
Great Britain or Germany open to
suspicion of favoring Russia, for,
though German colliers were used on
the occasion in question, the repson
sibillty of the German government
was not involved, as is shown by the
semi-official note In the Aligemeine
Zeitung and obviously Great Britain
is unable to follow up every departing
collier. If Japan feels aggrieved, offi
cials here say, she has the remedy
in her own hands and can send out
war ships to Intercept the colliers.
The repair ship Kamchatka has left
Cronstadt to join the fleet of Vice
Admiral Rejestvensky at Libau.
Expect Early Developments.
MUKDEN—The armies having re
covered from the effects of the recent
fighting betore Laio Yang, an early de
velopment *of the situatioin may be
expected. A -mysterious movement
eastward is on foot on the part of
bands or Chinese suitaole for military
Marconi in New York.
NEW YORK—William Marconi ar
rived in New York from Europe. In
an interview as to the reason for his
visit he said: “My present trip is
made to inspect the service of the
Cunard steamers and the Cape Bre
ton station.”
Thief Gets $1,545.
ATLANTIC, la.—During the mo
mentary absence of Cashier C. H.
Miller, an unknown thief entered the
Rock Island freight office here and
made off with $1,545 from the cash
drawer. No arrests have as yet been
Olney Refuses to Run.
BOSTON, Mass.—At a meeting of
the democratic state committee it was
announced that Richard Olney, whose
nomination for governor has beea
urged, had absolutely declined to be
come the nominee under any circum
Attendance at World’s Fair.
ST. LOUIS—Attendance at the
woria s fair for the week ended Sep
tember 17 was 1,027,918. Total since
the opening of the fair, 11,022,340.
Break Uo Concert with Dynamite.
CLEVELAND, O.—During a band
concert at the corner of Fairmount
and Frank streets, a lead pipe loaded
with powder or dynamite was ex
ploded with malicious intent, the po
lice believe, and Pasqualo Farrito of
53 Hudson street, and Walter Cox, 15
years of age. of Cedar avenue, were
probably fatally injured. Pasqualo’s
back was torn away and Ccx had a
leg blown off. Rivalry between two
bands of the district is said to be the
cause for much HI feeling of the
bandsmen toward each other .
Jap Advance Posts Re-inforced.
haroff has reported to the general
staff, under date of September 17, as
follows: ‘The Manchurian army was
nowhere engaged on September 16 or
17. The arrival of considerable rein
forcements is noticeable at advance
posts, along the whole of the enemy's
front and especially near the village
of Bianiurouza and east of the railway
toward the Yental mines.” It i3 an
nounced from Mukden that both the
Russian and Japanese generals will
respect the tombs and palace there.
Bull Operators See a Chance For
Higher Prices.
CHICAGO—“Wheat at $2 a bushel
before next May,” was roared by the
bulls on Monday on the board of
trade. At the opening of the market
there was an excited demand for
wheat with few traders venturing to
sell. The price for May delivery was
from $1.11% to $1.12 and for delivery
for the present month from $1.05%
to $1.08. Those who wished to buy
shouted bids of 2 cents a bushel above
the prices prevailing at the close Sat
urday and the quantity that one would
sell even at such a tempting advance
was extremely limited.
The agricultural bureau at Wash
ington issued a report Saturday after
noon that, according to the bulls, con
firmed the worst fears regarding the
lamentable losses to the spring wheat
crop by the black rust. Of winter
and spring wheat produced this year
in the United States it was contended
there was barely enough for bread
and seed if every bushel of it was
available, which is not possible; and
the country is therefore face to face
with the necessity of bringing in for
eign wheat to help keep the wolf from
the door until another harvest shall
have been raised.
At the high point of the day all
deliveries showed a gain of 4 cents
or more, as compared with Satur
day’s final quotations. The sensa
tional strength was maintained to the
end, the market closing almost at the
highest point. Final figures on May
were at $1.48%. September closed at
$1.09% and December at $1.12%.
NEW YORK—Before a combination
of sensational bullish crop report fig
ure* from the government and a big
frost scare in the northwest, wheat
prices shot up 4 cents a bushel Mon
day and closed within five-eighths of
1 cent of the season’s highest record.
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Prince Herbert Bismarck’s condi
tion is gTave. His sister. Countess
Von Ractzau, has been summoned to
join the rest of the family, who are
at Friedrichsruhe. The prince’s mal
ady is pronounced to be cancer of fhe
liver, and although he is slightly bet
ter Profs. Schwelninger and Van Nor
den pronounce his case hopeless.
Prince Herbert is the eldest son of
the late Prince Bismarck. He was
born in Berlin Dec. 28, 1849, and
married Margaret, Countess of Hoyos",
in 1S32. %
Son of Famous Iron Chancellor Passed
Away Sunday Morning.
bert Bismarck died Sunday morning
at 10:15 o’clock. The end was pain
less. •
Since he ceased to be foreign min
ister on retirement of his father m
1890 Prince Herbert Bismarck had
taken part in public affairs only as
a member of the Reichstag. His at
titude had been that of a man not
appreciated by his sovereign and who
was waiting in the background for
an opportunity to resume his career.
From 1S84 to 1887 the deceased was
a member of the German Reichstag
and also from 1893 to tha time of hi3
death. He was married in 1892 to
Countess Margaret Hoyes of the Hun
garian nobility and after the death of
his father he inherited the title of
prince. The deceased had only one
sister, who is the wife of Count von His brother William died
in 1901.
Delegate to the Philippines.
ROME—Father Agius, the newly ap
pointer apostolic delegate to the Phil
ippine islands, was consecrated arch
bishop of Palmyra. The ceremony
took place in the Benedictine church
of St. Ambrose at Massima. Cardinal
Merry Del Val officiating, assisted by
Archbishop Chnpelle of New Orleans.
Members of Father Agius’ family, who
had come from England and Malta to
witness the consecration of their rela
tive, were present. Father Agius
omitted the uusal luncheon after the
ceremonies of consecration.
Luoien Cut-Off New in Use.
Lucin cut off of the Harriman system,
running across the northern arm of
Great Salt Lake, was opened for pas
senger traffic on Sunday, Sept. 18. It
has been in use for some time for part
of the Overland freight traffic, but
now it is made a part of the Oveland
system, and henceforth freight and
passenger trains will be run over the
tracks of the cutoff, which stretches
for miles in a straight line over piling
and filling through the waters of Great
Salt Lake.
Lumber Combine At An End.
VANCOUVER, B. C.—The lumber
combine in the Canadian northwest is
practically at an end. All mountain
mills in British Columba, numbering
fifty, have refused to sell exclusively
to retailers in the northwest and say
they will start yards of their own and
sell to any consumer who has the
cash. It is thought the British Colum
bia coast mills will be compelled to
follow suit. The provincial government
positively refuses to have the prchibi
tives tax on logs exported to Washing
| ton state repealed. /
The Consignment of Goods to Private
Parties Does Not Always Prove that
They Are Not Intended for the Belli
ST. PETERSBURG—Russia’s reply
to the representatives of the United
States and Great Britain regarding
contraband of war was communicated
to their respective embassies this aft
ernoon. It is understood that Russia
recognizes the principle that provi
sions are not contraband when con
signed to private parties, but only
contraband when intended as military
or naval stores.
Russia in Count Lamsdorff’s re
sponse to Ambassador Hardinge, in
principle meets the views of the Ameri
can and the British governments re
garding foodstuffs and coal and other
fuel as being conditional contraband
of war, distinctly placing them in the
category of articles susceptible of
uses both in war and in peace, and
as such only confiscable when consign
ed to blockaded ports or destined for
military or for naval forces of the
Shipments in the ordinary course of
trade by private persons or firms, even
to an enemy’s port, may be regarded
prima facie not contraband, but on
this point distinct reservation is made.
The simple fact of consignment to
private persons does not preclude the
possibility that the articles are not ul
timately destined for belligerent
forces, and Russia insists that it be
not necessarily regarded as conclusive
evidence of the innocent character of
the goods. In other words, irregular
ship's papers or other suspicious cir
cumstances might vitiate the assump
tion of innocent character, but where
such suspicion is raised the burden of
proof to warrant legal seizure is A>
rest upon the captor. Count Lamsdorfl
pointed out, however, that captains of
merchantmen also owed a duty in
such cases.
Count Lamsdorff’s reply was not
presented in written form, but was
communicated verbally to Ambassa
dor Hardinge. It will not involve pub
lic amendment of Russian contraband
and prize regulations, but in effect it
becomes an official interpretation of
the original regulations made by the
commission composed of representa
tives of the ministries of foreign af
fairs, marine, war and justice, which
considered the subject in connection
with the objection raised by the
United States and Groat Britain, and
as such will hereafter govern nava!
commanders and prize courts, which
thus far in the war have classed all ar
ticles enumerated in article six of the
Russian regulations as absolute con
In this way Russia preserves its dig
nity by not making an open surrender
at the same time consenting to the in
terpretation asked for by the United
States and Great Britain in the rights
of neutral commerce.
Official to Be Brought Back From
EL PASO, Tex.—The Mexican state
department notified the United States
distrct attorney here that the court
order extraditing Vance Fulkerson had
been approved. Fulkerson, while in
spector and appraiser in the United
Staates customs service here, em
bezzled funds, it is alleged, and a
grand jury returned indictments in
forty counts against him. He left at
once for Mexico, where he was later
arrested. He will now be returned to
El Paso for trial.
This is the first instance on record
of the return of a government offi
cial from Mexico for embezzlement by
the Mexican authorities.
Besides Fortifications Costing $30,
PARIS—Exact figures of the Rus
sian losses in killed, wounded and
missing in the operations before Liao
Yang from August 13 to August 26,
have been received by the general
staff, according to the Journal’s St.
Petersburg correspondent. These
amount to two generals, 256 officers
and 21,811 soldiers. In addition 133
guns were lost. The material losses in
clude fortifications costing $30,000,000.
Cause Big Rise in War Risks.
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal.—War risks
on cargoes to Japan jumped from a
quarter of 1 per cent to from 3 to 5
per cent as a result of the arrival of
the Russian crfilser Lena in this port.
Japs Near Mukden.
MUKDEN—The Japanese army is
within twenty-one miles of Mukden.
There is no indication of their ad
Pullman Works Now Idle.
CHICAGO, 111.—The Pullman car
works at Pullman shut down on
Thursday. Practically every one of
the company's 7,000 employes is idle.
The repair department, where 1,500
men were employed, was the last to
close. The shutdown has been grad
ual during the last three weeks, two
or three departments being closed at
a time. The workmen were told to
take their tools with them when they
left, and from this they infer that a
considerable period of idleness con
fronts them.
Part Arthur Situation Critical.
PARIS—The Journal’s St. Peters
burg correspondent says: “A very
high personage Informs me that the
emperor has received a report from
Lieutenant General Stoessel to the
effect that the situation at Port Ar
thur is most critical. For a week
there has been no meat and only a
small quantity of flour, while the am
munition there is not sufficient for a
long resistance. Everything is pre
pared for the blowing up of the forti
fications in the event of a successful
Japar~»<» assault.”
Large Guns of Russian Ship to Be
Taken Off.
WASHINGTON—Acting Secretary
of State Adee on Thursday gave out
the following statement regarding the
Russian ship now at San Francisco:
“The president has today issued an
order, through the acting secretary of
state, directing that the Russian
armed transport Lena, now at San
Francisco, be taken into custody by
the naval authorities of the United
States and disarmed. The main fea
tures of tie condition prescribed are
that the Lena be taken to the Mare
Island navy yard and there disarmed
by removal of small guns, breech
locks of large guns, ammunition and
ordnance stores and such other di«
mantlement as may be prescribed by
the commandant of the navy yard;
that the captain give a written guar
antee that the, Lena shall not leave
San Francisco until peace shall have
been concluded; that the officers and
crew may be paroled, not to leave San
Francisco until some understanding
as to their disposal may be reached
between the United States and the
beligerents. After the disarmament
the vessel may be removed to a prize
dock for snch reasonable repairs as
will make her seaworthy and preserve
her in good condition during her de
tention. She may be so repaired at
the navy yard If the Russian com
mander should so elect; that while
at a private dock ,the commandant
of the navy yard at Mare Island shall
have custody of the ship, and the re
pairs shall be overseen by an engineer
officer to be detailed by the command
ant, and that when so repaired, if
peace shall not then have been con
cluded, the vessel shall be taken hack
to the Mare Island navy yard and be
there held in custody until the end
of the war.”
This action has been taken upon
the written request of the commander
of the Lena, addressed to Rear Ad
miral Goodrich, setting forth that, as
the vessel is incapable of putting to
sea without needful repairs, she must
disarm, and asking that needful re
pairs be permitted after disarmament.
The secretary of the navy has tele
graphed the president’s order to San
Francisco and given instructions to
Admiral Goodrich and to Captain Me
Calla. the commandant at the Mare
Island navy yard, to carry out its pro
The Ticket That They Have Placed in
the Field.
SARATOGA, N. Y—The republican
state convention adjourned Thursday
after nominating unanimously the fol
lowing ticket:
For Governor—Frank W. Higgins
of Cattaraugus.
For Lieutenant Goveronr—M. Linn
Bruce of New York.
For Secretary of State—John F.
O'Brien of Clinton.
For Attorney General—Julius M.
Mayer of New York.
For Comptroller—Otto Kelsey of
For State Treasurer—John G. Wal
lenmeier of Erie.
For State Engineer and Surveyor—
Henry A. VanAlstyne of Columbia.
For Chief Judge of the Court of Ap
peals—Edgar M. Cullen (dem.) of
Kings county.
For Assistant Justice of the Court
of Appeals—William E. Warner of
Early Returns Indicate the Election of
Cobb by About 33,000.
PORTLAND, Me.—The republicans
carried the state in the biennial elec
tion Monday, returns up to 11 o’clock
at night indicating a plurality of about
33.000 for William Cobb, the republi
can candidate for governor, compared
with 33,384 for Hill, the party candi
date four years ago. In the First and
Second election districts the returns
indicate the re-election of Allen and
Littlefield by the same majority as
four years ago. In the Third Burley
ran ahead of his vote of four years ago.
At 11 p. m. Governor John F. Hill
sent telegrams to President Roose
velt and Chairman Cortelyou, claim
ing the state by 30,000, the four con
gressmen by majorities ranging from
5.000 to 10,000, every member of the
state senate and five-sixths of the
Linevitch Not in Corea.
ST. PETERSBURG—The general
staff denies that General Linevitch
has marched1‘into northeastern Corea
from Vladivostok and cut General
Kuroki’s communications with Feng
Wang Cheng, as reported in a dis
patch from Tien Tsin to the London
Daily Mail.
Big Fire at Juarez, Mexiceo.
EL PASO, Tex.—The city of Jaurez,
Mex., across the river from El Paso,
is threatened with destruction by fire.
Already one block of the best business
houses has burned and all efforts of
the fire department have thus far been
futile. The loss is heavy.
Thetnas Taggart in Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS—Thomas Taggart,
chairman of the democratic national
oommittee, was in conference here
Friday with democratic workers from
all parts of Indiana. To the democrats
in & private conference Taggart ex
pressed confidence that the demo
crats would carry New York. He also
said they could carry Indiana. At this
time mere appears to be no doubt that
t the democrats are planning to concen
trate their forces in Indiana. The con
ference will probably continue another
oay. ^
Insurgent Chief is Dead.
NEW YORK—The Uruguayan gov
ernment announces that General Apa
riclo Saravia, chief of the revolution
ists, is dead, according to a special
Herald dispatch from Buenos Ayree.
The correspondent adds that while no
confirmation of this has bean received
from revolutionary sources, the death
of General Saravia would not put an
end to the revolution, as there are
many officers disposed to take the lead
ership. It is stated that the revolution
ists continue to advance southward.
Admiral Goodrich Appoints Special
Board of Officials to Make Examina
tion. Mantenance of Warships in
San Francisco Harbor.
SAN FRANCISCO—Guarded by sev
eral American warships, the Russian
auxiliary cruiser Lena lies in the same
position in the bay where it dropped
anchor Sunday afternoon. Today, un
der the direction of the United States
navy, a third inspection of the Lena
was begun, and the disposition of the
vessel will doubtless depend on the re
port of the investigation.
Rear Admiral Goodrich appointed
the following board of inspectors:
Lieutenant Commander J. C. Leonard
of the gunboat Bennington, Lieutenant
Commander J. E. Palmer of the cruiser
Marblehead, and Lieutenant W. D.
Leahy of the Boston.
These officers are all trained en
gineers and their work will be search
ing and conclusive. It is anticipated
that they will finish their examination
The visit of Captain Berlinsky and
the Russian consul, M. Koskavitch, to
the Mare Island naval station is re
garded as significant, as it is believed
to portend the dismantling of the
Lena. They were courteously received
by Rear Admiral McCalla. Rear Ad
miral Goodrich assembled all of the
naval commanders in this port on
board the flagship New York and ac
quainted them fully with all of the
official developments in the case and
it is surmised instructed them as to
proceedure in the extent of certain
It is expected that the destroyer
Perry will soon be brought down from
Mare Island and added to the vessels
now surrounding the Lena.
An outcome of the arrival of the
Russian cruiser will probably be the
maintenance permanently in San Fran
cisco harbor of a number of warships
to be prepared to deal with any sim
ilar emergency during the Russo-Jap
anese war. Had the Lena arrived
twenty-four hours later, San Francisco
would not have had a single Ameri
can war vessel, as the squadron had
been ordered to sail the next day to
other waters for target practice.
Another and more thorough inspec
tion of the Russian transport Lena
was made by naval engineers in order
to furnish the State and Navy depart
ments with more complete data con
cerning its boilers and seaworthiness.
In the event that the Lena is dis
mantled it will probably be laid up at
the Mare Island navy yard. Rear Ad
miral Goodrich has been directed by
the Navy department to offer the navy
yard to Captain Beriinsky for that
Rule by War Department cn Philip
pine Service.
WASHINGTON—An order Jest is
sued by the war department directing
the Twenty-first infantry to prepare
for a tour of service in the Philippines
is of general interest to the enlisted
branch of the army. It directs that all
enlisted men of that regiment who on
September 15 next have less than two
years and seven months to serve, and
who desire to re-enlist immediately
shall be discharged on that date and
re-enlsted men of the regiment, non
commissioned officers excepted, who,
on the date mentioned, have less than
six months to serve and who do not
desire to re-enlist, will be discharged
for the convenience of the government.
Rumor that Russian General and 3,000
of His Men Are Prisoners.
LONDON—The Morning Post says
that official Russian dispatches re
ceived in London announces that Lieu
tenant General Sassalitch, who com
manded the portion cf the Russian
rear guard south of the Hun river, has
been severely wounded and captured,
with 3,000 cut of his 5,000 men.
It is added by the Morning Post that
General ZaroubiefT, Krandatavitcb and
Bilderllng have checked General Kur
oki’s advance.
The Daily Mail’s correspondent with
the Japanese repeats from Tien Tsin
the report that General Linevitch,
with 50,000 men, invaded northeast
ern Corea and cut General Kuroki's
communication with Feng Wang
Complete Returns from Maine.
PORTLAND, Me. — A republican
plurality of 27,130 is shown by com
plete returns from the state election
of Monday, the unofficial tabulation of
which, from the 522 cities, towns and
plantations, was completed Wednes
day. The total vote for governor, as
tabulated, was: Cobb (republican),
78,460; Davis (democrat), 51,330.
No Understanding as to Far East.
BERLIN—The foreign office here,
taking notice of the article in the
London Times on Wednesday setting
forth that a secret understanding ex
ists between Russia and Germany in
regard to the far east depending on
Japan’s defeat, says the commercial
treaty recently concluded with Rus
sia contains no political clause. It is
what is purports to be and nothing
more. Nor has Germany concluded
any political agreement with Russia.
The commercial treaty is the only
treaty arranged with Russia.
Emperor Issues Some Orders.
LONDON—The Daily Mail’s Sin
mintan correspondent cabling under
date of September 11, says: “General
Kouropatkin has returned to Mukden
after inspecting the fortifications at
Tiepass, work on which was not well
advanced, but which iajieing hurried
along. At the same time costly efforts
to delay the Japanese advance are be
ing made. I ' learn from Russian
sources that this is the outcome of the
emperor’s orders and that the emperor
even peremptorily commanded Kouro
natkn to retake Liao Tang.”
Goes on Its Long Voyage to the Far
CRONSTADT—The Baltic fleet sail
ed Sunday for the far east. The ves
sels of the fleet are the battleships
Souvaroff. Vice Admiral Rojesvensky’s
flagship; the Navarin, Sissoi, Valiky,
Borodino, Alexander III, Orel Oleg
and the Osliabia, Rear Admiral Voel
kersam’s flagship; the cruisers Ad
miral Nakhimoff, Dmitri Donskoi, Au
rora and the Almaz, Rear Admiral En
quist’s flagship, and several torpedo
boats and torpedo boat destroyers.
The fleet will merelv touch at LI
bau, where it will be joined by twelve
transports, colliers and supply ships,
already waiting there, and will then
proceed direct to the orient.
The scene on the departure of the
fleet was an imposing one. At dawn
the first anchor was hoisted on the
swift cruiser Aurora, which, accompa
nied by two torpedo boats, slipped out
of the harbor. The town was awak
ened by the booming of the guns of
the forts as the Aurora sped towards
Libau in advance of the main squad
At 2 o'clock in the afternoon, the
time set for the departure of the re
mainder of the fleeet, the imperial
yacht, with the emperor, Grand Duke
Alexis, the high admiral and other
naval officers on board, put out from
Peterhof, on the other side of the
bay, with an escort of three torpedo
boats. Admirals Rojestvensky, Voel
kersart and Enquist went on board the
imperial yacht and personally said
farewell to the emperor.
Then, with the destroyers ahead
and abeam, the Souvaroff led the
squadron down the Finnish gulf. The
water front and the piers and foats
were crowded with spectators. The
ensigns on the forts and yachts were
dipped and the guns of each chain
of forts across the bay joined in an
admiral's salute, while from tie sig
nal masts above the forts fluttered a
string of colored flags reading: “Good
luck to the Baltic fleet on its long
He Had Enormous Responsibility Cast
Upon Him.
LONDON—The Daily Mail’s cor
respondent with General Kouropatkin
writes, under date of September 8. an
interesting analysis of Russian
strategy on the eve of the battle of
Liao Yang, bestowing the highest
praises upon Kouropatkin’s skillful
handling and wtihdrawal of the weak,
scattered Russian forces without de
moralization—without, in fact, suffer
ing the army to even understand it
was being withdrawn and thus repair
ing blunders due to Viceroy Alexieff’s
ignorance and General Stakelberg’s
wild southward adventure, forced by
the superior authority of the emperor.
The correspondent says:
“It is too early as yet to speak of
the appalling and almost inconceiv
able difficulties that faced Kouropat
kin during the first phase of the cam
paign. Some day it will be known how
many, or, rather, how few, troops he
had when he arrived in Manchuria,
and what proportion, or, rather, dis
proportion, were keen, ardent young
soldiers of Russia. Russia will know
how far Siberian levies were equipped,
and qualified for the task they had to
perform: and when the facts are
known the world will realize the enor
mous responsibility cast upon this si
lent, resolute man and with what
strength, silence and resolution he
faced and conquered it.”
Philippine World’s Fair Board at SL
Louis Cuts Expenses $7,500.
ST. LOUIS — Announcement was
made Wednesday at the office of the
Philippine W’orld’s fair board that
more than fifty employes of the gov
ernment exhibit, including several
high officials, had been dismissed for
reasons of economy. The order will
go into effect formally tomorrow.
The highest in rank of those whose
services will be dispensed with is E.
S. Felder, executive officer of the
Philippine reservation, who was en
gaged at a salary of $6,000 a year.
Albert C. Newell, chief of exploitation,
salary $4,000 a year, and J. F. Comp
ton, chief auditor and accountant,
have been notified that their services
will no longer be required..
The reduction in the executive
force of the Philippine exhibit was
made by Auditor A. T. Lawshe of the
Philippine board, who recently arriv
ed in St. Louis. It is said that a
saving of $7,500 a month will result
from the reductions.
Lands Open to Settlement.
WASHINGTON—Land officials at
Buffalo, Wyo., were instructed by the
general land office to restore to home
stead and other forms of entry some
i 11,020 acres of land which had been
temporarily withdrawn with a view of
determining whether the withdrawal
should be permanent in order to furth
er certain irrigation projects. The
lands thus restored to entry lie in the
south half of township 55, north;
ra^ge 77, west.
Lena Really Needs Repairs.
WASHINGTON—Secretary Morton
received a report from Rear Admiral
Goodrich, commander-in-chief of the
Pacific fleet, stating that he had an
inspection made yesterday of the Rus
sian ship Lena at San Francisco and
that it was genuinely in need of re
pairs. The report shows further the
nature of the repairs said to be neces
sary, but the officials of the Navy de
partment decline to make this part
of the telegram public. The report
has been referred to the State de
partment for action.
Duel with Shot Guns.
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—A special to the
Commercial Appeal from Columbus,
Miss., says: In a duel with shot guns
about eight miles from this city on
Tuesday, M. Younghanse, aged 40
years, shot John Harris, 38 years of
age,-in the stomach, and the life of
the letter i3 despaired of. Rev.
Yonrghansc received a charge of shot
in his side, but is not seriously in
jured. The cause of tho shooting is
unknown. Both parties are widely
known. Rev. Younghanse is detained
a* the jail in this city.
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Successive Eccentric Owners Have
Made Mansion Built for the Duke of
Portland Widely Known—One Time
Stake in Card Game.
Conspicuous among the "stately
homes of England,” and especially of
London, is Harcourt house, Cavendish
square, West, the one time magnifi
cent residence of the Dukes of Port
Built for a lord, gambled away by a
duke as the result of a night’s play,
palatial in size, partly screened from
the public view by a cruious device,
the house is in many respects unique,
and to-day it is for sale “without any
restrictions on the purchaser.”
The building was commenced in
1722. There is a noble courtyard in
front, with a massive porte cochere,
a fine garden, with wide spreading
trees in the rear, and. stables fit for
the horses of a king.
One night a card party took place
there. The players were the present
Duke of Portland’s grandfather and
the Earl of Harcourt. The stakes
were high, and luck went against the
Duke. At last the mansion was the
stake, and it became the property cf
the Earl.
But when the transfer came to be
made it was found that there were
legal difficulties in the way of alienat
ing the house from the estate of which
it formed a part. The difficulty was
got over by the Duke taking a ninety
nice year lease from the Earl of Har
court “on favorable terms.”
The card playing Duke’s heir was
the nobleman who became notorious
as the escentric Duke of Portland,
whose escapades, legendary and real,
are still of interest to various people
who claim to be his heirs.
It was this Duke who erected an
enormous screen of ground glass,
eighty feet high and 200 feet long, on
, either side of the garden, so that the
tenants of the Portland estate in Hen
rietta street and Wigmore street
should not be able to intrude on his
privacy. These screens are still stand
Coining down to later times, the
postoffice authorities had cast eyes on
that portion of the property which
abuts on Wimpole street. The work
of the Vere street postoffi^e has of
late grown enormously, owing to the
activity of the great drapery houses
in the neighborhood, and the post
office has bought the whole of the gar
den of Harcourt house, including the
stable and the screens. The entrance
will be in Wimpole street.
The major portion of the house and
the large courtyard facing Cavendish
square, a site which an auctioneer
would certainly describe as delectable
is now in the market, and Harcourt
house, long one of the glories of Lon
don, will soon be but a memory of the
past It is reported that a large as
sociation of foreign manufacturers
connected with the motor industry has
purchased it, and will rear up im
mense showrooms, warehouse and of
Cockrell as a Fisherman.
Senator Cockrell, of Missouri,
caught the fishing fever recently, and.
with an equally experienced friend,
hired a boat and went about three
miles up the Potomac river. The
friend did the rowing and the senator
the fishing. A heavy stone tied to a
rope anchored the boat where the
fishing was supposed to be good.
After several hours of ill luck the sen
ator concluded it was not argood day
for fishing and the friend started tc
row homeward. All the time the an
chor stone was hanging over the stern,
the senator having forgotten to haul
it up. The oarsman, unconscious of
that fact, was tugging vigorously at
the oars, and he remarked during his
frequent pauses for rest that ft
seemed harder pulling with the cur
rent than against it.
Returning to the boat landing, the
man who rented the boat to the sen
ator instantly noticed that the anchor
was dragging behind. As he assisted
the senator to land he remarked
“Jedge, you don’t look drunk and
you haven’t the smell of liquor on you,
but this is the first time I ever saw
two sober men pull a boat for three
miles with the anchor dragging.”
‘‘I paid for the boat, didn't I?” re
plied the senator testily, not caring to
admit his forgetfulness. “Well, then
it is none of your damn business if we
wanted to get a little extra exercise.”
Cater to 2,000th Student.
The two-thousandth student at the
University of Freiburg receives free
lodging and board, and at one of the
local cafes he is entitled to a daily
cup of cofTee, a glass of chartreuse
and a Havana cigar. It has been
pointed out that if it had not been for
the "studentlnnen” Freiburg wc-Id
not have been able to celebrate its
two thousandth student; for without
these thirty women the number of
students would have been only 1,999.
Offer Work to Prisoners.
The Japanese have offered to let
their Russian prisoners work at build
ing a harbor at Matsuyama, to “pass
the time” and earn til? usual wages,
with which they will be able to buy
themselves luxuries during their im
And it Doesn’t Last So Long.
A new $20 bill doesn’t look so big
to a man when he is flush as a fifty
cent piece does when he is broke and
comes across it unexpectedly in the
pocket of his other vest.—Somerville
Japanese Dwarfed Trees.
The Marquis of Anglesey had a
large and costly collection of Japanese
dwarfed trees. They have been sold
at auction. One tree, a few inches
high, but 152 years old, brought only
Newspaper on Ocean Ship, v
The Allan Steamship compan> has
made arrangements for an ocean news
paper on its ships. The news is to be
telegraphed from Belle Isle, off the
Newfoundland coast