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ONLY PORTION OF RUSSIAN
NAVAL FOnCES SEEN.
SOME OF THE SHIPS ARE ABSENT
Only Two Battleships and Lighter
Cruiser ; , Arc With Squitdron.-
Whereabouts of the Other Are Not
Known , at Least Not Divulged.
SINGA PO -I"lrtrone ships of
Vice Admiral ltojestven9lcy's second
Pacific squadron passed hero Sunllay.
'rho most Iml101'tunl I IIghling vessas
of the squudron Inchllllng time bttttle
ships Knlax Houvu'Orr ! , Alexander 11.
Borocllno and Orel , with their comple
ment of cruisers and torpedo boat
destroyers , dill not arrive and their
whereabouts Is totally unlmown. The
vessels which passed Singapore were
the following :
Battleships SISROI , VP-1IltY and Olog-
Cruisers Admiral Nnhhimoff Dmitri ,
Dousl\Ol , Aurora , Isunu ud . Jemtchug
Allnaz , HUSH , Anadyr FIII'Ht Bismarck
J\alsorln l'1rla 'Ihvresa Kals'rht Au-
gust Victoria Kaiser l"rledl'lsch , mon
. allll sovett torpedo boat destroyers , all
sailing \ under the naval flag. 1Jnller
the commercial flag were the vohm-
leer steamers Voronez , Klef , Yaroslav ,
1'amhoff , Vladimir / and Orel , the Rus-
Alan Navigation ; company's steamers
Jupiter Meteor and Mercury , the fast
Asiatic company's steamers Korea and
Kaltal , the North Baltic company's
steamer nlnz 1 ( iorlcsho T . one hospital
Rhlll and slxlen rolllerS'
A French . stealllcr arrived here Sun-
day with a sailor belonging to the Admiral -
mlral Nalthlmorr , who fell overboard
and was 1lclwcl lip In the straits of
Malacca , after having been twelve
hours In the water.
'rOKIO-The following report has
len ! received from the Manchurian
army headquartcrs : !
On April fi nt 2 o'cloclt In the after-
noon one battalion of the enemy's infantry -
fllntry and ! six companies of cavalry !
came and attacked 'I'SUhISll\1 , twenty
mites north of Changtu. They were
repultmd. On the following day twenty-
four companies of the enemy's cavalry '
with several guns ; , renewed the aUaclt.
They wnrn again r0111l1Rel1. 'rho main
force of the assailants retreated toward -
ward PamlencIHm A portion stopped
near Choroyo , three miles north of
T8ulushu. Our casualties were ten.
No ofltcerR were InchHled.
The enemy's loss , judging from the
corpses left behind ! and from the num-
ber or carts carrying wounded and
killed , were over sixty.
Steamship Lines to Mexico.
MEXICO Cl'rY-Conslderallle progress -
ress has been made toward the Inau-
gumtlon of Il steamship line between
Mexican gulf ports and Canada , and
It Is probable that steamers of the
new line will begin trips In May. The
question bas arisen as to whether
8teamers shall call ) ) at Cuban ports
as first intended and afterwaru3 !
changed. The government objects to
making stops nt Cuban ports , but It
18 hoped to secure its consent to this.
The regular service of the Moxlco-
Texas City Steamship } begins May 1.
Case oJ Lieutenant Osborn.
WASH INGTON = The war department -
ment has received the court-martial
proceedings and findings In the case of
: FIrst Lieutenant Albert C. Osborn .
'l'ltcntRixth Infantry , who was charged . i
cd with duplication of pay accounts ,
absence without leave and embezzle-
menL The case was tried In the Department -
mrtment of Texas and Oshorn was
sentenced to dismissaL Ho was a
, / resident of New 1 orlt and served as' '
an enlisted man In the regular army
from 1894 to IS9 ! ! , when he was commissioned -
missioned as' second flout enant.
WANT LAND ALLOTTED.
What Is Demanded by the Standing
FORT YA'i'ES , N. D.-In 11. great
council clllled hy Major McLuughlln ,
the Indians of the Standing hock
agency decided allllost unanimously
that they were ready to have theh"
lands allOUl1. ! ! Each I head of a film-
Ity will have G40 acres and nil over '
18 years :120 : IIcres In ulhlltlon they i
will get a span of good AlllerlclIlI
mares , two cows , 11. wagon and hal'-
ness , n plow , harrow , some other tools
und $ [ j0 In cash. All under 18 will
got 11 GO acres.
After the allotments have been
made there will ho a big surplus of
land. The Indians are bitterly 01'1108-
cd to Belling this und It hi doubtflll
If It will ever he sold with their con-
Each head of a family will ho worth
$1.000 In additIon to his G-IO acres
when Uncle Sam relinquishes his
guardianship and turns these Indian :
over to the states of North and South
Dakota as full.fledged citizens
Between 1,000 and 1,200 voters will
.ho equlllly divided between the two
The question of leasing their lands
was also placed before the Indians hy
Major McLaughlin , but they decided
LUMBER KINGS UNDER FIRE
Federal Grand Jury Orders Secretary
to Produce Books.
PORTLAND , Ore.-Charles W.
Eberlin , land agent of the Southern
Pacific company , was the principal
witness Thursday before the federal
grand jury which Is Investigating
land frauds In this state. It Is reported -
ed that Ellerlin's testimony may
provo an important factor In establishing -
lishlng a conspiracy to secure large
areas of timber lands in the south-
emit part oC Oregon. This testimony ,
It Is learned on good authority , corroborated -
rohora.ted hy the records of the
Southern Pacific company , establishes -
IIshos the fact that simultaneously
with the securing of a large amount
of railroad land which comprised the
odd numbered sections , large tracts
of government land , which comprised
the even numbered sections of the
same district , were located upon.
The government , it is learned , will
attempt to prove that this slmu1tnn-
eOll8 acquiring of the even and odd
sections was more than a coincidence.
RIGOROUS ANTI-TRUST LAW
Measure Providing Fines and Penal-
ties Passer Illinois House
SPRINGFIELD , 1Il.-'rhe McKinley -
ley anti-trust bill passed the Illinois
house of representatives hy a vote
of 112 yeas to 9 nays , and now goes
to the senato. The bill , which was
carefully drawn under direction of
Attorney General Stead , makes very
explicit definition of w'ltat ' consti-
tutes a trm\t \ , Includes insurance I
companies in the organizations subject -
ject to the trust definition and provides
vides heavy fines and imprisonment
For the corporations the fines
range Cram $500 [ to $1,000 for the
first offense to $15,000 for the fourth
offense. For the Indlvhlual members ,
presidents , managers , etc" , of com-
IHUllos In trust II fine of from $500 to
$1,000 and 11. jail sentence not to ex-
ceell a year is provided.
The Banker Not Guilty.
Denver , Clo.-lly order of District
Judge Frank ' 1' . Johnson , the jury In
the case of E. 1\1. Johnson , former
president of the defunct Fidelity Sav-
Ings association , charged with embez-
zlement , returned a verdict of not
guilty. While lamenting the fact that
thousands of poor persons had been
made penniless by the failure of the
Fidelity , Judge Johnson said that the
worst that had been proven was mismanagement -
management ! , which was not on trial
and could not therefore lie considered.
IJAPS WilL WANT
INDEMNITY MUST COME OR WAR
KILL . NOT STOP.
WHAT BARON SUGEMATSU SAYS
JapLlnaese Government . Has Formu-
lated No Terms Because Might Be
Accused of Skinning Bear Before It
LONDON-Daron Suyematsu , for-
merly .Japanese minister of the Inter-
ior has written an Interesting and significant -
nllicant article for the Oulloolt , under
the healllnJ "War and h1l1e1l1nlt ' -
the .Japaneso Claim. " The whole
trend of the article is intended to
show that .Jalmn will carry on the war
until Russia consents to pay Ind1'1I1'
nit ) . The baron says :
"A canon of the Japanese bushido
is , 'one should not unsheath the sword
unless one Is to totally overcome or
has secured equitable satisfaction for
one's cause ' TitlE Is our Ideal In international -
ternational Intercourse. The sword of
Japan Is drawn , and the aim for which
It was unsheathed has scarcely been
aUalncc1. 'Ve want a peace which will
secure tranquility In the far east for
at least a generation or two.
1'he worlll should know that in the
present war Japan staked her'ery
existence , whereas with the enemy it
was a mere war of caprice. 'Vhy , then ,
In case of defeat , shoulll not Russia
he male responsible In equitable accordance -
cordanco with the nature of the affair ?
I believe therefore , that in case of
the adversary asking for peace the
satisfaction which she will have to
make to .Japan should Include malting
good the material loss of Japan ; In
other words , inc1Ct'nlty , " .
Baron uyematsu _ says further : !
'In.pan has not formulated definite
terms of peace because she might be
accused of skinning the hear before
It Is shot. We have , however , outlined
our Idea. " I
The article argues out the righteousness -
eousness of Japan's position in demanding -
manlling indemnity as a basic condition -
tlon , and controverts the idea which ,
he says , he finds prevalent outside of
Japan , that , Japan Is willing to make
peace at I11U' llrlce. .
"Some say : ' the baron continues ,
"that for humanity's sake an armistice
should he concluded with a view to
negotiating peace. It Is all very well
to talk of humanity , hut no Injustice
must lie perpetrated In the name of
Il\lInanlt If a proposition arising out
of the question of humanity gives
more advantage to one than another
of the contending parties It cannot
he justice "
Baron Suyematsu treats Rarcastlcal-
Iy the special Illel1. that Russia should
he allowed to "save her face , " and
compares Japan to a dwarf fighting a
giant , and says :
'rho public at large seems to have ,
guaged the relative value of Russia
and , Ja 111n , They are glad that the
large huhllle which had been causing
a nightmare to so many people for so
long a time has been pricked. They
have seen that It was no use to suppress -
press Japan's aspiration by the com-
billed force of western powers. Yet
there seems floating in the air Some
sort of compassion for our adversar ' .
This I deem an inconsistency , arising
out of some psychological Instability. "
Purpose of Watering Erie Stock.
NEW YORK-It was ascertained
that the increase In the common stock
of the Erie railroad company from
$113,000,000 to $1:13,000,000 : recently
announced was made to prepare for a
conversion of Its outstanding $10,000-
000 of convertible hands , which have
been convertible since AI.rll 1. This
amount is necessary to care for the
bonds , since they are convertible Into
stock at $50 a share. This calls for
t went . shares of stock . Scar . each $1,000
bond , and the stock is now selling at
413 * .
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A TALK WITH SAKAROFF
He Say There Was no Conspiracy
S'I' Pl'J'1'EHSllUHG-War ' Minister
Sakaroff In an Interview , declares
that the reports of Russia counter- f
mllndlng orders for war material f
abroad are baseless and grow out of
the declination of the foreign offers
with which the war oJt1ce and the admiralty -
miralty have been swamped. He In- - '
g'sts that there has been no relaxa-
tion In the preparations to continue
the war , hut says there will bo no
new mobilization at present , explainIng -
Ing , as stated In these patches , that
1-10,000 troops of the last mobilization
have already started for the front
and that Instead of mohlllzing new
troops these will ho followed by a "
portion of this 'ear's conscripts.
Genel'lll Salmrorr denied emphatically -
ally that ho ever Intrigued against _ . . .
General Kouropatldn , affirming that
he gave the latter the most loyal SUl- . . .
1101't. At the same time , In discussing
the battle of Mukden , Snlmroft declar-
ed that the men and material of the
Russian army were equal to those of . " ,
the Japanese , forcing lie reluctant ; r- A
conclusion that the Japanese general-
shill was superior to the Russians.
In denying the popular . Impression
that a large proportion of army reserve -
serve men were sent to the front , Sak-
Ilrore made the Important mission
that reserve men were only sent In tune
early stages of the war "hefore wo
hall ( assurances from Europe , " which
Is interpreted as a confession that an
arrangement was made with Germany
for covering the frontier of Polanll.
The announcement that President
Roosevelt has left Washington on a
vacation trip Is accepted here as evi-
dence that the efforts to draw Russia \
and Japan Into peace negotiations
have come to grief for the moment.
No definite explanation of exactly
what happened Is forthcoming , but . .
the general impression Is that Japan .J
either declined to treat upon the Rus-
sian basis or demanded a direct '
avowal that there was a pacific dispo- 7i
sItion. At any rate the advocates of
a continuation of the war seem se
cure of their position and everything
Indicates that the hope of an Immlll-
ate change of fortune Is staked on
Vice Admiral ' whose
Hojestvensl , \
squadron , according to the best Infor-
matton , Is now actually on Its way to j
meet the Japanese. The admiralty is
greatly encouraged by the prospects
that Rojest\'ensl.y wlll be allle to de-
feat Admiral Toga owing to the splendid -
did reports which have just arrived
here from Hojestvensl , dated from \ . - , . -
the island of Madagascar , recounting
In detail the condition of the ships
and personnel and results at the tar-
get practice of the squadron and of
the maneuvers in which the warships
have been drilling fOr three months.
Sites Standard Oil Company.
CIIICAGO-The city of Chicago
filed suit for $40,000 against the Stan-
Ilm'd Oil compllnr. The hlll is based
upon the alleged ) ) non-payment of In-
pectlon fees by the Standard Oil com-
parry It Is claimed ( that the company
has for years refused to pay for inspections -
spections made hy the city under an
ordlnnnce regulating commerce In
naphtha and gasoline. Representatives - . - " :
tlves of the Standard helll that gaso- *
line and naphtha are not products of
petroleum and that the ordinance does
Will Not Affect Supply of Sugar.
ASlIINGTON-Tho secretary of
the treasury has proclaimed the net _
amount of bounty granted by the Argentine - #
gendne Hepullllc on the exportation. of
sugar to lie 11th centavos per kilo.
This ( Is equivalent to nearly 5 cents a.
pound. The secretary has Issued a.
calendar carrying out the provisions
of section 5 of the tariff act and directing -
I'ectlng United States customs officers
to assess n countervailing duty of 4.09
cents per pound on all sugar Imported
Into the United States from Argen-
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