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COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 16, 1904.
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FIGHT ON WATER
SHARP NAVAL BATTLE NEAR
IUSSIAMS ATTACK JAPANESE
The Latter Said to Have Last One
Torpedo Beat One Russian Ship
Sunk and Another Destroyed by the
ST. PETERSBURG The Russian ;
torpedo boat flotilla left Port Arthur,
at urxd daylight Friday morning and
attacked the Japanese fleet. One Jap
anese torpedo boat was sunk and one
Russian Torpedo boat destroyed. The'
Bezuoshtchadni was sunk. The fate
of the latter's crew ' not known.
Admiral Makaroff inaugurated his
assumption of the command of the
Russian fleet at Port Arthur bv a
complete change of tactics. As soon
as he appeared he ordered the remov
al of the battleship Retvizan. which
was stranded at the mouth of the
harbor and barred the channel at cer
tain stages of the tide, making the
egress of battleships impossible, t ri
day morning ae directed a sortie of
the torpedo boat flotilla, supported by
a part of the Russian squadron,
against tne Japanese squadron. The
details are not vet known, except that
the encounter resulted in the loss of
one Japanese torpedo boar, one Rus
sian torpedo boat and one Russian tor
pedo boat destroyer.
The complete story of the fierce
ngat off Port Arthur between the tor
pedo flotillas, which occurred Wed
nesday, and the bombardment which
followed ou Thursday morning, was
not given out here until alter mid
night. Two official messages from
v'loeroy Alexieff hail been received
during the day and presented to the
emperor, but the public had remained
When the texts appeared it became
evident that the collisions between
the torpedo flotillas had occurred ac
cidentally during the nignt while the
Russians were scouting in search of
-vS far as is known here this is the
first time torpedo boats have engaged
each other at sea. Although the odds
were against the Russians, as the
Japanese ftotilla was supported by the
cruiser squadron, the Russians made
a neroic dash for the foe and appar
ently haa the better of the attack,
sinking a Japanese torpedo boat, until
the cruisers got within range, and one
of the latter's shells crippled one of
tne Russian boats.
The gallant action of Vice Admiral
..lakaroff is transferring his flag to
tne fas cruiser Novik and sailing out
in the face of the enemy in an at
tempt" at rescue receives unstinted
praise; stamping him at the outset of
his command as a man of iorce and
action who insists on being in the van
or the fighting.
HEARING OF DIETRICH CASE.
Inquiring Into Charges Against the
WASHINGTON The inquiry into
the charges against Senator Dietrich
of Nebraska began Friday before the
special committee in Senator Hoar's
The inquiry, which was instituted
upon the demand of Senator Dietrich,
is fc- the purpose of probing the
charges on which the senator was in- j
dieted last fall in Nebraska, and j
which were dismissed on demurrer.
The committee consists of Senators
Hoar, Piatt of Connecticut, Spooner.
Cockrell and Pettus.
All of the members of the commit
tee except Mr. Spooner were present.
Senator Dietrich was in attendance
with his attorney. R. A. Batty, of
Hastings. A number of witnesses
were present. Mr. Dietrich repeated
his wish that the investigation should
be the fullest possible.
Leopold Hahn. postmaster at Hast
ings from 1897 to 1901. was the first
BRYAN HAS RIGHT TO APPEAL.
Executor of Bennett Will Does not
Waive the Right to Contest.
NEW HAVEN. Conn. By a deci
sion handed down by Judge Gager of
the superior court, on a demurred to
answers to an appeal by William J.
Bryan from a decision of the probate
court, which ruled against him in the
Philo S. Bennett will case. Mr. Bryan
has the right to contest lor the $30,
000 bequeathed .to himself in the
The court says in substance that'
the action of Mr. Bryan in accepting
the office of executor does not cause
him to relinquish any right that he"
may have in this appeal to establish
the validity of certain papers asva
part of the will. The court says that
when a letter is presented to the
probate court the question is whether
the letter be acceped or rejected.
The question of right of appeal can
not be passed on by the probate court.
People ruled by the mood of gloom
attract to them gloomy things.
Patriotic Woman is Dead.
BELLEVILLE, I1L Mrs. Alfred P.
Bailey, who before her Marriage and
removal of residence to Canada, over
a year ago. lived here., hurried- here
from Montreal ast week that her
child might be bora a citizen of the
United Stales. " She was accouched
of a daughter Thursday- sight, and
died early Friday, but the infant lives
and thrives. Mrs. Bailey was 21 years
of age. Sh. had come here to visit
her sister, Mrs. McLeary. The hus
band has been notified by wire and
will come for the remains.
Indignant at North Patte
NORTH PLATTE. Neb. Informa
tioa has been received her that Wil
liam F. Cody, who now resides ia the
Big; Horn basia. Wyoming-, baa geua
suit ia a county ia the northern part
or that statv asking for a divorce
from sis wife, who stilL resides here.
In his petition he alleges emelry.
The citizens here who save known
Mrs. Cody for thirty-ire years are
very indignant. Mrs. Cody has re
tained ta law arm of Wilcox ft Hal
ligaa aad will feat the case to the
MAKAROFF SENDS A REPORT.
Gives an Account of the Engagement
at Prt Arthur.
MUKDEN. Manchuria Admiral
Makaroff. commanding the Russian
fleet, reports from Port Arthur as fol
lows: Six torpedo boats which went to sea
March 10, four being under the gen
eral command of Captain Mattousse
vitch. encountered the enemy's tor
pedo boats followed by cruisers.
A hot action ensued in which the
torpedo boat destroyer Vlastini dis
charged a Whitehead torpedo and i
sank on of the enemy s torpedo boats. I
On the way back the torpedo boat de
stroyer Stereguschtchi commanded by
Lieutenant Sierguieff. sustained dam
ages, its engine being disabled, and it
began to founder. By 8 o'clock in the
morning five of our torpedo boat de
stroyers had returned.
When the critical position of the
Stereguschtchi became evident I hoist
ed my flag: on the cruiser Novik and
went with the Novik and the Bayarin
to the rescue. But as five of the ene
my's cruisers surrounded our destroy
er, and as their battleship squadron
was approaching. I did 'not succeed in
saving the Stereguschtchi. whicn foun
dered. Part of the crew were made
prisoners and part was drowned.
On the ships whicn participated in
the attack one officer was seriously
wounded and three others were slight
ly wounded; two soldiers were killed
and eighteen wounued.
PAYS PENALTY OF HIS CRIME.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo. Mark Dunn was
hanged here at 10:40 Friday.
Dunn went to the scaffold attended
Jby Rev. M. M. Coode of the Christian
church. Doctors had examined him
and had said his condition was such
that there wa no reason why the ex
ecution should not proceed. The re
suit was telegraphed Governor Dock
ery and he said he would not inter
fere. On the scaffold Dunn made a
statement charging that his convic
tion was the result of a conspiracy
and that Fention was shot by a 'man
named Cy Fisher.
The murderer's wife was in St. Jos
eph and appeared at the undertaker's
soon after the body had been removed
there to be prepared for burial.
Dunn's neck was broken by the drop.
The murder for which Mark Dunn
was hanged was that of Alfred Feu
ton, a wealthy young farmer of Rush
ville. this county, July 20, 1902. He
as sentenced to be hanged March 11.
BUFFALO BILL WANTS DIVORCE.
Colonel Cody Files Petition Asking
Severance of Marital Ties.
DENVER A petition for divorce
filed in the district court of Big Horn
county. Wyoming. January 9. last, by
Colonel William F. Cody (Buffalo
Bill), has just been made public.
The complaint charges cruelty and
alleges that on December 2t. 1900,
Mrs. Cody attempted to poison the
plaintiff. Another ground on which
the plaintiff asks a decree is that the
marital relation has been made un
bearable to him by his wife's refusal
to entertain his friends at his former
home in North Platte, Neb.
Mrs. Cody, who is at North Platte,
denies her husband's charges and will
contest the suit. Colonel and Mrs.
Cody were married at St. Louis
March 6. 1366.
Some Records Unprintable.
WASHINGTON. At the executive
session of the committee certain pro
ceedings from the divorce case of
Apostle Teasdale were put into the
record as evidence. The admissions
made in that case were offered by the
prosecution to combat the testimony
of President Joseph F. Smith that
Teasdale was married to Lillian Hook
for eternity only, and that she was
not considered as Teasdale's wife
when he contracted the marriage. The
testimony Is unprintable.
Corea Nullifies Russian Grants.
TOKIO The Japanese-Corean pro
tocol was published at Seoul in an
extra edition of the Gazette Thursday.
The Corean government will publicly
announce that the publication of the
protocol nullifies the concessions
granted to Russia, such as the non
alienation of coal mining at Kochyo
island and Rose islam! and the for
estry concessions in the Ulleungdo.
Tuman and Yalu valleys.
Are Laying for Japanese Ships.
PARIS l'he commander of nhe
French steamer Saghalien. from Pi
raeus. Greece, on arriving at Mar
seilles rriday reported that two Rus
sian cruisers and one torpedo boat de
stroyer were at Piraeus about to put
to sea for the purpose of intercepting
Japanese merchant ships. Six of the
latter are at Havre, Nantes and Bor
deaux and others are said to be coal
ing at Eaclish porta.
Great Los, of Rang, Cattle.
BELLE FOURCHE. S. D. Condi
tions among range cattle in this re
gion are almost beyond relief. Not
since 1886 has there been so much
suffering and if March containnes
with any severity the percentage of
loss will be unusually large.
Nat Increase of SSOCOOO.
WASHINGTON Senator Perkins of
the committee oa appropriations Tues
day reported the fortification bill with
a net increase of $506,000 over the
bill as passed by the' house, and mak
ing the total of the bill-as reported
to the senate $7,637,192. The princi
pal increases are: For purchase of
submarine torpedo boat for use of
school of submarine defense. $250 000;
for ammunition and supplies for ma
chine and automatic guns $100,000;
for ammunition for sea coast cannons.
Trained Dooj, to Aid Red C
ST. PETERSBURG The Russian
Kennel club has offered to provide
the Red Cross society with, dogs
traiaed. to lad and relieve the wounded-
oa the- battlefield and in rough
country districts. The offer probably
will be accepted. These dogs carry
restoratives aad a first aid package
attached to their collars. The offer
of a society,, to raise a body of 2.000
Amazoas to fight against the Japan
ese haa been, greeted with laughter.
The Gaaette wrges a boycott ot British
I goods aad ships.
RUSSIANS MEET JAPANESE AND
AITHUt IS AGAII
Shelling Begins at Midnight and' Con
tinues Until Morning Vies AdesiraJ
Kamimura Thinks that Ri
Are Becoming Demoralized.
TOKIO Russian and Japanese
mouated scouts met north of Pans
Yang. After a brief, engagement the
Russians retreated. No casualties are
reported on either side.
PORT ARTHUR The Japanese
fleet appeared off this harbor at mid
night and bombarded this city inter
mittently until 8 o'clock la the morn
TOKIO Vice Admiral Kamimura,
reporting the bombardment of Vladi
vostok March 6, says the attack com
menced at 2:10 o'clock in the after
noon and the firing was kept up about
forty minutes. He believe the bom
bardment was effective and demoral
izing to the enemy. The Russian
forts did not reply to the Japanese
Japanese cruisers subsequently rec
onnoitered several adjacent places on
the coast, but found no trace- of the
enemy. The full report of Vice Admi
ral Kamimura says that as they ap
proached the-east entrance to Vladivo
stok on the morning of March 6 the
enemy's ships were not seen outside
the harbor. He says:
"We approached the batteries on
the northeast coast from a point be
yond the range of the batteries on
the Balzan promontory and Bosphorua
strait. After bombarding the Inner
harbor forty minutes, from 1:50
o'clock in the afternoon, we retired.
I believe the bombardment effected
considerable damage. Soldiers were
seen, but the land batteries did not
reply to our fire. Black smoke was
observed at the east entrance to the
harbor about 5 o'clock p. m. and was
thought to be trom the enemy's ships,
but this smoke gradualy disappeared.
"On the morning of March 7 we rec
onnoitered America bay and Stretok
bay, but saw nothing unusual. We ap
proached the east entrance to Vladi
vostok at noon. The enemy's ships
were invisible and the batteries did
not fire. We turned toward Possiet
bay, but. not seeing the enemy, re
tired." RUSSIA ACCEDES ONE REQUEST.
United States Officers May Accom
pany Army to Observe Operations.
WASHINGTON. The Russian army
formally has granted the request of
the United States that certain officers
of the American army be permitted
to accompany the Russian troops and
witness their operations in the war
with Japan. Ambassador McCormlck,
in a cablegram informing Secretary
Hay of this fact states that the offi
cers cannot join the Russian army
before April 13, of the Russian calen
dar. The officers who have ieen desig
nated for this service are Colonel J. B.
Kerr of the general staff. Captain Carl
Reichman of the Seventh infantry,
Captain George Gatley and Captain
William Judson of the engineer corps.
All of the above are in Manila except
Captain Judson, who is in this city
and who leaves at once for St. Peters
burg. SYMPATHIZE WITH RUSSIA.
Irish Nationalists at St Louis Pas,
ST. LOUIS Mo. The Irish nation
alists of St. Louis at their celebra
tion of the birth of Robert Emmet
Sunday night adopted resolutions up
holding Russia in her way with Japan
and expressing "sympathy with Chris
tian Russia against this pagen
horde." The resolution concluded:
"That the special thanks of the ex
iled children of the 'scattered Gael'
be extended to the Russian govern
ment for her work done in the inter
ests of humanity by her opposition to
the designs of England in Persia.
Turkestan. Thibet and other Asiatic
countries, thereby preventing the ex
tension of England's 'tyranny over
A copy of the resolutions will be
sent to the Russian minister at Wash
ington. Leaves Much to Charity.
NEWPORT, R. L Cnaritable insti
tutions are bequeathed $200,000 by
Sarah Schermerhorn. daughter of W.
C. Schermerhorn of Newport and New
York, whose will was filed for pro
Date in this city. Of this sum the
nome for consumptives at Denver,
Colo,, receives $30,000. The remaind
er is divided among- a number ol
charitable societies in New loric city
Ready for Reciprocity.
MELBOURNE Premier Bekin has
announced in the House of Represen
tatives that the federal government is
prepared to alter the tarjii. in favor
of Great Britain, making sacrifices, if
necessary, to secure reciprocal pref
erences. Luetwin Needs Guns and Man.
BERLIN. It was said in Reischstag
circles that Colonel Luetwin, governor
general of the Southwest Africa col
ony, has asked for reinforcements to
the number of 800 men and two
mounted batteries. He has found the
Herreros to be more numerous and
better armed than he supposed and
they occupy a strong position which
they are fortifying. Further, Coloael
Luetwin is expecting difficulty in pre
venting the enemy from, re-entering
the parts of the country he has al
Jesuits May Enter Germaay.
BERLIN The Bundesrath accepted
the bill' passed by the Reichatac re
pealing tne anti-Jesuit paragraph la
the law of July 4, 1872, protlbitias
Jesuits from settling in Germany, The
decision of the- Bundesrath to accept
the Reichstag resolntioa to repeal the
paragraph in the anti-Jesuit law of
1872 forbidding Jesuits to reside is
this country destroys the last frag
mont of the late Prince Bismarck'.'
war with the clergy and gives Romai
Catholics an equal position before the
law with Protestants.
I CONCENTRATION v OF CHINESE.
Russia's Motives in Opposing Mobili
zation of Troops.
BERLIN rW L'ageblatt pablishes
a statement regarding; the motives of
Russia in protesting against the con
centration of Chinese troops on the
Maacaurian frontier, and intimates
that it originated with the Russian
embassy in Berlin. The communica
tion sas that the assumption that
Russia was influenced by political mo
tives, such as cherishing designs on
Chinese territory, in making this pro
test, is erroneous. Her motives were
purely military. '
Russia is convinced that she will
soon overcome the Japanese, neverthe
less she cannot ''permit the operation
of troops, nor can she be threatened
by disturbances .ia her rear. The
presence of Chinese troops on the
Manchurian border might, result in un
pleasant occurrences. The St. Peters
burg government is fully convinced
that the Chinese government intends
to maintain a strict neutrality, but this
concentration of troops would endan
ger neutrality. The Pekin govern
ment itself is not sure of its troops.
Yuan Shan Kai," the Chinese com
mander, would not disobey orders, but
it is different with insubordination
among; the soldiers. If Chinese troops
are now stationed on the frontier
there is the danger that at some fa
vorable opportunity they will desert
and join the Chunchus. This would
make it necessary to detach Russian
troops from the front to fignt the ma
rauders in the rear., hence Russia op
poses the concentration.
LOOK FOR BIG BATTLE ON LAND.
Russians Think 'Clash on the Yalu
River is Imminent.
ST. PETERSBURG. The only
piece of important news up to this
hour from the seat of war was the
Associated Press' dispatch from Port
Arthur' announcing a fresh attack on
that place by the Japanese fleet. The
dispatch contained no details.
Another telegram to the Associated
Press from Vladivostok has been re
ceived. It makes no mention of fight
ing and it is assumed that all is quiet
there. The reports that Japan has en
tered Manchuria west of the Yalu
river and has reached Feng Huan
Cheng, on the Peking road, which is
the Russian line of communication to
the Yalu, cannot be confirmed. If the
information proves true a land engage
ment of some magnitude is imminent.
It cannot long be delayed, as the Rus
sians have a heavy force south of the
line, between Liao Yank and Mukden,
and they are also occupying strong po
sitions along the Yalu. A Japanese
column between them would be in a
desperate strait unless it moved by
the flank to take the Russians on the
Yalu in the rear and was energetically
supported by a forward Japanese
movement irom corea.
REBELS ARE GAINING VICTORIES.
Reports from San Dcmingo Say Gov
ernment Is Repulsed.
SAN JUAN, Porto Rico A semi-official
letter received here from San
Pedro de Macoris, San Domingo, dated
February 29, gives details of the bom
bardment of San Pedro De Macoris
rebruary 27 by the Dominican war
ships Presidente and Estrella.
The captain of the Presidente, a
Spaniard, and sixty men on board of
her were killed, only six of the crew
escaping without injuries. In all seventy-four
men were killed and twenty
five were wounded on the two ships.
The insurgents lost thirty-six men
killed or wounded.
The Presidente was driven away at
daybreak February 28. the insurgents
having brought up a field piece dur
ing the night and unexpectedly open
ing fire on it. Several defeats of the
troops of President Morales, with
heaw losses, have been reported late
ly. General Jose Amidor. who captured
at San Antonio De Guerra quantities
of provisions and clothing and $2,000
in cash, is now a prisoner at San Pe
dro De Macoris.
FARMERS HOLD LESS WHEAT.
Sell Closer Than in Former Yean
Less Corn and Oats.
WASHINGTON The March report
of the bureau of statistics of the de
partment of agriculture shows the
amount of wheat remaining in farm
ers' hands on March 1 to have been
about 132.600.000 bushels, or 80.8 per
cent of last year's crop, as compared
with 24.3 per cent of the crop of 1902
on hand March 1, 1903, and 23.2 per
cent of the crop of 1901 on hand on
March 1, 1902.
The corn in farmers' hands is estl
mated'at about 839.000,000 bushels, or
37.4 per cent of last year's crop,
against 41.6 per cent of the crop of
1902 on band on March 1, 1903, and
29.2 per cent of the crop of 1901 on
hand on March 1, 1902.
Of oats, there are reported to be
about 275.700.000 bushels, or 343 per
cent of last year's crop still in farm
ers' bands, as compared with 263 per
cent of the crop of 1902 on hand oa
March 1, 1903, and 30.6 per cent of
the crop of 1901 on hand on March 1.
Victim of Poison i.
PIERRE, S. D. After a week of in
tense suffering- Miss Rena Nelson, the
victim of poisoned candy sent from
Boone. Ia.x died at her home six miles
north of this city from the effects of
the drug. From the first the attend
ing paysiciaa held out no hope, and
while the young woman herself be
lieved that she would recover the phy
sicians who had been called ia would
give no hope. That she held oa so
long with the suffering is attributed to
her health and strength, she being a
large aad strong young woman.
Oregon Mineral Exhibit.
PORTLAND, Ore. A fine collectioa
at Oregoa minerals has been gathered
together by State Mineralogist J. H.
risk for exhibition at the St. Louis
fair. The exhibit comprises every
variety of minerals that is found in.
Oregoa. The exhibit- will be shipped
from here Saturday, ia all probability.
There are thirty, cases, coasistiag ofi
minerals of economic value which can
be used- ia the arts, manufacturing,
agriculture aad commerce. Amoag
-.hem are boxes of erode sienna and
A WAR ON RATES
NORTHWESTERN ISSUES NEW
New Tariff Concedes Market to Oma
ha, but Compels Grain to Go East
Over Cutting Line. Official State
ment Is Set Forth.
CHICAGO. IIL The western grain
rate war reached a crisis Tuesday
when the Northwestern road issued a
new tariff malting reductions from
Nebraska points to Chicago and pro
viding that the grain may stop in
Omaha aad Council Bluffs to mill in
transit, or be handled through the ele
vators there. This concedes a grain
market to Omaha, but injures that
grain originating on the Northwestern
road and stopping in Omaha will, if it
comes east,, be carried to Ch'cafo by
the same line. This is necessarily so.
as the new tariffs practically leave
"the Great Western nothing for the
haul from Omaha to 'Chicago. The
official statement of the-Northwestern
regarding: the new tariff is as follows:
"The Chicago A Northwestern rail
road has revised its tariffs applying
on grain from Nebraska, taking effect
on March 12. making its rates to Chi
cago 3 cents per 100 poounds above
the rates to St. Louts and to other
Mississippi river points. The mini
mum rates in its Nebraska tariff to
Chicago are 11 cents on wheat and 9
cents on corn. The tariff provides
that the grain from all Nebraska
stations can be shipped" through Oma
ha and Council Bluifs. to roil' in trans
it or be handled thruitj.'h elevators,
at the direct rate."
Representatives of the trans-Missouri
lines met here for the purpose
of discussing the grain rate situation.
Nothing resulted from the meeting,
and it is said that unless some of the
roads make overtures the rate war
will be carried on for au indefinite
FINDING PLACE FCR BURT.
Report That Former- President of the
Union Pacific Is to Work for Czar.
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal. It is stated
in local railroad circles, on authentic
private advices from the far east, that
Horace G. Burt, until recently presi
dent of the Union Pacific, has been
given a year's employment as an ex
pert by the Russian authorities on
communications and railways. They
want him to make a report on needed
improvements for the Trans-Siberian
road and the new Orenburg & Tash
kend railway. His remuneration will
be $100,000 for making these two ex
Burt is to consult with the Russian
engineers on the problem of building
around Lake Baikal instead of using
a ferry system forty-eight miles in ex
tent across the lake. He is also to
criticise the alignment of the Siberian
road and it3 bridge and culvert work
and the rails.
WAR REGULATIONS IN JAPAN.
Rules Governing Corespondents of
WASHINGTON In a mail report
from Tokio February 18 Minister Gris
som furnished translations to the de
partment of state of a number of im
portant ordinances and reguiations
relating to the state of war. Most of
these have been described in the
Newspaper corespqondents with the
armies must receive their admission
through their minister or consul. AH
of their correspondence, newspaper or
private, must be submitted to the
consor and there must be no use of
ciphers. The correspondents them
selves are required to wear a white
band on one arm, marked with Jap
anese letters in red ink. stating their
newspaper connection, and no corre
spondent will be received who has
had less than one year's actual ser
vice on a newspaper.
Limited Dimensions. ,
Congressman SuIIoway. of New
Hampshire, lives- in Manchester, and
one day last summer he attended a (
church service at Francestown, a vil
lage near by. Tie sermon on this par
ticular Sunday was preacned by a
stranger, a young student, whose self
assurance was considering his years,
unusual. This young man hastened up
to Congressman SuIIoway as soon as
the service was over. He talked a S
little while, and then made a number
of efforts to induce the statesman to
compliment him on his discourse.
These efforts, which were indirect.
failed. Therefore the young man
adopted a direct method to attain his
end. "I hope you weren't annoyed!
by the length of my sermon?" he
asked. "No." replied the statesman,
"nor by its depth, either."
Porto Rico Adopts a Black Flag.
SAN JUAN, Porto Rico The house I
has unanimously passed a bill recom
mended in a message form Governor '
Hunt, the purpose of which is to pre -vent
the desecration of the Unuec .
States flag and the use of the black j
Sag In Porto Rico. I
Take Issue with Apostle.
WASHINGTON Chairman Bur-j
rows of the senate committee on priv-1
ileges and elections has received from
EL F. Shupe. president, and A. E. Ta-j
bar, secretary of the eastern Colorado I.
conference. Reorganized Church of'
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a
t-legram denying the testimony of Jo
seph F. Smith, president of the Mor
mon church, that Joseph Smith, jr..
was the originator of the doctrine of
polygamy. Chairman Burrows haa
caused subpoenas to be issued for
Messrs. Shupe and Tabor.
Offer Reward for Loot Baron.
ST. PETERSBURG The Academy
of Science has offered $3,730 to any
one giving information ia regard to
the whereabouts of the party of Baron
Toll, the arctic explorer, from whom
nothing has been heard sines he left
the yacht Seeria in '1902 and started
for Benaet island The Searia has
not reached Stockholm as published
!by a news agency is the United
States. Baron Toll and his compan
ions are believed to have been carried
J out to sea by the ice off Bennet is
laad ia November, 1902.
CLASH OT FORCES.
LONDON A dispatch to the Times
from Wei Hal Wei. dated March .
"It is reprted on good authority
thac a collision on land between Jap
anese and Russian troops haa oc
curred near Haiju. Korea, fifty-four
miles northwest of Chemulpo, which
resulted in the defeat of the Rus
sians." TOKIO Japanese warships bom
barded the forts at Talien-Wan (Port
Dalny) on the night of March 8 and
then attacked Port Arthur.
It is believed here that there has
already been a decisive naval engage
ment in the vicinity of Vladivostok
and tidings of it are anxiously
The Japanese fleet did not, it is
said, go to Vladivostok for the pur
pose of bombarding: the town, bat to
locate aad attack the armored cruis
ers Gromoboi. Rossia, Rnrik and the
cruiser Bogatyer. the Rusalaa fleet
stationed there. It Li understood
that when the Japan 'fleet was there
on Sunday last it found the Russian
Squadron absent. If this is true it
gave the Japanese squadron advan
tage in the way of avoid battle close
to the inshore batteries, at the same
time putting it in a poaitloa to pre
vent the Russian ships re-eatering the
harbor. It is doubted that the Japan
ese withdrew their 'entire squadroa
unless the location of the enemy had
been discovered, as it would have
meant surrendering; The advantage of
being in a position between the enemy
and the enemy's base.
There is a strong possibility that
the Japanese found the Russian ships
In the vicinity of Ptissiet bay and
gave them battle there. The named
and number of ships in the Japanese
squadron have been 'kept secret, but
it was probably sufficiently strong to
divide Into two divisions, the one to
so to Vladivostok and the other to
cruise in search of the Russian ships.
It is said the newly purchased cruis
ers Nisshin and Kasuga are taking
part in the present movement off
The navy department expects to re
ceive dispatches tomorrow from Gen
sen, where it was planned that the
fleet would call after the operation
involving an attack upon the Russian
squadron had been concluded.
The Japanese are quile confident
in the ability of their squadron to sig
nally defeat the Russian ships, and
laughingly say that the big Russian
cruisers wnich stand unusually high
out of the water, make excellent tar
gets. ARE ON THE RUSSIAN FLANK.
Indications that Japs- Have Secured
Somo Fine Pooitiona.
WASHINGTON The government
here has received advices by cable
from Che Foo, opposite Port Arthur,
to tne effect that Japanese land
forces uve appeared at Fung Wang
Chang and at Tashan. No details are
The first named place is about forty-fire
miles north of Antung in Man
churia, and the latter is a few miles
inland from the mouth of the Yalu
The naval officers here believe that
this movement has placed the Japan
ese on the Russian Sank, and perhaps
in the rear, on their line of commrni
crtion. It is believed that Tuesday's attack
upon Port Arthur was a diversion per
haps to cover the expeditious land
movement of the Japanese forces,
who were probably landed from trans
ports at some point west of the Yalu
WORLD'S FAIR SPECIAL RATE.
Names Round-Trip Price from the Pa
CHICAGO A special round-trip
rate of $7.30 from San Francisco and
Los Angeles to the St. Louis exposi
tion has been announced by all the
western railroads as a result of a
meeting here Wednesday of the Trans
continental Railway Passenger asso
ciation. The rate will only be obtain
able on three days of each month,
from May to December inclusive. A
rate of $72.50 for the round trip from
the Pacific coast to Chicago was also
announced to hold good on the same
dates as the exposition rates.
The western roads will also give
special homeseeker rates to Wash
ington. Oregon and Idaho during: the
months of March. April, May, August
Eight Carloads of Exhibits.
CITY OF MEXICO The Mexican
commissioners for jthe St. Louis ex
position will leave in a special car
for that city. General Director Nu
nez will take with 'him plans for the
Mexican conservatory, which has not
yet been built, but upon which work
will begin immediately upon the ar
rival of the commissioners in St.
Louis. The commissioners have ar
ranged their business here with a
view to passing a year in the exposi
tion city Eight carloads of exhibits
have Been forwarded.
Nebraska Girt Making Mark.
BOSTON Miss Jeanette Pederson
of Waterloo. Neb., a student at the
New England Conservatory of Music,
is to have a part in the public per
formance of grand opera to be givea
by the pupils Thursday afternoon at
the Boston theater. Miss Pederson,
who is taking a course in the alto
department, will sing in "Traviata."
"Paust." -Rigoletto" and '"Saa Tuzxa."
given for the first time in America,
and "Carmen." With the exception
of "Alda." one act of each opera will
Decides to Break Off Relatione.
BELGRADE. Servia The Serriam
Macedonian committee has decided
to break off relations with the com
mittees in Macedonia and Bulgaria ia
connection with the Macedonian revo
From Biagevetechensfc to Taitihar.
BLAGOVETSCHEN3K. East Sibe
ria: The last detachment of the MI
gna Cossacks has left here for Tait
ihar Manchuria. The Jspaaese still
remaining at this place will be seat
present about ftw
miles of railroad.
A vessel drawing tea fee', rises two
iaches ia pasetse; trom fresh water to
The Bosfoa American leafs base
ball team has gone to Macoa. Gaw. for
Lord Strathcoaa has givea Bft,00
to Maaitoba Uaiversity to extern! its
In to city of Washiagtoa
13.00 Bowns. 15,000 Swrithev 14,"
Johnsons aad 1.000 Joaeses. '
The toys used by Qoeem Victoria
when a child will be oa eaaiaMoa at
the World's fair at St. Loaia.
Jacob Hemms. who served! the
Teata Ohio dmcrict ia caasawse ia
tM4 to ISM. died at h4a hem at To
ledo. Ia the Province of Samara. Baaoia.
405.000 perso'aa get their Mbasflteace
irom less than three acres of laad
per capita. k m ,
M. M. rVwxhmas, coagr from
the Sixth Ohio district ia the Fiftieth
aad F!fry-lrsC mays sees, died at bis
nome ia Bryaav Ohio.
Joaa A. Creiejhtoa haa givea a fur
ther sum of ahoat fSSv.Oew to CMgh
toa University,, a Catholic iaecitattoa.
at Omaha. Nek.
Steam laaaclse with gless hoHomo
sre now at. the service of theaw who
wish to view" the mariae grow about
Caxallaa Islaadi California.
The Servian: spverameec lateada s
taaliaalmg a eoaealate at New York
city with, a view to iacreaetaic aad
farPftytmg- trade with the United
it la reaoctdd from Deaver that
ulaae have beea prepared la that city .
tor aa eateaatoa of 125 mlW'to the
Ualoa Paclac railroad in Colorado aad
Coloael W. A. Mcintosh, general
couaael of the Postal Telegraph com
pany. Is dead In Jamaica, where be
was spending- his vacatioa. His home
was at Atlanta. Ga.
Senator Fairbanks was shown a
published "dispatch" stating that he
aad "decided to become a candidate
Tor vice-president." He declined t
make any statement.
Marchioness Spinola, who before
aer marriage was Miss Lilly Page,
laughter of Captain Page, of Rich
mond. Va.. is dead. She was oae of
the oldest American resideats of
George B. Cortelyou, secretary of
commerce and labor, aad Senator Aid
rich wore the speakers at a baaquet
)f the New Englaad Jewelers' aad
silversmith' association at Provi
ieece. R. I.
Charitable Institutions are be
queathed $200100 by provlsioaa of
-he will of Sarah Schermerhora of
Newport. N. Y. Of this sum. the
tome of consumptives at Deaver re
Commissioners appoiated to secure
funds for the represeatatioa of the
state of Coaaecticut at the St. Louis
axpositioa have abandoned the project
an account of lack of interest of tlte
people of the state.
General Kuropatkm. the command
ar of the Russian army in the Far
East, was a personal friend of Skobe
leff. with whom he servea in the
tiusso-Turkish war and the Tekke
The charred skeletea of Brakemaa
Nevea was found, but the body of
Conductor Shoemaker was entirely
consumed in the freight wreck and
fire in the tunnel oa the Missouri Pa
cific near Jefferson City, Mo.
Emperor William having called the
work of the impreseloaists "gutter
art." Herr Muller. of the Reichstag-,
returns the thrust by calling the
group of Hoheasollern statues erected
by the kaiser a "monumental marble
Word haa been received at Fargo
of the death of Richard Sykes. the
largest real estate owner in the state
of North Dakota. He went to Eng
land last, fall oa a pleasure trip and
is reported to have died at Man
chester Congressman Klutzz. of North Caro
lina, who refuses to stand for an as
sured re-electioa. comes from the
same district in which. In Isla. a
United States senator-elect refused to
serve because he "did not propose to
ride to Washington la the mud."
The sale of season tickets to th
St. Louis exposition commenced
March 9. The first 100 were reserved
for the directors. Presideat Francis
purchased eight. Each ticket has 134
coupons, one for each day5 that the
exposition will be open (Soadaya not
being counted) and oa each coupon
must be a photograph of the holder.
The photographs are made at the ex
pense of the exposition. The price
of the seasoa ticket is $25.
The republicaa caucus of the New
York legislature selected Dr. Andrew
S. Draper, presideat of the Illinois
university aad former superintendent
of public instruction, to be commis
sioner of education for the initial
term of six years. He will be elected
at the joint session of the legislature.
Owing to the great rise In the price
of wheat in the Spanish markets, the
government has presented a bill in
the Chamber of Deputies which pro
vides tor a considerable reduction of
the import duties on wheat aad flour.
The Japanese navy is now seventh
amoag the navies of the world.
Officials of the Presbyterian. Metho
dist and Congregational churches col
Canada have passed a resolution fav
oring amalgamation as one body.
After 100 years' existence as a fi
nancial institution the Maeeiehead
(Mass.) National bank closed Its ooors
to public business.
Terreace Flood, a timekeeper at
Cramps' Philadelphia ship yard, was
arrested Saturday and held ia $5,000
bail for a further hearing, charged
with embezzling $7,000.
Congressman Victor Murdock of
Wichita. Kan., was renominated by
the republicaa coavssjttop.
The exact number of cigars maau
factured In this coaatry last year is
said to be 7.4M,73,S57. Bat the
amoaat of trouble they made between
mea aad womea can never be com'
China has at
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