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The Omaha Daily Bee.
The Dee will have the news first
The Bee will have It RIGHT.
If You Want to Know About th War
and Know That You Know Read The Bee.
KSTAIILIKU fct'UNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, FIJI DAY MOUSING, MARCH IS, 1904 TEX 1(.KH.
fcJIXOLE COPY THREE CENTS.
TIME FOR SUM.
Fratident Annoancm JUw Wti ?. '"t
. District Attorney's Office.
CHANGE TO BE MADE AT K EARLY DATE
Ei-GoTernoT Barsje Oitm Chapter of At
tonnj'i Part in Ba?:lj Fordon.
K. C. LINDSAY TO BE THE COMING MAN
Bummers Hai Nothing to Cay When Id
formed of News,
SUCCESSOR NOW IN LINCOLN HOSPITAL
gHtrfors Derltne to Allow Rrwi to Be
Commnnlrated to Him, Fesurlnn-
V'nfavorable Effect ol
(From a Btaff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, March 17. (Special Tele-a-rnm.)
The long drawn-out fight over the
Successor to District Attorney Bummers 1
about at an end. The president has decided
to take a hand In the controversy, and It Is
believed will send In the name Of H. C.
Lindsay 'ns Bummers' successor within a
few days. Senator Dietrich and Mr. Rose
water had a conference with the president
Senator Dietrich presented a number of
letters and telegrams In support of his de
mand for a chnnge In the office. Among
tlieso whs a letter from ex-Governor Sav
age, In which he makes the charge that
District Attorney Summers Is a pervert
and that he would come to Washington If
necessary to testify to his lack of honesty
and truthfulness. It will be recalled that
Summers testified beiore the committee ap-
vestlgate the so-culled "cigar box" matter
that ho was not Intimate with Hartley and
denied that he was Instrumental in pro
curing Bartley'a pardon, although admitting
that he had a conversation with Savage
a few days prior to the Issue of the pardon.
Savage in Us letter to Senator Dietrich
tutes that Bummers came to him with the
earnest appeal on behalf of Bartley and In
the name of the railroad managers of
Nebraska pledged him their support for
Savage's nomination for governor If he
would pardon Bartley. Savage claims that
this was lile ohlef Inducement for liberating
The position which the two senators oc
cupy as to Summers recalls a somewhat
similar divergence between Van Wyck and
Manderaon and Congressman Valentine
over the distribution of the federal patron
age years ago. President Arthur, some
months after his succession to the presl
dency by reason of the traglo death of
Qarfletd. asked a prominent Nebraskan who
called at. the White House to guess what
be had been doing since his occupancy of
the poMltlon. failing to draw out any
rational answer, the president answered
bis own question by saying that hie entire
time had been, Jukeo .JJR b appeals for the
promotion of army ahd navy offloera and
the quarrels of Nebraska.
WASHINGTON, March 17. As a result
of the Investigation of the charges c gains t
Senator Dietrich of Nebraska. Williamson
S. Summers, United States district attorney
of Nebraska, wllltbe. removed from office.
a President Roosevelt today Informed Ben
tor . Dietrich and Editor Rosewater of The
Omaha Bee that he would take such action
against Mr. Summers. The probabilities
axe that Chairman Lindsay of the repub
lican state committee of Nebraska will be
appointed to succeed him.
Harry Lindsay Is Sick.
LINCOLN. March 17. II. C. Lindsay,
who, according; to Washington dispatches,
probably will succeed W. S. Summers as
United States district attorney for Ne
braska, Is at the City hoapltal here, too 111
. to hear the news of Summert' promloed
removal. Lindsay la Senator Dietrich's
candidate for the office. He Is chairman
of the republican state committee.
Mr. Bummtrs was called up by telephone
from Tha Bee office and asked If he bad
beard the news from Washington. He
tlled he bad not and asked to have It
reaa to mm. tk? aispatcn was reaa ana
the district attorney said:
"I haven't a word to say; not a word."
FORMER SENATOR MOODY DEAD
rtoneor of tho Black Hills Passes
Away at Los Angeles
DEADWOOD. 8. D., March 17.-(Speclal.)
-All the flags In the city are at half-mast
today, the news having been received that
former Senator O. C. Moody had died today
In Los Angeles. Mr. Moody was one of the
first senators elected to the United States
aerate by the new state of Bouth Dakota,
Serving one term In that body. Prior to hla
lection to the senate he occupied the bench
of the First Judicial district for ths terri
tory of Dakota snd practiced law after his
retirement from the senate. He was recog
nised as one of the moat able lawyers In the
United Btates. Ills Inst work for the state
was to assist In the codification of Its laws.
For t he 4 last twenty-six years 6euator
Moody had been a resident of Deadwood
and was greatly beloved by Its people. He
leaves a wife, four sons and a married
daughter. At the time of his death he was
Tl yeara ef age.
Settlers to Try Ce-OseralUs,
PIERRE, 8. D March 17. (Special. -Ths
question of co-operative colonies will re
ceive a test west of the Missouri river this
year. Several such colonies have been ar
ranged for, some of them Including only
members of the same family and others In
cluding number of people from the same
general community. Most of these colonies
will club their financial strength and fence
their tracts and handle small bunches of
Bve stock, either cattle or sheep, and at the
earn time farm enough of their ground to
ratse winter fodder for their stock.
NIGHTINGALE STILL LIVES
Identity ef Lnat Viet tin of Irenoete
Th enter in Chlenero Remains
. , et Mystery.
PORTLAND, Ore.,' March 1?. That tha
last remaining victim of the Iroquois thea
ter lira la not Mme. Jennie Norellf Is proves
by the fact that Mme. NoreliTe- husband.
Ir. Ernest Barton of this city, baa received
a letter from her written 1 Buffalo, N. T..
Qnerlllaa at Lin Van-.
LIAO TANG. Manchuria. March 17.
Troops are at 111 concentrating here and
are funning guerilla detachmeuts. JPrioee
DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE IS DEAD
Passing? of Queen Victoria's Consln Is
Hard Blow to London
LONDON. March 17.-The du.te of Cam
bridge died at 10:90 o'clock this morning.
He was a cousin of the late Queen Vic
toria and was born March 5. 1819.
Tha duke died peacefully at Gloucester
house, his Ooorglan residence, on Psrk
Lane. He had heen confined to his house
for some weeks, but vu not compelled to
take to his bed. he being able to move
with his accustomed activity, being, as was
his custom, a constant attendant at func
tions of a national or charitable charac
ter. At the most recent of these It was
obvious thnt the duke was becoming ex
ceedingly feeble. He presented a some
what pathetic flciire, as leaning heavily on
the arm of one of his sons, he advanced
with faltering steps to addreea a gath
ering In aid of some patriotic movement.
When It was announced a month ago
that the duke was obliged to forego his
annual visit to the south of France, It
was recognised that his chances of recov
ery were slight.
Kins; Edward and Queen Alexandra had
been continual visitors to the sick room,
while the duke's sorei. Admiral and Colonel
Fltzgnorge, were almost Incessantly at his
Up to the present year the duke re
tained much of his old time activity and
despite his great age, he always partici
pated In the shooting parties at hla place.
Blx-Mll Bottom, Cambridge shire, and en
Joyed entertaining and being entertained.
Although he was ImbueA with old world
conservatism, he waa undoubtedly a popu
lar figure with the masses, and even his
prejudiced opposition to the modernisation
and democratization of the assembly failed
to decrease the affection with which all
ranks regarded their old friend.
The title of the duke of Cambridge died
with the late duke, hla sons being bom of
a morganatic marriage. Hla death also
places at the disposal of the king a field
marshal's baton, as well aa an order of
It Is expected that the remains of the
duke will be burled at Kew. An Imposing
military display will be made at the
The Oath of the duke necessitates the
postponement or cancellation of all royal
functions, as the court will go Into mourn
ing for several weeks, and the program
for the whole of the London season will
also have to be revised. Coming; on top
of several previous bad seasons this will
be a hard blow to the tradesmen, who have
been expecting what promised to be an
unusually gay spring to recoup their losses
of recent years.
The flags on the publlo buildings were
placed at half meat Immediately after the
death of the duke became known, the royal
standard over Buckingham palace aettlng
the example. In many cases Irish flag
flying In honor of St. Patrick's day, were
United States Ambasssdor Choate, the
other ambassadors and peers and members
of the House of Commons, called at Glou
center House In the course of the after
IRELAND'S DAY OF RECKONING
Joka Redmond Intimates Tama It la
""Wear ( Eaxllik Baae.net.
' LONDON, March 17-8t. Patriok'a day
waa little observed In England. Few flags
were flown and there was little demand for
shamrocks. Queen Alexandria made her
usual gift of shamrocks to the Irish guards.
Each man was presented with a sprig, on
parade this morning at Aldershot.
A banquet was held In tho Hotel Cecil
tonight, presided over by John Redmond
and attended by the members of the na
tionalist party in the House of Commons
and prominent Irishmen In London. The
following cablegram from the United Irish
League of America waa read:
"The United Irish League of America
clasps hands with our kindred at home and
within the enemy's country on this natal
day. God save Ireland."
John Redmond, In proposing the toast of
"Ireland a Nation." sold that the oppor
tunity for which they had waited for so
many long- and weary years had almost
srrlved the opportunity for Ireland to be
the deciding factor In the making or un
making of the governments of Great Bri
tain. FEARLESSNESS OF Rl'SSIAlf JEW.
Woman Telia Story of Man Now I'nder
Displeasure of Authorities.
BERLIN, March 17. Mendelstamm, whom
Chancellor von Buelow named In the
Reichstag February 29 aa one of the lead
ing protestors against the government's
attitude toward Russia, Is not Included In
the list of thirty Russian students expelled
from Germany. He anticipated such an
order by flight to Swltserland. Frau Zet
kln. In a recent speech at Breslau, gave the
following details of his past:
Hats off to Mendelstsmm, twice deported
to Siberia. Once, on a long march to the
ley plains, the convicts, almost without
food, owing to the embeazlement of a com
missary otfleer, complained to the com
mander of the escort who, lining them up,
snl.1: "Who objects?" One man stepped
forward ami the otfleer shot him. Turning
pleasantly to the others, the commander
innulred: "Has anyone else a wish?" A
second man stepped out of the line and
the commander shot Mm dead, and again
asked If anyone complained. Mendelstamm
std "Yes." The officer, overcome by this
fearlessness, listened to the protest and
supplied the convicts with food. This was
the courage of the despised Russian Jew.
Archbishop Farley Starts Home.
ROME, March 17. Archbishop Farley of
New Tork left today for Naples, whence
he will sail tomorrow for home. The arch
bishop said be bad been touched and de
lighted by the kind way he had been
treated during his four weeks' stay here
by all, from the pope to the lowest prelate.
REPUBLICS FEAR ABSORPTION
Booth . American Countries Think
raited Statee May Oct Thesa
CHICAGO, March 17. A dispatch to the
Tribune from New Orleans says that ac
cording to mall advlcea Just received there
aa alliance has been formed by Braail,
Ecuador, Argentine. Chile and Bolivia to
guard against absorption by tha United
The belief. It Is declared, prevalla
throughout Brazil and Argentine that In
tha event of a revolution In either republic
president Roosevelt will Intervene and
recognise the revolutionist, thua paving
the way for annexation.
The alliance was discuss a first last year.
whoa Peru waa believed to be considering
tha advisability during tha recent revolu
tion of asking President Roosevelt to es
tablish a protectorate over thst country.
The proposal reoetved such strong sup
port that the other republics were fright
ned. rearing mat with Peru aa a atep
ping stone the United States might absorb
tha whale of South Ajnerk
CRISTOW BEFORE COMMITTEE
Practically Clean Memben of Congress
PRESIDENT MAY NOT VISIT ST. LOUIS
Secretary Taft C'ontlaaea His DUens-
lon of Philippine Matters Be
fore the Hesae Committee)
on Insnlar Affairs.
WASHINGTON, March 17. Fourth As
sistant Postmaeter General Brlatow, In tes
tifying before the house special committee
on the postofflce report, today claimed for
himself responsibility for onTy the first
seven pages of the report which waa sent
to the postofflce committee, and said the
other portions of the document were the
work of other officials of the department.
The clerk hire section, he said, was pre
pared In the office of the first assistant
postmaster general, and that part relating
to leases by Inspectors and others In his
Mr. Bristow'a testimony throws consid
erable light on all phases of the Inquiry.
He practically cleared members of congress
from wrong-doing touching the cleric nire
section of the report by stating that It
waa the . duty of the first assistant's office
to ascertain tha condition of tho work In
an office where an Increaae had been rec
ommended. Fourth Assistant Postmaster General
Brlstow waa before the postofflce Investl
gatlon committee today. The committee
was In executive session during- the time
General Brlstow waa present
Mr. Brlstow was asked particularly aa
to how the committee could get possession
of certain of the confidential exhibits con
neoted with hla report on the postofflce in
paction. These exhibits have been kept
secret because of their bearln on pending
prosecutions. They were used In making
up tho report touohtng members that waa
submitted to the house. Mr. Brlatow told
the committee the reports would be sub
mitted to it for confidential Inspection.
The first open session of the committee
began this afternoon with Fourth Assistant
General Brlatow on the stand. Mr. Brlstow
waa asked how the special report waa made
up. In reply he said that on January 22
of this year the postmaster general re
ferred to him the letter from Mr, Over-
street, which appears in the report. He
personally prepared the statement eon'
talned on' pages four and five and trans
mitted It to Mr. Overstreet with the letter
appearing on pages six and seven, which
was sent by messenger on the forenoon of
In answer to this Mr. Overstreet wrote
the postmaster general, asking for ad
The first Information referred to la that
concerning the lease cases of Representa
tives Wadsworth of New Tork, Ltlley of
Connecticut and Bowerstock of Kansas
The second letter recited that there were
a n timber of cases where "Illegal and Ira
proper allowances were made," and that
It would require time to make a compila
tion. It also stated that there were many
cases where rents of poatoffloeo had been
Increased over the amount called for In
tha .leases. ' .'
President Mar Hot Ooase.
President Roosevelt will not attend
tha formal opening of tha Louisl
ana Purchase exposition. When Pres
ident Francis of tho Exposition com'
pany ' was In Washington recently he
presented to the president and to members
of the cabinet an urgent Invitation to
tend the opening exercises of the fair, ex
pressing the hope that the president not
only would make It convenient to be pros
ent, but also participate in the ceremonies
The president then said that he probably
would not be able to go to St. Louie at that
time. Since then he haa decided that he
will not be able to be present at the open'
tng of the fair. It Is problematical. Indeed,
whether tho president will visit the fair at
any time, although It la understood he has
not decided definitely not to go to ths ex
position. It la a cause of regret to htm
that at the present at least be does not
see hla way olear to be among the fair
visitors some time during Its progress.
Talk of Brakes for Trains.
Tho house committee on Interstate and
foreign commerce today gave a hearing to
P. H. Morrtssey, grand master, and H. R.
Fuller,- legislative representative Of the
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, In
connection with the bill to amend the act
relating to safety appliances on railroad
trains by permitting narrow-gauge loco
motives to be equipped with water brakes
Instead of power driving wheel brakes. The
trainmen expressed themselves in oppo
sition to the measure, and declared that
the water brake waa not a device such as
contemplated by the law. The proposed
legists tlon was asked by the Denver Rio
Grande railway, which the trainmen's rep
resentative contended did not deserve any
special legislation at the hands of con
gress, because of its repeated viols tlon of
the law In falling to properly equip Its
rolling stock with aafety appliances.
Taft Talks of Philippines.
Secretary Taft continued hla discussion of
Philippine matters today before the house
committee on Insular affairs. Secretary
Taft suggested an amendment to the coin
age law so aa to authorise the Philippine
treasury to Issue a more elaborate Issue
of silver oertlfloates. He also advocated
the repeal of the tonnage tax on vessels
arriving at Manila, to encourage the land
ing of large steamers from Ban Francisco,
Hong Kong and Singapore.
Payne Somewhat Improved.
The following statement regarding Post
master General Payne's Illness was Issued
this evening; by Mr. Whitney, hla private
The postmaster general la resting easy
today. He Is still very weak. Positive rest
haa been ordered. There la no fever."
Oonftrmed by Sennte.
The senate today, tn executive session,
confirmed the following nominations:
John Barrett of Oregon, envoy extra
ordinary and minister plenipotentiary to
Panama; Arthur M. Beau pre of Illinois, to
be envoy extraordinary and minister pleni
potentiary to the Argentine Republic; Wil
liam W. Russell of the District of Colum
bia, to be enoy extraordinary and minister
plenipotentiary to Colombia; Henry W.
Shoemaker of Ohio, to be secretary of lega
tion at Lisbon, Portugal; Nelson O'Shaug
hessy of New Y'ork, to be secretary of lega
tion at Copenhagen; Louis A. Dent of the
District of Columbia, to be consul at Daw.
son City, Yukon, Canada; James Tanner,
to be register of wills for tho District of
Columbia; James H. Monteath, to be agent
for the Indians of the Blackfeet agency,
Lewis and Clarke Exposition.
The house committee on Industrial arts
and expositions considered In an all-day
session the report of Its subcommittee on
the senate bill appropriating W .700,000 to
ward tha Lewis and Clark oaonaltinn to be
held, at Portland, Ore, v
WANTS STRIPES ON CANFIELD
District Attoraey Jerome Snya He
Proposes to Land HIh-Toned
Gambler la Prison.
ALBANT. N. T., March 17. "I want to
put Richard Canfleld In the state prison
and I want Reginald Vanderbtlt of New
Tork as a witness to help me do It," de
clared District Attorney Jerome of New
Tork City today to the senate codes com
mittee. The remark was made In the
course of a hearing oft a bill to make It
possible for a witness to give testimony
without having his evidence used against
him, and which eliminates the excuse of
declining to testify through fear of In
criminating himself. -
Amendments providing that the measure
ball not take effect until September 1 next
nor apply to pending litigations which were
under discussion brought the utterance of
Mr. Jerome, who declared that the amend
ments would destroy the effect of the bill
and give Immunity to Richard Canfleld and
"would permit him to enjoy another season
of prosperity at Saratoga."
Mr. Jerome said he bad found obstruc
tions and obstacles placed In bis way from
the beginning, but be Was determined to
pursue Canfleld to tha end.
Let us understand each other," broke in
Mr. Elsberg again. "There la no considera
tion here for Canfleld.'
"Then why not give me a chance to send
him to state's prison?" asked Mr. Jerome.
"Canfleld will not stand trial. He will not
sndanger the prominent men who have
patronised his resorts In New Tork and
Saratoga. He has already offered to plead
guilty If he could get off with a fine or a
suspended sentence. But we don't propose
to let down on him.
"When I find a legislature not disposed to
enact a bill to assist me In prosecuting an
ex-convlot and gambler It doea not conduce
to my respect for the legislature. All of us
holding publlo offloe ara a little better off
for being watched carefully."
BISHOP FINK IS NO MORE
Venerable Blshoo of Leavenworth
Passes Away at Home In
KANSAS CITT. March 17.-The Right
Rev,'' Louis Maria Fink, bishop of the
Leavenporth diocese of the Catholic
church, died at hla home In Kansas City,
Kan., today of pneumonia. He had been
hovering between life and death for several
Tuesday night, when It was believed that
Bishop Fink was dying, the physicians In
attendance Informed the patient that b
probably could not live till morning, The
dying man received the message calmly
and aald: "If It la God'e will, I am
ready." Later, surrounded by a dis
tinguished oompany of bishops and priests,
he received the last sacrament and all of
tha rites of the church were administered.
After the ceremony the watchers gathered
to - await the end. Death did not come,
however, until nearly thirty hours later,
the bishop displaying remarkable vitality.
He was conscious to the last, recognising
those about him, and died peacefully. '
Among those at the bedside were Arch
bishop J. J. Glennon of , Bt. Louis, tho
Very- Rot." Father T. CL ituore. vtuar gen
eral of the Leavenworth, diocese; Abbot
Innocent Wolfe of Atchison, Khn.; Bishop
F. Cunningham ef Concordia, Kan.; Bishop
Bon a cum of Lincoln, Neb.; Bishop John
J. Hegan of . Kansas City, Mo.; Bishop
Henneesy of Wichita and Bishop' Burke of
Bt. Joseph. No arrangements have been
made for the funeral.
Bishop Fink waa born In Bavaria In
1834; came to this county in 1852; was or
dained priest In 1867, and consecrated, bishop
JESSE SPALDING IS DEAD
Former Government Director of the
Union Paelfle Dies In Chleaaro
f Stomach Trouble.
CHICAGO, Maroh 17. Jesse Spalding,
one of the most prominent capitalists of
Chicago, died at hla home here today after
a long Illness due to stomach trouble.
Mr. Spalding waa selected by President
Harrison aa government director of the
Union Pacific railway.
Mr. Spalding was a government director
of the Union Pacific road during 188S, 1890,
1891 and 1892. He lived In Chicago most
of the time of his directorship and was
not known personally In Omaha to any
great extent. He was In the city on vari
ous occasions in the lntereat of the road.
During 1891 Mr. Spalding made a special
report to the board of directors of the
Union Pacific, reviewing the road and lta
conditions, after he had made a careful
tour and Inspection, In which he pro
nounced It then one of the very best rail
roads In the country. He suggested the
making of certain improvements, many of
which were adopted. Thla report was con
sidered at the time as being of consid
erable Interest and Importance and was one
of hla most conspicuous pieces of service
for the road.
The government directors of the Union
Pact no were appointed while the mortgage
held by the government was In effect for
the purpose of looking after the interest
of the nation In the affairs of the com
pany. After the receivership went Into
effect the government had no representa'
RECEIVER OF PACKING COMPANY
Mortgage Bondholders Seek to Secare
Property of Defanet Chicago
CHICAGO, March 17. On petition of hold.
era of first mortgage bonds of the Inter'
national Packing company, John C. Mc
pherson was today appointed receiver for
that company, which has been defunct for
soma time. The assets consist of land and
buildings In the stock yards district aald
to be worth 1700,000. The petitioners for a
receiver alleged that a combination has
been formed by which the company's Idle
plant and surrounding property are to be
sold to a packing trust and that security
holders, except those In the clique are to
be frozen out. It la also alleged that the
funds of the company were squandered
gambling In puts and calls.
The receiver was appointed by order of
Judge Dunne. Tha amount alleged to have
been gambled away la 11,000,000. The com
pany was capitalised for SS.OuO.OOa. It la
declared to have liabilities of Sl.tOO.OOO.
The appointment of Receiver McPhersoh
was at the Instance of William B. White,
Ouster A. Blum, A. O. Slaughter and the
Hibernian1 Banking association. The com'
plalnanta aver they are creditors of tho
company to the amount of $140,000. The
company Is alleged to have defaulted In
Interest payments since 1-9. It la sought
to have the directors of tha company held
responsible Individually for alleged loaaus
suffered by the ooroplalnanta.
NO F1GUTLNG SOUTH OF YALU
Japanese Movements Directed to Banian
Line of Communication.
SCOUTS OF THE OPPOSING ARMIES CLASH
Only Small Namber of Japanese Son
at Seool, Remalader All Having-
Been Seat to the
(Copyright by New Tork Herald Co., 1904.) I
PING TANG, March 16. (Via Che Foo,
March 17.)-(New Tork Herald Cablegram-
Bpeclal Telegram t6 The Bee.)-The present BKOULi Marrh i7.-(New York Herald Co
extensive land movements In Corea are blegrani-Hpeclal Telegram to The Hee.)
directed toward cutUng the communications AltnnllKn ,ne orulBpr Cincinnati made a
of Port Arthur and Vladivostok, which are gpe,.a trlp lo c'hlnampo with the exprees
now considered or prime importance.
High Japanese officers frankly state that I
there will only be serious fighting on Corean 1
aoll If they are forced to It. Everything
points to paving the way for the army,
which wlU commence aerloua work after
crossing the Yalu. The Russian retreat
tactics seem to permit this, rendering It
probable that the first stand will occur on
Manchurlan soil. Correspondents proceed-
lng north from Plug Yang have been
stopped, and thus the Japanese are the only
ones giving out news. They state that the
Russians have withdrawn to Wlju.
Two hundred and fifty Japanese cavalry
have crossed the Anju river and aro aup-
ported by small columns of infantry. Tho
opposing scouts were occasionally In sight
at long dlstunce, but rarely clashing. Re
cently near Pao Chun shots were exchanged,
The Japanese were outnumbered and lost
one man.. Somewhat to the south of the
American mine the Russians started to
fortify two pauses, but desisted and with
drew. There Is little doubt, according to
Russian sources of Information, that opera-
tions in this noigtioornooa are meagre ana
practically worthless, whereas tne Japanese
have the advantage of the faoulty of die-
guise, rendering Impossible much lnvestlgu- I
tlon. Thus, at Song Chong reoently a I
numerous party of Russian scouts actually I
spent the night in the same house with five
Japanese troopers disguised aa Coreans, .A quieter feeling prevails In Ccrrenn offl
suspectlng nothing. cial circles regarding the recent Japanese
All bodies of Russians now seen are ac- and Corean protocol, although discontent la
comoanled by Corean and Chinese guides,
The former are untrustworthy, because
they are so afraid of Russians that they
will sHvn false Information to tiersuade
them to deriart. I
upposea to Japanese.
I have completed a pony-back trip of Ave I
days through a country occupied at all I
points, from Seoul to Ping Tang, by Japa- I
nose troopa Ordinary travelers are ex-1
perlenclng the greatest difficulty la finding I
shelter. All the available places have been
commandeered by tho Japanese, The north- I
ward advance of their troopa la admirably I
planned and progressing very leisurely,
Bmall parties are told off to occupy each
village and the men axe evidently being
saved for greater work. Contrary to my
anticipation, I found that the people are
unfavorable to the Japanese, which feailng
grows more acute to the northward,
Coreans claim that houses and fuel have content with the Japanese army' oeeupa
fiesa peremptorily taken and no' payment I tl"n' which, spreads through to tha Corean
At Ping Tang Coreans bitterly resent
similar action on the part of the officials.
and the state troops here already owe
100,000 yen (250,000) for horses and food
taken. Today the army borrowed 100 ponies
and bullocks, thua Interfering with the
cultivatlon of the land on which the people
wholly depend. In defense the Japanese
atate that they pay fully for everything
taken through Corean local officials whose
squeezing methods leave but little when
the nfl.vment tins vwar.ht Yi luiAnl. TV.-
Japanese minister at Seoul ha. officially
reported thla to the Corean foreign office.
requesting a remedy be Immediately ap-
r,ll1 TTnrinnittAriiv antv. 4i.ri.fntnM i -
plied. Undoubtedly some dissatisfaction la
traceable to the reluctance of uneducated
--, ... , . . , .
'111 .k . tok,t,'a,r,rWf '
currency, they being used heretofore only
to copper. This dlssaslsfactlon will prob
ably be removed when the people thor
oughly understand that paper currency Is
vanuy ciiniigcauie io stiver at me nearest
Japanese Move Northward.
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co.. 1904.1
SEOUL. March 16. (via Che Foo. March
17.) (New York Herald Cablegram-Boeclal
Telegram to The Bee.) The situation here
Is one of expectant waiting. Only 1,000 Jap-
anese trooDa remain here. The balance
have all moved northward. At ChemulDO a
few transports are arriving dally, carrying
principally army supplies, the railway ma-
terlals and a few soldiers. Enormous quan-
tlUes of auppllea are being stored there,
raiKlnv for which Is nrnvlri1 Vtv ....
houses covering 180,000 square feet of floor
space, now under construction.
Rumors from the north are plentiful, but
reliable news Is scarce, as the only tele
graph line owned by Corel ns Is fully con
trolled by the Japanese censor, who allows
nothing regarding the situation or proposed
military movements to be made public. The
Japanese legation officials announce that
sll newspaper correspondents now In thla cruiser Variag In Chemulpo harbor Is pro
part of Corea must be sent back to Seoul ceedlng rapidly by means of a complete
Immediately. There Is no appeal from this
Further, the Japanese authorities today
requested the Seoul representatives of for-
elgn powers to notify their countrymen re-
sldlng In northern Corea to make no at-
tempt to send any messages whatever re -
gardlng military plans or movements.
It la reported by the prefects of north-
eastern Corea that bodies of Russians, sr.
companled by interpreters, are surveying
the country, ascertaining the population. I
the ouantlty of supplies and the aentlment
of the people.
The proposed Japanese landing at Won-
son, on the eastern coast, has been delayed
by the threatening attitude of the Vladlvo-
stoK naval aquaaron, consisting of four
ships, which are now anchored at Posslet
hay, an excellent base for attacking Japa-
nese transports approaenmg V onson.
RUSSIAN MOVEMENT tNCONFIRMED.
Hepertea mm nein aavaace is cress
In the Yaln.
UJwn, saarcn n.-o runner newa of
the progress of hostilities In the far east
nas oeeu receivru ncrc inert is much
interest in me rcpun iiun tne nusslan
main advance Is crossing the Talu, but this
is not yet confirmed. According to the
Dally Chronlcle'a Ping Yang correspondent
all the Russian troopa have left north
Corea, 20,000 of them being concentrated at
Kullon Cheng, north of the Yalu river. In
The Dally Telegraph's Sebastopol corre.
spunueni mu.Jm -....-u.u nnnouncea
that Russia nas aDanaonea tne Idea of send-
lng Its Baiuo aquaaron to tne rar east by
way or tne uenng atraiis, aa Imprac
tlcable. A Port Arthur dispatch says that
Admiral w tttaoert nas been appointed chief
of Viceroy Alexleffa naval staff and baa
J gone to Mukden.
Nebraska weather forecast
Fair Frldny and Warmer In East For-
tton Satarday Fair.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
Ilnar. Ie. Ilonr. Pen.
A a. m...... an 1 p. nt :"
H a. m :i:t ll p. m MT
T a. m ft:t a p. m it"
H a. m It a 4 p. m a7
ft a. m ait ft p. m ..... .'IT
lo n. m n.t p. m :T
Ham 34 T p. in !1T
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9 p. m ..... . S
MISSIONARIES REFISR TO LEAVE.
General Oplalon They Are Showing:
,r ,, vr, .ra,A r. iooo
pur twee of bringing nway the women,
children and other American residents in
northwestern Corea. but a small propor-
tlon of the missionaries In that tilntrlet
took advantage of the opportunity offered.
The majority of the Cincinnati's passeng
ers, who arrived at Chemulpo yesterday.
were from the American mining concession,
They report that while at present danger
Is not pressing the entire district Is dotted
with advance scouting parties of both bel-
ligerants, and It Is not safe for women and
children. Further, that as soon as the
nr8t are engagement occurs travel to tne
coa" imposslhie ana escape ren-
Thpr " a probability that much suffering
and llf will ens.te. There Is a
Rirung opinion nere mat urn imn.Mi'iini m
are displaying a misdirected seal, amount-
lng- to foollshnent, be remaining longer In
the face of the bitter and protracted war
fare whfrh will surely be waged In' prox-
milty of the stations, and that they should
at least send the women and children away
b.fo. t too . , v nromnt ... ,
AmerloHn mn,ter, Mr. Allen, placed means
at tnelr apogai, Whlch they shortsightedly
refused. Two pro-Russian Coreans, Gen
era) Kehak Keun and General Hlusang
Keun, the latter of whom went to Port
Arthur on a mission, decamped today upon
the American cruiser Cincinnati to Che
Foo or Shanghai
etlll apparent In some quarters. There are
dally Indications of the strenuous efforts
the Corean court Is now making to show
friendphlp to Japan. It has bestowed a
decoration of the first order on the Japa
I nese minister, M. Hayashl, and lower dec
orations on all attaches of the Japanese
A special Imperial order gives captains
commissions In the Corean army to eight
Coreans recently graduated from Japan'a
military academy and assigns them to duty
In the Japanese Imperial guard, which la
shortly expected to go north
Several prefects and minor provincial offl
rials have been dismissed, arrested or
otherwise punlxhed by the Corean home
I department at the request of the Japanese
I authorities for embezzlement of moneys
Pftla through them for supplies and for
lRbor u"'a tn" JPnee army. Thus
oianonesty among officials is breeding dig'
i country lorn,
ARB PREPARING FOR EMERGENCY.
Rnsslnn General .Inspects the
tenses Near New Chwut,
NEW CHWANG. March 17.-The patrl-
rc bal fencral Lenevltch. who waa accom
panled by neral Kondratonovltch, after
urvey ye""la.5r 5 Now Cn"
u" preparea lor ma
Inspection, returned to his command atLlao
Yang. He also visited Kal Chou and other
polnt( ""K 'h' Prote,ctln th
coast and the holding of the weak aone
1 Chwang. Although disclaiming any
apprehension of the Japanese landing here
i uM,ui.ii3 w aauaiicu iu nave lu
" understand that the Russians a
the authorities are satisfied to have for
prepared for any local emergency, and the
arrival of an additional battery of artil
lery and alao ISO scouts today Is significant
, ,m. ....
It la apparent that both civil and military
strategists and the diplomats at Mukden
I apprehend a collision with the Chinese,
probably fearing that the Increasing num
ber or tneir email nan as or scouts operat
ma" between the Llao river and the great
wall are the surest Instruments for their
entanglement In a conflict, particularly as
I lm" ono ,n ln9 nature or a no-man'a
lana- on account of having been abandoned
b'r tne Powers and also because the Chinese
Jurisdiction Is Incompetent. Russians able
t0 i"0 profess to regard General Ma's
aiutuae aa aongeroua to tne peace of Rue
I sia ana inina.
RAISING THE CRIISER VARIAO
Japanese Expect to Have It In Com
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1804.)
SEOUL, March 17. (New York Herald
Cablegram Special Telegram to The Bee.
I The work of raising the sunken Russian
wrecking outfit brought from Japan, In
I eluding Immense shears on floating barges,
diving apparatua and every other appliance
Several bodies of Russian sailora were to-
ay recovered and given military burial,
1 The authorities express hope that th
I hlp will be placed In commission within a
BOMBAHDMEKT OF EASTER EGGS,
Each Rnsslna Soldier Will Receive
I One with Emperor's Picture
ST. PETERSBURG, March 17. The wife
of Grand Duke Constantlne Is preparln
17,000 Easter eggs, in order to provide each
sailor In the far east with a aouvenir. Eac
egg will contain a portrait of the emperor
a book, soap and towel, a tobacco pouch!
note DaDer. etc.. wraDDed In a handknrrhi.
bearing pictures of Peter the Great's boat
and the Russian naval victories
bureau will be established here to gl
Information to relatives of Japanese prison
ers and to undertake the delivery of letter
and the aafekeentna' until clalmri nf -rrnntm
ud letters found on the httlflM ,
malning In the hospitals after the death of
READY FOR LONG DRAWN OIT WAH
Rassla Making Its Calcalatleas
Year aad a Half.
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co.. 1904.)
BT. PETERSBURG, March 17 (Ne
Tork Herald Cablegram Special Telegram
in TVi Rm I -Riutata Is mHblnv nr.ngru
I !. fnr the war on a basis that r will
one veer snd a half.
The Idee of sending the Baltic aquadn
Dy the northern route was ridiculed In ahlp
ping circles, although ahlps srs known to
I have passed that way.
I Blxty-elght Cossack regiments, 1,100 man
J strong, have been ordered to the trout.
;essel is blown up
orpsdo Boat Destroyer Strikes Unplaced
Mine While Entering Harbor.
FOUR OF THE CREW REPORTED SAVEC
Rissian Boat is Completely Wrecked b
tbe Marine Bomb.
RUSSIANS SAID TO BE IN FULL RETREAT
Crossing Tain Eirer Before the Japanese
EYE WITNESSES REPORT HAVOC OF SHELLS
Dnrlnsjr the Giaalng, Which Knock
Ont the Retvlsan, nineteen O fa
cers and Men Are Killed
by One Shot.
CHE FOO. March 17. While entering
Port Arthur yesterday the Russian torpedo
oat destroyer Bkorrl struck upon an un
placed mine and waa blown up. Four of
the crew were saved.
Viceroy Alexleff wires a report confirm-
ng our account of ths damage done to
Port Arthur during tha bombardment of
March 10. He Bays the story of a fire there
i "a base fabrication."
The United States cruiser Cincinnati, ar
rived at & p. m. from Chemulpo, reports
verythlng quiet, with no news from the
frout. At tho request of Minister Allen
the cruiser brought two former Corean offi
cers, who had left Corea In consequence of
heir friendship for Russia.
Warnings have been received here con
firming previous reports to the effect that
the Russians have laid mlnea along, the
lno Tung peninsula and that neutral ves
sels are obliged to show their colors five
kilometers off shore and await a Russian
Bay Maay Were Killed.
NEW YORK, March 17.-Three Nor
wegian steamers tho Brand, Argo and
Belrestod, released a few daya ago by the
authorities at Port Arthur, have arrived
at Shanghai, according to a World dispatch
from that city. The captains, who were
put under oath by the Russians to reveal
nothing they saw, refuse to speak of affairs
at Port Arthur, but the correspondent as
serts that members of the crews willingly
told what they know. During the bom
bardment last Sunday the Argo lay along
side the battleship Retvlsan In the harbor,
and one of the Norwegians confirmed re
ports to the effect that a Japanese shell
fell on the Retvlsan' s deck, where It ex
ploded, killing nineteen, officers and men.
Scarcely a residence In the new part of
the town escaped damage. Many of the
Inhabitants attempted to construct rude
bombproof shelters. One shell fell among
a crowd of sightseers, who gathered at a
point of vantage and were gazing out to
aea at the attacking fleet. The ahell killed
Three government clerks were killed .
while hurrying from the port admiral's
office. .. , .. . ......j ,
A cruiser lying at anchor a cable's length
from the Retvlxan, probably the Diana,
was struck on the water line and aet on 1
fire. The sailors declare that eighty per
sons on board perished.
The supply of food tn Port Arthur ia till
sufficient for the needs of the garrison, but -It
is entirely under the control of the snlaV
tary authorities, who issue dally rftttOXJa
The Norwegians Insist that when they
left the Russian fleet had sailed with the
view of making a dash for Vladivostok.
It la possible, however, that the vessels .
had only gone on another acoutlng expedi
tion. There remained In the harbor, beelde
the disabled warships, only the volunteer
fleet steamer Kalna, four amall Russian
merchantmen, one whaler and the Russian
hospital ship Mongolia, which had been
struck by shells, killing half a dozen men.
Russians Are Retreatlnsr.
LONDON, March 18. The correspondent
of the Dally Mail at Che Foo, who haa Just
visited Chlnampo. corea, saya:
"On the way to Chemulpo we passed a
constant succession of Japanese transports.
Three thousand Japanere landed at Che
mulpo last week." . -
The correspondent saya the Ruaslans are
retreating across the Yalu river before
the advance of the Japanese outposts and
that their forces in thla district number
I'nder . date of March 17 the Che Foo
correspondent of the Standard reporta
that provision trains. are arriving hourly
at Port Arthur, the railway being Intact.
The Dally Telegaph's Toklo correspondent,
cabling March 17, asserts that the Rus
sian fleet has returned to Port Arthur. If
this Is correct, the correspondent adds, It
Is evident from Rear Admiral Von Stac-
kelberg'a report that the Russian cruiser
which left VIdtvolnlr rMurnori tn tha
port without an attempt to unite the
fleets, or If an attempt waa made it waa
MAO YANG TO BE HEADQUARTERS.
Genernl Konropntkln Will Go There
Instead of to Mnkden.
BT. PETERSBURG. March 17. 4 p. m.
The first headquarters of the Manohurtan
army, after General Kouropatkln's arrival,
will be at Llao Yang, tha general having
selected that point Instead of Mukden,
whence to direct operations. Llao Yang la
ten mllea west of the railroad, being con
nected with the main road by a special line
which will be completed by the time Gen
eral Kouropatkln arrives, and haa many
advantages over Mukden, being a point
whence both the telegraph line and the
Peking road go to the Yalu river. Another
road, not marked on the mapa, leads al
most dua east to an extinct volcano, Palk
Tou San, or Long White Mountain, whose
crater Is a sacred lake. The road waa
built by the Chinese, whose emperors for
merly went there to shoot tigers, with
which the region Is infested. Two rivers,
the Tumen and the Yalu, rise near the
mountain. Llao Yang consequently com
mands both of the roads over which tha
troops will be sent according to necessities,
Llao Tang also has the advantage of be
ing nearer to the frontier of China In tha
event of punitive measures being required
against the Chinese. It Is also close to tha
Llao Tung peninsula. New Chwang and the
mouth of the Llao Yang.
While the troopj are mobilizing for the
purpose of working out au offensive mili
tary problem, thoy will be prepared tq
move heavy forces In any direction to meet
the Japanese, whose command of the sead
gives them great freedom In selecting their
points of attack. General Kouropatkln will
live on a train, with hla staff, and be pre
pared to move Immediately wherever hla
presence Is required. If the Japanese land
In force on the coast of northern Corea,
General Kouopatkln will move his head
quarters runner norm, along uie railroad.
If there Is fighting along the Yalu, which
luonunuea on oecona rage.)
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