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WATERS ARE RISING
Iaoiana Hirer Doing Imm mags to
Property Alonj BS-J
FORCES MANUFACTURERS TO
All Bridget Over White RWer for D V
oi xir.j uuet cepi Awaj.
LOSS OF LIFE REPORTED IN M'.CHIGAt
lire Million Dollars Ei'.lmats of Damage
TUG BOATS RESCUE PEOPLE AT SAGINAW
At Oraad Rapid Conditions Arc
lnriTU( and Train Service
Haa rracllcaJlr Been
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. March 29.-A11
rlvrro tributary to the Wabwh and Ohio
are overflowing and great damage has bceii
done to farms and buildings throughout
outhern Indiana. At VInceiinrs the dan
ger Hrmn greatest. Every precaution la
being taken to jrevent the possible break
ing of the levees. All sanitary sewers
have been (topped with Band bags. Nearly
II of the large manufacturing plants have
been forced to close, and it la thought that
the nity gas plant will be closed to
night The electric light and power plant
In also In danger. The Evansville A Terre
Haute railroad haa euapended operations.
In the White river bottoms 10.000 acres
of wheat are Inundated. ' At Pittsburg the
river haa backed Into several mines, for
cing them to cloee. llaaleton Is completely
Isolated. The gauge at Evansville rKls
tert 16 feet f inches, which la almost a
foot above the danger line.
Today the east span of the big steel
bridge at Bloomfleld, the only remaining
bridge across the White river for a dis
tance of fifty miles, waa swept away.
Five Lives Ieat In Michigan.
DETROIT, March . Five lives have
been lost and upwards of 15,000,000 worth of
damage to property haa been done by the
Hood which haa devaatated many parta
of Michigan during the past five days. To
night the Indications are that the end la In
eight, although condition are very bad at
Grand Raptds and also along the course
f the Saginaw river.
la the Water Since Friday.
SAGINAW, Mich., March 29,-Flood con
ditions In this city and vicinity tonight
are not Improved. The water in the river
baa risen about five Inches In the paat
twenty-four hour and the filling and back
ing up of the sewers has Increased the
area of the flooded district.
All Industrial plants on the river shut
down and 5,000 men or more are out of
work. A tug went down the Saginaw river
twice today, brli glng up twenty people
early In the morning and thirty-four to
night. ' One couple, Mr. and Mrs. Bockaw,
who had been In the water alnc Friday,
mm die, .,..,.(-'
Hundred ot cattle, horses and hogs are
either dead or dying with no relief In
eight. The financial loss In the county
will probably reach 1780.000.
BAY CITT. Mich., March I9.-The flood
situation her tonight remains practically
unchanged, but there are Indications of
an early improvement. The Saginaw river
Is still rising slowly, but It is practically
free of Ice aa far as the bay, there being
only one small gorge on which dynamite
is being used.
Mall Service la Swamped.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 29-The
water In Grand river has fallen more than
two feet In the past twenty-four hours,
nd tonight nearly a third of the flooded
district can be reached without the aid
of boats. Train service Is practically re
stored and relief for the flood victims la
ample. The an ail service Is swamped wltb
tons of mail matter, accumulations of sev
eral days having reached the local poet
DOES NOT SENTENCE BURTON
Judges Falls to Pass on Case of Con.
Tleted United States
ST. LOTJIB. March . Sentence was not
passed today upon United States Senator
Burton of Kansas, who was yesterday
found guilty In the United Stales district
court of having Illegally accepted payment
from the Rialto Grain and BecuritUa com
pany of St. Louis fur the use of his In
fluence with the postal department In be
half of the company's Interests.
Counsel for Senator Burton today tiled a
motion In arrest of judgment and there Is
now also before the court a motion for a
new trial, tiled Immediately after the ver
dict was rendered. Judge Adams will first
have to dispose of these motions before
sentence can be passed.
The defense Is busily at work preparing a
bill of exceptions and making a complete
record of the evidence Introduced. It may
be two or three days before this Is com
pleted and the bill of exceptions ready for
fill tig, on which to base an appeal to the
United States court of appeals, which is
the court of highest jurisdiction in this
If sentence is finally passed upon Senator
Burton and his case Is appealed he will
be released on bond pending the hearing
.of the case by the court ot appeals at St.
1'aul In May.
CHILD'S TESTIMONY IS FALSE
la Chlcaaro Case Javealle Witness
says She Was Coached by
CHICAOO. March J8.-A child's testi
mony, reversed, saved five men todsy from
the gallows. The result was a striking
parallel to the case in which a fortnight
sso Millionaire Peter Van VUaalngen
practically demonstrated that under police
pressure a boy named Wlltrax had given
false testimony leading to the conviction
of the boy'a father far murder.
, Today's instance of youthful unreliability
tinder oath waa Id the case of William
McCarthy and four young men for mur
der,' the witness being- a little girl. Appo
lona Starbata. who first gave direct,
straightforward. eye-witneas testimony,
apparently establishing beyond question
the guilt of the men, and then repudiated
her swots evidence.
In explanation of the remarkable change
1 v of front, the child declared that she had
. been Instructed how to testify by the
I , widow of the murdered man. Charge
f against the prisoners were withdrawn on
I the spot by the state's attorney, tha Ave
ssea Immediately walking: cut Of ths ds-.'k
tro by oiAer f Ute oourt.
LIBERALS CRITICIZE P0ILCY
leader la Parliament falls an Bal
four to Resign Ml
LONDON, March 29 The usual motion
providing for the adjournment of the House
of Commons over the Easter holidays gave
the liberal leader, Sir Henry Campboll-Ban-nerman,
an opportunity to make a spirited
attack on the government. He caustloully
Tttleised In detail the whole policy of the
-Jnlstry, which, he declared, except In the
tter of Chines- labor, was marked by
.Indecision," confusion and vacillation, a
tortuous course and a misty atmosphere.
Sir Henry added that he did not think that
It was In accordance with the spirit of the
constitution that Premier Balfour should
retain power when the country had shown
at every opportunity afforded that he no
longer enjoyed Its favor.
Mr. Balfour, replying, said he noted the
anxiety of the liberal leader that he should
resign, but he wae quite unable to see why
the government should take the unprece
dented course of resigning office while It
retained the confidence of the house. He
agreed with Lord Roecberry that the coun
try should not be rushed. In regard to the
fiscal question, and pointed out that the
government majority even now was larger
than the majority with which Sir Henry
Campbell-flannei-man assumed office In or
der to carry home rule. There was no
reason why the courage of the unionists
should be less than that o( the liberals, nor
why the unionists should relinquish their
task becauae falnt-heartedness had been
shown In some directions. Sir Henry could
settle the question of the government's
resignation or not by a vote of censure.
Mr. Balfour concluded with declaring that
the government's fiscal policy was that of
real, progressive free trade.
When Winston Spencer Churchill (con
servative) rose and pressed Mr. Balfour
for a further explanation of the govern
ment's fiscal policy, saying the vacillation
of the government had caused him to be
come one of Its opponents Instead of one
of Its supporters, the premier and all the
unionists, except ten, trooped out of the
house. The Incident led to protests on the
part of the other members against the dis
courtesy shown to Mr. Churchill.
4UEEX LUNCHES WITH EMPEROR,
Mara-herlta of Italy Meets Kaiser
William at Sea.
ROME, March 29. The meeting between
the Dowager Queen Margherlta and Em
peror William took place today. She left
Rome at an early hour by special train for
Terraclna, where an automobile was In
waiting. Going swiftly to Gaeta, Queen
Margherlta boarded the Italian battleship
Re Umber to, named after her dead hus
band, and went to meet Emperor William,
who was on his way from Naples to Gaeta
on board the Hoheniollern.
The two ships thus met out at sea. The
scene was picturesque, as many flags flut
tered gayly, the crews cheered and the
bands played the national anthems of Italy
Emperor William Immediately boarded
Re Umberto, and after half an hour's
chat the queen accompanied him on board
the Hoheniollern, where they had luncheon.
FILIPINOS COME TO COSVETIO!IS.
Islanders "Will led Uelcgate to Both
National (iathertt as.
MANILA, March 29. The republicans and
democrats here ars organising to elect dele
gates to the national conventions. They
will urge the adoption of legislation favora
ble to the Philippine Islands.
WASHINGTON, March 2.-No provision
has been made by either the republican or
democratic national conventions to seat
delegates from the Philippine Islands. In
the calls for conventions Issued by Chair
man Hantia and Jones neither the Philip
pines or Porto Rico are Included among
the states and territories entitled to rep
resentation. However, should delegates
from these Islands present themselves to
the conventions It Is within the province of
the committee on credentials to seat them
WILL Pl'T A LIMIT OX IMMIGRATION
British Government Proposes Bill to
Bar Certain Aliens.
LONDON. March 29. The ailen Immlgra
tlon bill was Introduced In the House of
Commons todsy and passed Its first read
lug without a division. The bill follows
the recommendations of the report of the
royl commission on alien Immigration, Is
sued August 11 last, that the immigration
of certain classes of aliens Into the United
Kingdom be subjected to state control.
Home Secretary Akers Douglas, in Intro
during the measure, referred to the In
crease of crime dus to the admission of a
class of aliens In this country who Would
be refused admission Into the United
IE5Y THE PRH9EWCE OF A GUARD,
Vatican Authorities iJtuarh at tho
Story of Plot Asralnst Pope.
ROME. March . The report published
by the Daily Chronicle of London, and
cabled to the United States, that the Vat
ican haa for daya been guarded by a large
force of Italian soldiers and police, owing
to the discovery of a plot against the life
cf the pope, la ridiculed by the Vatican
authorities, who say that the number of
carbineers snd policemen on duty at the
papal palace Is no larger than ususl.
Bubonte Placae la India.
BOMBAY. March . The latest avail
able bubonic plague returns for the whole
of India for tha week ending March 19
show the apalllng mortality of 40.627, an
Increase of 7.000 over those of the pre
Italian Marders Gorman Vice Consul.
BUENOS AT RES. Argentine, March .
Herr Dufay, the Gerrran vice consul at
Salts, haa been murdered by an Italian
beggar, who was arrested. The motive of
the murder Is said to have been revenge.
NEW YORK PENSIONS VETERAN
gar-river of War of Iftl! Will Draw
Allowance front tho
ALBANY, N. T . March Both houses
of the legislature have pasaed a bill author
ising the payment by the state of New
York of a pension of f72 per month to
Hiram Cronks. a survivor of ths war of
1811 Both republicans and democrats sup
ported the bill for a pension snd the sum
of 171 was agreed to after a state sen
ator had declared that Cronks was In
Chemist Finds Arid la Corpse.
SAN FRANCISCO. Uarvh as.-Murlatle
acid was found In the stomach of John H
Cite by the city cheiuUt. wl.e has reported
the fact to the rorviinr. Ooe was found
diJ at tl.e foul of a Slant of stairs, down
which be was suppoerd to have fallen
However, as no fractures were found by
the autopsy surgeon, the stomach and con
tents were eent to the chemist. It 1 be-
i uevea inmi ti'tis si a'tv
MOHLER IS COMING TO OMAHA
Succeeds Bancroft at ftneral Manager of
the Union Paoifict
LATTER RETURNS TO THE SHORT LINE
Sew Executive Expected to Take t'n
Hla Duties In Omaha Aboat the
First ot the Coming" Month
Calvin Steps I p.
SAN FRAXCI8CO. March 29-The ap
pointment of President A. L, Mohler of the
Oregon Railway and Navigation company
to succeed W. IL Bancroft as general
manager of the Union Pacific railroad was
announced today In the offices of the I'n
lon Paciflo In this city. Mr. Mohler will
make his headquarters In Omaha and w:ll
probably asaume his new duties about
E. E. Calvin, at present assistant gen
eral manager of the Short line at Salt
Lake City, will go to Portland to take
charge of the Oregon Railway and Naviga
tion Hues. He will have the title of gen
eral manager and will have control of all
the Southern Pacific lines In Oregon north
Before their departure for the east Di
rectors Stubbs and Kruttschnltt will pay
visit to Portland to consult with Presi
Mr. Bancroft returns to his old position
as vice president and general manager of
the Short L,lne, which position he has con
tinued to hold in addition to his duties
on tha Union Pacific.
UNION PACIFIC STOCK STRONG
Reported that St. Paal and Union
Pad Be Interests Are Getting;
NEW TORK, March 2.-There was an
other sustained upward movement today
In the price of Union Pacific stock, accom
panied by a rise In St. Paul. There was no
official news of any kind to explain the
strength cf these stocks, but the rise was
undoubtedly helped by reports that Inter
ests in control of St. Paul were buying
Union Pacific and that the Union Pacific
so purchased was to be turned over to the
The strength of the Union Pacific shares
ever since the announcement of the North
ern Securities 99 per cent dividend plan
hss bsen very marked and has continued In
spite of free deliveries of stock made openly
by the controlling interest in the property.
Union Pacific closed at 8tt74c, an advance of
to as compared with yesterday, and St.
Paul closed today at 144. which was 2
above yesterday. Trading waa heavy In
Union Pacific, total sales for the day being
170,685 shares. St. Paul was not so active.
II. 000 shares changing hands during the
day. The upward movement In these shares
did not attract much support to other
shares on the list, as there waa a feeling
that the Union Paciflo buying was con
nected In some manner, not very well de
fined, with the difficulties which have de
veloped over the distribution of the North
ern Paciflo shares held by the Northern
The stook list committee of tha New
York stock exchange today had under con
sideration the application to plaoe North
ern Securities shares In the unlisted de
partment. The petition. It was reported,
came from the company Itself, or, at any
rate, from Influential interests identified
with the company. From the fact that
these securities have been dealt In for two
and a half years - on the curb, and that
the supreme court had upheld the ruling
of the lower court declaring the merger
Illegal and requiting Its dissolution, the
request to place Northern Securities on
the exchange waa regarded with a great
deal of Interest.
The Evening Post quotes "an Interest
Identified with the Northern Securities
company, who Is In a position to speak
with authority," to the effect that the dis
tribution of Northern Securities assets will
be carried out without any friction between
the Morgan-Hill and Harrlman interests.
HENRY T. BOGARDUS IS DEAD
Old-Time Telegraph Operator Known
Over tho United , States
Dlea In Chlcaaro.
CHICAGO,, March O. Henry T. Bogar
dus, perhaps the most widely known tele
graph operator In America, Is dead here In
a sanitarium. Bogardus had a unique bls-
tnrv 11m mtu tinrn In Rochester. 7. V.
about sixty years ago. and on the death of'
his wife became an Inveterate traveler.
"Old Bogy," as he haa been familiarly
known for a quarter of a century, had
worked In every telegraph office of Impor
tance in the United States, Canada and
Mexico. He Is said to have crossed the
continent from coast to coast and from
Mexico City to Manitoba more than a hun
Henry T. Pogardus waa known to every"
person connected with the telegrsph busi
ness in Omaha. He has been employed in
every commercial and railroad office In the
elty, as well as In a number of outside
offices In Nebraska. Ha was known as an
"old-timer." and In former years, before
the telegraph became modernized, was an
expert at the business. His last employ
ment in Omsha was about a year ago, when
he was with the Postal Telegraph com
pany. Bogardus travels nave made him fa
mous. Acquainted, as he waa, with every
man connected with the profeasion. It was
easy for him to secure railroad transporta
tion and enough to eat and drink. He had
a penchant for "borrowing" and for secur
ing the lsst named commodity. He once
said that his record up to the time he quit
keeping a diary a few years ago showed
hla trsvels to have covered over TOfl.ftTO
mllea of railroad. In addition to thla he
claimed to have walked about 6.000 miles.
his greatest pedestrian adventure having
been from Omaha to Denver.
CANAL COMMISSION STARTS
Members Will Inspect Proposed
Course of Waterway Across
NEW YORK, March 9 The members of
the Panama Canal commission sailed to
day on the steamship Alliance for Colon.
They will Inspect the entire route of the
canal and will look over some of the doc
uments of ths canal company, preparatory
to the delivery of the property to the
United States government. They 'proba
bly will remain at the Isthmus about two
Crude Oils Aro Lower.
PITTSBURO. March -The Standard
Oil comuanv today reduced its auotatiuna
on all crude oils. The rut In the Pennsyl
vania product amounted to I cents, making
the quotstion tint. Other credit luUnura.
tndudins both hinh and low aradea were
cut lu proportion. This 1 Ui XvuUt Cut
( cc&ia sums Jaarva a,
JUDGE BREWER IN CHICAGO
Delivers aa Address laser Auspices
of the Municipal Lecture
CHICAGO, March "Waste no time or
strength over trivial d. (Terences concerning
modes and methods. Enllt under the sin
gle banner of civic purity, righteousness
and obedience to law. Enlist not for one
campaign only, but forever." This was the
remedy for the purification of vice offered
by Justine Brewer of the United States su
prrme court In an address here tonight
under the auspices of the Municipal lec
ture association. Hla address was listened
to with marked Interest by an audience
that filled the Auditorium theater. The
subject of Judge Brewer's address was
"Obedience to Law the First Civic Duty."
He said In part:
It Is a truism that all should obey the
law. Eepeclallv Is this true wherever the
law Is not made for the cltlien, but where
the citizen makes the law. If a number
of men unite In a partnership on equal
terms undoubtedly the majority sliouM
control and the minority submit to thrlr
Judgment or quit the partnership. Ours Is
a arovernment of the people, nv :he peoplo
and for the people. The underlying prin
ciple of republlt-an Institutions Is equality.
Ench man Is entitled to one vote and no
one man's vote is as rood and no better
than another's. Never, howver, look upon
It as property, something for barter and
sale. This rule of eoualltv Is the basic
principle of our political llfn, however
short we may come of realising It.
The Declaration ot Independence Is still
a living and glowing truth and not a mere
enromo of dead, though guttering, gener
alities. According to this, the majority
determine and make the law and the
minority must obey or go elsewhere. In
our thought there Is no place for resist
ance to law or for revolution to over
throw the decisions of the ballot.
The strict enforcement of municipal reg
ulations means much, not merely for the
physical safety and oomrort. but also tor
the moral health of the community. Vice
centers in a city and all the attractions
which vice is able to present llnd there
the fullust manifestations. INo one can do
blind to Its luxurious and costly establish
ments. Go Into one of your first-class
saloons and vou will find everything; which
money can procure to Induce the habit of
drinking. The furniture is noi inreiy
comfortable, but luxurious: the walls are
hung with pictures, while skillful manipu
lators place before you the most tempting
and delightful concoctions, the most ap-
fietlzlng drinks, all of which are more or
ess saturated with alcohol. So pleasant Is
one experience that It is apt to be fol
lowed by many, until the habit becomes
Waste no time or strength over trivial
differences concerning modes and methods.
Enlist tinder the single banner of civic
purity, righteousness and obedience to law.
Enlist not for one campaign only, but for
Immediately after the address by Justice
Brewer a reception was tendered In the
Auditorium, In which the general public
participated. Tomorrow Judge Brewer will
be the guest of the Chicago Bar associa
HEARING BENNETT WILL CASE
Jnda-e Stoddard In Hla Argument
Maintains Sealed Latter Cannot
Bo Pari of tho -Will.
NEW HAVEN. Conn.. March 29. Phllo
8. Bennett's will was admitted as a com
petent document for probating by Judge
Edwin B. Gager of the superior court, as
the result of the first day's hearing In
the appeal of William Jennings Bryan
from , tho decision of tha probate court
Which disallowed tho - tw.l"rt tottr" -found
with the will giving Jtn Bryan 140,000. The
chief contention., the admlsslbllltjr of the
"sealed letter" as evidence, was being ar
gued by counsel at the time the court
adjourned for the day.
Former Judge Stoddard, who appears aa
senior counsel for Mra Bennett and the
other heirs, fought every Inch of ground
over which the appellants moved In their
efforts to Introduce evidence and at times
he directed bitter Invectives and sarcasm
against the opposing side.
Practically the whole day was taken up
In an unsuccessful effort of Henry G.
Newton, counsel for Mr. Bryan, to have
admitted as evidence the will, the "sealed
letter" snd a type written copy of the
Judge Stoddard said In hla argument that
the main question was whether the testa
mentary letter or paper conveying any
part of the estate and claiming; to be a
part of the will can be a part of the will
when not In compliance with the statutes
and which la not signed by three wit
nesses according to law. He eald no paper
or codicil can be any part of the will
unless signed by three persons in the pres
ence of the testator. He said :
"There Is absolutely no authority that a
paper executed as this Is and coming into
existence as this does was ever admitted
to probate as a part of a wtll."
He said that the paper must be as com-
pIeta ,n 'very 'eU" " a w,n ltt- ni
haa the same jurisdiction In the statutes
as any regularly drawn testament. Court
at this point adjourned, and Mr. Newton
will make a reply to Mr. Stoddard at the
opening of court tomorrow
SWINDLES THE RAILROADS
Anea-ed Preacher Works Them for
Thousands of Dollars Worth
CinCAOO, March !. (Special Telegram.)
W. H. Demlng, who claims to be pastor
of the Third Baptist church of Omaha and
graduated from the Divinity school of
the University of Chlesg-o In 1901. and now
a missionary of the "Christian Theraupetlo
association, waa arrested today on
charge of obtaining railway transportation
under false pretenses. He la accused of
defrauding nearly all the western railways
terminating In Chicago.
Secretary Mandel of the Western Passen
ger association says Demlng haa obtained
thousands of dollars worth of half-rate
tickets from railways since January 1 and
sold them to scalpers. Plans made to cap
ture him were successfully carried out
today at the city ticket office of the Wis
consin Central railway. Demlng applied
for a half-rate ticket to Minneapolis and
There Is no Third Baptist church In
Omaha and no person by the name of W
H. Demlng In the directory. So far as
could be learned there never was
preacher In Omaha by the name given.
MINISTERS ISSUE AN APPEAL
Call Upon Cltlsens of Missouri to Take
Reins of Government During;
ST. LOUIS, March 2.-Korty-five minis
ters, nearly all of whom are pastors of
St. Louts churches, have Issued a signed
appeal to the citizens of Missouri in behalf
of law and order during elections. The doc
ument is declared to be nonpartisan, the
slgnurs stating that they "are solely
tereated in re-estabttshlii avood govern
nient in the city and commonwealth." The
appeal declares that the people of th
state "must look to their suffrage, us It iui
already ceawd to count." In concluding,
tha ministers call on every man to attein
bis respective party primaries "and so re
tain lb reiua ot govvriumuit,'
JAPANESE ARE FORTIFYING
Preparing a Btronj Lin to Pall Fac cn la
Oat of defeat
MANCHURIANS FRIENDLY TO RUSSIANS
ge Somber ol farm neporiea io
Be Ready and Willing to Assist
that C-onntry Against the
(Copyright by New York Herald Co., lfsM.)
PING YANG, March It (Via Shanghai.
March 29.) (New York Herald Cablegram
Special IV log ram to The Bee,) The Chong
Chou river at present Is the line dividing
Uie Japanese and Russian forces. Anju
Is held la force by l,5n) Japunese, who aro
being continuously reinforced from Ping
Yang, and latterly also from Chliuuiipo.
The latter city Is being strengthened ns
part of the Japanese scheme to offer a ter
rible resistance In tho event of a forced
retreat- Similarly all tho strategetical
points have lecn fortified as the advance
progresses. The Ping Yang walls and
gates have been armed. On the hills over
looking the city the Japanese have mounted
guns. The work has been In progress for
the last five years, disguised army officers
and other spies having been busy, so that
now the Japanese advance with a knowl
edge of every necessary point In the strate
ge'ichl scheme, and these are being quietly
and effectively occupied.
The territory north of the Chon Chou
river Is still Russian. The main routes are
filled with cavalry. Each party is accom
panied by an Intelligence officer, busy
sketching and surveying. The present
military delay, while valuable to Japan, Is
Infinitely useful to the Russians, enabling
them to push forward their first line of
resistance southward over the country con
sidered friendly to Japan and thus weaken
the Japanese army before the real con
test Is begun, where Russia Is supreme.
Natives Friendly to Russia.
A party of American miners conveying
bullion were entertained yesterday at the
Herald headquarters here. They have had
many opportunities of judging the feeling
of Manchurlans and Chinese and express
strong opinion that all are In favor of Rus
sia, which a large number are prepared to
assist actively. They tell also how Russia
Is enormously strengthening a large num
ber of fortified poets along the Yalu, heavy
reinforcements having arrived during the
last three weeks.
The miners, who crossed the Chong Chou
river in boata, feel certain that the Japan
ese will be unable to throw a pontoon
bridge across that stream before early In
April, owing to the severity of the past
winter. Huge quantities of heavy Ice .are
In the mouth of the Anju, still unbroken.
Foreigners, long resident here, agree that
the first Japanese reverao will be followed
by an uprising of tha Tongkaks, a secret
Corean society, whlo hannounces it Is an
ally of RusHla.
Wherever ths Japanese have military
work Corean coolies are pressed Into their
A number of Jananeae horses died on the
northward march, hence the Japanese
have requisitioned all horsea within a ra
dius of several miles from Ping Yang.
The Coreans remaining here become dally
fewer. The Japanese flag nies on me
houses of rich and poor a Ilka The atreets
are cleaned and filled with hurrying sol
diers and small tradesmen, a cloud of whom
bos descended on Corea.
General Sasaki, commanding the first im
portant Japanese advance to the north.
expected to leave yesterday, but the orders
wre changed. Moreover, his senior, uen-
eral Inouye, has arrived here. He was re
ceived In great state and assumed local
direction. He will be followed shortly by
two Imperial princes, who will join the
Must Walt for News.
It may be some time before definite news
can be given of heavy land fighting. The
great forward movement of the Japanese
may be again put back, for, In my opinion.
the Japanese were not prepared to follow
up Immediately the mastery of the sea,
coming as It did, long before It was ex
pected. Moreover all te correspondents
were forced to return to Seoul. However
the great Japanese machine works every
where smoothly. The spirit Is a splendid
one of confidence and quiet determination.
Both officers and men realize the great
privations and enormous difficulty ahead.
but unflinchingly resolve to attain the
great objective, Harbin.
In conversation an official expressed the
opinion that if Harbin be taken Japan
alll turn to America and England, say
ing: "We 'have fought your battle. Help
us by diplomatic pressure to keep Man
churia open, whose key In Harbin we
TREAT JAPANESE PRISONERS WELL
Mow and Women from Port Arthur
Bring; Good Reports.
(Copyright by New York Herald On., 1904.)
PEKING, March 29 (New York Herald
Cablegram Special Telegram to The
Bee.) I have Interviewed a Japanese
merchant who waa a prisoner at Fort
Arthur from February S to March
11; also five Japanese women who were
detained at prisoners. All speak In
the highest terms of their generous
treatment by the Russians while In
prison and on the railway. Every courtesy
was shown to the women and good food
was provided. No money or other prop
erty was taken from them, and stories to
the contrary are unfounded.
The above statement Is confirmed by an
American who was allowed to return to
Port Arthur for twelve hours on March 22.
Only three Russian men-of-war were seri
ously damaged. One of these was beached
In a good position for service as a land
battery. No serious damage haa been
effected on the land defenses apparently.
and there are sufficient supplies for one
Tho railway to Port Arthur was working
well, carrying men and supplies. There
are about S5.0u0 troops In Port Arthur.
RUSSIA'S EMPLOYE IS ROW CONSUL
Represents Kraai-e at Now Chwang
and riles Trl-Oolor.
TIKN TSIN, March . A Frenchman
named Kreautlar, an employe of the Russo
Chinese bank, has been appointed French
conaular agtit at New Chwang. He haa
hoisted the French flag over the bank
buildlr-tf. It Is considered probable that
this is a forerunner of a movement to fly
the trl -color over all the Russian govern
ment buUdlosa ai Kew Cbwaug.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Rain Wednesda) I Thursday Fair and
Temperatnre at Omaha Yesterday I
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10 a, m . . . . ,
11 a. m
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SUMMARY OFJTHE WAR NEWS
General Koaropat kin's First Report la
One of a Defent to Russian
(Copyright by New Tork Herald Co.. 1904)
NEW YORK. March 29.-(New York Her
ald Service Special Telegram to The Bee.)
General Kouropatkln, Russia's commander-in-chief
In the far east, made his
first report yesterday to the czar. In which
he forwarded General Mlshtchenko's ac
count of a battle between Cossacks snd
Japsnese cavalry at Chong Ju. The en
gagement waa sharp, and although the
Russians were obliged to retreat, the Jap
anese were unable, because of their losses,
to hold the position vacated by the Cos
sacks. From Ting Yang to tho Herald came
special dispatches, one reporting ths ar
rival there of a prince of the Imperial Jap
anese house and relating the enthusiasm
of the soldiers over the fact that a royal
warrior had decided to share their hard
ships and victories and defeats.
Japan's advance was reported from Ping
Yang as bring one of thoroughness. Stra
tegical points along tho lino were said to
be heavily fortified and every possible pre
caution taken for offensive and defensive
From Chtnampo a special dispatch to the
Herald described the arrival of the lm
KrlHl guard, the cream of the Japanese
America, France and Knglnnd discussed
the martial law order for New Chwang,
but no p.ctlon was taken, the decision being
to await developments lather than to be
hasty In a matter wherein It Is admitted
Russia probably Is well within Its rights.
HUSHIXG TROOPS TO PINO YANO.
Japanese 5ow Using; Chluampo aa a
Copyright by New York Herald Co., 1904.)
CHINAMPO, March 18 (Via Seoul Mnrch
20 nnd Shanghai March 29.) (New York
Herald Cablegram Special Telgram.) Nine
teen transports are now here discharging
troops and half a dozen more transports
arrive, discharge nnd leave dally. They
are landing continuously, day and night.
the troops Immediately going to Ping Yang
or in open boats to a more northerly port,
probably the mouth of the Chong Chon
Prince Kanln, who waa educated in a Rus
sian cavalry school, was landed toduy and
went to Ping Yang to take charge of the
Imperial Guard cavalry. They are well
mounted, good horsemen and far superior
to the other Japanese cavalry.
The troops landed thus far consist of the
First, Second and Fourth provincial dlvl
slons, also tha Imperial bodyguard.
Cruising immediately outside the harbor
and for ten miles along the coast are
twenty warships, mostly small boat
guarding against a rear attack. .
I am Informed that the original plan
was to land an army at Masampo, In
southern Cores, but the destruction of the
Russlon ships at Chemulpo permitted the
first landing there. Japan's later navul
successes now permit landing at Chemulpo,
and possibly even further north.
There are no Russians now south of the
Anju river and It Is estimated that there
are not more than (,000 Russians between
the Chong Chon and the Yalu rivers. Gen
eral Sasaka hopes to land a sufficient force
at the mouth of the Yalu to cut off the
retreat of these troops. Then the Japanese
objective point will be the Manchurinn city
of Pong Wang Sang, sixty miles north of
the Yalu, which Is an Important strategic
The transpacfic liner Hong Kong Maru,
having a maximum speed of nineteen knots,
Is how lying at Chemulpo fitted as an
auxllllary cruiser, mounting five-Inch guns
at bow and stern. Its sides bristle with
rapid fire guns and one-pounders, making
it a formidable commerce destroyer.
(Copyright by New York Herald Co., 19M.)
CHINAMPO, March 13.-(Vla Shanghai,
March 29.) (New York Herald Cablegram
Special Telegram to The Bee.) The Ice has
broken In the harbor, permitting the entry
of a large fleet of Japanese transports,
chiefly loaded with supplies. Immediately
five boat bridges were thrown over the
shallow water from the harbor's edge and
the landing of the Second division, othor
wise the Imperial lluard, the cream of the
Japanese army, commenced.
Hitherto comparatively few troops have
reached here, but preparations point to nn
early landing of a great lorce.
Some of the Imperial Guard have set out
for Anju and others for Ping Yang, where
the troops are massing. All houses at Ctiln
ampo have been commandered and It was
only by the courtesy of Colonel Matsulshl
that I established a Herald headquarters
here. The telegraphs, previously In the
nominal control of tho Coreans, have now
been taken by the Japanese, whose strict
censorship results In the mutilation and
delay and the refusal of messages. I was
warned not to proceed north, where the
cavalry has been ordered to stop all cor
respondents. I have been frequently
stopped In the street with a curt question
as to my business. My answer, Herald
newspaper, always finds a smiling greeting
and an evident desire to fraternize.
CONTEST APPROAOHHU OS YALU.
Croaelns; of Hlver hot Expected to Be
m Serlons Mutter.
(Copyright by New York Herald Co.. 1901)
PING YANG, March 2ti. via Seoul. March
28. (New York Herald Cahlegrum Special
Telegram to The Bee.)- For the last two
weeks the Herald hss been the only news
paper having a correspondent north of
Seoul. There are many Indications of an
approaching contest on the Yaiu, the cross
ing of which U not so serious a matter
as hitherto anticipated.
A Japanese Imperial prince has arrived
and assumed a staff position. The soldiers
are enthusiastic that a member of the Im
perial house should come to share their
COUJPI.AI5I Or AtTIOS OK CHIWA,
Russia Insists Japanese Ships Get
(Copyright by New Tork Herald Co., 1904.)
ST. PETERSBURG. March 29 (New
York Herald Cablegram Special Tele
gram to Tha Bee.) Attention Is being par
ticularly drawn to the constant breaches
whereby Japanese ships ars being con
stantly revictualed and coaled In Chinese
harbors. If persisted In this will result
ultimately In a demand for compensation
Irom this country
JAPS WIN VICTORY
Important Land Engagement Has Taken
Place Hear Towa of Chong Ju.
KOUROPATKIN SENDS REPORT OF BATTLE
6a j Eumiani Were Defeated, but at
Eaarj Lost to Japansis.
CAVALRY AND INFANTRY ARC ENGAGED
Snsiiani Oooapr Commanding' Position,
bat Upable to Hold It
JAPANESE PUT UP A GALLANT EIGHT
Brown Hew Aro Weakened by lessee
and Aro Unable to Occupy Cay
tured Position After It
ST. PETERSBURG, March 2.-Tho em
peror has received a dispatch from General
Kouropatkln giving a longthy report froin
General Mishtohrntko, oated at 10 p. in.
March 2D, which cays an important engage
ment took place near ths town of Chong
Ju, In which the Russians were defeated,
retiring In perfect order.
The Japanese suffered Ixavlly, but tha
Iluaalan losses are not stated.
Cavalry and Infantry on both sides were
engaged. The Russians occupied a oom-
niaiuliiig position. The Japanese fought
gallantly, but owing to their heavy losses
were unable to occupy the position aban
doned by the Rkfeslar.a.
Geneial Kouropatkln s report Is as fol
1 have the honor to respectfully com
municate to your majesty the report ot
General Mlshlchentku, aiaich X8, lv P. m.,
Mir tnree consecutive days our small
outposts alieniDled to draw tha JaDanese
cavalry Into 4.11I011, put their patrols, after
coniuci was eHtatuiiiivii, reureu Deyond
chong Ju (about tifty miles northwest of
Having learned that four njuadrons of
the entmy were pooled five verrts beyond
Cliong Ju on March 27, (ix companies
marched toward Kuran and on j4arcb ,
reached (.'hong Ju st 10 o a, m. As soon
as our scouta approached tha town tho
e.'iorny opened fire from behind the wail.
i wo squadrons promptly dismounted and
occupied the heights VM yards distant. An
in the town a oomDanv of Infantry and
a squadron of cavalry were lying In am
Lush. Our men were reinforced by three
companies and attacked the Japanese with
a cross tire. Notwithstanding Oils and our
commanding position, the Japanese gal
lantly held their ground and It waa ouly
after a tierce tight of half an hour's dura
tion that tha Japanese eeased Mrs and
sought refuge In the houses. The Japanese
nuinieu wie nfa i rose nug at two points.
oon afterwards three sauadrons of the
enemy were sn advancing along the
lvasan toad at full uallon toward tha town.
which two of the squadrons succeeded in
entering while the third fell back In die
order under repeated volleys from our
troops. A number of men and horses were
seen to rail. For an hour afterward our
companlea continued to fire on the Jap
anese in the town, preventing them from
leaving tne streets ana houses.
An hour and a half after the headnnlns-
of the . engagement four companies were, i
seen on the Jvesan road naatsnlng to at
tack. I save the order to mount and tha
entire force, with a covering squadron, ad
vanced In perfect order and formed In !!
neiitna ti:e mil. 1 n wounded were placed
In front and the retirement was carried out
alth the deliberation of a parade.
The Japanese aquadron which was thrown
Into disorder was evidently unable In oa
cupy the hill which we had just evacuated
and their Infantry arrived too late. The
detachment irotectlng our rear guard sr
rived culotly at Ksfun. where we hnltrd
for two hours In crder to give attention to
At 9 p. m. our force reached Nno S.n.
It Is supposed the Jnpanese had heavy
losses In men and horses. On cur ride, un
fortunately, three officers were severely
wounded, Stepanoff snd Andrnoko In te
chest, and Vaselevltch In the stnmarli,
Schllnlkoff was less seriously wounded' In
the arm, but did not leave the field. Thre
Cossacks were killed and twelve were
wounded. Including five seriously.
General Mishtchentk o bore witness to M
excellent conduct and ffallsntrv of the offi
cers snd Cossacks. a"d especially pra's-s
the Third comnsnv of the Arjrunslc tegl
ment, commanded by Krasnostsnoff.
General Kouropatkln. In his first report
to the emperor from the scene of war an
nounced that offensive land operations had
taken place against the Japanese upon the
alxth anniversary of the occupation ut
Porth Arthur by the Russians. Thise
operations took the form of a cavalry at- ,
tack yesterday by tlx companies of Cos
sacks, led personally by General Miahl
chenko against four squadrons of Japanese
cavalry which the general believed to be
beyond Chong Ju, but he found In occu
pation of that town.
Uesplte a cross fire which General Mlaht
chenko cleverly directed against the enemy
he pays a tribute to their tenacity and
bravery, the Japanese only ceasing to firs
after a combat which lasted for half an
hour. Before the Russians could follow up
their advantage three Japanese squadrons
galloped toward the town, In which two of
them succeeded In entering, while the third
was driven back in disorder, men and
The lira maintained from the town was
so destructive that tho Japaness were un
able to make an effective return. Further
Japanese reinforcements arrived an htfSur
later and in view of the superiority of the
enemy General Mlshtchenko decided to re
tire, although he carried with him three
killed and sixteen wounded. General Mlsht
chenko s Cossacks have been endeavoring
for some days to come In contact with ths
Japanese patrols, but the latter refused
The skirmish of today will have the ef
fect of encouraging the Russians to retard
as much as posaible the advance of the
Omtral Kouropatkin's dispatches report
ing General Mlshtchenko's operations, as
published, does not give the place of Its
origin, but It Is presumed that the commander-in-chief
is either at Llao Yang or
enroute to New Chwang.
One Hundred Cossncks Killed.
SEOl'I March IS. A report haa reached
here that fifty Japanese and 100 Cosaacka
were killed und wounded In a skirmish that
occurred between Anju and Tlngju.
Marquis Ito, upon taking his departure
yesterday, submitted to the government
some suggestions for Corean reforms The
emperor has appointed Yl Chi Ylng, a
former minister of foreign affairs, as a
special ambassador to bear presents to the
Japanese emperor and return Ihe compli
ment of Marquis Ito'a visit to Corea.
JAP LAWMAKER APPLAUD TIX.O.
Hear Account of Slsth Attack of Fleet
I'poa Port Arthur,
TOKIO. March -4 p. m Admiral
Baron Yamamotn. minister of marine,
read Vice Admiral Togo's account Of the
alxth Japanese attack on Port Arthur In
the lower house of the Japanese 1'let this
afternoon. The report was received wltb
tremendous applause. Admiral Yamamoto
referred feelingly to the heroic death ol
an officer -who was killed in the engage
ment and dwelt upon the great difficulty
of bottling up Port Arthur effectively. Hi
said that this proJoU was still far La
-V 4 isjiuiy tsv auwaajrn, n. a.
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