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OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 7, 1904 TEN PAGES.
TORN BY DYNAMITE
Twe'.rs LiTit Hurled t j Death j an'Zx
ploaioa Under tt ot PJn-.'orm.
INFERNAL MACHNE DOES MISCHIEF
Three Hundred Poind of Erp'otir it
Cnppoied to Eavi Bjen Ured.
VICTIMS- WRE NONUNION MINERS
Sight Ekift Had Jn t Qait Won tad Wert
Wai'.ing to: Train.
TRAGEDY OCCURS aT INDEPENDENCE
Military After San Supposed to Have
Teached Off Magaslne Sheriff of
. Cripple Creek Resigns
CRirPLB CREEK. Colo., June 6.
Twelve men were klled by the explosion
of an Infernal machine at the railroad ela
tion In Independence today. Seven others
were seriously Injured. ' Eleven men were
killed outright and one died later frum
lila wounds. All the killed and Injured
with the exception of two men from the
Dead Wood mine were ' nonunion miners
employed on the night shift of the Fin J ley
mine. The men hnd quit work at 2 a. m. and
were waiting to board a suburban train
on the Florence A Cripple Creek railroad
and return to their homes In Cripple Creek
and Victor. Just after the engineer of the
approaching train blew hit) whistle, as a
signal to the miners, according to custom,
a, terrific explosion occurred underneath
the station platform on and near which
twenty-six men were gathered.
Tha platform was blown Into splinters,
the station waa wrecked and a hole
twenty ' feet In circumference and about
as many feet In depth was torn In the
ground. Fragments of bodies were hurled
through space for several hundred feet
and later were picked up still quivering.
Some of the bodies dropped Into the pit
made - by the explosion, but the head,
hands,, ears, legs, arma and trunks were
strewn about on all sides. Pieces of
flesh were found on buildings 500 feet away
and blood stains within a radius of fifty
feet. The force of the explosion was felt
throughout tha camp and the crash awak
Maaarled Bodies Recovered.
The approaching train was stopped and
tha train crew were the first men to reach
tha scene of the disaster. They were Joined
In a few minutes by hundreds of persons
and relief work was begun at once. A
special train waa sent from Cripple Creek
carrying physicians, nurses, officers and
tnany others, ' but when It reached Inde
pendence the Injured had already been
placed on board the suburban train and re
moved to the hospitals In Victor. The
mangled bodies of tha dead, piled together
s well as possible. Were removed to the
coroner's office. Following Is the list of
OVB AUGUSTTNE.aged 15; has a brother
llvlnff t Jenowrtlle, Wis.
. ARTHUR MUHLEloK. aged 83; relatives
HENRY HAAO. formerly of Leadvllle.
''ALEXANDER VTLANE, Leadvllle.
rCH ARLES E. BARBHR.
; herbert m'cqt.
j. h. hartsbll.
F. K EL BO. married.
W. W. DETANK T.
F. H. JOHNSON, formerly of Little
J. A. i Brooker.
Dan Galney. '
' Amputation has been performed upon a
number of tha wounded, but It Is almost
curtain that several of them will die. A
majority of tho dead and wounded were
single men, but several had families living
In the district.
Ravel Remarkable Eeeape.
Charles Rector of tho Bhurtloff mine es
caped by a miracle. He waa chatting with
several men, unconscious of danger, when
the explosion occurred. Re saw a number
of men rushing toward the station and at
this moment he was lifted from his feet
and was deafened by a terrible crash.
When be realised what had occurred ho
waa surprised to find himself uninjured.
H. W. Vannatta, one of the Flnley miners,
who had a remarkable escape from death,
In describing the explosion said:
The earth seemed to heave under the
platform and station and tha noise made
waa deafening. We had been about the
Station about two minutes when the ex
plosion occurred. I was thrown through
the sir about seventy-five feet There were
about twenty-five men on the platform and
most Of them were nonunion miners who
worked on the Flndler.
. 'The Bhurtloff shift had not yet reached
the station, but waa hurrying down the
bill. Hud these men reached the platform
the casualty list would have been doubled.
There must have been MO pounds of powder
Deed, and must have been set off by an
sisgotito spark or a revolver, as the miners
ttyould have smelted the fuse if one had
George Remlck was hurled many feet
from the platform, but escaped with only
4 few bruises, although heavy Umbers and
pocks fell all about him.
Bnlnr Exploded the Dyvamtte.
The Infernal machine wtth which the
diabolical work was done consisted of a
quantity of dynamite, estimated at 100 to
- too pounds, a loaded revolver and a long,
slender steel wire attached to the trigger.
The revolver was fastened so that the
pulling of tha trigger would not draw It
away. The wire ran from under the sta
tion, to the cribbing of the Pelmordco
property about 3Q feet away, where Its
end was fastened to a round oi a chair.
, The dynamite was placed ekwe to the
tnuzsle of the revolver, which was- dis
charged by pulling the wire wheat the en
gineer blew his whistle. The ball from
the revolver exploded the dynamite.
. A man was seen, running down the hill
from the Delmonlco after the explosion.
The Victor troops, who were ordered out
'by Major French, were so stationed as te
heap people frum passing- over toe path
taken by this man and bloodhounds wtrs
sent from Canyon City and Trinidad for
the purpose of trailing the assassin. The
Infernal machine uad today was similar
to the one explouVsl in the Vindicator
mine on November n. 19uJ, killing two
By order of Major H, A. Naylor of the
National Quard, the bodtra were removed
from Hie coroner's establishment to ait
other undertaker's. This action was takea
on request of J. 8. Murphy, superintendent
of the Klndley, because It was alleged
jCoolluaed est fteeood. fag)
tt,ETANS -0SE BRIT,SH
etrate Forces In Two Places to
"t Meet the Youaghoabaad
NV YORK, June a A dispatch from
the correspondent of the London Times
at Gyang Tse, Thibet, says a letter from
Colonel Youngliufb md of the British mis
sion to the ThibMars, demanding that the
Ambon come to Gyang Tsi with qualified
Thibetan authority to settle the outstand
ing differences before June 26, has been
returnod unopened and without comment.
The Thibetans have, therefore, says the
correspondent, deliberately chosen war.
The Thibetans arc now concentrating In
the monastery and the town of .Gyang Tse.
Another concentration is rumored between
Kalung and Khang Ma.
The present Intention of the Thibetans
Is to prevent Brigadier General MacDonald
from arriving at Gyang Tse, and It Is pos
sible that recnt experiences have taught
the enemy to make his sdvance a matter
of greater difficulty than It was the first
SIMLA. India. June 6. Two regiments of
Punjabis, a mountain battery and a do.
tachnient of engineers have been ordered
to reinforce the British expedition in
BALFOIR RF.Ft SKD TO TALK WAR
Declines to Tell What Representa
tions Britain Made to Russia.
LONDON", June . Premier Balfour de
clined to reply to a question In the House
of Commons today or give any Informa
tion regarding the relations with Russia
on the subject of the latter's declaration
of the contraband of war and especially
food and cotton, the coaling of warships
at r.eutral ports or the alleged setting of
mines outside the territorial waters.
, Mr. Balfour remarked that the present
war was certainly full of novel questions
of International law. The whole subject
was being anxiously reviewed by the gov
ernment, but he did not think any pub'.lo
object would be gained by the publication
of communications on the subject made
by Great Britain.
PRESIDENT AMADOR SIGNS BILL
Aathorlaea Redaction of Taxes Out
side the Canal Zone.
PANAMA, June 6. President Amador
has signed the bill paused by the assembly
authorlxlng the executive to reduce taxes
outside the canal sone which are different
from .those In the cone, so that commercial
Interests In and ont the canal districts may
be treated equally.
This bill authorized the governor to make
a treaty with the United States so that
all portions of the republic may be equal
It Is given power to make a treaty with
Colombia If the latter shall recognize the
Independence of Panama.
CHILE IS SHAKEN BY EARTHQUAKE
Walls of Buildings Cracked and the
Sea Agitated. .V
LIMA, Peru, June 6. Acna and Arlca
Chile, were shaken by a tremendous earth
quake today. The Inhabitants ran Into the
streets in their night clothes. The walls
of many buildings were cracked and the
sea agitated, but so far as reported no
person was killed. .
Talking; of International Athletics.
LONDON, June . 6. The .Oxford-Cambridge
athletic authorities hope It can be
arranged to hold the meeting with Harvard
and Yale at the Queen's club grounds In
the third week of July. It is anticipated
that King Edward will be present at the
Honors for Inventors.
FRANKFURT-ON-THJ5-MAJN, June a
The German Engineers' association, now
in session here, has unanimously conferred
the Graahof medal on Messrs. Parsons and
Delavel, the pioneers in turbine propulsion.
PIONEERS WH0WILL SPEAK
Several Omaha's Oldest CItUena
W1U Talk at Orpkeam Fri
Friday night after the semi-centennial
ceremonies at the Boyd theater the assem
blage will repair to the Orpheum theater
where some of the most prominent pioneers
of Omaha will speak on varloua subjects
that are sure to be interesting to all who
will avail themselves of the privilege of
attending. These speakers and their sub
jects have been decided on:
J. M. Woolworth, Bench and Bar Of the
Q. W. Doane, Early Legislatures and
J. E Boyd, Pioneering on the Plalna
Charles F. Manderson, Reminiscences.'
John I. Webster, Transition from Ter
ritory to State.
Henry V. Yates, Early Banks and
E. Wake ley. First Views and Impressions
of Nebraska. '
STRAWBERRY CRATES SCARCE
Growers of . Berries Will Lose Hack
Fruit Because of Inability
LOUISVILLE. Ky June l On account
of the scarcity of crates, strawberry ship
ping from Louisville, Ky-. and New Albany,
Ind, which has been something enormous,
probably will collapse after today. Tha
available supply of crates Is exhausted
and the strawberry growers In the New
Albany district alone will lose thousands
of dollars because they cannot procure
orates. The season Is at Its height and
the crop is the most abundant ever known.
The shipments last night amounted to
thirty-one carloads, aggregating 120,000 gal
lons, the largest ever sent from New Al
bany In ons day. There will be bo mora
large shipments and hundreds of thou
sands of gallons of fine strawberries will
rot in the field.
WATER WORKS WEN MEETING
Tweatv-FWwrtk Aaamal Ceeveattea (
Asaoelstloa Is ta Semrlea
at St. Lenta,
ST. LOUTS, June (.The twenty-fourth
annual convention of the American Water
Works association convened today at the
Hotel Jefferson. The address of welcome
was delivered by Mayor Holla Wells of St.
Louis, I- N. Chase, the president of the
association, responding. A reception fxuV
Meetings win be held each day this week,
the convention ending Friday. Saturday
will be spent at the World's fair grounda
The association Includes In Its member
ship the engineers and superintendents of
the water wurks system of nuarly every
nil v and town in the cnunlrv. ll
gsalsed. lu, aU. Louis,
RIOT BREAKS OUT AT VICTOR
One Man K lied tad T?ral Other Fat ill j
SQUAD OF TROOPS VMQ UPON BY MINERS
Volley Is Returned by tho Soldiers
and Labor Hall la Captured
By aa Armed
VICTOR, Colo., June 6. Rioting broke out
In the city this afternoon while a mass
meeting was being held to discuss the mur
der of twelve non-union miners by means
of an Infernal machine at Independence.
Forty shots were fired Into a crowd In the
street. One man was killed and six per
sons at least Injured.
R. M'GEE of Victor, shot through heart
William Hoskins of Goldfleld, shot
through body; may die.
Alfred Miller of Goldfleld, shot in body;
may die. I
J. N. Davis, skull fractured by blow from
revolver; seriously Injured.
Peter Fleming, shot
Fred Sturdevess, engineer at Independ
An unknown woman.
Secretary Clarence C. Hamlin, of the
Mine Owners' association, concluding a
short address, said: "
"I want to hear what the boys in the
mines have got to say about this trouble."
William Hoskins, a ' union miner from
Goldfleld, threw up his hand and shouted:
"Let me talk."
At this the orowd began' to hiss Hoskins
and cry "put him out." A free-for-all
fight followed and shooting began. Most
of the shots were directed skyward. Hos
kins fell with a bullet in his body and the
crowd scattered In every direction.
Secretary Hamlin, who had been stand
ing on a wagon, kept talking, unmindful
of the hailstorm of bullets that whizzed
about his head. After the first excitement
had somewhat cleared away, the Injured
and dying were gathered up.
' R. . McGee of Victor, who waa Instantly
killed, had been standing on an embank
ment thirty feet above the men who had
been fighting and was an Innocent specta
tor. Alfred Miller and J. D. Davis were
carried to the Victor hospital.
An eye witness of tho shooting said: "I
saw them carry three men away, one shot
through the head and another shot through
the arm. I think that more than five were
A pitched battle Is looked for at any mo
ment There are B.000 men on the streets
and union men are arming themselves and
lined up on the corners of Fourth and
Previous to the rioting Sheriff Henry M.
Robertson had been summoned to a meet
ing of the Mine' Owners association In
Armory hall by a committee composed of
C, C. Hamlin, secretary of the association;
J. B. Murphy, .manager of the1" Flndley
mine, and L. F. Hill, of the Theresa. At
this meeting his resignation was demanded,
lie yielded ta the demand. Then Edward
Bell was appointed by the county com
missioners, to All , out Robertson's unexpired
term. Robertson was a union miner be
fore he wis elected sheriff. Bell Is a mem
ber of the Citizens alliance.
Cltlseas for Deputies.
Nearly all mines In the district had been
closed by order of the Mine Owners asso
ciation and hundreds of miners flocked
Into town from the surrounding hills. Fully
1,200 supporters of the association gathered
about the armory, where it waa meeting.
At the same time 1,000 men armed with all
sorts of weapons were assembling on the
vacant ground at the comer of Victor
avenue and Fourth street in response to
a call for a mass meeting. Most of these
were union men who declared their In
tention to resist to the death any attempt
to run them out of the district.
City Marshall Michael O'Connell hur
riedly swore in several hundred citizens,
most of them union men, as deputy police
men, after being refused admission to the
mine owners headquarters. After a con
ference with Sheriff Bell and a number of
mine owners Mayor Frank . D." French re
moved City Marshall O'Connell, who then
dismissed his deputiea Then followed the
rioting In which McGee was killed and
at least six persons Injured.
After the rioting began Sheriff Bell or
dered out all the soldiers in the district.
He also appointed 100 deputies. Whole
sale arrests of union men will be made. It
All Mine Owseri Armed.
Soldiers have already arrested a trio of
editors and printers of the Daily Record
and City Marshal O'Connell, and put them
In the bull pen.
All wealthy mine owners are carrying
Sheriff Bell ordered the entire force of
special policemen to take off their badges
and carry their guns to their homes or
he would arrest them. He said fh. hi.
deputies would control the situation. Major
xi. A. isayior was appointed by Bell to
succeed Chief of Police O'Connell, who was
dismissed. Over 2,000 people were congre
gated at the place appointed for the mans
meeting this afternoon.
Troops Are Fired Cpon.
DENVER, June a Adjutant General Bell
has been informed by telephone from Victor
that an attack was made late this after
noon on the union miners' hall by a squad
of ao Idlers. Major Taylor sent guards to
old In quelling the disturbance on Fourth
street When the uniformed men swung
Into Fourth street they were fired upon
from houses on both sides of te street
They returned the fire and raced en at
double quick until they ware near the min
ers union hall. At that point the mob
scattered, and as the soldiers halted, aev
eral shots were fired at tham from the win
dows of the halL
The doors of the building had been left
open and a dozen guardsman tired into tha
hall as fast as they could work their rifles.
After a tew volleys tha order to take the
place by assault was given and they
jumped In. It was reported to General
Ball that a number of man were killed,
but none of the guardsman were Injured.
Tha detail of guardsmea waa In command
of Captain Harry C Moore of Cripple
Mrs. mail L, Clemens.
FLORENCE. Italy, June 1 Mrs. Samuel
M. Clemens, the wife of "Mark Twain."
the American author and lecturer, died
of syncope hare yesterday evening. Half
an hour before her death she had con
versed cheerfully with her husband.
The remains will be sent to the United
States for Interment
Mra Clemens was married In 17& Her
maiden name waa Olivia L. Langdon. She
waa bant In Klmln,.fcK X
CONVENTIONS AT WORLD'S FAIR
Several National Meetings Are Sched
uled for St. Loals This
ST. LOUIS, June 8. The Italian national
pavilion of Italy was formally dedicated
and opened today with a reception attended
by hundreds of guests, who were received
by the Italian ambassador, Count Macchl
dl Cellere, Commissioner General Ilranchl,
Consul General Toati of New York and
Consul General Roswadowskl of Chicago.
The ceremonies were almost Informal, con
sisting simply In the reception of the In
vited guests, music in the large reception
room and refreshments served in the gar
dens. A number of conventions will be held on
the grounds this week. The United States
Brewers' association convened yesterday
In the Hall of Congress for a session of
two days. Trie International Association
of Chiefs of Police also began Its conven
Tomorrow the National Coopers' associa
tion will convene and during the week
conventions will be held by the American
League of Civic Improvement, the Ameri
can Park and Outdoor Art association and
the National Water Works association.
The following athletic, events are sched
uled to be held this week at the Stadium,
the lnterscholastlc base ball series com
prising a game each forenoon and afternoon
until Saturday, and on Saturday the west
ern college championship meet In which
the University of Missouri, . Washington
university, Kansas State university and the
Indiana State university will compete.
The seventh annual convention of the
International Association of Chiefs of Po
lice, embracing officials from all parts of
the United States and Canada, was begun
today in the Hall of Congresses.
Secretary Charles M. Reeves, of the
committee on state legislation, has gone
to Des Moines, where a conference will be
held tomorrow between Governor Cummins,
himself and railroad officials regarding
cheap rates to bring Iowa people to the
exposition for the observance of Iowa day
on June IS and 17. The project Is to have
rates reduced to such an extent that vast
numbers of Iowa people will attend the
FLOODS DEVASTATE FARMS
Situation In Arkansas Valley Is Seri
ous and Much Damage Has Al
ready Been Done.
LITTLE ROCK. Ark., June 6. One of
the worst floods ever experienced In the
Arkansas valley Is threatened, and the sit
uation tonight on the lowlands is serious.
At Little Rock the river registers 25.4 feet,
or 1.4 feet above the danger line, and
the prediction that a maximum stage of
27 feet will be reached tomorrow. No
danger is apprehended here, but many
valuable river bottom plantations are al
In most Instances the crops will bo a
total failure and It will be too late to re
plant Reports from Fort Smith are that
the river has reaehed a stage of thirty-two
feet and Is still rising. The danger line
at Fort Smith is twenty-two feet, and
this point was passed early yesterday. A
thirty-four-foot stage Is expected. '
More than 1,000 acres-of land near Fort
Smith are under - water and great damage
is being done. . Alanji . families have been
driven from their homes In the lowlands
and many, farmers In the-Inundated sec
tions wilt be In destitute circumstances
as 'their crops will be a total loss.
Yesterday the city was practically shut
off from railroad communication with the
outside world on account of the floods.
Washouts have occurred on several of the
railroads and the 'Frisco has been unablo
to get a train out south of Fort Smith.
P0UCE HELP MOVE CARS
One Man Shot and Car Battered with
Stones During; Strike Trouble
HOUSTON, Tex., June . A conference
held this afternoon between representa
tives of the strikers and the company was
without result. Neither side made a propo
sition. The cars today were guarded by
special policemen Instead of strike break
ers. Early this afternoon, in the Fifth
ward, an unknown man blocked the progress-
of a car by standing in the middle
of the track and was shot from the car
by Special Officer Brammel, "-the wound
being a slight one. The car was badly
battered by stones thrown at It
District Federal Attorney Marc McLe
more Is in the city and says that the fed
eral authorities will take a hand in the
natter of having cars run on schedule
time tonight to suburbH, where mall is
delivered by the cars. Aside from at
tacks made on cars by strikers, the day
bos been quiet with cars In regular oper
ation, save such delays as are caused by
obstructions placed on the track.
THE BURLINGTON WILL BUILD
Proposes to Extend from Kansas City
to Gait Traversing; Rock
KANSAS CITT, Mo, June . The Star
says: The preliminary arrangements for
extending the Burlington railroad frem
Kansas City to the Gulf of Mexico have
progressed to a point where the final loca
tion and actual construction of the road
will soon be commenced. A dispatch from
Austin, Tex confirms the statement re
cently made to the effect that representa
tives of the Burlington have been actively
at work in Texas for several months ob
taining bonus contracts.
It Is stated that the new line wlTl for
a considerable distance traverse the same
territory which wss to be covered by the
Rock Island proposed extension te Galves
ton. ' The new line will be an Important
factor in tha transportation of wheat from
tha Burlington northwest to the gulf.
NO MORE -USE FOR' MILITIA
Sheriff act Ironrtoa Can Control Sttwaw
tloa at tha Coal
IRONTON, O., June 6 Sheriff Payne to
day sent a telegram to Adjutant General
Critchfleld at Columbus saying that he be
Ueved tha troops of the Ohio National
Guard, ordered last week to Hanging Rock
to suppress disorder growing out of a strike
at tbe Furnace company mills, could now
be safely withdrawn and an order of with
drawn! Is exrected. As both parties to the
controversy have been disarmed the sheriff
believe that his force will be able to pre
HANGING ROCK. O.. June . Orders
were received by Colonel Thompson today
from Adjutant General Critchfleld relieving
the eoldlere from further duty and ordsatng
thane to taearbaaoe-arrnesiee
ECROKI REFUSES TO ATTACK
Konrop&tkia May Ba Oorspilled to Foroe
Iaitit to Aid Port Arthur.
YAMAGATA MAY HURRY MATTERS SOME
Agarresalveaess of Rasslaa Cavalry
Continues to Excite tho Wonder
of the Military Critics
of K a rope.
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1804.)
ST. PETERSBURG. June 6. (New York
Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to
The Bee.) General Kurokl is refusing to
attack the Russian positions at Llao Yang,
and Indications are that Sul Yen is likely
to become an Interesting center which
General Kouropatkln might choose as his
first battlefield. It is necessary to make
a movement against the enemy as a pre
lude to the relief of Port Arthur, which
cannot be undertaken until Generol Kuro
kl's combined forces have been beaten, or
at all events, until their further advance
The appointment of Field Manshal Ya
magata gives tbe cue that the Japaneee
propose hurrying matters so aa to fore
stall action on the part of General Kouro
patkln. Large forces of cavalry are being
pushed forward to Hal Cheng with a view
to operations toward Slu Ylen.
Reports served every few days when
news is scarce, about "serious differences
of opinion concerning the mods of carry
ing out the campaign between Admiral
Alexicff and General Kouropatkln" need
not be taken seriously. " The viceroy Is
being confined very strictly to adminis
trative functions which keep him fully
occupied, nor Is he a military man or a
strategist Generol Kouropatkln lit given
free hand and In oases of necessity Is
neither controlled from here nor by Ad
miral Alexleff, His slowness In moving
la due to a series of unexpected delays In
receiving reinforcements, details of which
it Is injudicious to publish, but which are
only too well-known to the headquarters
Harassing the Japanese.
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1904.)
PARIS. June t. (New York Herald Cable
gramSpecial to The Bee.)-The Herald's
European edition publishes the following
from Its military expert:
"Fighting at Aydltta Indicates that the
Russians continue to move south, with tho
object of harassing the rear of the army,
which has penetrated the peninsula of
Wang Tung. It proves that the forcese of
General Kurokl do not extend westward as
far as Kal Ping and that the whole coast
as far aa the railway and beyond is atlll
In the hands of the Russians, who are cer
tainly now making a strong demonstration
toward tbe peninsula. Should we conclude
that the entire army of General Kuropatkln
is advancing to the relief of Port ArthurT
Evidently no. Otherwise eGneral JCurokl
would fall upon Hat Cheng and Mukden
and the ..Russian, oommander-in-chlet, cut
off from his communications, would be in a
critical position. Moreover, the battle of
Feng Chotl Ling, a point located north of
Salmatse, shows that the 'Japanese are
firmly planted in that region, whence they
can easily reach the road to Mukden, Re
inforcement for them are arriving daily
at Taku Shan and it is difficult to believe
that Cossacks, supported by cavalry and
artillery, have been able to engage in a
sanguinary battle with the Japanese de
tachments at Tellsson, north of this latter
point, aa the whole region is covered by
the lnnumberal troops of eGneral Kurokl.
"This simple fact Is a new proof of the
audacity of the Russian cavalry, which
penetrates as far as the rear of the Japa
nese army and harrasses it at all points
of its occupation.
"In Corea a first encounter between the
vanguard of Cossacks and a'scoutlng party
of the enemy took place a few miles north
of Wonson. It may well be imagined that
there is great alarm Til tha latter city,
seeing that almost at the same time en
other engagement took place at Mounchlen,
a village to the southwest and within easy
access of Wonson. It Is announced from
another quarter that Ping Yang Is threat
ened and that pieces of artillery have been
landed at Ham Heung.
"Without giving entire credit to these
sensational reports, we may expect to seo
In this region very soon some interesting
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co.; 1904.)
Karokl's Army la Tired.
SEOUL, Via Chefoo, June 6. (New York
Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to
The' Bee.) I today interviewed an Ameri
can who left Feng Wang Cheng on May
27. He states that it will be Impossible
for the first Japanese army, whose head
quarters are there, to make any further
advance towards Llao Yang until con
siderable reinforcements arrive, as both
horses and men are mucTl fatigued. The
Guards and Second .divisions are quar
tered at Feng Wang Cheng, and the
Twelfth division occupies a strong position
six miles northeast. The entire army is
apparently disposed with a view to con
siderable waiting before undertaking any
further advance. Russian scouting parties
are appearing on all sides. A small tram
way Is to be utilized for the transporta
tion of supplies from Antung to Feng
Wang Cheng, and thirty-two miles of the
line are nearly completed, i Transports
may uso Antung aa their - principal base.
On May 25 a KuMiian officer, with seven
men, broke through the lines of communi
cation near Antung, evidently with the in
tention of making a complete reconnais
sance around Feng Wang Cheng. The
Japanese are alarmed at the comparative
ease with which this was accomplished. A
British and an American newspaper corre
spondent who have returned permanently
from the headquarters of the first Japaneee
army state that It is 'useleas to attempt to
gather news under the hampering restric
tions of the army field rulea Military at
taches are similarly treated.
Only ens Japanese division has landed at
Taku Bhoa and It la operating near Slu
Yen, a pretectnrlal town, soma forty miles
from the coast on the Hal Chang road.
From Wonson it is reported that the main
body of Russians on the eastern cnoat of
Corea has turned westward, probably with
the object of moving on Ping Yang. Won
son is aa yet unmolested, although Russians
are scouting within thirteen miles 'to the
north. Reinforcements sent recently from
ping Yang to Wonson msy encounter the
Russians bound for the west In tha moun
tainous district of central Corea.
The construction of a Japanese military
railway between Seoul and Wlja Is pro
ceeding rapidly. The laying of rails has
commenced. It Is said that trafflo wiQ be
open bet wees Seoul and Bongdo, eaib la
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RUSSIA HAS RUMOR OF DEAL
St. Petersburg Xewapnpcr Says Vnlted
States Would Sell Philip,
pines to Japan.
ST. PETERSBURG, June .-The Novoe
Vremya today discusses quite seriously the
report that the United States Intends to
cede the Philippines to Japan and argues
that the far-seeing Yankee, anticipating
the Inevitable future conflict with Japan,
prefers to sell the islands Instead of de
fending them, having thereby learned Rus
sia's lesson of the present war, nsmely,
the difficulty of holding territory so far
from the base. The paper adds:
Europe certainly was not pleased at the
exchange of Spanish for American domina
tion In the Philippines, but the latter Is a
thousand times more sgreeahle than to see
Japan Installed there, where It would he
a constant menace to Europe's Asiatic In
terests. England will have to look well to
Its position In India. Franca to Indo-Chlna
and even Holland tn 'Java. The only con
solation Is that the cession may keep
Japan quiet for a number of vears.
has telegraphed here that General Kouro
has telegraphed here that General Kuro
patkln's headquarters staff has moved
forty miles south of Llao Yang, to a point
between Hal Cheng and Dashltezalo.
Kouropatkln's move Is considered to pos
sibly foreshadow severe fighting In the
northern part of the Llao Tung peninsula,
but it Is a mistake to asaumo that this ac
tion involves a change in the portion of the
Russian army, which, according to the best
Information, remains at Llao Yang. '
EVENTS BEFORE KIX CHOC BATTLE
General Klllnsky Says Enemy Lost
ST. PETERSBURG, June 6.-The ministry
of war has received a dispatch from Lieu
tenant General Zllinsky, chief of staff to
General Kouropatkln, dated June 3, In
which he summarizes a written account
by General Stoessel of events preceding
the battle of Kin Chou, as follows:
The situation on May 21 appears to have
been that the Japanese army had arrived
before Mt. Sampson, but had not begun
the attack on the town of Kin Chou, which
was occupied by our troops.
The enemy hud occupied Kerr peninsula
and had sent large lighters to Khumeza
bay. These, however, had been obliged to
retire, owing to the fire of our artillery.
Our troops occupied poult ions on the south
ern shore of Khumeza bay, at Dalny and
on all the bays. The enemy's squadron
blockaded the entire coast and fired heavily,
some times upon one bay and some times
There was a heavy bombardment of Port
Arthur on the night of May 18, In which
one soldier was killed and four wounded.
The Japanese attempted a landing at Kerr
bay, but were repulsed on May 14, losing
one cruiser, which sunk.
Japanese columns began the advance
southward on May 15 by two routes, march
ing from Sanshlllpu, north of Kin Chou
and Kotslalln. Moving as they did in close
order they suffered severely from our artil
lery fire. The Kotslalln column also came
under our Infantry fire, whlsb- Inducted
As the enemy's advance developed we
perceived that they hnd six batteries of
artillery and twenty-four battalions. In
view of the enemy's superiority, our de
tachments began to retire. General Stoesnel
speaks In the highest praise of the officers
and men participating.
A force composed of Cossacks and chasseurs-occupied
the heights north of Kin
Chou on the morning of May 17, and Iso
lated bodies of the enemy began to appear
on the mountains. On May 18 two compa
nies of Japanese Infantry attacked 10ft of
our Cossacks on the western slope of Mt.
Sampson, but were repulsed.
Our Intelligence showed that the whole
Japanese army north of Sanshlllpu was
composed of 30,000 Infantry and 1,61)0 cav
alry. Our losses between May 6 and 20
were ten officers and 175 men.
The KUKso-Japunese word and phrase
books found upon Japanese prisoners show
that these troops hnd evidently been long
destined for operations against Port Arthur,
as the books were specially adapted to use
In and about Port Arthur and Dalny.
KOIHOPATKIJC IS I'ltDER PKKSSIRE
Russia Looks to General to Relieve
Tension at Port Arthnr.
ST. PETERSBURG, lune 6. General
Kouropatkln has been subjected to consid
erable pressure to help relieve tha tension
at Port Arthur. As cabled to the Associ
ated Press Saturday he sent several thou
sand men down the railroad tn see what
could be done to Impede the Japanese oper
ations. This force, which there Is the best
reason to believe falls far short of three
divisions, not exceeding 10,000 men at the
most. Is reported to be advancing on the
Kouropatkln Is on board a special head
quarters train, which is constantly at his
disposition. His trip may he only to per
sonally examine tha situation.
The lock of news from the seat of war
during the last forty-eight hours Is re
garded by the public as being full of sig
nificance. The city la really rumor ridden by stories
of Impending battles.
The admiralty has no information regard
ing the Toklo report that a Russian gun
boat of the Oilliak type has been torpedoed
and destroyed off Port Arthur.
The Bhang Hal report that the Port Ar
thur squadron has already been beached
and Its gune mounted ashore evokes Intense
SAYS RUSSIANS ARB ADVANCING
German Cerreapoadent Hears Japan
ese Have Retreated from Kin Cbou.
BERLIN, June (.Colonel Gaedk, corres
pondent of the Tageblatt, has offered to
hla paper from Mukden, under data of June
4, a dispatch which Is Interesting as show
ing the views prevailing at the Russian
military headquarters. He says:
The Japanese are reported to have re
treated from Kin Chou In a northerly di
rection. A change in the situation has
undoubtedly taken place. It appears that
the forward movement of the Russian army
has begun at varloua points of the theatre
of war. The situation Is daily Improving.
The Japanese lnsres around Kin Chou were
enormously heavy, ctenalbly li.000 men.
The Tageblatt remarks editorially that
the above despatch Is obviously colored In
favor of the Russians.
CHHIA PROTESTS AGAINST ItTSSIA
Obje-rts la (Several Terms to Treat
ment of Maaeh arlaaes.
ST. PETERSBURG, June I tvS p. nr.
rt Is regarded as a algnlnV.rnt tact that
China hus uadu representation to Rusxla
on the subject of tiie Interference of the
Russiun military officers with the natives
of villages In Manchuria. Tha representa
tions are couched In general terms and no
apectno Instances ana cited. The Russian
government claims the natives have not
been molested, except where they have
harbored Chinese bamllta. The Russian
military authorities have been compelled
to take severe measures against tbe Chin
ese bandits and natives abetting them
have somrlmes nwsn uuniaaeaV. fee- giving
TWO OUTPOST FIGHTS
Details BectiTad of Eofagemtstt at Liao
Tung tod In Soathira afancAuHa.
RUM0R THAT JAPS LOSE FOUR SHIP
Sortie, if It Ooourred, Has Hot Sun
Beportad at 8t Petanburj.
RUSSIAN GUNBOAT SEEN TO EXPLODE
Venal, with Other Bhipt, it Ergagad in
Brarouing far Mines,
HEAVY FIRING HEARD AT NEW CHWANG
Soaad Comes front the Direction ol
Llao Yaagr aad Battle Is Be
lleved to Be In Prog
ress. LIAO YANG, June 6. Details have been
received here of two outpost 'fights,' one at
Llao Tung and the other In southern Man
churia. The former occurred on the morn
ing of June I at Yan Tal, Antur, east of
Vafangow, twenty-five miles above Kin
Chou. The Russian force consisted of an
Infantry regiment, some artillery, several
companies of Cossacks and a squad of
dragoons. The enemy was discovered in
the valley of Pwy Tsl Antuo.
The Russians brought up a battery,
opened fire and cleared the Japanese from
the valley. Then the Russian guns were
moved to a more favorable position. The
Japanese, luklng advantage of this, fired
a few shells. The Russian losses were
ColonM 6eroua and eeventeen men wound
ed. Both sides retained their positions.
The ' hr fight as between Major Gen
eral Mlstjenko'e Cossacks and the Japanese
outposts along the river Kolendsy. north of
Takushan. It lasted from the evening of
June S till late the following day. A com
pany of Cossacks tried to cut off a de
tachment of Japanese posted on the
heights at Ladzlapudzy, but the enemy
brought up reinforcements and the Rus
sians were reinforced by five companies of
Cossacks. Finally 3.000 Japanese were en-"v
gagea, inciuoing artillery.
The Cossacks Tepeatedly drove the enemy
from their entrenchments. In one case the
Japanese fled across the river, but re
turned with more reinforcements and the
Russians drew off. The Cossacks' com
mander. Colonel Starkoff, was killed and
two officers and nine men were wounded.
The Cossacks carried the body of their
commander to Slu Yen.
Another Jap Army Landing;.
T.TAO YANG. June (t 8 n. m. Military In
terest is now centered upon the region of
Imminent operations the Llao Tung pen
insula. Another Japanese army Is land
ing on the eastern coast as a counter
weight to the Russian arrivals from Dash
ltslao southward from General Oku's army.
The Japanese have seemingly given up the
idea of attacking Llao Yang If they enter
tained such a plan. The i rainy season,
which la expected to begin In two or three
weeks, would, it is considered here, render
an advance to Llao Yang; Impossible. . The
Cossacks are keeping In touch with ' the
Japaneee outposts. . - y
Another force Is watching General Ku
rokl's right wing, north of the Yalu river.
Four Jap Ships Reported Sank.
LIAO YANG, June 6. It is persistently
reported here that the Port Arthur squad
ron made a sortie shortly before dawn Sat
urday, with the torpedo boat destroyers
leading, and found the Japaneee fleet, quite
unsuspecting the presence of hostile, war
ships, with the result that four of the
Japanese ships were sunk during the at
tack. Roth Sides Lose Vessel.
TOKIO, June 8. The destroyer flotilla en
gaged in watching Port Arthur from the
eastward reports that at 1:40 p. m. on June
4, a Russian gunboat of the Glllak type
was seen to explode and sink near Chen
tao Shan. The , vessel, with another gun
boat, a destroyer and other steamers was
evidently engaged clearing the vicinity of
mines. When the explosion occurred the
others hurried back Into Port Arthur. Vloe
Admiral Togo expresses the opinion that
the explosion was caused by a Japanese
torpedo. The r.ame of the gunboat de
stroyed Is unknown, but It had been seen
before upon several oceanic ns by the Japan
ese, acting aa guardsblp at the mouth of
CHE FOO. June 0. The Ruaa'an eonsul
here has received news tht a bvige Japa
nese vessel has been sunk by u mine off
Tallenwan. The rews has not been con
firmed and Russian reports vary regarding
the poking of the vessel. It is believed It
was a merchantman.
' Firing; Off l.tno Ysnit.
TIEN TSIN,. June 6. Heavy tiring waa
tuard at New Chwang this morning, C'.m
Ing In the direction of LifcO Yang. ,
The Russians have evacuated Hln Mln
Tung, about thirty miles west of Mukdsu,
and Its vicinity. It Is said that the trooik
which were at Sin Mln Tung are J-ilnlrg
troops on tho road to Mukden.
Nothing Is known at New Chwang of tho
No News of Jap Loss.
ST. PETERSBURG, June 6. The govern
ment hus no advices of a sortie having
been made from Port Arthur by a Russian
squadron resulting in the sinking of four
Japanese ships. ;
The increased reticence and Increased
activity of the general staff might presage
Important developmenta In the state of
war. They neither affirm nor deny the re
port that General Baron Stakelherg la
The story about carrier pigeons bring
ing news from Port Arthur to New Chwang
and Che Foo, however, evokes a denial.
FIGHT NEAR WATOHO KAIJ STATION
Kouropatkln Describes Hot Enajasfe
. meat sued Japs' Retreat.
ST. PETERSBURG, June 1 General
Kouropatkln telegraphs to tbe emperor,
under date of June 4, as follows:
Fuller reports give particulars of the sf
falr near Nvafenghau station on May SO.
A detachment of ilusln cavalry, consist
ing of dragoons, Cossacks and mounted
channenr, with a battery, on their way
from Vaozalon. were Informed that two
rompanlt sf the frontier guard were en
gaged with the enemy eccup5 lug a position
ueur the villsa-a of Yensslatun.
A portion et our cavalry advanced to-,
wards Wafanftkaa. while twe squadrons of
dragoons wre sent te support the frontier
guard and one company of ohaseeurs was
sent, te protoct and rwiennrtter ea out right
fisnk In the valloy of U Chan. After ac
complishing thin mission the chasseurs and
a company r' Cnvsaks termed the right
flank of our pmrldon.
Two companies of nlberlHn CoseerJts
crossed the railway In front of the carair
end sttacked a squadron of the Japan
advanoe guard, almost entirely dst ruyinir
It in a hand to hand fight.
They afterwards encountered the fire ,'
Jstnrse Infantry and two squmlrons n'
our cavalry and a battery of nuuihine gii.r
hurried up, and then rntlrlng. drew ufUr
them a second squadron of Japaueae cav
alry. 1Am ammdma, ttiQawwd. unllV.lt. same ai
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