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OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 11, 1904 SIXTEEN PAGES.
SINGLE COrY THREE CENTtf
MILITARY MOB RULES
Prominent Offlolali Ltavs THr County
Stcaii it ii Dttf eTOM Xt Emtin.
EXILES WILL NOT RETURN fOR A TIME
Un in High Sundiif Takn Forcibly Br
fort a Oomaitu and Mad Bciigm.
THREATENED" WITH NOOSE UPON REFUSAL
Jndgt Frost Indulges in Searching Critl-
eUm f Condition! rrtTauinf.
DISTRICT JUDGE HOLDS COURT IN DENVER
Review High-Handed aad Lawleea
Felicy ef Men Parading; la
the stash of Law aad
DKXVER, June W.-The following; Taller
county officials ar exiles Xrom their home
and wUl not raturn to Orlppls Creek while
the miMtary la in control, aw log te raporu
that tba citisana' committee, which la cooperating-
with tha military intended to
force them to realgn their office:
District Judge W. P. Seeds. County Judge
A. B. Froat County Assessor f. J. De
vault, County Treaaurar D. J. McNeill,
County Clerk F. P. Mannlx. All of these
official except Judge Seed are In Denver.
"I hare not been aaked for ray resigna
tion," eafd Judge Froat today, "but I hare
beard that member of the mob which haa
taken control of the affaire of the county
are after meaa well aa tha other county
officers. I shall stay In Denver until after
the militia haa teen withdrawn from the
district. I have no Idea, of resigning, but It
la Impossible to do bualneaa properly and
orderly In Cripple Creek under present con
ditions. Judge Seeds haa telephoned me not
to return to Cripple Creek until tha mili
tary rule haa been abolished.
"The conditions In the district at present
are such that I do not feel It best to hold
any court here. I ahall hold court here for
a week for Judge Llndsey, who haa gone
east It la known among all of tha officials
who hare left Teller county that thoae offl
clala who were caught there were forcibly
taken before a committee and asked to re
sign their offices. They were asked to alt
down at a table on which two ropea with
tha hangman's noose tied In the enda war
Will Appeal President.
The executive board of tha Western Fed
eration of Miners decided today to appeal
to President Roosevelt to Investigate the
condition In Colorado. Secretary W, D.
Haywood was Instructed to send tha fol
Hon. Theodora Roosevelt Waahlnirfnn.
P.- C.r A duty devolves upon you as presl--flent
of the United Btaies to Investigate
the terrible crimes that r being perpe
trated In Colorado In the name of law and
order, i We will .render every possible as
sistance to the proper -authorities In such
Investigation, to the end that the people of
the country may restate the outrages that
are being Irtalcted on Innocent persons by
those In temporary official power, ,
W. D. HAYWOOD. Secretary.
It was further dscldud that history of
the labor trouble In Colorado Spring be
taken to Washington by an emissary and
placed In the president' hands. It waa
also voted to appeal President Moyer's
haToeaa corpus case to the United State
Draws Fine Distinction. .
Governor Janvee K. fee. body made a
statement today explaining tha difference
between cnartlai law a ad nUUtary rule,
such aa la In effect In Telluric and Ban
Miguel counties under hi orders.
"I have not declared martial law in any
community in Colorado," said the gov
ernor. "I have only declared them to so In
a state of insurrection and rebellion, and
th newspaper have used the term mar
tlel law In describing ray proclamation.
When a community la under martial law a
provost guard la appointed and all pris
oners are given military trial under this
guard. Nothing ef tha kind baa ever been
attempted In Colorado. I bar only . ar
rested men and held them until I deemed
It proper sad wise to turn them over te
the civil authorities for trial."
"I believe In stamping out thl set ef
dynamiter," answered Governor Peabody
when aaked If ha countenanced tha deporta
tion of union men by the deputies and mili
tary In the Cripple Creek district, "and In
tend it ahall be done.
"The supreme court." be added, "haa
granted me the power that policemen and'
sheriffs have, and I am exercising that
Wesson and Mason Assailed.
The Woman' auxiliary of th Miner'
union at Cripple Creek haa been forbidden
by th military authorities to hold meet
ing. Joseph Hamilton, chairman of the
demooratio county central committee, waa
called before th citizen' deportation
committee and asked concerning bis sym
pathy' with unionism. Mr. Hamilton ac
knowledged that he believed In union and
he waa told that be must tear tba aaip
within tha next four day. He waa al
lowed this reprieve because of hi standing
In the community and because be I a
mem bar "of tba bfaaonlo fraternity. Mr.
Hamilton waa on of th delegates from
thl county to tba reoaat state convention
THREE POWERSWILL PROTEST
British, Freaeh aad i Russian Abb.
basso dura lervs Kottoo en Porte
to Mo Kaaaaorea.
PARIS, Jun 10.-roreiga Minister Dec
eases haa been Informed f ran Constantino
ple that th British, French and Russian
ambassador there- yesterday reached
Joint agreement to present an energetic
repreaentatlon to the grand vtaler to out
a stop to the Armenian atrocities .
It la expected that a Joint representation
on the subject will be. submitted today,
Thla. action follows the Official Investiga
tion confirming the report that number
of bloody oombata have been fought and
many vUlagea destroyed..
WRECK ON THE ROCK ISLAND
Two Express Me..eag.re (aid to Bo
Injured, bat No Oa La
TOPKKA. Xaa., June la-Th Rock
Island passenger train, south bound, was
Wrecked four miles south of McFarland
thl forenoon. A spreading of the rail
we the apparent causa. The locomotive,
two express oar, a mail and baggage car
went Into the dltoh. part of tbem on one
elde of the track and part on the other.
One express oar waa full of milk cans which
were scattered In every direction. It is
reported that two express messengers were
Injured, but not fatally. Tbera are no dead.
MISS LENA MORTON IS DEAD
Daughter at Forme Viae President
Paeeoa Away After Opera
tloa at Paris.
PARIS, Jan 10. Miss "Lena Morton,
daughter of Levi P. Morton of New Tork
died -thl morning from th effect of blood
poisoning following an operation for ap
pendlcltls. Miss Morton family were at
th bedside when she died. The operation
In Itself did not arouse serious apprehen
sion, but th appearance yesterday of blood
poisoning gov the case a grave turn.
Mis Morton rallied slightly during tho
fternoon, but later her case became hope
lea and she aank gradually until her death
occurred early thl morning.
No funeral arrangementa have yet been
made, but It la probable that th body
will be embalmed and taken to New Tork
The' deceased was V year of aga and
was th elder of the two unmarried daugh
ters of former Vloe President Morton. She
was educated here while her father was
United States ambassador to France. She
waa a linguist, highly cultivated and was
a general favorite. Her father and mother
and her sister, tho duchess of Valencay,
remained at th private sanitarium In
whioh th operation wa performed until
Friends of th family feaf th blow will
seriously affect Mra. Morton, who baa re
cently been slightly Indisposed.
FRENCH SCANDAL TO BB PROBED
Premier Combes Explains "Carthnslaa
Millions" aad Inquiry Will Follow,
PARIS, June 10. During an acrimonious
discussion In the Chamber of Deputies to
day betjfeen Premier Combes and M. Mil
lers nd, socialist ex-minister, someone on
the right shouted: "What about the Car
thusian millions T" alluding to a scandal
that has betn the subject of violent con
troversy In the press and which was a sub
ject of a Judicial Investigation a fsw mouths
"That 1 one of th most painful recol
lections of my life," said the premier. "I
saortflced certain proof of an Infamy com
mitted against m to high political con
sideration!." Immediately after the current question
had been concluded, a deputy asked leave
to Interpellate on a subject of alleged
bribery. Premier Combes expressed satis
faction at the opportunity to reveal a
secret which had weighed on him, and he
made the following statement:
In December. 1802 ' the secretary of the
minister of the Interior, Edgar Combes, the
premier's son, Informed me that he had
received a visit from a person offering
two millions If I would brlnn In a bill auth
orising the Carthusian monks to remain
at uranae unnrtreuue. i replied inai toe
person had better not enter my room unless
he wanted to go out of the window, and
attached no further Importance to the In
cident until a few. months later, after a
bill refusing an authorisation to the Car
thusians had been brought in.
The newspapers accused the secretary of
having asked a million for me to make a
speech In favor of the Carthusians. An In
vestigation was made and the Intermedi
ary, who was M. La Grave, commissioner
of Franc to th St Louis exposition, wa
examined, hut refused to name the person
for whom he had acted.
The minister of commerce cabled to M.
Jj Grave, ordering him to give the name.
He replied that he had communicated It
to M. Mlllerand, bis former chief. -M. M1U
lerand sought me and begged me not to
divulge the name for Important political
reason. Th matter wa then dropped.
A lively debate ensued. Several depu
ties demanded a full publlo Investigation of
the attempt to corrupt the premier. Premier
Combe declared that ' tha government
wished full light to be thrown on the mat
ter and did not ear whether an Investiga
tion waa mad by a parliamentary commis
sion or by the Judicial authorities, Th
Chamber dr elded almoot unanimously to ap
point a oommlssion of thirty-three deputies,
whioh will be elected on Tuesday, thor
oughly to Investigate the subject. '
SHOOTS AT RUSSIA MINISTER
Representative of tbo Char at Borao
Seriously lajarod by Foreigner.
BERNH. Pwltserland. June 10,-rTh Rus
sian minister here, M. V. V: Jadovskt, was
ahot In a rtreet her this afternoon and
seriously Injured In th bead. - HI would-be
assassin waa arrested. Tho latter la be
lieved to b a foreigner".
A surgeon successfully extracted tho bul
let this afternoon. It 1 believed tho wound
will heal normally. The federal council
in extraordinary session decided to bring
Ilnttakl before th federal tribunal.
The president of the confederation called
to inquired about the condition of M. Jad
ovskt and th federal council telegraphed
It condolence to the minister family and
to the' Foreign office at St, Petersburg.
Ilnltzkl 1 an engineer and waa formerly
a Russian officer, but now Is a Turkish
subject with -a Turkish passport. The
Russian minister received several threat
ening letters from IlnitxkJ which h turned
over to the police. Thl morning Ilnltikl
questioned th minister regarding hi
claim, but obtaining no satisfactory reply
shot him. '
M. Jadovskl'a assailant wa a Russian
named Llnttakl. He had been in Berne for
some weeks and complained that the Rus
sian authorities had confiscated an estate
belonging to him. M. Jadovskl'a wound,
although It at first appeared to bo ever,
I not dangerous.
OAPB MAT Cl'P IS AT 'BOOT
Ktaer Edward's Cotter Brlttaata Hot
Able to Defeat Trophy.
LONDON, June W.-The Cspe May cup
returns to it original horn on board the
American liner St Louis, sailing from
Southampton tomorrow. The Roya Tacht
squadron obtained th trophy from King
Bdward and it 1 now consigned to the
New Tork Tacht club.
The Royal Tacht squadron wa obliged
to decline the challenge for tho Cape May
cup by Commodore Morton F. Plant of
the Larchmont Tacht club, with hi
ohooner yacht Ingomar, because King
Edward cutter Britannia, wbioh held the
eup, is too antiquated to defend it It
wa therefore decided to return the trpby
to th New Tork Tacht club. The condl
tiona of th cup require that It must be
defended by the latest winner.,
IirFSnUTAb MACHINE) FOR EMPEROR
Coaoealed la Tobaeee Boxes sal
LONDON, Jun 11 The Dally Mail ao.
Verts: Two Infernal machine were found
on th night of Jun 7 concealed In tobacoo
boxes In the Tsarskoy Belo palace, where
th osar la now living. One of tho ma-
chines waa in the dining room, the other In
the audience chamber. The mechanism la
each was working when discovered. Th
trlotet secrecy Is observed and this state
ment although true In every detail, la
sure to be categorically denied.
Calag; Wireless Telegraak.
LONDON,.. Jun 1L The Daily Mall' Cb
Foo correspondent says: Th Japanese con
sul has discovered that a wlreles tele-
graph apparatus Is attached In the night.
time to the Russian consular flagstaff at
Che Foo and that tb consulate 1 la oom-
municaUoa with Port Arlliue.
OUTRAGES OF THE BULL PEN
Tar-Euind Womtn Bg to Talk with
Hnibiadi, Bnthin and 8wthearts-
MORE NEWSPAPER Pl" THREATENED
S.O rtWar Cnoa
-r. . OrT Arts by
la Power la
-' Cripple Creole.
, CRIPPLB CREEK, Colo., June 10. The
committee having In charge the petition
being circulated among the merchants and
business men pledging themselves not to
smploy union labor ordered the expunging
of the American Federation of Labor from
the Hat of objectionable unions because the
printers, pressmen, storekeepers and news
paper writers are affiliated with that body
and to place the federation under the ban
would necessarily Involve the suspension
of the Cripple Creek Times and the Even
Ing Star, which employ union forces.
All day a long line of women plainly
dressed and showing tear-stained faces,
besieged the "bull pens" here and In
Victor begging the armed guards for per
mission to see husbands, fathers, brothers
and sweethearts. Admittance was denied
during the forenoon, but all callers were
allowed to see and talk with the prisoners
In the afternoon. The prisoners are being
supplied with good food and plenty of It,
but the women brought them bundles and
baskets of food and buckets of liquids, de-
sldes changes of clothing.
Creditors of the union stores in the dis
trict which Were wrecked by mobs during
the last few days have begun swearing out
attachments for accounts. The accounts ot
the stores, it is said, will be guaranteed by
the Western Federation of Miners and the
creditors will lose nothing. The total In
debtedness of the various stores is said to
be between 15,000 and $10,000. '
Threaten to Rata Plants.'
George F. Kyner, editor of the Victor
Record, intends getting out his paper un
der military protection tomorrow. When
his plant was wrecked J. R. Karr, proprie
tor of the Cripple Creek Star, tendered him
th use of the Star plant Kyner accepted
nd made preparations to publish hla paper
today, but a committee of citizens waited
on Mr. Karr, informing htm that if he
permitted Kyner to use the Star plant it
also would be wrecked. Under the circum
stances Kyner could not use the Star plant
and he ran off a single sheet dummy and
sent It through the mails in order to pro
tect his contract Today General Bell
piomlsed him military protection In using
the Star plant and he accepted tho propo
sition. Detective are looking for Victor Poole
and Sherman Parker, who left the camp
after the Independence explosion. Officers
In tb employ ot th Mine Owner' asso
ciation aay that Poole and Parker pur
chased tickets over the Rock Island rail
road, Poole for McCune and "Parker for
Kansas City, and boarded a train at Colo
rado Spring veral hour after the ex
plosion. War Cpon Valonay
The Portland remains closed by order
of General Bell ud ita BOO employee will
bo oompeileU to abandon the union or leave
tho district Employer in all branches
of " business in thl olty, without an ex
ception, so far as known, have signed the
agreement prepared by th Cltisen' ai ll
ano, "not to employ help of any kUfd
that 1 in any way- connected with the
Diatriot Trades assembly or the Stat Fed
eration of Labor, th American Labor
union or tb Western Federation 41 Miners
or any kindred organisation." This agree
ment of tbo proprietor baa Caused con
sternation atnobg tbo elerka and employe
In shop and stores who are toembera of
th retail clerks, barber, oarpentera, bar
tender, cook and other trade unions, aa
all will hav to loalgn to bold their post-
Mast gv reader Cards.
The union card which 'hav been de
manded In thl camp in order to transact
business will no longer be a necessity, in
fact, It I Intended that the oar da shall be
surrendered a soon aa tb committee' re
port can be acted on.
Tb present 'scale of wage will prevail
and Individual union will be tolerated, It
1 oonooded. If they are conducted on con
servative plan and not give aid directly or
indirectly to th Western Federation of
Miners. , v
This warfare against union 1 to be ex
tended, tho organiser of the movement aay,
to every city and town In the district
Th authorities now in control declare
that there ha not for month been a time
when life and property her were aa, safe
as thy are today. Th streets are quiet
and as those of the alleged lawless element
who have not fled hav been imprisoned, no
further disturbance la expected. The search
for agitator and criminals, however, is
till being proseouted. Many persona ar
rested nave been released after being ex
amined by th military provost marshal or
th citlaen' court of Investigation and
given a word of warning.
DeportaUov ot BLiaev Oamttxraoa.
Deportation are tbo order of tho day.
General Sherman M. Bell, military com
mander, baa ordered that nlnety-oevan
member of tbo Minora anion aball bo
taken outside of Toiler county on a apodal
train in aooordaao with th recom
mendation of tb citizens' alliance who
examined them. The committee wa In
session nearly all night Investigating the
case of 100 other union men who ar con
fined In the Victor armory and submitted
another report to General Bell today recom
mending further deportation. General Bell
Within forty-eight hours this district will
bo rid of ail agitators and other objectiona
ble men. One deportation after another
will be made until none of the men who
have terrorised the district so long will be
left here. We Intend to continue arresting
men who are not wanted here and tb;y
will be run out aa fast aa poaslble. The
unionists are scarea ana men are leaving
the county of their own volition to avoid
urait and incarceration. There are still
some desperate characters among the hills,
However, wnom we muuu icuuii, uu iiwi
ter what the cost la running them down
there may occur some nlita, but i do not
look for any serious trouble.
Squad are cut scouring th bill In
search of certain man who are wanted In
connection with th Independence asaassl
natlona Telegrama have been asnt to
sheriffs and chleta of police at outside
points asking them to watch for those per
sona, whose names are, not made public
Sheriff Edward Bell bas Issued an order
that all saloons In tb district must remain
dosed until Monday, June 11.
CsssUag Cost of Troabla.
DENVER, Jun 10. Th eeat ot th vari
ous strike to Colorado during the last six
teen month 1 estimated at ta.03t,00. Of
this amount tb stale has bad to pay KM,
o for maintaining troop In th Said, and
tb lose to striker and others dlreotly af
fected in wages, eta, and to th employer
In losa of business, is placed at V2,eU0,0L.0.
With the exception of a few brief periods
tb National Guard baa been on duty at
Continued on Beoond Paga
LAYS BLAMEON FEDERATION
Hamlin of Cripple Creek Says Organ
isation Baa Record of Marder,
Arson aad Lawlessness.
CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo., June 10. Clar
ence C. Hamlin, secretary of the Cripple
Creek District Mine Owners' association.
gave out the following statement today in
reply to a telegram from a New Tork
newspaper, asking him as "head of the
vigilante" to present his side of the
labor troubles here:
There Is no vigilance committee In this
community. 'the on:y movement that
niiKlu be considered of that character oc
cunei after the independence outrage of
Monday, wnen aetermined citizens took
steps to bring about the resignation of
several officers who were either incom
petent or in sympathy and collusion with
those responsible for the murders and
dynamiting which have taken place here
eince me eirine. i nese crtlcM nave been
tilled by capable men and the situation Is
now In the hands of a sheriff fully able
to iianuie it. Me is acting In full harmony
with the adjutant general of the state.
The position of the Cripple Creek oper
ators lias been placed In an absolutely false
light by the eastern presn. Labor leaders
attribute these troubles to the defeat of
the eight-hour law In Colorado. The fact
Is that we have been working an eight
hour day for ten years, paying a minimum
wage of t and an average wage of about
4 per day. The actual working time of
a miner Is but seven hours.
No grievance was lodged against the
operators when the strike was called and
had the question been leff to the miners
themselves itO per cent would have voted
against It. This strike Is due to the fact
that the striking rower hns been taken
from the union members and lodged In the
nandH or a lew leaders, criminals them
selves and dependent on crime to attain
While this strike Is called a sympa'
thetlc one, to aid certain mlllmen, most
of them also working an eight-hour day,
Its real purpose, was to compel every
miner In the district to join the Western
r ecieration or Miners or leave the country,
This organisation has a record of law
lessness, murder, arson and dynamiting
In Coeur d'Alene, Butte, Ijeadville, Idaho
Springs. Telluride. Cripple Creek and else
where extending: over a period of ten or
fifteen years, which should 'appal humanity.
xnese outrages culminated nere Monany
wnen nrteen men were blown to eternity
and as many more maimed so that death
would be a mercy. The only parallel to
this organisation can be found In the
Mollis Mnffulres of Pennsylvania, and their
members were law abiding citizens com
pared with the organization which we have
to deal witn. me peace and quiet of the
state demand that this organization be
exterminated, root and branch. The re
sponsibility for the above outrages Is so
well fixed f. t no person can belong to
the Federation and pretend to be a law-
Since Monday's calamity we would close
every mine In this district for ten years
rather than let a single member of this
organization work or live here. But this
is not necessary, for all our mines ara
worklnr full handed with a better class of
men, all nonunion, than ever before.
rne fact that no lawlessness has been
committed since the outrages of Monday
and that every good citizen Is standing at
the right hnd of the sheriff In his en
deavor to maintain the law and to suppress
tnis lawless organization speaks volumes
for the patience and -law lovlna Qualities
of the people of this community.
There is now no legal question Involved
In this controversy other than that of
the right of a community to purge Itself of
a criminal organization whose very ex
istence Is a standing menace to the lives
and property of those whose only offense
Is that they claim the right to work.
Our flKht haa not been against unionism
as sunn, nut against criminal organizations,
and it will not be discontinued until no
member of thla organization 1 left In
SECTION, McN DID THE WORK
Tblak Robbers of Traia Hoar Para
chute Former Employe of
RIo Grande Hoad.
NEW tiASTLB, Colo., Juno 10. Tho two
survivors of the band of train robbers who
dynamited an express car on th Denver
A Rio Grande were near Parachute Tuesday
night and escaped during tha night from a
ridge In Garfield Park canyon, where they
had been surrounded by pursuers. They
cannot have gone far and It la believed hey
would soon be located. Bloodhounds are
being used to trace the fugitives, who are
supposed to be John Emmerling and Charles
Scrubbs, railroad section men who quit
their Jobs. The third member of the band,
who wa killed yesterday, wa Identified
aa J. H. Ross, also a section man who quit
work on the road at the same time as the
other two. Rosa shot himself In tho head
after he had been wounded by tha posse
SALESMEN MEET IN DENVER
Commercial Travelers of America At
tend tbo Fourth Graad Cooaeil
of tho Order.
DENVER. June 10.-Fu!ly tOOO com
mercial travelere from aU ovwr tbo westi, fortB ot plac)( even admitting that
are attending tne iourtn grana council
of the United Commercial Travelers of
America, which began her today. Grand
Councillor B. J. Symonda of this city 're
sponded to addresses of welcome delivered
by Governor James H. Peabody and MayorJ
R. W. Speer, In his" address Governor Pea
body referred to the labor disturbance in
"Tou cari bo of great assistance In put
ting an end to the present strife," be
aid, "Traveling aa you do from town to
town, from city to city, through the val
ley and mountains, and again over th
plain, your Influence is felt In more way
CANNON WILL NOT ACCEPT
Speaker of Hons Will Decline to
Haa If Named . fop Vleo
WASHINGTON, June . T decline th
nomination. Th clerk will call th roll
again for nominations for vloe president"
Thl I th statement of what ha will
do at tho Chicago convention, mad today
by Speaker Cannon of th bouse whan
asked th direct question.
"What will you do If th convention
nominate you despite your objeotlonsT" "
He then made tha atatement quoted.
He will be the permanent chairman of
th convention aad In a position to act as
KNOX IS NAMEDAS SENATOR
Attorney General ef United States
Appointed by Governor to la,
HARRIS BURG, Fa., June lA-Oovernor
Pennypacker today appointed Philander C.
Knox successor to th lata United States
Governor Pennypacker also an Bounced
that be will not call the legislature in extra
esalon. This mean that th appointment
of Mr. Knox is for th unexpired term end
lug March 4, 1&
Argentine Waato No Moaopoly.
NEW TORK, June 10. The genera! di
rector of posts and telegraphs baa refused
proposals, says a Herald dlspatoh from
Buenos Ayres, for the erection of stations
In Argentine to attempt wireless communi
cation with Itaty. The company making
th proposals asked a noaopely to four
teen year and 300.001, i
INTEREST CENTERS IN RURORI
Ttrswi Army Aoron th Front of Konro-
ALSO INTRENCHES ALONG HIS FLANK
Whether Great Battle Is to Be Foaght
gqon In that Vicinity Depeads
Largely I'poa the Weather
Rains Set la Sooa.
(Copyright, by New Tork Herald Co., 1904.)
LONDON, June 11. (New Tork Herald
Cablegram Special Telegram to The Bee.)
Once more Interest has shifted from Port
Arthur to Manchuria, where a general for
ward movement Is in progress of execution
by the Japanese array
This morning the official new from the
Japanese first army Is regarded aa record
lng the most Important operations by the
Victors of the Yalu since crossing that
river and the occupation "of Feng Wang
Cheng by a linked series of practically
simultaneous movement extending between
extreme points, something like 100 miles
apart, as the crow files.
General Kuroki has at one entrenched
himself upon the flank and thrown himself
across the front of his adversary's posi
tion. General Kouropatkin could not have
moved southward under any circumstances
without exposing his base, but even It he
could protect his communication at Muk
den, he could not, according to opinion
held here, now break through the forces
that bar his path without lighting and
winning the greatest battle since Sedan.
It Is suggested by the Dally Mail that
General Kuroki has been "waiting to See
whether the tortoise could not be Induced
to put out it head," or, In other words, to
see whether General Kouropatkin would
riot make a movement to support Port
It now seems that ,the Russian general
has abandoned such an intention, in view
of his inadequate force, but he haa run
considerable risk by sending some 10,000
men to the south of Kai Chau who must
be in great danger if the Japanese press
Ralas Come Sooa.
Much, however, dependa on the weather
and the state of the Manchurlan road. It
haa taken the Japanese more than several
weeks to advanoe from the Yalu to Slam-
atsaa, a distance ot sixty miles, and to
land two or three additional armies, or
some 160,000 men, but now that their main
force has been disembarked. If the rain
holds oft, their advance should be much
more rapid, but not many days' now will
pass before the rainy season sets in, so
that if the Japanese - mean to atttwik Gen
eral Kouropatkin they hav no' time to
The Dally Telegraph thus sum up the
results of the week's operations la the far
east: "Port Arthur is securely Invested.
General Kouropatkin and th csar's main
army are almost as securely contained.
General Oku has tightened his throttling
grip upon the throat of the doomed fort
ress. General Kuroki In . th north has
taken measure to insure that the siege
shall be pushed on without disturbance."
Maay Improbable Storiea.
(Copyright by New York Herald Co.. 1904.)
PARIS. June 11 (New Tork Herald Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram to The Bea.j
The Herald' European edition publishes
tho following from Its military expert:
There is just now quit a crop of sensa
tional reports, the on as unlikely as the
other. Sometime they ar to tha effect
that the whole of the third Japanese army
ha been destroyed. Sometimes It, is re
ported that Port Arthur ba been taken
by atorm, following a Bombardment by
land and sea, whereas tb Japanese alege
guns hav not. yet been landed and the
outposts of General' Oku hav scarcely
been able yet to coma within sight of
tho Russian hav not tried to profit by
tho natural defenses ot tho peninsula to
retard, if not stop, th Japanese advance.
'Sometimes It Is reported that the fleet of
Admiral Togo ha been beaten and almost
annihilated; finally It is sometimes re
ported that Admiral Skyrdloff haa affected
an entrance to 'Port Arthur with hi
Vladivostok squadron. Doubtlesa, after ail,
th truth may sometimes appear unlikely,
a th poet says. But wbil awaiting con
firmation of on or the other of these
rumor H Is wis to depend on what seems
Makes Staad la Moontalns.
It th Japanese, as Is believed, have has
tened their advance on Port Arthur, it Is
probable that General Btoessel haa triad
to bar their passage at th ohaln ot
mountains which passes through 81 Chan
and cuts the peninsula transversely. Thus
would be explained the new brought by
all tho Chinese refugee from th besieged
place, according to which the garrison bas
gone out in a body to meet the assailants
at fifteen or twenty kilometer (ten or
thirteen mile) It Is believed toward -tbo
"As to the Japanese Beet, It made a dem
onstration at several point of th west
ooaat ot th Llao Tung peninsula on Jun
7, which clearly indicate that on that day
at least tb attack on Port Arthur was-suspended.
"la order to have elbow room In the
Kwan Tung peninsula and not to be har
rassed on the rear while besieging the place
It la approaching, the Japanese general haa
placed between Pou Lan Tsen and Tang
Kla Fang cordon of troops destined to
oppose a first barrier to General Stake!-
berg, who I advancing south with an army
corp which. It la said, will soon reaeh 10,000
or et.OOO men. W continue to doubt that
thla force will be able to come up with
General Okru'S army and take It m th
rar while It 1 attacking Port Arthur, But
It can doubtless cot off tho communication
of thla army and that ef General Knrekl
by ooming tn touch with General Mlts
'Skirmishes Continue to take plaoe dally
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for Nebraska Partly floodyt
Satordayt Probably Showers In Kaat
and Soath Portions Snaday Pair,
1 Insists Military Mob Rnles Town,
Prisoners Complain ot Trent meat.
General Knrokl Makes a Mote,
Fifty Years of Life ef State.
9 Old Settlers Talk of Old Times.
S Minister MeCormlek Not Resigning
News from All Port of Nebrnakn.
4 High School Orators Are Chosen.
5 Bosnians Fortifying St. Petersburg
Review of the Trade of the Week.
Mrs. Ellas le Discharged.
4 Oration of Henry D. Eatabrook.
T Sporting Events of the Day.
8 Story, "Tho VlaPa Secret.
Bogna Claims Made far Radians.
Seta Oat Real Life of Soldier.
11 Jadgres Hearing; Donnlsoa Case. .
13 Story, "Converting; a Parent."
18 Financial aad Commercial.
18 Connetl man's and Iowa Newa.
Fall to Indict Miss Patterson.
16 Jaqnlth Finally Takes tho Cera..
Hour. Do,. Uonr. Dear.
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9 a. m M ft p. m T3
Warn OH O p. m ...... Tl
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THINK PORT ARTHUR WILL FALL
Russian Plans 'for Subsequent Move
ment of Fleet Are Com
plete. ST. PETERSBURG, June la There Is
reason to believe that the plans for the
departure of the Fort Arthur squadron, In
the event that the fall of the fortress be.
come Imminent, have been completed.
They Involve the co-operation of the Vlad
ivostok squadron. After the blockading
fleet ha been engaged, the uninjured Rus
sian ships will effect a Junction with tho
Vladivostok squadron and make their way
to Vladivostok. The fact that the Corean
straits are mined and guarded by a Japa
nese torpedo boat flotilla, which haa been
established to satisfaction of thatid-
mlralty here, greatly increases the diffi
culty of the operation, but the Russians
will probably prefer to take ohances of
getting through rather than of naklng a
S.OOO-mll Journey around Japan. The at
tempt may occur ot th first favorable
opportunity. The squadron la useless for
the defense of Port Arthur, while. If pre
served entire or in major portion, oven the
fall of Port Arthur would be robbed of
much of its Importance, from the stand
point of Russia's future plans.
The repair to the Russian battleship
Pobleda are now practically completed.
CZAR INFORMED OF TWO FIGHTS
Russians Win . Two More Battlea by
. Backing; Away.
. BT, PETERSBURG, Jun 10. The czar
bas received from General Kouropatkin
the following telegram dated June S:
The JaDanese bombardment on June 8 of
the coast between Benvuohen and Kaiplhg
caused no loss ef life or material damage,
although a considerable number of shells
were bred. About 11 o'clock the Japanese
appeared before the town on the south
side, but were checked by a very success
ful Are from our batteries. Japanese In
fantry then began advancing, against the
town from the east by the Fang Wang
Cheng road, and came in contact with the
Cossacks holding the pass. After two
hours of fighting the Cossacks were obliged
to retire and our artillery opened fire, in
the course of the fight a flanking movement
by several battalions of Japanese Infantry
waa observed northeast of Sluyen. threat
ening our line of retreat Consequently our
tosaacics gradually wunarew nvs miies
from biuyen, keeping up tneir are iroru a
battery on a dense column of the enemy at
a range of 000 yards.
in the arrair on June 7 at varangow we
lost one rifleman wounded, but the Jap
anese sustained considerable losses. Ac
cording to the testimony of residents they
lost lorty killed or wounded. Details ot.
the affair at Salmatxe follow:
June 3. at S a. m.. an outsost comnanv
on the Aiyang road was attacked by tha
enemy. The Chasseurs at rfrst attacked
the Japanese, Inflicting losses. Reinforce
ments joined the enemy, bringing up their
strength to a brigade of Infantry,' two bat
teries of artillery and three suuadrona of
cavalry. Thereupon the commander of our
detachment ordered a retreat toward Fen-
The detachment withdrew slowly and in
good order, holding successive positions.
Our wounded Included Captain Makharoff.
and jueutenant nonjusai. ttom omoers,
however, remained In the ranks. About lw
men were killed or wounded. The enemy
TELLS OF MUCH MINOR FIGHTER
Islanders Drive Knomy Before Thorn
oa Several Oeoasloma.
TOKIO, June 10. Oenerai Kuroki reports
that a detachment of Japanese troop on
Tuesday routed a battalion of Russian In
fantry with two guns at Hal Maohia, tha
Japanese losing three men killed and twen
ty-four wounded. The Japanese captured
two officer and five men. Tb Ruaslana
left n th field twenty-three men dead or
wounded and probably lost seventy men.
A Japan detachment dispatched In the
direction of Tung Tuan Pa repulsed sixty
or seveaty of tb enemy's Infantry ad Lin
Cha Tal on Monday and on Tuesday en
countered six companies of Russian In
fantry and 930 cavalry at Chan Chla Slh.
After two hour' engagement tho Japanese
drove the Russians off In th direction of
Tung Tuan Pu. The Russian onsualtle
were seventy or eighty nen killed or
wounded. Tb Japanese lost foar men
killed and sixteen wounded.
On Wednesday a Japaiaaa detaohmsnt
landed at Taku Shan, encountered a Rus
sian fore of 4,000 cavalry, with six guns,
near Blu Ten and drove tbem back toward
Cbl Mucbang and Kai Chou, losing tore
men killed and two officers and twenty
eight men wounded.
FEAR TO TRUST CO RSI AN TROOPS
Proposition to Make Thena Do Duty Is
Received with Distrust.
SEOUL, June Id. Talegraphlo communi
cation baa been re-established with Ham
Heung, on th east coast , Th Corean war
ministry recommends the distribution of
t,kO Carean soldiers In various positions,
fifty to too each, along tbTtimn river
and Great South road In several Im
portant Inner towna and at Ham Heung
to prevent future Russian raids.
The step baa not yet been agreed on, as
ths policy Is questionable in view ot the
probability of tho majority of each a
force deserting with their rifles, turning
bandits and robbing the country folks,
rather than opposing the Russian.
A number of women and children from
Genaan have followed tho forelgnera to
the mountain monastery, twenty miles from
Genaan, where the latter have sought
refuge. Other fugitive w ernes and chil
dren from Genaan, numbering alxtx-flv
persona, have arrived at Fuaan, on their
way to Japan.
FIFTY YEARS OF ACE
flalf Cantor. Lived Over Again hj
Fionetrt of Anttlop State.
SEMI-CENTENNIAL OF STATE OF NEBRASKA
Gldn Jubilee of Organisation of Territory
ii Mad Ittmorabla Event.
YOUNG AND OLD JOIN IN CELEBRATION
Civio and Military Farad Combined with
Oratory and BcRlolicsnes,
HON. H. 0. ESTABR00K ORATOR OF DAY
Governor Mlekey and Nearly All State)
Officials Tarclclpata la Demos
eviration So Significant to
The splendor of the present; th wilder
ness that was; and bow and why. For the
contemplation of which was the semi
centennial. Tb people of Nebraska in Omaha yester
day commemorated the approval of Presi
dent Pierce May. 30, 1S54, of the Nebraska
Kansas bill which permitted the organiza
tion of the territory of Nebraska.
A beneficent providence forbade tho rain
that fell slightly in th morning nnd the
remainder of the day was so fair In char
acter a to Induce thousands to view tho
parade downtown and pack the huge "Au
ditorium to Its last seal.
The celebration waa everything th nam
Implies and was divided Into three dis
tinct phases. First, in pageantry knd dis
play by the grand civic and military parade;
In thoughtful consideration of the circum
stances combining to make the state. Its
present and its future, by the meeting In
the Auditorium, at which Henry D. Eata
brook delivered a brilliant address; and
third. In reminiscence and good f- 'ljwshlp
by an informal old Bottlers' reunion at the
Orpheum theater In the ev'liig, at which
nine of the oldest and most prominent citi
zens told of th events that shaped tho
Deep Interest Taken by All.
Th outpouring of vwerable resident
who oune to Nebraska and Omaha In the
early day was et.vo.daHy remarkable and
Indicated the deep Interest felt In the af
fair. The men and women classed aa
pioneers were too many 5or the sixty car
riages that bad been provided and tho
many private conveyances, a&d some dtffb
culty was encountered In giving all of them
an opportunity to ride In the parade. At
tbo Auditorium more than 6,000 people of
ail ages and conditions probably one ot
the most truly representative and cos- ,
mopolltan groups that ever assembled In
Omaha proved that the great building Is
none too commodious In Its present unfin
The commemoration did not begin until
afternoon and from 12 o'clock on the day
was given up entirely to the occasion, all
publlo buildings and many private ones
being closed. The throngs that congregated
downtown to view the parades have been
equaled only by some of the Ak-Sar-Bcn
congregations, when thousands of visitors
were in the city. For a celebration of tho
aula me paraae was uncommonly una,
Wonders of Fifty Teara
Most marked of all the feeling expressed
and felt was that of deep wonder over
what had been accomplished in Nebraska
In fifty years; hearty self-congratulation
upon ths condition of the present and
earnest faith In the future. This wag tho
spirit that predominated ths gatherings. It
waa a truly' happy, celebration, without
tumult but with ixsiny . happy smiles
and frequent handclasps betokening feel
ings of brotherhood and awakening old.,
memories and associations.
The incomplete Auditorium at 11:30 seemed
aa though it could hold no mora. A plat
form, had been built midway down tba vast
hail on the south side so that all present
might hear, and from this the speaker
addressed the people. Tha patriotic and
beautiful decorations of th opening ball
remained. Faf back against the walla peo
ple were standing. They were mossed In
tho galleries and upon th tase, and still
Pioneers oa the Stage.
Wban Dr. George L. Miller, the chairman
of the commemorative exercises, rose to
request order the following were ' sealed
upon th platform: Colonel John A. Case
ment, General Grenvlll M. Dodge, Her
man Kountae, former Governor Jamea 14
Boyd, Senator Millard, Governor Mickey,
Lieutenant Governor MuGUtou, , Stat
Auditor Weston, Attorney General Prout
Commissioner of Lands and Buildings Full
mer, Ben B. Wood, Prank Murphy, 3.
Wakeley, Henry W. Yatea, Charles Turner,
K. D. Pratt, Ii. U E Kennedy, John L
Kedlok. Charles Seymour of Nebraska
City, George W. Doane, J. M. Woolworth,
II. B. Zlmman, Edward Rosewator, Stephen
D. Banga George B. Lake, Bishop A. L. .
Williams and Captain H. &. Palmer.
Wban Mr. Eatabrook mounted the plat
form the people applauded. A moment
later lanes' band, directed by Bonumir
Kryl. Bounded the strains of Weber's
"Jubel," at the signal from Dr. Miller.
The beautiful music quieted tbo multitude,
and the move to a standing position when
"America" was played as a finale was ot
When the mualo ceased with a last tri
umphant blast Dr. Miller ro and said:
"I have the honor to call this great as
sembly to ordar, and It will now be opened
by prayer by the Reverend Bishop wr
llama." Rev. Mr. Williams, bishop coadjutor ot
tha Episcopal dloces of Nebraska, stepped
forward and offered an Invocation. While
he raised his voice tb people continued to
pass In and made considerable noise
mounting to the baloenles.
Dr. Miller's OpeavlnaT Address.
In bis opening address Dr. Millar, chair,
man, said: '
We are assembled here to celebrate the
admtsHiun of the territory of Nebraska into
the Lulled ataton at lis liftteth anniversary.
T hla event marked tiie comineuueiutiiit of
one of the most gigautlo civil lorfillcts la
our history and It led to bloodshed and
misery which man is zowerlcms to esti
mate. It was bav'laed in blood and it came
out with trlumiih, In whioh American valor,
red with the rich bhiod of both seutious of
the union, vlmlicatiid the power of that
treat race which ooikiuois continents and
not afraid of hostuo nations.
It is to me a matter of infinite pride and
satisfaction that 1 have been alluwud by
providence to appear In the prexenoa of
such a vast aaanaiblage as thiit, which rep
resents the power ot one of tho greutvat
sgrioultural states in the Amnrloan union,
after fifty years of residence on this con
tinent (Appluus.) I oongratulatu these
men on this plaiforrn, who were mv coin
rndes snd who came to live In tills spot
at a time when there were few white m-4L
I am particularly gratified today, and I
wish to acknowledge the recognition of the
governor and his staff, who have come to
assist us In this celebration, to give It a
state character and to relieve it of the '
error that wont broadcast tbat this was
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