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OMAI1A, MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 13, 1904.
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ENEMIES TO PLAL '
Pi:s Have Efvar Created Mora Eaot
Varioca Vegttab ai end Fruits 1
POTATO ATTACKED tY RUINOUS BLIGH.
O.aagei, Feari and Arp'.ai taw EffiC'J
or Deitruotiva Etumiea.
LOSSES RUN INTO M.LUONS OF DOLLARS
Aipar. f; and AliVfa Knit Geain to Be
cd i he IncTcgie.
BRCWN ROT ATTACKi THE PEACH CROP
Certain Peats Cause Great Injarjr to
Limited localities and Nebraska
Hernia to Have Her Khar .
WASHINGTON, Juno 12. The de
struitlon wrought on crops by count
less plant enemies throughout the
country Is revealed by a report Issued by
the Department of Agriculture on plant
diseases In 1K3. Besides the mass of evil
regarding conditions In the United States
j,m.,,i.. ... ., . u. Me-amer Canada Collides with Coal
has accidentally been Introduced In Port" Collier and Sinks
Rico, and measures are being taken to , MONTREAL, Que.. June liThe Rich
stomp It out. Cocoa In Porto Rico la af- . el(fu & Ontario Navigation company's
fected by a black pod rot canker and rot ,tesmer Canada bound from Qupbeo for
disease. The tomato bllKht has practically Montrpal came ,nto coIIU,on wlm th
ruined the tomato crop of Porto Rico. A , Dolnlnon CoB, company's couler Cape
potato rot has caused the Joss of nearly j Bretoni ,x mUp, beIow gore, early today
the entire potato crop. Orange scab has j Xwenty mlnutes iater tne Canada went t0
caused considerable damage in the Baya- the boUom- At the me of the colIlBon
mon district, Be-anis and cow peas are
Injured by various fungi. The potato dry
rot continues injurious In the Hawaiian
islands. The cotton root rot In Texas pre
vailed to a greater extent than for many
pears, the loss being estimated at about
$2,000,000. Anthraonose has been generally
prevalent from North Carolina to Georgia,
and locally Injurious, eMeclally to sea
Island cotton lt south Georgia. Wilt con- (
tinues to ipreaa siowiy ana now occurs in ,
limited areas In North Carolina and South
Carolina and is widely prevalent in south i
Georgia and southeastern Alabama In con- !
nectlon with root knot. Rust occurred as .
usual on the poorer soils una was unusually !
severe In Texas. j
Potato might Serious. I
The potnto hlleht and rot caused wide- !
.nread destruction belna- especially onor- 1
mous In New York, I'ennsly vanii, north
eastern Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
The damage Is estimated at 110,000,000 for
the season in New York alone. Walnut
bacterlorosls caused heavy losses In Cali
fornia. The cherry shot hole fungus was
Injurious In New York and Pennsylvania
and prevailed destructively In Iowa and
Crown gall Is becoming more eorlous
every year as a nursery pest throughout
the country. The blnrk rot of grape was
more general in Connecticut and . Rhode
Ialand, the loss being 40 per cent The
department Is oit.iiilni. promising results
In Its efforts 'to fllcovr a re3istant vine.
'rJtrawberry leaf blight Is less prevalent.
Corn smut caused heavy loss in Maryland
and was common in New York. Com leaf j
blight was general in Connecticut, Dela
ware, eastern Pennsylvania and New Jer
sey. Alfalfa rust In Ohio and rlco bln.it In the
Copper river section of South Carolina was
generai whore the crop was over lOOW)
bushels short. Tho loss from the spread
ot mis disease in mo mat six years is es
timated at $1,000,000. Aparagus rust Is In
creasing In the east and Important canning
ffef!tvts are badly affected.
v. aim uiiHuii will, la npreuums; in inn BUUlll
and cantaloupe leaf blight was Injurious,
especially In the south, u.o :osa In Florida
being 40 per cent. Tomato bacterial wilt
was found In Connecticut and it was seri
ous In New Jersey and Maryland, and
widespread In the south.
ApvU and Poach Blight.
Apple scab was much less Injurious in
' Now England. New York. Pennsylvania and
Michigan than last year, but lt seems to
have been more destructive in the west,
especially In Wisconsin, eastern Nebraska
and Missouri. It Is on tho increase on tho
Paclm) coast In Montana, Idaho, Washing
ton and California.
Apple cauker or brown rot was prevalent
In Connecticut, Ohio, New York and Mich
igan, causing much damage, especially In
neglected orchards. Black heart, a dis
ease affecting the wood of apple trees, was
reported from Montana, Nebraska, Iowa,
Kansas and adjacent states.
Pour blight was mere than usually prev
alent this year In the east. In the south
It Is universal and little effort is made to
control it. In Colorado It has spread rap
Idly. It Is reported from New Mexico.
Twig blight, due to the same organism, was
serious on apples In Connecticut, New York,
Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin, but
was less prevalent in Missouri. There wus
n epldemlo of peur leaf blight that de
foliated trees from Maryland southward.
Trouble Is General.
In Massachusetts, Connecticut and New
York pears and chert les were much dis
figured by sooty mold which followed a
serious epidemic of paylla and apple louse.
Lrown rot was again less Injurious In
the eastern states, but was very destructive
to southern peaches, the loss amounting
to from 10 to W per cent of the crop in
Ceoiglu. Peuch leaf curl seems to cause
immense loa;es each year. Certain pests
caused great Injury In limited localities
and several new Insect enemies of crops
were discovered. The Mexican cotton bo.l i
weevil, which spread into Louisiana. Is j
tamped as the most Important Insect pest
of the present time. The San Joae scale
and codling moth havo engaged the at
tention of many economic workers, and
there Is a possibility of u lessening of dam
age In a few years. There were local out
breaks, usuully extensive of the Hessian
fly, chinch bug and of grasshoppers or lo
custs, cut ornis and army worms.
Hoot Peats Deatructlve.
Root feeding species, such as whits grubs,
wire worms, root maggots und root lice,
were rampant over a considerable terri
tory. The cubhage and onion maggots
were particularly destructive. The two
cucumber beetles, orchard scale Insects In
general and a few tlmliur pests were nor
mally troublesome. Bill bugs did little
damage, which Is true of the bean and
pea weevils. Shude tree defoliators were
only locally abundant.
The gypsy and broken tall moths have
both enlarged, their territory, the latter
4.iving become destructive In New HimD-
shlre. The cherry fruit fly has apparently
disappeared, owing to atmoaphbiio condi
tions, and other pests, such as the squarh
bug, strawberry weevil, squash vine borer,
(Continue su Second Paga-l
PERDICABIS -D0ING WELL
Commlialonrr of the Morocco Sec-
tloa Visits the St.
4NGIER, June 12. -J. W. 8. Langer-
, commissioner of the Moroccan section
v's' 8t- Jl exposition, mved here
from the camp of Ralsoull, the
nt. In an interview given to the As
sociated I'resa. Mr. Langcrman said:
"I left hero by steamer for Arsllli, In
company with a friend and three Moora,
the object being to see Ralsoull and try
to arrango the present difficulties. I mot
Ralsoull and hla band fully armed and
auspicious of the visit. For a few moments
the situation was critical, but all passed
"Don Perdlcarla. the American whom
Ralaouli holds captive. Is much better and
In good spirits over the prospect of his
LONDON, June 12. The Dslly Mall's
Tangier correspondent soys Ralaouli has re
ceived the sultan's letter concerning; his
demands and unless the bandit formulates
more conditions the release of Ion Perdl
carla may be expected Wednesday next.
"I learn," says the correspondent, "that
Ralsoull Is a sufferer from nervousness and
Insomnia and Is greatly depressed by the
desertion of two of his Important adher
ents. An unconfirmed report from Mogador
states that a German has been kidnaped
in that district."
FIVR PASSEXGERS GO TO BOTTOM
there were 110 people on board the Canada.
Five were lost; the others were rescued.
Those who perished were:
ALFRED THIBEAULT, tlckt agent of
the company at Quebec.
TWO SONS OF ALFRED THIBEAULT,
aged 12 and 15.
PURSER BONNETERE, of the Canada.
A man named Brunei, of Sorel, Is misting
and lt ,B B11pp08ea that he perished
Tne coiilBion occurred Just as dawn was
breaking. The Cape Breton lay at the
entrance of the Lake St. Feter channel.
waiting for daylight so as to find Its way !
through. It was getting under way when I
th Canada, making for Sorel at full speed, i
came into view. The Cape Breton' had not
not headway enough to answer Its rudder, j
and 11 swerved aero., the path of the
Pcsengcr boat. Its bow striking the Can-
' ada Just forward of the paddle box on the
starboard side and tearing its way half
Then the Cape Breton swung clear and
the two steamers came alongside each
I The shock of the collision aroused the
sleeping passengers. The Canada at once
began to settle and as the Cape Breton
; did not appear to be seriously damaged
the passengers were hurriedly transferred
to this steamer In the excitement soma
of the passengers Jumped overboard and
were picked up by boats from the Canada
snd..the Cape Breton. ... .
CHEAP RATES TO UNITED STATES
Canard Line Annonnces Reduction to
Meet Its Competitors.
IXNDON, June 12. The Cunard line an
nounced the following reduced rates would
be Inaugurated tomorrow: Third class fare
from Liverpool to New York or Boston by
tho Campania or the Lucania, $25; by the
Unibrin, Etrurla, Ivernia or Saxonla, $13.75;
by the Carpathla or Auranla, $12.50; from
Rotterdam, Hamburg, Bremen or Antwerp
to New York or Boston, $13; prepaid rates
from Scandinavian ports. $111, and prepaid
rates from British ports, $15.
Second clnss rates from Paris and first
class rates from PnrlB, Hamburg, Bremen,
Antwerp or Rotterdam to New York or
Boston by all ships of the line. will be the
sume as those from London.
MEXICAN ROAD WILL BE EXTENDED
Plans of Chlhnahna 4k Paclflo Line
Are for Coast Ontlet.
MEXICO CITY. June 12. If the plans of
tho Chihuahua Pacific railroad are not Im
possible of completion by reason of the
rugedncro of the country from the Sierra
Madre to the Pacific coast, the road will
be extended to the west coast in the direc
tion northeast from Guerrero, Chihuahua,
end crossing the great divide at Temosa
chlc. This statement Is authorized by Wil
liam K. Ryan of New York of the firm of
Ryan & Dudley, who are building the ex
tension from Mlnaca to Temosachic. The
road Is mainly owned by Grant B. Schley,
the Morton Trust company and Oliver II.
Payne of New York.
Newspaper Issues Lnt Number.
PANAMA. June 12. L'Etolle de Panama,
the French newspaper, which has been es
tablished here since the organisation of the
old Panama Canal company, was issued
for the last time this morning.
PARKER LEADS IN MISSISSIPPI
Democratic State Convention May
Show Majority for New York
JACKSON, Miss., June 12 The demo
cratic state convention to name delegates
to the nstlonal convention at St. Louis I
meets here Wednesday. There are 281
votes In the state convention and the In
dications tonight are that Parker will
come to the convention with a majority
of tho votes Instructed for him. Ona him-
dred and thirty-five la a majority, and
he has 127 Instructed votes with half a
dosen more counties to act tomorrow. John
Sharp Williams will likely be the permanent
chairman of the convention held Wednes
day. RIOT ON PASSENGER TRAIN
I'nloa and Nonunion Miners Engage
in Altercation and Several Are
Badly Injured. (
WALLACE, Idaho, June 11 A riot oc
curred on the Northern Paclflo passenger
train neur Butke lastjnlght between union
miners from the Hercules mine and non
union men from the ijropertles of the Fed
eral Mining and Smfclting company. No
one was killed, but beverul on each side
were badly Injured. The trouble was the
outgrowth of an argument over the Cripple
Creek explosion, In which two former Coeur
d'Alene miners were killed and several In
jured. Yale and Prlacetoa Game.
NEW YORK. June II Joseph Oordon.
president of the New York club of the
AniriKun league, today announced th.it
the annual base ball game between the
Yale and Princeton leama will te played
next SMiurdy at Ameitcau league itark In
T AT CRIPPLE CREEK
Arrangements Made for Deporting Anothar
Party o 11 iter..
EXCITED MEN WORRY ABOUT FAMILIES
gar They Are Perfectly Willing to
Star Away from Cripple Creek
If They Can Get Families
CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo., June 12.-The
Cripple Creek district experienced a Quiet
day today. General Bell and staff attended
church and transacted no business except
what was absolutely necessary. Another
party of deported miners will leave Victor
tomorrow, their destination being either
New Mexico or Utah. This party will con
stat of about 100 men.
A number of arrests were made today
and the peace commission sat for a few
hours and passed on several cases.
The saloons of the district will be opened
tomorrow for the first time In a week.
The closing of the saloons was one of the
chief factors In restoring order.
Exiles at Holly.
HOLLY, Colo., June 12. About ten of the
deported miners from Cripple Creek left
here at midnight last night for LaJunta,
Pueblo and Denver. The remainder are
staying in town and are quiet and orderly
and have been so since their arrival. They
have paid cash for their meals and lodging
and made purchases at stores, and seem to
be well supplied with funds for immediate
needs. They are worrying over the welfare
of their families who were left behind In
Cripple Creek and say that they are willing
to leave the district forever If their wives
and children are allowed to join them. It
Is possible that a considerable number of
the exiles will go Into the country to seek
work on the ranches.
KANSAS CITY. Mo., June 12. The In
dustrial council of this city, which claims
to represent 211,000 union men, at a meet
ing today adopted resolutions asking Presi
dent Gompers of the American Federation
of Labor to call a meeting of the execu
tive board of that body for the purpose
of devising means to settle the Colorado
labor troubles. Telegrams were sent to
President Roosevelt, asking him to Investi
gate and to Governor Peabody, condemn
ing his actions, by the orders of the In
dustrial council. Mother Jones addressed
today's meeting, describing conditions In
New Mining Camp Suggested.
DENVER, June 12. A new mining camp
will be opened In New Mexico, according
to the Post, to receive the deported union
miners from Cripple Creek. The Western
Federation of Miners will work the claims
on a co-operative basis and will have entire
Jurisdiction over their development, pro
visions will be made by the Federation
for all deported miners, and to this end
a carload of supplies will be sent to the new
camp Immediately as a starter.
The camp will be located near Tres
riedra, which Is twenty miles south of
the Colorado line, on the line of the Denver
& Rio Grande. There Is a ten mile square
of virgin ore, and the Wffli of- mining- It
will be parceled out to the union miners.
They will work on the eo-nperatlve plan,
but the miners will be supported by the
Federation while prospecting. .
According to the story the Idea of the co
operative union camp was suggested to
Secretary Haywood of the Federation by
A. Royal, president of the Belle Royal
Mining and Milling compony of Tres
Pledras, which company owns eighty acres
This property will be purchased by the
Federation for Initial operations. The
particularly attractive feature of the propo
sition to send the exiled men to New Mex
ico was that there they would be amenable
to federal law only.
Governor Peabody has been asked to
order General Bell to send further ship
ments of deported miner from Cripple
Creek to New Mexico, and approves of the
plan, according to the story.
LABOR ASKS FEDERAL TROOPS
Petition President Roosevelt to Inter
fere in the Colorado Labor
CHICAGO. June 12. Organised labor In
Chicago today, through its central body,
the Federation of Labor, passed a resolu
tion appealing to President Roosevelt to
send federal troops to Colorado to restore
order In the Cripple Creek district. The
resolution, which declares that the lives of
the miners are in danger under present
conditions, was mailed to President Roose
In pursuance to another resolution
adopted by the federation, a telegram was
sent to President Gompers of the American
Federation of Labor tonight, suggesting
that he confer with labor leaders through
out the country for the purpose of calling
a general meeting to consider the Colorado
A general committee was also appointed
by the federation, whose duty It shall be to
secure legal advice and take whatever ac
tion It may deem proper to aid the Colo
CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS MEET
Annual Communion of the Sect Is
Held at Boaton and Receives Mes
sages from Mrs. Eddy.
. BOSTON, June 12. Christian scientists
from all sections of the United States at
tended the annual communion of the First
Church of Christ, ' Scientist, In this city
today. In order to accommodate all, three
services were held. Two communications
were received from Mrs. Eddy. The flrpt
was a lettc of greeting and the second
n Invitation to visit th Christian Science
church now being built at Concord, N. H.
Tho members of the church returned a
mesiage of greeting.
PAPER MILLS MAY START UP
First' Attempt to Break the Strike
Will Be Made by the Paper
APPLETON, Wis., June 12,-The first
attempt to break the paper mill strike In
the Fox river valley will be made on Mon
day on belief of the managers that the
union Is unable to get support In the Wis
consin river valley where a strike Is also
threatened. The companies that will en
deavor to stsrt are: The Strang Paper
company and Klmberly, Clarke A Howard.
Nonunion men will be employed It ;. de
clared. Editor of the Wave Drowns.
CAPE MAY. N. J . June 11-K. A fitrea.
via, sired about 30 yeara. editor of the
Cane Msy Wave, was drowned In tho oce;m
louay wuiie naininj witn Irieuua.
home was In liauoyer, Pa,
PROGRESS CANNOT LAST
College Professor Arralgas Laser and
Capital and the Dangers Threat
CLEVELAND, O., June lt The annual
baccalaureate sermon to the graduating
classes of Adelbert college and the college
for women of Western Reserve university
by President Charlee T. Thwlng was de
livered tonight In Beckwlth Memorial
church. Dr. Thwlng spoke on the tSt,
"The Trusteeship of tne Gospel." In the
course of the sermon Dr.' Thwlng said:
One of tho conditions to which th trus
teeship of the gospel Is to be applied Is
the subject known as! labor and capital.
This condition is most serious. Two ele
ments necesary for the producing of re
sults of primary value to the community
are In constant or periodic antagonis.il.
Capital at times seeimito (rive ground f r
the Judgment that nothing Is so cheap as
human toll, and no supply so certain or
so large as human llfi
On the other hand. Uhe laborer Is ln
etlued to be Jealous of-the capitalist. , He
bfla he Is not getting his foil Increment
5T the Increasing force of civilisation. Me
feels himself often opped. cajoled, played
with, fooled. He easl' becomes an an
archist. He sees law hreklna at the top,
and he, at the bottom, defies the law. Sul
len, gloomy, revengeful) he often Is. The
labor union he uses as a mighty online
of democracy, bolh aaalnst the capitalist
and his hrother workman. It Is the most
Important tool of modern Industry and of
modern life. I
The first element In rthe adjustment of
the rights and duties of capital and labor
is an understanding of the Hunts and
duties .of both capital nd labor.
In conclusion Dr. Thwlng said:
I sometimes fear that forces now active
may wreak themselves on the community
and again overthrow civilization, as It was
overthrown In southern Europe 1,500 year
ago. Neither this nation, nor any other
of tho advancing peoplof of the world lias
any patent right to a constant progress
or to a lasting existence.
The graduating exercises continue until
CONFEDERACY IN NASHVILLE
Soldiers of the South Already Massing
at the Tennessee Capital for
, Coming Events.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 12. This is
confederate week In Nashville. Tennes
see's capital Is decorated as never before
In honor of the veterans who meet In re
union here from Tuesday to Thursday.
Preparations on an enormous scale have
been completed for tho entertainment of
the old confederates.
Already the vanguard of the coming
thousands has arrived, a generous wel
come being extended. It Is figured that
the numbers attending should approximate
65,000 persons, 15,000 of them veterans. Con
federate hotel, for free entertainment of
the old soldiers, Is prepared to feed 12,000
Aside from the grand parade on Thurs
day, the laying of the cornerstone of the
confederate memorial on 'Wednesday will
be a distinctive feature., It wfll be ac
companied by Maaonlo ceremonies, and
Henry Watterson, editor of the Louisville
Courier-Journal, will deliver the address.
General Stephen D. Lee, commander-in-chief
of the United Confederate Veterans
association, is among the early arrivals,
the demonstration at his reception being
NO TIME TO THINK- IN AMERICA
American Nation Regarded as Agile
Rather Than Profound in
PROyiDENCE, R. I., June 12. The 126th
commencement at Brown university began
today with the baccalaureate sermon de
livered by President William H. P. Faunc.
Taking for his text John xx:4, "The other
disciple did outrun Peter and- came first to
the sepulchre, yet went he not In," Presi
dent Faunce said, In part:
The American nation is regarded by Im
partial observers as agile, rather than pro
found In Intellect. Whatever the goal we
arrive there while other DeoDles are consid
ering how to start. Yet we stand outside
the realm of ripened wisdom and aseurance
and stable conviction.
Tho men of our time are more attached
to expedients than to principles, preferring
action to thought; and our generation, so
full of life and movement, appears at times
to be "bound nowhere under full sail." We
have marvelous Inventors, but few scien
tists of the first rank; excellent writers of
school books, few authorities in education;
admirable preachers, few theologians
whose voices are heard In Europe; skilled
expositors of philosophy, no thinkers who
rank with those of lands where thought
has time to brood and ripen before action
begins. Our age is strenuous to the break
ROSS IS NOT THE ROBBER
Reads of His Suicide in the Newspa
pers and Notifies Police lie
is Still Alive.
PUEBLO. Colo.. June 12. J. H. Ross
and William Stubbs, railroad section labor
ers, supposed to have been in the party
which held up the Denver & Rio Grande
train several days ago near Glenwood
Springs, are in Pueblo. Ross was sup
posed to be the robber who killed himself
after he had been wounded by the pur
The police Investigated and found that
Ross and Stubbs were In Pueblo the night
of the crime, having left the grading camp
where they were working two days before
the holdup. Ross made himself known
upon reading in the papers that he had
killed himself. The dead robber has been
Identified as George W. Kendrtck. who, it
Is said, served a term In the Pennsylvania
penitentiary for a burglary committed at
Doylestown, Pa,, and who was wanted
for the robbery of the Wells-Fargo express
office at Stark Hill. N. Y.
POPE SENDS HIS BLESSING
Message for Christian Brothers' Col
lege, Which Holds Convention on
ST. LOUIS. Md., June 12. The Alumni
of Christian Brothers' college held a con
vention In Festival hall at the World's
f ilr several days ugo. Tonight the follow
ing cablegram from Cardinal Merry del
Vj!. at Rome, was received, conveying the
Ills holiness, the pope, blesses the nlumnl,
students und professors of the Christian
Brothers' colleae assembled in convention
under the presidency of Archbishop Glen
nun. HESTERLY DREW TOO SLOW
School Teacher Pulls a Guni but Did
Not Fire Quick Enough and
WEST PLAINS, Mo., June 12. William
HeHterly, a school teacher, was shot and
Instnntly killed near here today by George
W. Bundron, a farmer. Hesterly had gone
to Bundren's home to talk regarding a
charge preferred aali.at him by Bundren
and an altercation aroao. Masterly started
to draw a revolver, b.:t Bundren got his
r'.n nnd shot hint dead. Bundren sur
rendered U lue aulUoriUea, ..
PANIC PREVAILS AT WOXSON
8Trtl Thousand Rnsiiani Approaching to
FEW JAPANESE TROOPS TO OPPOSE THEM
Coreans and Japanese Noncotnbataats
Seek Safety la Flight Many
Coreans Are Friendly te
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1901.)
WON80N, June 3, by Runner to Seoul,
thence via Che Foo, June 12. (New York
Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to
The Beo.t Hitherto the Japanese censor
ship here has been comparatively easy, but
I was notified today that hereafter Ml
messages, either telegraphic or mall, must
first be submitted to the commanding offi
cer, then to the Japanese consul and then
to the telegraph office censor. I am con
tinually followed by two detectives, who
report my every movement to the com
mandant Being the only newspaper cor
respondent on this coast I am receiving- the
undivided attention of tho authorities In
this respect. This tightening of the censor
ship on news portends the gravity with
which the authorities view the situation
Eight hundred Infantry and no cavalry or
artillery whatever Is the total Japanese
garrison at Wonson and these are the only
troops Japan maintains on the eastern
Corean coast. The lack of cavalry pre
vents effective scouting. Infantry is use
less against tho mobile Cossack bands
forming the principal Russian forco for 200
miles to the north.
A thorough sifting of numerous rumors
and report? results In the reliable estimate
that there are 4.000 Russians between here
and the Tumen river, about half of them
mounted Cossacks, the others Siberian
sharpshooters, with seven mountain guns.
Yesterday two mounted scouts approached
to within five miles of here without moles
tation and obtained information from the
Coreans regarding the disposition nnd
strength of the Wonson garrison.
The small number of troops prevents tho
Japanese commander from maintaining
scouting parties in the Corean villages as
on the west coast, thus permitting Russian
Intelligence parties to penetrate easily and
Causes a Panic.
Ai unfounded rumor today is that 400
Russiuns are within twenty miles and this
hasv thrown Wonson Into an unheaval of
consternation and excitement, such a feel
ing of uneasiness I never have seen, even
at Ping Yang. Early In March when the
Russians wero reported close at hand the
official anxiety was shown by th removal
of , the troops hitherto quartered In the
town to the surrounding hilltops where the
construction of trencbea are rapidly pro
gressing. The natives ore being Impressed
by the Japanese authorities to accelerate
The entire town is a scene of Indescrib
able nervous activity. The Japanese popu
lation, which la ordinarily 2,000, has been
greatly augmented by refugees from north
ern coast settlements who are agitated by
the one idea ot flight to the south. Shop
keepers, laborers and great and small are
seen everywhere busily burying valuables
and household goods.
The road southward is filled with Japa
nese families on pony back disguised as
Coreans. The small coaster, the Bchlo
Mara, sailed crowded with refugees, every
inch of space being filled. Many were re
fused passage. Others are chartering Junks.
Meanwhile an unceasing procession of
Coreans from the north stream through
the town, southbound. ' A few European
women and children are leaving for an in
terior city fifteen miles south.
Reinforcements anxiously awaited are ex
pected from Seoul and also by transport
The Japanese settlement police this after
noon notified the Corean towns people that
they must withdraw five miles outside of
the town. This order Is evidently caused
by' Japanese distrust of the natives, who,
despite the Russian depredations, are still
very friendly and eager to assist them.
Even the native soldiers who engaged the
Cossacks In two skirmishes In the Ham
Heung district last week express pro-Russian
sentiments, stating that not being
white clothed the Russians had fired on
them by mistake, thinking them to be
Japanese. Afterward the Russlnnn treated
them well, paying the wounded soldiers
what to the frugal Corean mind are
princely fortunes. I was told today by a
Corean official that the general command
ing, under Russian advice, will recom
mend that the Seoul War office hereafter
clothe the soldiers in white uniforms for
the prevention of future similar mistakes.
The Japanese authorities seized today 600
rifles and ammunition from Corean sol
diers, fearing assistance might be given to
the Russians and furthermore thus provid
ing arms for the Japanese residents should
the town be attacked before reinforce
A Corean telegraph official from Ham
Heung Informs me mat the Russlnns hove
burned the offices and Instruments in all
the northern towns, destroying similarly
many miles of wire and poles. The Inflif
ferenco of the. local Japanese authorities
hitherto displayed toward the Russian
movement is now changed to nervous
preparation and keen anxiety. Coreans
from the north say every hamlet, village
and town contains Russian scouts, mostly
In small numbers for Intelligence purposes
only, tho main force meanwhile remaining
at Kyting Heung. and Hong Chin in thus
within easy distance of the frontier nnd
the Tumen liver should the Japanese land
a superior force In attempting to cut off
their retreat or with the Intention of
marching to Vladivostok.
MINISTER IIAYASHI LEAVES COP.EA
Probability that He Will Return to
Seoul Soon. .
SEOUL, June 11. (Delayed In transmis
sion.) M. Hayashl, Japanese minister to
C'orea, left Seoul today. The members of
the diplomatic corps and oiTlcta's of the
Corean government said farewell t thu
mtnlrter at the depot. There is a prob
ability, It Is said, that M. Hayaxhl will
return to Seoul In a month or six weeks.
The minister's diplomatic colleague are
unanimous In praise of his Uict In suc
cessfully clearing the difficult situation
which existed here during the last four
months. It is believed that on lii.s retu n
here he will be Instructed to take definite
kteps looking to the adjustment of the te
latioua Uttwen Core and Japan,
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair and Warmer in West, Showers
la East Portion Monday! Tuesday,
Fair and Warmer in East Portion.
Temperatures at Omaha Yesterday.
Hour. Deg. Hour. Drg.
5 a. sn Ut 1 p. m Tt
6 a. m U4 3 p. m H
T a. m OH 8 p. m 81
S a. m...... Tl 4 p. tn...... Nt
a. m Ttl K p. m Ml
10 sw m TS Hp. m 1
11 a. m TT T p. m 7ft
13 m. T p. m TO
p. m ..... . HM
CARELESSNESS CAUSES DEATH
Young Woman Shot and Killed by
Man Who wpi Shooting
KANSAS CITY, June 12 A special to
the Times from Wichita, Kan., says Miss
Anna Jones of this city, while returning
from church services with fifteen other
young people, was shot and killed by some
one in the party who wns firing a revolver
for fun. William Ward, Immediately after
the girl was shot, exclaimed that ho shot
her accidentally, but before offlcera ar
rived to arrest him he fled and has not yet
been apprehended. A. O. Harris and Nash
Arnholts. who were In the party, are being
held while the case Is being Investigated.
Miss Jones and another young woman
were walking In front when the bullet
struck Miss Jones at the base of the brain,
killing her almost Instantly.
Ward Is raid to have been barely ac
quainted with the young woman and there
seems to have been no motive for inten
tional shooting. The attempt of Ward to
escape arrest Is taken by the authorities as
the only circumstance pointing to his guilt.
Steamer Reaches Port with Valuable
Cargo After Being Twenty
Days on Water.
BAN FRANCISCO. June 12. The steamer
Redondo arrived today twenty and one
half days from Petropavlovsk, with a cargo
of furs valued at $250,000. The Redondo la
jnder charter to the Kamschatka Com
mercial Industrial company, a Russian fur
trading organization. This company's
steamer Kotlk was seized by the Japanese
at the opening of hostilities.
Baron Nicholas Bruggen, the manager at
St. Petersburg of the Russian company,
was a passenger, as also was Captain G.
Wlldemann, former commander of the
csptured Kotlk, who accompanied the ex
pedltlon as a pilot.
MURDERER JS CAPTURED
Man Wanted on Chnrge of Holding
Vp Detroit Saloons Under Arrest
at St. Loula.
DETROIT, June 12. A photograph of a
man under arrest In St. Louis under the
name of Burt Flerson and sent to the
local police by Chief Kiely of Bt. Louis
with a request for Information as to the
man's history, has been Identified by offi
cers here as William Stevens, wanted' on
the charge of murdering Ralph CauTklna,
a bartender, during a holdup of a saloon
hero three weeks ago. Detective Baker left
today for St. Loula and will endeavor 'to
lnduoe the St. Louis authorities to turn
over the prisoner to him to be brought
here for trial on the murder charge.
TURFMAN BOUND TO RIDE HOME
Kentucky Millionaire Will Build an
Bleetrle Line Leading to
Hi a House.
LEXINGTON, Ky., June 12. It was an
nounced today that J. B. Haggln, the mil
lionaire turfman, would soon complete a
private eleotrto track from the front gate
of the Elmendorf farm to his residence, Ar.
rangements have been oompleted to con
nect It with the Parts A- Lexington Inter
urban line. Haggln con then step In hla
private car in New York and not leave the
car until he steps out on his front porch.
The interurban electric line connects with
the railroad. He will use the private track
also for hauling ooeJ and other freight.
DYEING MACHINE EXPLODES
One Man Killed and Another In Dy
ing Condition as Result of
CHICAGO, June 12. Anton Czermlnlskl
v.-aa instantly killed and Burto Flen fatally
Injured by an explosion In a dye house
In Halatead street today. The men were
operating a dyeing machine when, without
warning. It exploded. Czermlnlskl. who was
bending over the machine, was torn to
atoms by the pieces of machinery which
flew about him. Flen, who was standing
In a corner of the dye bouse when the
explosion occurred, was struck by pieces
of the machine and his back was broken.
The dye house was completely demolished.
JAPANESE LOSE THHKE HUNDRED
Ensign Mariloa Describes Incidents of
LIAO YANG, June 12.-Enslgn Mariloff,
who has returned from the battle of Sal
matsa, fought on June 7, says that the
Japanese lost about 100 men. He speaks
In the highest terms of the work of the
Red Cross doctors. Poosen and Bentleah,
who attended the wounded under fire.
When the order came to return these
doctors refused to leave the bandaging
station until the last ot the wounded had
been brought In and uttended to. After
the battle a wounded Russian was found
with his tongue cut out and his lingers
severed. There is a general disinclination
to attribute this mutilation to t he Japanese
after the kindness they had presl.ti ly
shown to the Russian wounded, and it s
thought to be more probable that lt m
the work of Chinese bandits.
It Is alleged that during the engagement
the Japanese again misused the Red Cross
by getting within 4C0 yards under Its cover
snd then firing volleys. Reports of the
Slu Yen fight of June 8, say that the Japa
nese lost 100 ktl'ed and the Russiuns one
killed and twenty-one wounded, Including
Japanese rapture Sails.
TOKIO, Juno 12. -The Siberian railway
steamer Munehurla, which was captured
by the Japanese, left the Yokogumu. naval
stati n today, currying sixty ..guests .f
the Navy department.
The trip of the Manchuria has been mad
for the benefit of naval represf nlat. n
and correspondents. The Itinerary of the
vesrel include visits to the Kure ncvul
stall n, the S iaebo ni val station. Che tnw'i'o,
C hliiumpl o. the H'.r Juinea Uall anil thu
EIlloli troops of the lalurulu, Tnlli'n Ii.iv,
I'ort Arthur, the advanced hnsa at the
mouth of t!ie lalu and the uruiy bi.sek
on the Liao Tung peninsula.
BIG NAVAL BATTLE
Bnmon Being Circulated that KstbI i 1 1'
Em Taktn Flacs Off fort Arthur
JAPANESE REPULSE AT FENG WANG CHENG
Reported Brown Von Loaa Two Battaliona
in Flankiag JVoTement
RUSSIANS BURY THEIR SOLDIER DEAD
Number Who Fill Soldiera' Qmti In Far
Fait aa fUsnli of War Numbers 701
RICE IMPORTANT ARTICLE FOR JAPANESE
Complications Might Arlae and Diplo
matic Circles Are Interested In
the Attitude United States
ST. PETERSBURG, June 12. Rumors are
circulating here that a great naval battlo
has taken place off Port Arthur. In which
two Russian and four Japanese battleships
were sunk. No confirmation ot the tumor
oan be obtained.
Twge Bombards Russians.
TOKIO, June U. 4 p. m. Rear Admiral
Togo reports that on Tuesday a part of
the fleet bombarded the west coast of the
Liao Tung peninsula, near Kal Chau, and
drove back a military train that wns ap
proaching southward. No trains have bee:
seen since. The enemy was drt.lng In
troops and throwing up works, evidently
expecting a landing of the Japanese at
that point and making all preparations to
prevent it, Small gunboats sent clos In
by Admiral Togo bombarded the i:u'
slans at work and lt la believed ra.:cej
Japanese Repulse Reported.
HA I CHENG, Manchuria, June 11. tDe
layed in transmission.) A flanking move
ment of the, Japanese around the Russian
left from Feng Wang Cheng June 9 was
repulsed with a loss of two battalions.
A large Japanese force moved out In the
morning along the Feng Wang Cheng and
Hal Cheng road. The Russians bad a force
strongly posted in a rav?he thirty miles
southeast of Hal Cheng. The Japanese
were preceded by two battalions, who
walked Into the Russian ambuscade. They
received a murderous rifle and anil cry
fire at close range and were wiped nut.
only one or two escaping. The mala J pi
nese force, which was greatly superior t
the Russian force, tried to outfl ink i)i
Russians, who drew oft without losi; ..
man. The Japanese closing In found i'k
ravin vacant, save for their own ' .'il
B"ood tor tho Japanese.
TOKIO, June 12. 3 p. m. The mllli
commission assigned to bury the Rui'tn
dead In the battle ot Nan Shan nil!
Kin Chou, May 26, presented Its lli-.ui re
port today. It was found that ten !'--
elan officers and 664 men who teli '
baxtle bad been carefully bui!.l
thtrty men were-buried- by the .virnv.
making the total number of klllcu yj "
hind by the Russians 701
BT. PETERSBURG, June 12. -Tho
slan government has not returned an u
wer to British Ambassador Hardlnge iv
tive to his government's protest at '
sla'k declaration that rice and other
stuffs are contraband ot war, but the As.
dated Press learns that there Is no Inl
tlon on the part of the government .
to make modifications to meet the Brit'.
view. The protest Is based on the rule observ
by Great Britain during the Boer war t'
even foodstuffs destined for a hostile eo....
try could be considered contraband of via
only when Intended for an enemy's for.
Rice for Food Article.
A high Russian official today called at
tention to the fact that at the breaking
out of war Russia was compelled to stop
at Ban Francisco a cargo of meat des
tined for Vladivostok In order to avoid
Ite probable capture tn consequence of the
Japanese declaration that lt would be re
garded aa contraband.
"Rice la an Important article of food In
the Japanese army, and the Question
whether It should be declared contraband
was carefully considered when the regu
lations were being framed." this official
said, "and the decision reached by Rus
sia entirely justified such action. The
British government Is disposed to regard
the question aa an academic one, but should
steamers which are being equipped as aux
iliary cruisers proceed to the Paclflo and
make capture of ships loaded with pro
visions complications could easily arise."
Diplomatic circles are latere ted In the
attitude the United States will adopt tat Ute
Skrydloff Has n. Fight.
LONDON, June 12. The Standard's cor
respondent at St. Petersburg says be hears
that a telegram from Vice Admiral Skryd
loff states that on June 7 he went within
thirty miles of Port Arthur with the Vladi
vostok fleet and there ran Into a fog He
found several Japanese torpedo boats and
two battleships, which attacked him fiercely
and inflicted come damage. The Russians
returned the fire, but as none of the Port
Arthur ships appeared Vice Admiral Skryd
loff returned to Vladivostok.
The Mall's correspondent at Japanese
headquarters, telegraphing under date ot
June 11, Kiv four strong Japanese columns
have occopt -il Suen Chow, Salmatxa, Lluo
Waling uiul iiiu Yen. Suen Chow la eighty
five miles east of Mukden and Liao) Waling
Is five miles northwest of Slu Chen.
KOinOPATKl.V IS 7IOW SVPB
Removal of Causes of Friction, Brings
ST. PKTERSBUKG, May 12. Relief la felt
In military circles at the removal of dls
rfcnNlon in military councils. It U under
stood that the sole responsibility devolves
on C m ml Kouropatkln and that no seri
oi's attempt will bo made to relieve Port
It Is reported that the Vladivostok squad
ron now consists of three cruisers and four
Ironclads. It is therefore presumed that
tho squadron has effected a junction with
somo of the Port Arthur vessels.
The newspapers report that there is gretit
distress In Vladivostok, arising from the
enhanced price of food, and lt la foarol
that the stock of petroleum and candies Is
Twelve trains are arriving daily n l.fnf.
Yang with reinforcementa.
oksarka und Bandits Flin t
li.U CHENG. June 11 (Delayed in T !.
million.) Ton Cossacks along the r.'l'
south of Hal Cheng on June 9 fume 1 i ':
tut with fifty Chinese bandits, llfteen
of the bandits were killed or wounded and
eight were captured. The Cossacks lost
one killed and two wounded.
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