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WICHITA, KANSAS: FRIDAY MOKSiyGr. 3AX 27, 1904.
fie a) Fen
nemy Had Left,
Were Caught in a
APPROACHED THE GITY
Surprised by 30,000 Jap
anese in Tafung Pass
Che Foo, May 27 (12:30 p. m.)
ft is learned from a reliable source
that the Japanese took ICin Chou
yesterday (Thursday), and are
now pursuing the enemy.
London, May 27. The Tokio correspond
ent of the Daily Express says it is re
ported unofficially that the Japanese have
captured Kin Chou and arc now attacking-
London. May 27. The Tokio correspond
ent of the Daily Mail says: "According
to a reliable report, the Japanese occu-
l pied Kin Chou today."
HARD. TO CREDIT.
St, Petersburg, May 2G. Tho general
I staff is not in a position tonight to con-
firm or deny the Tokio report that the
j Japanese have occupied Kin Chou. The
1 latest official information regarding fight-
e ing in that vicinity was conveyed in Lieu
j tenant General Sakharoff's telegram,
'which said that the Japanese had Jost
' x 700 men on May 18. This agrees with in-
formation contained in the Associated
'-Press dispatches of May 2n, General Sak-
hnroff apparently accepting the report
: from the same Chinese source.
It would be a great surprise to the
authorities here if the report of the cap
ture of Kin Chou should prove to be true.
1 ho impression heretofore entertained is
that Kin Chou would prove a hard nut
for the Japanese to crack, and that its
reduction would need a siege train and
call for careful approaches which would
occupy the enemy for a long time.
The opinion of the best authorities is
that if the Japanese rushed Kin Chou by
it frontal attack, unsupported by heavy
guns, which it is not believed they pos
sess, the capture of the place must have
been effected at a tremendous loss to the
FOUR THOUSAND MEN KILLED.
' London. May 27. The Shan Khai Kwan
correspondent of the Daily Chronicle
sends a report received from Newchwang
that on May 23. thinking that tho Japa
nese had retired from Feng "Wang Cheng,
K5.000 Russians from Hal Cheng and Liao
Yang were marched toward Feng Wang
Cheng. They were surprised by 30.000
Japanese in'the Tatung pass. The Rus
sian casualties were 4,000, and ovor a
thousand Russians surrendered. The re
port does not state the Japanese losses.!
London. May 27. No authoritative con
, Jinn st inn of the capture of Kin Chou has
yet been received from any quarter.
Cin unjstantial accounts of the storm
ing and capture of Kin Chou identical
with reports received by the Contrail
News from Tokio are sent by the Shang
hai correspondents of tho Standard and
The Morning Post's correspondent says
that the Japanese occupied Kin Chou
Thursday afternoon and are advancing to
attack the Russians occupying the heights
south of the town.
Tho Staondard's Tokio correspondent,
cabling at 9:S0 o'clock last night, says:
"It is reported that the Japanese have
occupied Kin Chou. Official confirmation
of tho rumor is expected hourly."
TO TRANSPORT GUNS.
London, May 27. The Tokio correspond
ent of the Daily Chronicle, under date of
May 26. sends the following:
"The Japanese have constructed thirty
miles of light railway for the transporta
tion of siege guns towards Port Arthur.
Around Kin Chou the Japanese have been
fighting stubttarnly for the past eight
days, but are making little progress
against the Russians, who occupy strong
positions on the heights."
CLEARED THE ROADSTEAD.
St. Petersburg. Maj 26. The following
dispatch from Viceroy Alexieff. dated
May 26. has been received by the om
peror: "Reports from Rear Admirals Wittsoeft
and flrigorovitch today state tha't the
enemy bombarded from In-Gen-Tsl bay
(on the west coast of the Kwans-Tung
peninsula, about thirteen miles north of
Port Arthur) with gunboats. (The vic
eroys dispatch does not give the date of
"On the following night the Japanese
attempted to block the roadstead of Port
Arthur with mines, and from shore ob
servations It is believed that some steam
launches and two torpedo boats were
"Between May IS and 21 the Russians
cleared eleven of the enemy's mines from
"The boats of the merchant steamer
Amur, with a dredger and a stenm launch,
'have been brought tu Port Arthur from
Fusan, Korea, May 26. Cossacks are pa
trolling continually ten and fifteen miles
CAPTURED KIN CHOU
NOW ATTACKING DALNY
i Are Heard cf a
g Wang Cheng.
St. Petersburg, May 26 Viceroy
Alexieff telegraphs that a report
is current that Port Arthur was
bombarded May 24, but says he
has not received any official con-
-' firmation of the rumor.
It is reported that General Ren-
nenkampff's Cossacks, who are op-
erating on the line of General Ku-
roki's communications have made
an important capture of some of
the enemy's guns which were be-
ing taken forward to Feng Wang
Cheng. No other details are given.
This report comes from members
of the emperor's suite.
to the west, northwest and southwest of
Feng "Wang Cbeng and they have sev
eral times met the Japanese in conflict
Yesterday they were driven back. On
that day, according to the Japanese re
ports, one thousand of the enemy's cav
alry who were found near Patoasti, sev
enteen miles northeast of Feng Wang
Cheng and back of the Ai river, were ex
pelled from their pdsition by one squad
ron of Japanese cavalry and one com
pany of infantry. Tho Japanese suffered
no casualties. According to late reports,
the Russians had three killed and eigh
BY MAIN FORCE.
London, May 26. The correspondent of
the Central News at Tokio cables that
the Japanese attacked Nan Qwan Ling,
On the narrowest part of the Kwan-Tung
peninsula, yesterday, and drove back the
Russians by main for0eiTheattack on
Kin Chou, the dlrpatch adds, was begun
at dawn today and by noon Kin Chou
was in the hands of the Japanese, who
occupied the castle.
The lighting continued during the af
ternoon and was of the most desperate
character. It is believed the casual
ties were heavy.
BROKEN DOWN HORSES.
St. Petersburg, May 26. The general
staff has received the following telegram,
dated May 23, from General Sakharoff:
"There is no change in the general situ
ation in the Feng Wang Cheng district.
"Our cavalry report that the Japanese
are concentrating fortifications around
Feng AVang Cheng, wher they have a
force of 30,000 infantry and 2,000 cavaltry,
with 36 field guns.
"The Japanese advance guard has ad
vanced to twenty-two miles north of the
Ai river, their front being turned toward
Saimatsc and Kuantiansian. They are
effecting no other movements north of tho
"It is reported that a great many Japa
nese cavalry horses have become exhaust
ed and are broken down.
"On -May 23 our scouts near Pitseweo
and in the K wanning peninsula ascertain
ed that Japanese outposts oeupicd the
heights two miles south of the station of
Wafandian. Three miles in their rear
were two squadrons of cavahy of the
line. Two and a half companies of the
Twelfth infantry protected both flanks by
infantry screens of forty men each. "Fur
ther southward, infantry and calavry
were disposed among the vilages border
ing on the railway.
"About Polandien three thousand troops
of nil arms and five guns are concen
trated. "In the neighborhood of Pitseweo and
further south the Japanese landing con
tinues, the troops marching thence to
ward Kinchow with- covering detachments
thrown out on the west.
BATTLE AT KIN CHOU.
"According to Chinese reports, a battle
took place May IS. at Kin Chou, in
which the Japanese lost 700 men. The
Russian losses were not so great.
"A Japanese landing at Takushan began
five days ago, and it is reported that CQ.00O
troops, principaly infantry!. weiv Jnnded.
but this has not yet been certified. The
troops landed arc mnrchfng from Taku
shan northwest toward Siu Yen. and
southwest toward Port Arthur.
"One of our sotnias encountered a Jap
anese detachment on the night of -May
20-21. at Sltkouchintse, and caused great
consternation among the Japanese, who
opened a wild tire against the Cossacks.
In the darkness they fired upon their own
"On May 21 a Russian reconnoitering
party got behind the Japanese army near
Taasanchintse. on the main road from
Sakhededsa to Liao Yang, and found a
Japanese detachment 300 strong. The Rus
sian scouts watched for sixteen hours,
during which time at least 1S.000 Chinese
and Korean coolies passed, together with
200 carts. The Japanese finally discovered
and attacked the Russian scouts, all of
whose horses wer killed. Tho scouts
were obliged to return on foot.'
London. May 26. Th Times Feng
Wang Cheng correspondent under date of
May 25 says: "Th outposts are keeping
in touch, but there is practically no fight
ing. One- hundred Cossacks appeared
within twenty miles of this position on
May 23. There are no si;ns of Russians
moving in force south of Liao Yang."
The correspondent of the Times on
board that paper's steamer Hal Mun
says: "In order to verify reports o land
less on the west side of the Liao Tuns
CAPTURED A TOWN.
Japanese Have Stormed and
Taken Kin Chou.
London, May 26. A dispatch to
the Central News from Tokio
says the Japanese have stormed
and captured the town of Kin
Chou, about 32 miles north of Port
After the occupation of Kin
Chou the Russians retired in good
order to the heights further south
which were attacked by the full
Japanese force and carried after
a stubborn resistance.
The Japanese legation, up to
7:30 p. m., had not received any
news in connection with the news
agency reports from Tokio of se-
.'ere fighting at Kin Chou.
peninsula I cruised yesterday to within
five miles of Lower Hill, twenty-five
miles south of New Chwang. I saw ab
solutely no shipping there and no signs
of any Japanese warships or transports
along tho coast. As the only three possi
ble landing places are New Chwang.
Lower Hill and Society Bay, either false
information has been promulgated for a
derinite object of a flying solumn has
landed at Kaiping, as reported, and has
based Itself on General Okus communi
cations." BATTLE IS PROGRESSING.
Paris, May 27. The St. Petersburg cor-1
respondent of the Petit Parisien tele
graphs that according to a private dis
patch from Liao Yang, General Kuroki's
army has begun an attack upon the Rus
sian position on the Liao Yang road, and
that it is believed what will prove to be
a decisive battle is progressing.
London, May 2G. The New. Chwang cor
respondent of the Daily Ma!l in a dis
patch dated May 23 says that coincident
with the Japanese advance in the direc
tion of Liao Yang there had been a con
centration of all the available Russian
troops between Liao Yang and Mao Tien
pass and that the fortifications of Liao
Yang are, being feverishly hurried.
The railway between Tatchitsia and
Liao Yang is still intact, but every prep
aration has been made for its immediate
destruction in the event of the necessity
for a retreat to Mukden.
The correspondent says that under cover
of a continuous naval patrol secret land
ing operations are in progress on the west
coast of the Liao Tung peninsula.
IN CRITICAL PLACE.
Paris, May 27. The correspondent at
St. Petersburg of the Echo de Paris says:
"The forces of Generals Kondravoitch
and Rennenkapff, which are between the
Japanese armies at Feng Wang Cheng
and south of Liao Yang, are estimated at
more than 25,000 men and include a large
number of Cossacks. The position of the
Japanese first army between the two
Russian forces is most critical. It is
thought that General Kuropatkin is ad
vancing through the mountain passes
commanding the Hni Cheng road and
may drive back the Japanese to the sea."
Liao Yang, May 25 (Delayed in trans
mission). Rumors have been received
here of a change in the plans of the Jap
anese. It is said that they have tem
porarily abandoned their northern ad
vance r.nd win coifei'trate on Port Ar
thrur. As scon as ihat fortress is cap
tured ?t is their intention to proceed
against Liao Yang.
Tokio, May 26. -General Kuroki reports
that on Wednesday, after the battle at
To-Pu, the enemy's cavalry took up a
position at Pa Tao Tsl. The Japanese
thereupon attacked and routed them.
Natives report that three of the enemy
were killed and eighteen wounded. Dur
ing the afternoon a Japanese' patrol cap
tured one officer and one private.
NO FLOATING MINES.
St. Petersburg. May 26. A high author
ity at the admiralty said to the corres
pondent of the Associated Press:
"It Js false to assert that the Russians
uso floating mines. They are not known
in the Russian naval service. The Jap- j
anese used them constantly off Port Ar-
thur. setting numbers artoat near the
entrance. All the Russian mines are an
chored, but the action of the Japanese
in dragging for the mines is responsible
for them getting afloat. Such mines are
readily discernible in daytime and dan
gerous only at night. The three mile
limit is an absurdity as a Whitehead tor
pedo can travel four miles."
This authority, while not committing
himself absolutely, strongly intimated
that the Japanese battleship Hatsuse was
destroyed by a torpedo fired from a sub
It is now established that a submarine
boat of the Drzewiscke typo was at Port
Arthur before the outbreak of the war.
St. Petersburg, May 25. While no news
has been received from Lieutenant Gen-j
oral stoesseL commander of the Russian
troops at Port Arthur, the war office id
inclined to believe that severe fighting
is in progress in the southern part of the
Liao Tung peninsula above the narrow
est point of the peninsula, but no cre
dence is attached to the reports of the
Japanese having entered the Kwang
Tung peninsula, south of and conected
with the Uao Tung peninsula. This is
considered Impossible before the capture
of Kin Chou. which it Is believed will
involve long and difficult siege operations.
The general staff denies the rnmors of
the final evacuation of New Chwaac,
and says the heavy guns were not taken
back when the town was occupied in
force. No changes of importance In the
positions of General Kuroki or General
Kuropatkin are reported.
CONGRESS OF MOTHERS.
Mormonism Is Regarded as a Mer.ate
to the Hnm
T.i- -.r - . , j
iau, jiay .3. .-v conierencc pro- c:
vided for at the recent convention of the j
national congress of mothers was held 1
today m the call of congress. Judge
Planner of Boise, Idaho, delivered the
principal address on the "Mormon Hier
archy a menace to the home. Mrs. W
"W. Murphy of California, read a paper
oa "Child Study Circles."
SEVERE BATTLE FOUGHT.
Revolutionists Win the Fight, but
Many Are Killed.
Cape Haytien, May 26. A seri-
ous battle was fought today be-
tween the Dominican troops and
the road from Monte Cristi to San-
tiago, near Mao. The revolution-
ists were victorious. Many "were
killed or wounded on both sides.
General Raoul Cabrera, minister
of war, who commanded the gov-
ernment troops, was killed and his
body was taken to Navarette.
The revolutionists are before Na-
varette, where another battle will be
The government troops are wait-
ing for reinforcements. '
The U. S. cruiser Detroit and
the gunboat Newport are off Mon-
SCANLAN KNOCKED OUT.
Mike Schreck Wins the Bout in the
St.. Louis, Mo., May 26. Mike Schreck
of Cincinnati knocked out Jim Scanlan
of Pittsburg at the "West End club to
night in the fifth round of what was to
have been a fifteen-round bout. Nick
Santora of Chicago knocked out "Sport"
Sullivan of New York in the first round
of a six-round preliminary.
BOXERISM IS REVIVED.
Wives of Chinese Officials Are Moving
London, May 27. The Daily Mail's Pc
kin correspondent says the wives of Chi
nese officials are moving southward.
The Dally Telegraph's Shanghai cor
respondent reports the revival of Boxer
ism in southern Kiangsi province, and
says the Boxers entrenched themselves
and defeated a small force of government
CASE IS MYSTERIOUS?
YOUNGEST SON OF DR. EVANS OF
PARIS IS DEAD.
Point Strongly to Self
Destruction. Paris. May 26. Ivon Evans, known as
Viscount d'Oyley and a son of tho Amer
ican dentist. Dr. John Evans, died today
at a private sanitarium as the result of
a bullet wound received under mysterious
circumstances. The family Is prominent
here. Dr. John Evans being a nephew
of the famosu Dr. Thomas Evans, who
assisted Empress Eugenie in her flight
from Paris after the Franco-Prussian
Dr. John Evans, who came from Balti
more, received the title of the Marquis
d'Oyley from the pope, his older son
assuming the title of Count d'Oyley and
the younger son that of Viscount d'Oyley,
by which hitle they were generally known.
The younger son, who was 24 years of
age, recently became enamored of Mme.
Pflucker, a Peruvian, who .was sojourn
ing at Vichy. Despite the protests of
the family, the viscount and the Peru
vian visited the Riviera together, remain
ing at Cannes for some time. Dr. Evans
energetically protested against his son's
course, and finally cut off his income.
This brought the couple back to Paris,
where .they arrived a week ago, going to
the Hotel de Rivoli.
At 5 o'clock on Monday evening last,
a shot was heard from the chamber of
the viscount and when the proprietor of
the hotel reached the chamber he found
th viscount on a bed with a wound in
his left breast. Mme. Pllucker. who was
in the room, said that tho viscount had
shot himself, and although weak from
loss of blood, the wounded man seemed
to confir mthis statement, saying that tho.
shooting took place while he was handling
He was taken to a private sanitarium,
where an operation was performed. Mme.
Pllucker remained constantly at his bed-
Viscount d'Oyley became unconscious I
nn.i HnrMi until hi mnrnin" hm I
died, after which the police began an
investigation, which brought out the
Mme. Phueker was Interrogated by the
police and later was given provisional
liberty, but was told to hold herself at
the disposal of the authorities?. Sho
oenrs out the theory of suicide by show-
ng two letters which Viscount d'Oyley
had addressed to the authorities, stating
that it was his intention to rommlt sui-
cide owing to family difficulties.
Tho body was conveyed to the morgue
for a post mortem examination.
THREE MEN WOUNDED.
Six Italian Strike Breakers Charged
Now York, May 25. Threo men. in
cluding a detective, one of the combat
ant: and a bystander are severely wound
ed, ana six Italians are under arrest on
charges of felonious assault as the re
sult of a shooting affray In Park Row
near the Brooklyn bridge entrance to
night. The throwing of a brick among
the Italians, who were on their way
irom worn ai me r mi xwr line uocks. I
suposfdly by a striking freight handler.
thlrty shots were flred- Park Eow" vai f
crowuea at tne time, aaa it is remarKawo ;
u'' Hvi. :
bullets were afterward found imbedded ;
in uoors at a uozen puces atoag i'arK ,
Row and in New Chambers street, and j
windows were broken In other places. J
The man charged with throwing the
brick 5? under arrest.
Two hundred Italians had been escorted
under police guard from the pier In North
river to the city hall, where the police
left them, and tho men separated, the
large party going up park Row. The
brick was throra into the party and im
mediately the shooting beyan.
STARVED TO DEATH.
Underwent the Ordeal of
Chicago, May 2S. Mig E3ole Reoase of
Si. Paul, who became insane here wait
J undergoing the ordeal of the so called
suaworship fast, is dead in the state bs-
pital for the insane at Elgin.
t S. Whitman. surriatrrident at the hjvt-
pital. .ays death wa due to scte maaia
Induced by starvation.
"Washington. May S5. Kx-Coasul Gen
eral Maxwell has reported to the state
department yb cabie from San Icmlngn
that the elections in that country have
passed off In an. orderly maimer and that
ail the candidate of the government
Brooklyn Handicap Proves a
Most Lxciting Race.
IRISH LAD IS FAVORITE
He Seems to Have Victory in
CROWDS ROAR APPROVAL
Suddenly by a Nose The Picket
Takes the Race.
New ""ork May 26. Coming down tire
rail in the last few strides of the run to
the wire. The Picket, the west's cham
pion in the Brooklyn handicap, snatched
victory away from Irish Lad, the Brook
lyn winner of last year and the Metropol
itan winner of this year.
It was scarcely moro than the nod of
a head, but the hardy westerner finished
stronger than the Durypa colt, whose
terrific pace with Ilermis up to the very
home-stretch would have tried to the ut
most the stoutest of hearts and sturdiest
of limb. Frantic cheers which had been
ringing from the throats of nearly 40.000
spectators died away when it was real
ized that Irish Lad had gone down to
Proper, the California favorite, came
through at the end and beat out Hermis
for third place. The time for the mile
was 1:39 2-o, and for the mile and a quar
ter, 2:06 3-5, one and one-fifth seconds
slower than the race made by Irish Lad
last year. The handicap was worth $20,000,
of which $2,500 wont to the second horse
and 41,5c0 to the third.
The betting ring was a sweltering mass
of struggling humanity. No sooner had
the odds been posten than there was a
rush to back Irish Lad. Three and three
and a half to one were the prevailing
quotations for a time, but money poured
steadily into the ring, and when the
bugle called the field to the post no better
than 11 to 5 could be had against the fa
vorite. Hermis opened and closed at 4 to
1. The Picket was well played but his
price receded only two points. From 10
to 1 was backed to 8 to 1.- Much of the
speculation on the winner was conducted
through the winter books, and large sums
were won both here and in the west on
his victory. Every horse in the nice
was played in a desultory manner, but the
look of the public wagers continued to
pour in on tne favorite until the horse
appeared In front of the grand stand on
their way to the post.
THEY ARE OFF!
Starter Fitzgerald lined them back of
the barrier, and after three minutes' do
lay, sent them away in splendid ordr.
Irish Lad, on the rail. led his field, with
The Picket second and Hot-mis third.
Helges, on The Picket, eased his mount
a trifle and whvn tho racer passed the
grand stand Hermis and Irish Lad bad
hooked up side by side for their heart
breaking struggle, which was to continue
nenrly a mile. The Picket, running easy,
in third place, made a nice pace for the
balance of the field. The Thomas colt
and the favorite struggled in vain, each
to master the other. Across the circular
track from the grand stand and threo-
quarters of a mile from the starting point
they wero running like one horse. In
this manner they swung around tho far
turn and made for the last one, which
headed them into the stretch. Shaw, on
the favorite, and Redfern. on Hermis,
.were bringing out every ounco of speed
in their mounts while Helceson wa
drawing The Picket together for tho 11 nit 1
rush to the goal. He closed a gap of
two or three lengths, and before they had
reached tho huU quarter pole, was close
upon the tiring leaders. Hermis had run
his race and was dropping back, and
Shaw swung the favorite a trifle wide. As
ho did so. Helgeeon shot in on the rull
and In a driving finish. 70 yards from the
wire. The Pickot's nose shewed In front
of Irish Ld. Lync. on Proper, In a vig
orous ride, brought the Jennings candi
date alongside of Hermis, who fell buck
to fourth pace.
SCENE OF EXCITEMENT.
There wan an extraordinary scene of
excitement during the brief space of
time which elapsed after tha straggling"
thoroughbreds had passed Ue three
quarters post. Crie from thousands urg
ing on the favorite and shrrleking the
name of hie jockey rent the air. When
H9rmiB fell back upon fullering the
chQe sracd to r-douM in vol-
wine, aad for a few seconds, when It
sceme! airaost certain that Iri.h Lad
woaW rr. victory of hx: year.
forty thousand persons screamed his 1
n-im men threw their bats into the air
mnA ,r---a no another mil of j-- i
dejfpfct at being fortunate enough to bsv j
vritnfc"! the grand straggle. Taey Aid j
not realize bow dew ap H!gesoa had
brought the pt of the Waldeefc stable!,
nor did tboy observe that Shaw, on Irijfe
Lad, was not as near the rail as be
might have been. The western horse re
sponded nobly to the caiL Through a
gsp barety wide enough for blrn to pass
he made his run and won by th kingtb f
CROWD IS WEARY.
Tbe shoets of joy diet! away In the
throats of the v-M astmmblags as thovch
tfae -os-kxiVcrs bad beca sroddcsriy parxi-
yeL Proper wa third two lea-gtXs be- j
nnvi xrn wo. au Je wosk ot j travel throng lb Jsar Haw. -wacfc- ' 3efe .Vtaietfe rhA, us la th
Hrns4s. McCbesnejr and Africander and j lUK among tbe sotoVes h tbe 4aor wswsS at a reelvjar fepUL Tye ss
Claude were at tae end of tbe ic&c-re- , oi buanu retetlesw b?w9a ? VneaS out be Jafe Hatriee. artr tix&t
The Picket is owned By ti? waldecfc i
st&Me of L9uisei!Ie, Ky.. controlled by
Jaagbiuth and llkidlrton- I5 ra Us
American derby ia.t year at Washington
Park. Chicago, was brought eat and
aczrted here last fa I in three or for
races, beatinz Afrkacder is on event at
Sbeepahead Bay and rannbur cosd to
McChessey later at Gravesrad. Stac then
bis trainer. Carrol JUie. has bad hi si in
speciai preparation tor today's race. . .
FRIDAY. MAY 27, 1904.
IMPORTANT NEWS OF T0DA
1. Japanese Take Kin Chou.
The Picket Wins the Race.
Coal Trust in Court.
2. Ready for Field Meet.
Attempt at Suicide.
3. Hog Market Is Firmer.
Wheat Odvances a Fraction.
5. Grammar School Commencement
Sedgwick Farm Brings $16,000.
6. Widow Swindled by Stranger..
Local News of the Railroads.
7. Paragraphs of City News.
8. Crush to See Miss Roosevelt.
Tow Boat Boiler Explodes.
Additional Local News.
9. Revival of Ducking Stool.
10. Attempt to Steal Cattle.
WANTED ALL THE CASH.
By Means of a Revolver He Se-
cured It and Escaped.
Auburn. Cal., May 26. A man
wearing a false beard entered the
Placer County bank today and pre-
sented a written demand for all the
cash on hand. A pistol gave em-
phaeis to the demand. Assistant
Cashier McPayden. who was alone,
tried to temporize, hoping seme
person would enter. The stranger
Sprang over the counter and fired
a shot at McFayden, but tho bullet
went wild. The robber seized all
the gold in the money tray, crap-
tied it Into a canvas sack and
started to depart. At the door he
encountered Cashier Smith and
waved him aside with his revolver.
He sprang into a near by cart and
The bank officials decline to say
how much gold was taken.
SECOND BALLOT TAKEN
FIRST RESULTED IN NO
Second Will Not Be Known Until To
Los Angeles, Cal..- Jlay 2C The Method
ist general conference devoted Ita time
today to the election of the general oon
fereucc officers, including the publishing
agens, secretaries and assistant scre
tarles of the various societies, in sev
eral cases the first ballot failed to show
an election and the second one was taken.
the result of which will not be announced
until tomorrow morning. The following
Homer Eaton and G. P. Mains, publish
ing agents, New VorkT
H. C. Jennings ntid K. R. Graham, pub
lishing agents, Cincinnati.
A. is. Leonard, secretary af the mis
J. M. Kin, wcretary of the board of
M. C. B. Mason and W. T. Thcrkield.
secretaries of the Freedtnen and South
ern Aid society.
Robert Forbes, assistant socrotarj of
the Church Extension society.
There were numerous candidates fer
secretary of the Sunday School union and
Tract society, of the Board of ISdueatton
and of the Epworth League. Thj first
ballet failed to show an ejection la any
of these cases. The Kpworth Leam;
seemed to be the most desirable Iwjrth,
judging from the number of candidate;
for the otflce. Sixteen name wera voiod
on for this secretaryship. It Is impos
sible to forecast the election for any of
those three above mentioned positions.
S. J. H.erben was elected editor of the.
Epworth Herald on the ballot taken InU
yesterday and announced today.
The conference today on motion of Dr.
Buckley, reconsidered Its action by which
it received the report of the book con
cern yesterday in order to onlargc the
eommiseien which is to formula te a plan
for the unification of tho book concerns.
This commission as finally constituted by
today's action, comprises fifteen Instead
of seven members as orixinaliy provided
for. Six are to bo minister, six laymen,
and three bUhop and the entire com
mission is to be appointed by the board
Rapid progreca wa made In tbo adap
tion of reports from Lbe various standing
commit U- dentine; with swbjeota of gm
, Tonight at the pavillan the mot ira
prenohre eeremoay tn the MethoUt rit
ual wfM performed. It was the eoca
kIoo of the eonnent!an of the eleven
newly oiecte bishops.
ACCEPTS THE CHALLENGE.
Yale and Harvard Will Meet the
Xew Haven. Oan . ay SU-linae;r
Elton Parks of the Tale Athltk aeo
ctaikm announced Vly tbat the ehai
lenge for an athletic m-it in London
between Oxford and Cambridge and Yale j atwUat. were aecfcteetaJiy kitted by cits
and Harvard had bn received by both i Uoetsdew mi Utotdsam. tefeta ran tm
-vra-riran turrue end that tt bad
ptI. th- athltte !-.r.srCT of j
Harvard nmlM to tbau arr-
nJL The challenge cBa for a mett
ta h mc ta July, th? exact
date and ottoe del! to be msitmnad
tor. Se far no llxt nt eeeat fear be
ruar.sced. bet tt is Wkty btet vea
will esrstitte tb? wnfc-r
IS A JAPANESE CHRISTIAN.
He Vcufd Unite Korean and Japanese j
Feool, May 2 IW HaztAs. the first
Japan Criia BslsHonary to Koseau
has arrived here H I eeep&&sa Srj
two ssstfMat. who '-re sm by u Mil
tit Tnkm ni iai jkJIt 2i a Thnr
m, rbwrb, zsA to
Korea, and JapaansMs CbrirUsits.
JAYHAVKERS ARE WHIPPED.
Arkansas Sludtnix Win the Seccnd
Game cf Ball.
Lttii Koric. Ark.. May 2,-Tbe Cier
rtty af A7fcattL 4f-ifcJ tbe trstfvoaixy
of Kmamx at Fytits today by a
cre of Jj ut i, JUtbsrtte Fr Arkansas,
Brker and' Webb; '.ox "j&,r.t, Brsnrs
ON THE GRILL
President Thomas of the
Lehigh Road Testifies.
FIXES PRICE OF COAL
Confers with Baerofthe Read
MADE NO "CONCEALMENT
Conditions in Mining Have
Increased Cost of Output,
New York, May .President Thcma
of the Lehigh Valley road In his testi
mony before the interstate commission.
which la conducting an inquiry Into tha
alloged coal trust, said that h flxeJ thn
price of the coal of the Lehlsh Valley
company that Is sold at tldewnter. Asked,
If It was not a fact that accnrJlng to his
answers It wae quite possible that th
public had to puy what all the railroad
demanded and not what any one railroad
demands Mr. Thomas said:
"Yon don't believe thnt n ymoro than
I du. Xo one believe tluil in a country
of free men n commodity will be kept
from them by unfair prices."
Mr. Thomas said he conferred with
President Bnor of th Readlnp and other
railroad ottlolals before Issuing the cir
cular of price to prevail bglnnloi? April
1, but denied that any agreement w3
mnde regarding prteoe.
"I made no concealment of whnt I was,
going to do." lie said, "nor did they con
Would you raise the Luhlgh Valley
price if you thoognt you could get the
increase?" lie was asked.
"Yes sir, I would."
"Do you think you oonhl maintain an
advance price lfymir competitors did noi
follow suit T'
"Kb sir. I do not."
In roply to questions by Commissioner
Prouty Mr. Thomas said It would bo im
possible arbitrarily to fix tho prices of
"What determine the price If the rail
roads do not fix It?" Commissioner Prouty
"Tli wtUlngntt&s at the public to pay,
tho price, and the ability of th railroad
to purchase it at that prlco," '
President Thomas soid thoro could h
no reduction fro mprsent price becaur-i
of commercial conditions," and when
Commissioner Prouty anliM htm to de:bia
those condition he said that Interfrrenco
of politicians caust-d the big strike; tho
ur Miration commbwion Imposed obliga
tions upon the producing Interests; tho
mines were growing deeper and mote ex
pensive to operate ami maintain, all
grade of labor were at higher wagm.
These ware but a few of the a'-ni-ral on-
dltlons. Local conditions, he said, in the) ,
aggregate seemed to a )ncre&d tho
expense af operating. Mr. Ihuinas Kald,
there had been no (.bang by any railroad
from t be circular prices. boraue the con
ditions of trade bad nit mirmnfd it.
George F. Lee. preeiiieflt and general
mtinaxar of the Oorg Lt Coal com
pany of Wkkeebarre. an Independent op
erating company which has a eual pur-
chaw contract with the iJeiaware, Lark
awana and Western, said an abrogation
of the coal purchase contrarts w all
mln th Independent operators, becauto
they would not b atele to compete with
tbo railroad coal prices. The railroad
av faciltJn for carryias on a price war
which tho operators do not pote. ho
said. Tit raSnr would bo unfavcrab y
aftetd by a redaction in wag slop
with the reduction in prices, as provided
be t arbUraitnn rommJastoo. His com
pany had entered into the contract be
cause It was I bought the conditions of
operation would be mere advnnugeou;
a a4 Uiat was found to be correct
Mure the arbUraOo decision the cvt
of predHctng coal bad laereasrd 17 or
cent on a Ae Cotter sale bail, thr vult
declared. To Cocsntbtener r")far Mr. Lee said it
tho coal perch. e oontraets wr can
cel Jed and H to epwrW!! roeM -t car
aAd gst tbm taken to market the oper
ators ra!fet compete with tao railroad.
He thouefct. Bwr, ttwu la such a con
tingency lb operator ooM try to acres
oa priaos and rnti oetftpetHlen.
Adjourned aotii tomorrow
KILLED BY ACCIDENT.
Surveyors' Chain Came In Contact
With Live VIrc.
Salt I m'x. VtK May V,. Hab AUrvl,
a eiefl engta? srt A. Jca. bis -
bers. d. A jrurreyof i.fcsd wbi-h
tay r smrrrfrng cswae In iei trith
Hve o ttse THfcariic Powr ttn
pany. ai te rosstfKiMr sfeeek was ia
4Aaly tai to feeife. A -:? et f l&A
volt pa titrwaeb lb"r Lodtoo.
AJtrt3s jatnaVr were baett? Wraami .u!
net a mark. "- (mmmd lb fe4y of
wuM 4 setae ft raYd,
wircn stmX boras vru iomil ta t& bot
tom of bit fei wbseb ?9vje4 with
t safle in hi sfeofft.
IN PITIABLE CONOITION.
Defeated Prize Fighter In Intane WrJ
Oikla ra. OUL. 34r Charles Tft.
, lst"'eei prti &fetr. -wax re-
i eaattv Ksjv Lnlta rtflhmi- m. 8Vt tins
He i la (.iiUbi
JvattaF3Jr && transcr Frt-
day: Ktitertay fair.
Oklahoma a4 Indian Territory
Fair Fridty; Sa tarsia y tfcxnr.