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HONOR MEN OF YALE.
KEGRO IX HIGHEST RAXK.
Sickens Retains His Distinction
New-Haven, Conn.. June 26. (Special (.—The
list of the 195 men of the academic senior class
"Who will receive diplomas next Wednesday was
announced yesterday. The high honor men to
whom are awarded philosophical orations, the
highest graduating rank, are Frederick E.
Pierce, South Britain, Conn.; Dudley F. her.
New-York; Laurence Belling, Portland, Ore.:
Arthur Kingsley Porter, Stamford, Conn.; Clar
rnce WnJttles*y M«n4«}l, Hasten:- Arthur Edwin
Neer^aard, Concord, N. H.; William Pi.-kens,
little Rock. Ark.; l^awrence Mason, Chicago;
6t*wart Lra Wins. Durham. X. C; Ed« Le
Roy Dennis, Xorwich, Conn.; Joseph Austen
Bancroft, Barton. N. F.: Guy Burl Morrison.
Lincoln. Neb., and John .Smith IfcFkdden, John
son's Mill?. N. B. Of these men. Frederick E.
Pierce eras the winner on Friday evening of the
De Forest oratorical prize, and Pickens, who is
a colored man, gained distinction last year at
the junior exhibition by tarrying off first honors
In the James Henry Ten Ifiyck prize speaking.
The "high orations" appointments are as fol
Peth Weaver Baldwin, Kaugatuck, <"o;in.:
un Arthur l >. ; Edwin
dapp, H. P-.ui, Minn.; Wills rd Higtey Durham,
I I N". V.; Herbert William Kales,
Bridgeport, Conn.; Harry Glicksman, Milwau
kee; Hern: ■ Iowa;
Raymond ' ■ . Hill, Vortb Branford,
• « lite, V C;
I Strong liUUi Mass.;
Kewell J^!. Conn.; Theodore Mc
| Marsh, i: N. .7.; Fred Maurice
I -■'. Glovcrsviile. N. V.: Julius Hail Par
: flre I. Turkey; Lansing Parmelee
H - : Harry Wilson Reynolds,
Ea-^. Haf<o&n,, Conn.; Arthui Sandlford, Law
r< •• Mas f S< hernifrhorn,
j- ■ ■■/.. \. '.'., iris Bronson Mills Warren,
Thi:-d honors, ""oration.*" are awarded to the
<>'■• Winisur.s Anderson. Delhi, N. V.;
T!i-:i:rtb Ifopper Beardsley, Dtiea, N. V.;
Otis Mun-<> iJi.T'-iow, jr., Baldwinsville, N. V.;
Barrett Auti.or Brownback. Unfield, Fenn.;
Howard Vadsvortb Church, Ueriden, Conn.;
Frederick Campbell Colston, Baltimore. M<l.;
Jt-un Yaije:..: ».'<<'-k<-. Morsjautown. \Wst Va. ;
Carles Alexander Baty, Ptamtecham, Mass.;
Joaej '. Alexander Palv*jr, Meriden, Conn.: Har
old Irving Gardner. Hartford, conn.: William
Dfeknvmi Hart, Stamford. Oonn.; Arthur Have
meiet, Mew-York City; Bamuel rdett Hem
lngw_y, Ketr-Haven, Conn.; William Barrl
Klrknam, Bprinsfteld, Mas.; Allen Perry Love-
Joy, j"-. JanesviUe. Wls.; Charles Btanonton Mo-
Cai!:. [Ittle Bode. Ark.; Charles Everett Moore,
White ]'!t!nt, N. V.; Martin Henry O'Brien,
Piattsborc V. V.; vruiinm ta.tr Learned Petty,
A't'j^uy, X. Y. WtUard Praaklln F!iz Randolph,
uye, N. V.; Arthur Bernard Rcrtmnagel. Brook
iyn, X. V.; Harry Izard Bacon Rice. Oolea
Ferry, v.-v. Bralnerd Edwards Smith. Melrose,
JkJ&ss.; W l i 1 i:-ii :-i 1 1 i Hyde Warner, Hartford, I 0:1:1.,
Ai.i Aaron Wins:, iii. H:i'Js ( -iovi, Conn.
Tv.- ::!;. -u!t. men r«--.k under the bead of
fifteen nnder "first disputes,"
ftfaty under "second disputes." twenty-nine un
ler "first coUoguies" and thirty-five under "sec
Honon in Special Studies for work during two
sears an awarded ~s CtoUows:
la < ];<«^i-Tt! lanffuac^s uid aters, Clarence
V.\ ndel , Boston.
Comaule lansna«es n^.l literature, Howard
W. Chsreia, Me^i-ii-i!. Conn.
Itornsn^- hTT'T* «uad literature. Ot!s M.
Eieelov.-, Jr.. BsJdwiasvflle, N. Y.
English, .Suniu-i B. Heminsway. New-Haven;
Ljiwren< » Ifaaon. Cticmmo, and Ede&r Is- Roy
Pc/id Jr.. Ter; i % U!«.\ ■ ' <r 'ii-
Maihcmatict.. Belli W. Baldwin. Xaugßtuck.
Physical avd nafnral sciences, Joseph A. Ban
croft, Br.rf :;, N. h".; <ivy B. Morrison, Lincoln,
Neb ' and David Lir.dfc>=y !:a.Muali. Athol Centre,
History, Stevenson H. Bvs -. i:ufr.;lo, N. 1.;
Allen P. Lorejoy, Jr., Jaut-sviHe, Wis.; Stewart
L. MiTr.s. Durham, N. CL, and Brainerd E. Smith,
Jr., iltirose, M: I .^'-
In the Sheffield Bcstntlfte School prizes have
been awarded to the following seniors:
For excellence In mechanical engineering, di
vided between Harold K. Beach, Seymour, Conn.,
sad John H. Thomas. West Chester, Perm.
Excellence In civil r-ncrineerlng. divided be
t*«cn Joseph D. Williams. Rocky Hill, Conn.,
"•a Joseph Bernstein. Kew-Hsven. with honor
able rr.t--r.Uou of Ernest C. Webster. Litchfie-ld,
Exotilence in electrical eiigineerlr-K, Edward
t- Mor*n, Hartford. Conn.
The Tu< ker prize in s*nltary ei.g'.neerlng is
*'or by Al.'-.-J C. PrtaN, Philadelphia, with hon
»r*ble tsentton of Herbert J. Ord, Tonkers. N. Y.
'■the 3elknap prize In natural history is fll-
I »Mcd between William W. Duke. Kansas City,
I»K and Philip Henry Mitchell, South Britain,
QouUu^d vu UOrd p»f«j
To-dar. partly cloihJt nod cooler.
To-morrow, cooleri light to fre»h uorthvrest wind*.
SEVEN PERSONS DROWN.
FIVE FROM OX If CRAFT.
Small Tornado Does Much Damage
Seven persons were drowned and others In
jured, houses were blown down and unroofed,
fences levelled, trees ripped and telephone a! d
electric light wires torn down as toe result of a
young tornado that swept from th .southwest
over Brooklyn at 3:30 p. m. yesterday.
The storm did not go over Bath Beach, Coney
Island or Manhattan Beach, where there wer^
between one hundred and fifty thousand and
two hundred thousand pleasure seekers. £-.rtd
many sailboats on the water. Th°so reports
received only a fringe of the storm In tn< shape
The heavy wind, which resembled a tornado
In some of its destructive ability, passed over
Bay Ridge and then across the Parkville section
••■ Canarsie and out over Jamaica Bay, swerv
ing h< re so :'~ to strike across to Rockaway.
Th^ st'trns was- accompanied by a heavy rain,
and left ;i trail of damage. The n:".-?t serious
:.t was the drowning of five of ;i sailing
party of thirteen off the South Brooklyn shore.
The other two persons to meet death by drown
ing were in swimming, one '■"■ the Hast River
and the other in Jamaica !'.;•>■. a dozen or
more sloojj« and smaller craft were overturned
by th' j wind, but in most cases th<- persons were
rescued by nearby craft ;ii:d were uninjured.
Many boats were driven from their moorings
and wrecked, and the fleets of several yacht
clubs in South Brooklyn and Jamaica Bay were
The five persons drowned were off Forty-sev
enth-st. The 88-foot sloop Klsle arid Kate over
turned. These persons were:
(XARKE. Mrs. Kate, fifty year* old, of No. 692
CLAIiKE, Louise, four years old, daughter of the
CLARKE, lAzzlp. ten years old, another daughter of
CLARKE, Mamie, twenty-one years old. of No. 113
Thiny-fourth-st , Brooklyn, niece of Mr*. Clarke.
lAASOX,. Uzz>. sixteen years old, of No. -13 Thlrty
The bridles of only two of the. five— Clarke
and Main)" Clarke, her niece — were recovered.
The sloop left Dougherty's shipyard, at Clln
ton-rt. and Gowanus Bay, at noon. Peter
Clarke, who Is employed in a lumber yard in
South Brooklyn, was on board. He owned the
boat, and was taking out a family party, in
cluding his wife and three children. The only
member of his own family saved besides himself
was h!s son, Peter, Jr., eight years old. Others
In the party -.vere Mrs. John Clarke, a sister-ln
lr.vr, and her five-year-old son Harold; John
laason, fourteen years old; Eddie Rltehford,
twenty-four years old; Richard Mclnerner,
twenty-four years old, and John Kopp, twenty
six years oil.
Mr. ClarUo was at the helm and the sloop
was off ?!xty-flfth-st. when the storm broke
with great fury. Those who were watching the
craft say that an effort was made to send the
boat before the wind to the pier nt ty-sev
cnth-st. The waves were pliircg over her, and
Use women and children Bought shelter below.
Members of the 2d Naval Battalion, in bathing
from their pier at Fifty-seconiJ-Ht., saw that the
■loop wns in sore distress, and a party of them
sunted to the rescue In three whaleboats, un
der the command of Chief Master-at-arms
Thomas M. Walker. They had scarcely started
when they caw the boat careen and turn turtle.
Those who were floating near the cra/t when
the Naval Reserves arrived were pulled into
the whaleboats. The crew in Walker's boat
tried to reach the women and children in the
cabin. They dived again and again, and at last
brought up the body of Mamie Clarke. After
half an hour the attempt was giver, up and the
boat tewed to the Bush Stores, at Forty-second
st. There the body of Mrs. Kate Clarke was
Walker says that he and his men offered to
right the boat and recover the other bodies, but
Mr. Clarke declined the offer, and had the bout
towed to the Erie Basin by a tug. When the
boat •was righted and pumped out, no bodes
were ther«. Probably they were caught in the
rigging and were forced out by the passage of
the *übmerged craft through the water.
When the storm came up suddenly two per
sons who were in tjwimminjj became confused,
and on account of the heavy sea. v.-.?re drowntd
One was James Healy, forty-eight years old, of
No. 178 Fulton-st., who lost his life off Wash-
Ington-Bt., in the East P.lver, und the other, .an
Continued on ►eoonj »>fcee.
THE SARATOGA LIMITED.
Tills famous train Is now In . service. leaving:
Grand (Vntral Station by New York Central,
Saturdays at 1:80 P. M.; other weekdays at, 8:2)
NEW-YORK. MONDAY. JUNE 27. 1904.-TWELVE PAGES.-VTh. c 5rS2S t AiSi.« ta -.
THE VALE GRADI'ATIXG (LASS, 1004.
MAY BE KINGSLEY CLEW
POLICE MAKE AX ARREST.
Visited Her Home xcith Missing
Man. Pater son Woman Thinks.
Friends of Henry Baxter Klngsley who disap
peared mysteriously on November 14, lOCiK, and
for whom or information about whom his rela
tives offered (10,000 reward, were much excite.l
yesterda> over the arrest of Frank L. Stewart,
who wan arraigned in the Tombs court before
Magistrate Pool, by Detective Sergeant Mulllgnn.
The detective wanted to hold the man for forty
eight hours on a short affidavit, but the
Magistrate insisted on detail*. hml tiim imfcl) to
Inspector McClusky's chagrin the name of Mr.
Kingsley had to be mentioned.
Kingsley, according to Mrs. Harry Lupt of
No. IMS EMson-st., Pa terser, hired a roor-:
from her just before his disappearance. He
was well dressed, had a number of rings and
jewels and plenty of money. He was dazed, as
though drugged) or on si protracted spree. He
deposited one dollar with Mrs. Lupton, and
went away to get his trunk. He was not seen
here again. Kingsley, it was said, went to Mrs.
Hall, at No. 'SiTi Klli.«on-st., but inquiry th.ere
prove that Mrs. Hall never beard of him or of
Stewart. Mrs. Lupton came there yesterday to
The Inspector said after the court proceedings
that while be bad been working on the case for
several weeks he did not expect It to become
known before to-day. A woman, he said, went
to him about three weeks after the disappear
ance of Mr. Kingsley and told him that a mas
had been at her house, No. 368 Ellison
st., Patenton, N. J. He hired a room and went
away. The next day, three men called and
stayed in the room twenty minutes. She Identi
fied Stewart In court yesterday as the man who
had hired the room. Her attention was attract
ed to the disappearance of Klngsley, she said,
by the published description of the missing man.
She thought he was one of the three men. She
said that she did not care for any part of the
(10,000, but wanted to see Justice done.
At the time she fltPt went to Police Headquar
ters, several weeks ago, she gave her name as
Mrs. Hall. The inspector had some of his men
show th" Rogues' Gallery to her. She Identified
two portraits as those of the two men who had
been at her house with the man she thought
was Kingsley. It was on her identification of
the portrait of Stewart that Defective Mulligan
arrested him at the flowery and First-st. on
Saturday afternoon. The whole Headquarters
staff had been looking for the two men.
Ordinarily the man would have been held or.
a short affidavit as a suspicious person, but
Magistrate Pool insisted on a specific charge.
Therefore, Detective Mulligan swore to an affi
davit charging Stewart with being a suspicious
person, and Magistrate pool held him In $4,000
bail for examination on Monday. Ordinarily
Stewart should have been remanded to the
Tombs prison, but it is understood he was taken
back to Headquarters and that an effort was
made to induce him to answer questions
Stewart denied at Headquarters at 4 o'clock In
the afternoon that he knew Mr. Kingsley or
that he had ever been in Paterson. It was said
around Police Headquarters that the "third de
gree" had been used on Stewart.
After Mrs. Hall had told her Ptory to In
spector McClusky, she went to Alexander T.
Mason, of the firm of Daly, Hoyt & Mason. Mr.
Klngsley'a lawyer, who lives at No. 119 East
Flfty-seventh-st. Mr. Mason was at Tuxedo Park
and had Riven orders that nobody here should
talk about the case until he came to town on
Monday morning. A member of the firm,
Charles K. Carpenter, appeared for the detective
sergeant in the Tombs police court In the hope
that the man might be held until the lawyers
for Mr. Kingsley would have time to investigate.
While Mr. Mason would not talk about the case
over the telephone, he admitted that Mrs. Hall,
on whose identification Stewart had been ar
rested, had been to see him. and that he be
lieved It had some substance.
Prank O. Burrldge, of No. 100 West Fifty
fourth-6t., a friend of the family, who was In
court when Stewart was arraigned, said that
much real estate was involved In the disappear
ance of Mr. Kingsley, and to clear it it was
necessary to have proof of tf|» death of the
man or establish that he was still alive. . -
Mr. Kingsley's relatives are Hugh H. and
Henry Baxter, living at No. 588 Fifth-aye.
When the former Is in town In the summer he
stays at the New-York Yacht Club. Henry
Bast** stays at tho Hotel Manhattan when In
town In the summer. It was said last. night at
*% Continued on tccoad p*g e, \
PLATT TO REMAIN' HERE.
XOT GOIXG TO EUROPE.
Senator to Take Active Part m Cam
paign — Talk About Governorship.
Senator Thomas C. Platt, at the Oriental Ho
tel last night, said that he had abandoned his
idea of going to Europe on July 12 for a six
weeks' trip. In making this statement Senator
Platt said gravel.: "This ■■ no year for any
Republican to abandon the firing line. I intend
to remain here and keep my eye on the gun.
We have nominated a great ticket in Roosevelt
and Fairbanks, and it is one that we will elect.
l>ut there in work to h* <*<rue. i Vllr. « that we
can carry the State, and I am going to stay
h«Te and help do the work,"
Senator Platt reached this decision yesterday.
He did Itn several of his lieu
tenants. It la understood thai they pointed "'it
to him that many problems would coi
within th** next few weeks, and thai he should
be here. The construction of ;■■ State ticket, the
drafting of ;i platform md th< preliminary or
ganization for t be '-I - • ■ ' • •■
There li a greal deal of talk about candidates
fi>r Governor, but Senator Platt said
thai he was not ready to declare for any one.
•It is too early. 11 he said. ' i had hoped thai
EMhu Root would take the nomination, bnl l
rstand thai he will not run if he n
we shall bave to i« •< >k elsewhere t": a candidate."
"If not Root, then who will be named?" was
"1 cannot say." he replied. "We shall Bnd a
fjnod man, however, and you can rely on t'.j.v"
The gossip In political circles yesterday was
that Timothy L. Woodruff would i»- a candidate.
It Is understood that Senator I'laft does not re
gard his candidacy with disapproval, but at the
:-ai!!. • time is not ready to declare In his favor.
It was learned that the night the New-York
delegation h'-id its caucus in Chicago not a
■ingle Kings County man attended. The reason
for this was that a conference was held at this
ilm^ in Mr. Woodruff's room, 't win. :i the sub
ject of Mr. Woodruffs candidacy waa under dis
cussion. William Beni, Michael J. Dady and
others attended. It was then decided to take
the field for Mr. Woodruff, and his campaign for
the nomination opened rl«lu there.
Governor Odell, it in said, does not regard tha
nomination of Mr. Root as likely, and, moreover,
doea not favor Mr. Woodruff. It is said that he
wishes to nominate Mayor Erastua C. Kn!>hr
of Buffalo. The Klnjrs County men, it If said.
believe that Mr. Odell will have hard work to
g-et enough delegates In the convention in line
for Mr. Knight. They believe tr..-.t Senator Platl
will oppose Mr. Knight and that he will favor
Mr. Woodruff. With Kii:Rs County as a nucleus
nnd with the possible support of Senator l'latt
and support that Mr. Woodruff can net from up
the sti'tp. his friends believe Mr. Woodruff can
be nominated, and the lip.ht is to be made aloni:
There has been tnlk about Frank S. Mack as
a possible candidate for Governor. It has been
said that Governor Odell would insist -m Mr.
Black's running, air. Black, however, baa t"ld
his closest friends that under no conditions
would be take the nomination. He la a candi
date, so It is said, for United States Senator, to
succeed Chauncey M. Depew. When Senator
Platl was asked about this last night, he said:
"I am still for Senator Depew's return f.> the
Senate, and I think that he will be re-elected."
Senator Depew will make an address to the
Republican Editorial Association at Manhattan
Beach on Tuesday night, and sai; for Europe on
Wednesday morning. He will be gone about
It was said last night fhat the Republican
State Convention will b»; held tn Saratoga about
TWO KILLED IX AUTO.
Machine Run Dozen by an Electric
Chicago, June 26.— While crossing the tracks
of the Aurora, Elgin and Chicago Electric Rail
road in Austin to-day in an automobile, George
E. Dlion. head of the George E. Dixon Company,
manufacturers of heating apparatus, and his
wife were killed In a collision with an eleetrio
car. Mr. Dixon's death was instantaneous. Mrs.
Dixon lived about five minutes after the accident,
but did i>ot regain consciousness. Her body was
partly burned by gasolene that escaped from
the automobile and caught fire.
At the point where the accident occurred
there is a sharp bend in the road, and the occu
pants of the automobile undoubtedly did not
notice the approrching electric car until It was
too late to avoid the collision. Mr. Dixon came
here in 1885 from Cincinnati.
RUTLAND R. R. FOR MONTREAL.
Brandon. Burlington. Across the islands of I.ake
Champ'ain. Ottawa, Quebec, four trains. Illustrated
bock, 4c. postage. Information, &J Broadway,
N. Y.-Advt, ... . .
NO TRACE OF LOOMIS.
Police Without a Clexc to Missing
Bearer of Treaty.
Paris. June 2»».— Not a word was received to
day regarding the location of Kent J. Loomis. a
brother of Francis B. Loomls, the Assistant Sec
retary of St.: to. Although midnight to-night
marks a week since the disappearance of Mr.
I-oomis, the officials still cling to the belief that
he will appear wh^n the effects of his abstraction
have worn off. Their belief is due to a careful
deduction from the series of circumstances re
lated i>y Mr. Kills, his companion on board the
steamer, and by Gnstave Flan.m, of San Fran
cisco, who wns a fellow passenger. This process
ni •••1iK»»-ion-pra;ti»-alVy-*x«»I»«i«»s > the~theory of
tovA play on board the Kaiser WOnsin 11. and
also excludes the HkeHhood that Mr. I»orr.is
fell overboard it leads to the acceptance '>f
Flamm'a statement that he saw Loomis get off
A minutely circumstantial description of
Loom la has been forwarded t<> Joseph Stephen.*.
American cops.;', at Plymouth. The ofllciali
foresee the possibility that some harm may have
befallen Loomls after he landed at Plymouth.
They consider this possibility rather remote.
Nevertheless, the complete absence of clews
after a week of continued effort to Bnd Mr.
Loomls makes the rase one of Increasing mys
LABOR LEADERS BITTER.
Will Knife Democrats in Terras in
Revenge for Betrayal of Hearst.
[ .-. TI:IK..KMMI to ths THIFiI ne. ?
GatVMtOl . Tv*.. June ->'.. 80CBS of the prominent
labor teaden of this State are oharerinß that OM
Democratic political machine n Texas has. by
fraud and corruption, knifeil Hearst, and they in
vowing to have vengeance by combining witn the
Republicans and ousting the Democrats from every
county and State ofnee. A letter recently sent to
various Republican executive commltteemen of the
State, snd signed by the head of one of the labor
organisation, reads, in part:
The laboring people of Texas have yielded a
Mi-id allegiance for years to as faithless a set of
politicians as ever ruled the destinies of a great
State. If the Republican party will pledge reforms
and the passage of Jus! laws for all the people. In
return the laboring men will sive them 200,000 votes.
One of the labor leaders says:
The letter speaks for Itself. The future will v.n
fold our plans. They are not ready t.« t>e made
public yet. If the Republicans wii! slick by us we
wiil the Democrats of Texas the hardest flffht
ever seen in this State. \\V are tired of ring rule.
and ure not K«'inK to permit it.
MR. LOW PRAISES TICKET.
Er-Mayor Believes People Will Sup
port It Enthusiastically.
Ex-Mayor Low. at his home. Xi\ 30 East
Slxty-fourttt-aC mist evening told a Trlbun*
reporter that his call on President Roosevetl on
Saturday was only a friendly visit. :md had no
political significance beyond an expression of his
Interest In th'- President's election.
Asked regarding the report that he might be
appointed an ambassador, Mr. l.ow said:
•'I have no information that leads me to sup
pose that the President ever thought of offering
me an ambassadorship, and I certainly have no
desire for such an occupation."
Asked lor nr. expression of opinion in regard
to the Republican ticket and platform, Mr. Low
"The ticket nominated at Chicago Is a very
stroii^ one, and the record of the administra
tion, as outlined by Mr. Root, gives every hopo
that these nominations will be indorsed "by the
people, I think also thai the platform is of s
character to enable Republicans of every shade
of opinion to support the ticket heartily and en
COAL PASSER ROASTED TO DEATH.
UIV TKl.r.'ilt.WH TO TSUI Tr.I"UNK.j
GaJvestOß, Tex.. June IS.— Bennett C Elln. a coal
passer on the steamship El Alba, suffered a tragic
death half s day out of New -York last Friday.
The victim, almost buffocatinfr in the hold of the
vessel, went on deck to seek fresh air. He made a
misstep and fell on the grate over the boiler, where
he literally roasted to death.
DINNER FOR GOVERNOR ODELL.
St. Louis. June X.— dinner was given to-night
in honor of Governor and Mrs. Oilell. of New-
York, by Mrs. Daniel Manning, president of the
World's Fair Hoard of Women Managers. Among
the other guests were President and .Mrs. 1). R.
Francis. Mrs. Ward, of New-York. «\ member of
governor Od.irs party: Mrs. Norman E. Mack,
hostess of the New- York State mll'itn.?: President
Thomas H. farter, of the National Commb?lon."
an 1 Commissioner General Lewald, from Germany.
WORLD'S POLE VAULT RECORD BROKEN.
Paris. Juno 26.— iionder, a member of the Snort
Athleti.iue Boriielals. at an amateur ■•hamionshlp
meeting to-day broke the world's p^e vault rec
ord, clearing 03 feet 1 Inch,
PRICE THREE CENTS.
ONLY RI'MORS OF WAR.
OKU'S MOVES IX DOUBT.
Report of His Retreat — Kuroki's
Scouts Active — Sea Fighting.
Conflicting reports regarding General
Oku's army were received at Liao-Yang. One
dispatch, which official reports confirmed, said
that the Japanese were cautiously advancing.
Another message told of a retreat southward.
The Russian Admiralty is reported to have
admitted the loss of a battleship and two
cruisers off Port Arthur. Admiral Ales
sent a report of the action on June "23, but
failed to cive the result of the encounter. A
second engagement is believed at Che-Foo to
have taken place on Saturday.
General Kuroki's troops seem to be press
ing their way slowly westward, the Cossack*
harassing the advance guawfa. There were
minors in St. Petenbarsj of a battle and a
Russian defeat at Tashi-Chiao, but no con
firmatory dispatches were received from the
JAPANESE PRESSING ON.
Oku Reported Awaiting the Ad
a rice of Kuroki.
Liao-Yang, June 20.— Reports of fighting be
tween advanced regiments are continually com
ing in. The fighting is indecisive, but shows
that the Japanese are moving forward regularly
on each front. This is corroborated by official
Members of the Red Cross, together with non
combatants who are desirous of witnessing the
fighting, are going southward daily.
June "."».- The Japanese continue their advance
from the eastward. The southern Japanese
army advanced ten miles beyond Slung- Yo-
Cheng and halted, awaiting the arrival of Gen
eral Kuroki. Several days must elapse before
General Kuroki and General Oku can get into
position and Jointly attack Tashi-Chiao and
Kai-Ping. which, it it believed, will be the moat
likely points of an important battle.
ARMIES MAY XOT JOIW
Liao-Yang Hears of Japanese Sec
ond Arm in Retreat.
Liao-Yang, June 2'».— The second Japanese
army, under General Oku, is withdrawing all
along the line, bavins: apparently abandoned the
intention el effecting a Junction with General
EIGHT DASHES OX FLEET.
Work of Japan's Small — Rus
sians Re-enter Harbor.
London, June 27.— The Central News has re
ceived th'> following dispatch from its Tokio
correspondent dated June :.'•>, evening:
A detailed account of the naval battle at Port
Arthur has just i.c,-:» published here.
The Russian battleships Peresvlet. Poltava
and Sevastopol and tho cruisers Hayan, Askold
and Novik attempted to emerge from the harbor
at dawn on June -i". led by steamers used for
clearing the mines. At 11 a. m. the battleships
Czarevitch. Iletvtzan and Pobieda Joined tho
All the ships then advanced, endeavoring to
dispose of the mines laid by the Japanese, but
they were hindered by two Japanese torpedo
boat destroyers, which had been guarding the
mouth of the harbor.
At ;> p. m. lh* Japanese torpedo boats ex
changed shots with si yen Russian destroyers
which were covering the clearing operations
One of in- Russian destroyers was set on fire
and retired inside the harb>r.
SuKstnuently the Japanese decoyed the Rue
sians out to sea, and awaited un opportunity
to resin a genera! action, but between 8 and 'J
p. m. the Rnssiain ships made for the harbor
The Japanese destroyers and torpedo boat*
chased the Hiissu>n>. and at 9:30 delivers! -.
flr*t attack In ci.nse.iuence of which the enemy
v as thrown into uisorder.
In the night eight separate attacks were de
livered, lusting until dawn of Friday.
In one of those assaults the Chirataka twica
torpeilo-d a battleship of the Peresviet type and
•unit her. A battlvshlp of. the Sevastopol 'type