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HOT RAGE IS ON
Duluth Making Hard Fight for
Republican Meeting Before
Thursday, June 80, at 10 a. m., la
the time fixed to-day for thte repub
lican state nominating convention.
Th republioan state central com-
mjttee met this afternoon in the par
lors of the Windsor hotel, St. Paul, to
make the call for the nominating con
There is a hot nht on between St.
Paul and Duluth. The Duluth boom
era, including Milie Bunnell, Odin
Halden and Lee M. Willoutts were
active this morning, and said they
were sure of winning unless the 'Col
lins men on the oommittee opposed
them. The Duluth men have assur
ance from the railroads of an open
round trip of $8 from the twin cities,
and offer, rent free, their armory hall,
seating 2,000 on the ground floor.
St Paul offers the Metropolitan
theater rent free, stating that the
ground floor and stage will seat 1,200
delegates. An unprejudiced member
of the committee said:
"If St. Paul can show us a hall
capable of seating the convention
properly, St. Paul will get the conven
tion. If not, Duluth will win out"
Minneapolis will not make any fight
lor it, on account of having enter
tained the convention March 17. The
members fthe committee seen this
morning favored a date as soon as
possible after the national conven
tion, and the most likely choice is
June 30 or July 1. Senator Clapp is in
St. Paul and the Dunn members of
the committee say they will not op
pose his selection for temporary chair
man if he wants it. But they do not
think he ought to ask for it.
Henry Nupson of Preston, the Pill
more county member, announced this
has consented to become an active can
morning that A. D. Gray of this city
didate for the railroad and- warehouse
commission. Mr. Nupson says Fill
more will be solid for Gray, and ex
pects to land him.
EXPECTS FAIR TO
BE READY MAY
Director Taylor Sets More Men
Working at St. Louis Ex
St. Louis, May 4.A large addition
al force of men was set to work to-day
at the world's fair grounds.
Exhibitors have announced that
their exhibits will be fully installed by
A large number of painters also be
gan plying their brushes. Director of
Works Taylor stated that he expected
to have the exposition in gala attire
by the middle of May.
Three bands began giving concerts
early in the forenoon in different parts
of the grounds and continued alter
nately all day.
It is estimated that 3,000 newspa
per men, representing forty-one for
eign countries and every state and
territory in the United States, will
attend the exposition during world's
press week, May 16 to 21.
It is said that the assemblage will
be the largest and most representa
tive gathering of working newspaper
men ever brought together.
REFORM TO CLOSE
RED CROSS FIGHT
Senator Proctor Submits Pro
posals for Reorganization of
Society by Congress.
Washington, May 4.Senator Proc
tor has a plan for the reorganization
of the Red Cross society which he
.hopes will reconcile the differences
which exist with regard to the affairs
jof the organization.
He proposes the Issuance by oon
gress of a new charter vesting the con
trol of the affairs of the organization
in a central governing body of eigh
teen persons. Of these six are to be
appointed by the president, who also
is to designate the presiding officer.
The plan, generally speaking, is
along the lines followed in some of
the European countries.
Former Secretary of the Treasury
Charles Foster drew up these propo
sals and they were considered yester
day at a meeting attended by Senator
Proctor and General Ainsworth of the
Investigating committee, and by At
torneys Hopkins and Stebbins, repre
senting Miss Barton and the Red Cross
organization, and by General Wilson
and Attorney Robinson, representing
the element known as the remon
After the conference Senator Proc
tor expressed the opinion that there
was an excellent prospect for success.
If the reorganization is effected it
.will bring the pending investigation
to a close and Senator Proctor an
nounced that in any event the matter
'would not be pursued further before
I next autumn.
BISHOP'S GOLDEN JUBILEE
Pittsburg, Pa., May 4.The Right Rev.
IRichard Phelan, bishop of the Pittsburg
diocese of the Roman Catholic church cel
ebrated to-day the golden jubilee of his
ordination to the priesthood, in the pres
ence of many of the leading dignitaries of
BLOW POSTOFFICE SAFE.
Special to The Journal.
Brltton, S. D., May 4.The postoffice sate
was blown early this morning. The loss is
Has won success far beyond the .effect
of advertising only.
Its wonderful popularity is ex
plained by its unapproachable Merit,
Based upon a prescription which
cured people considered incurable,
Unites the best-known vegetable rem
edies in such away as to have cura
tive power peculiar to itself.
Its cures of scrofula, eczema, psori
asis, and every kind of humor, as well
as catarrh and rheumatismprove
the best blood purifier ever produced.
Its cures of dyspepsia, loss of appe
tite and that tired feeling make it the
greatest stomach tonic and strength
restorer the world has ever known*
Begin to take it TODAY.
TIE SLATE HOLDS
All (Xver but the ShoutingIn
surgents Caucusing on Plan
of Action. 'r
Who Chairman of the State Committee Called
the Convention to Order,
From a Staff Correspondent.
Sioux Falls, S. D., May 4.The slate
holds. Elrod of Clark will be nomi
nated for governor by South Dakota
republicans to-day, and State Senator
McDougall of Marshall, one of his
chief competitors in the preliminary
county conventions, will be named for
second place. Wipf of Hutchinson is
leading for secretary of state and will
The work before the convention has
been so shaped up that it is expected
to complete it and adjourn some time
to-night or early to-morrow morning.
An all-night session is not improb
able, especially if the Crawfordites
carry their fight out in all its branch
es and make trouble from start to
finish. Crawford is barely holding his
original strength by strenuous efforts.
machine men have played their
cards so smoothly that the Crawford
ite could make no headway at all,
and during the night persistent stories
of the disintegration of their forces
Insurgents Axe In Caucus.
The insurgent wing of the party is
now in caucus. The interest now
taken in the convention largely cen
ters in what this element will do, for
It is conceded that, so far as the nom
ination is concerned, it is all over but
One contest, that for railway com
missioner in the Black Hills district,
is still unsettled and may be taken to
the floor of the convention. There
were six candidates, but Estabrook of
Lawrence county-has dropped out be
cause his oounty already has a con
gressman, Mr. Martin. The Minne
haha county delegation of fifty-seven
caucused last night and fell into line
for Elrod and the organization.
Convention Called to Order.
The convention was called to order
at 12:10 n. m., by Chairman Frank
Crane. I invocation was delivered
by Rev. H. D. Ward of Huron. Har
vey of Lead City nominated Charles J.
Buell of Rapid City for temporary
chairman. There was no other nomi
nation and Mr. Buell came forward
amid cheers. He lauded the party
and said President Roosevelt had
added several cubits to the stature of
American citizenship. All .his refer
ences to the state administration and
to the delegation in congress were
cheered with great heartiness. ,He
urged the convention to be: loyal to
the men who had fought its battles
and borne its burdens. Len V. Doty
of Doland was chosen secretary and
Charles E. Hill of SioUx Falls and J.
A. Stanley of Hot Springs assistants.
About Elrod's Career.
Samuel H. Elrod, the candidate for
governor* is a native of Indiana and
was graduated from Depauw univer
sity at Greencastle in 1882 in a class
two years ahead of the one in which
Senator Beveridge of that state was
graduated. He came to South Da
kota, the same year and went to Clark
on a construction train to make his
home when there was not a dwelling
on the townsite. He also studied law
while at Depauw and was admitted to
practice in South Dakota by Judge
Kidder, one of the pioneer jurists of
the state at Watertown in 1882. He
has been states attorney of Qlark
county for ten years in all, and is now
holding that office. In 1898 he was a
candidate before the republican state
convention at Mitchell for a nomina
tion to congress, but was defeated by
Mr. Burke, the present incumbent.
He has held no office save the one at
home. He has always been the first
citizen of his town "and has been
prominent in making it one of the
most substantial and comeliest of the
county seat towns of the state. His
political and personal relations with
the late Governor Mellette were of the
closest character, and his debut in
politics was mq.de under the tutelage
of Mr. Mellette.
The League Gets Together.
The regular biennial meeting of the
State Republican league was held this
forenoon. The usual committees were
appointed and a short address made
by President Moore of the National
league from Philadelphia. The reso
lutions indorse the national and state
administrations and the delegation in
congress. Officers for two years more
were elected, as follows:
PresidentW. G. Porter of Sioux
Vice PresidentsWalter McKay of
Lead City, C. J. McLeod of Aberdeen
and John Holman of Yankton.
SecretaryW. H. Stanley Sioux
Falls, re-elected assistant secretary,
Lbuis Grill, Sioux Falls.
TreasurerJ. D. Burkhardt, Valley
Executive committeeQ. P. Glasl
ner, Springfield Tore Teigen, Sioux
Falls Color.el Lee Stover, Watertown
John G. Bartine, Oacoma William
Wallace, Aberdeen J. W. Parmley,
Ipswich E. R. Juekett, Hot Springs}-
R. A. Tackaberry, Lead City O. S.
Delegates to the national convention
at Indianapolis in October: From the
districts, D. A. Rudgers, L. B. Grif
fith, M. R. Baskerville, Roland Mc
Kay, H. C. Jewett, M. L. Lightner, O.
L. Cooper, James McKinney, N. P.
Bromley at large, John Holman, Dick
Woods,' John Longstaff, W. J. Thornby,
C. G. Sherwood.
Alternates, districts, J. W. Danf orth,
J. O. Adams, A. J. Lockhardt, P. M.
Swenson, Colonel Abbott, J. W. Parm
ley, George McMalms, Sam Mortimer,
Roy Miles at large, J. W. Johnson,
George R. Farmer, R. W. Stewart, A.
C. Boland, Charles Allen.
There are 250 local leagues in the
state and a campaign of organization
will be pushed in the summer and fall.
i A -IS.. TOWAV E Torrey..
i H-PXEJ, TOOK HIS nrxtraiES.
Deadwood, S.' D., May 4.Delbert darkness
died in thjg city from the effects of an accident
on the BVrltagton railroad at Spearnsh. fie
leaves a wife and mother. He was well known
la the northern Black Hills.
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It not Infrequently happens in Rus
sia that the police will send flags to a
resident with instructions to decorate
and afterward submit the bill. No
such notification was necessary at the
Blaok sea port.
The beautiful Nicolas boulevard, ly
ing above the sea, was transformed'
into a court of honor. Venetian
masts stood with almost the regularity
of telegraph poles on both sides of the
street. Flags fluttered from the win
dows of magnificent palaces and less
striking buildings, and triumphant
arches bearing the inscription "To the
Heroes of Chemulpho" stretched
across the thorofare.
A salvo of great guns announced
that the Malaya had appeared upon
the horizon. A cheer burst from the
waiting people crowding the quay. A
second salvo, and at the signal a fleet
of steamers and yachts, loaded with
passengers, whose shouts almost
drowned the martial strains of the
bands accompanying them, began the
forward movement toward the incom
In the lead was the launch of the
commandant of the port, and by his
side was a mysterious parcel which he
carried with him when he boarded the
Crosses of St. George Coveted.
After exchanging greetings with
Captain Stepanoff and his men, he
opened the parcel and took from it
the crosses of St. George.
"My instructions," he said, "are to
deliver these decorations before you
arrive at the port."
As soon as the Malaya tied up to
the dock. Captain Stepanoff passed
down the gangway to receive the
greetings of distinguished military,
civil and religious functionaries.
After the official words of welcome
were exchanged, Stepanoff returned
to the ship, and, giving the Order to
his 258 followers, marched at their
head down the gangway. All wore
the uniform of the British navy, which
had been supplied by the English
man-of-war Talbot immediately after
A third salvo of great guns wel
comed them to shore, and the massed
bands of 20,000 troops played together
the national anthem, "God Save the
To the granite stairway, which leads
from the port of Odessa to the city,
the survivors marched thru two lines
of saluting sailors and soldiers.
At the foot of the stairway the mil
itary gave way to young students of
the universities, standing side by side
and forming two rows, which stretched
past the bronze statue of the Due de
Richelieu, at the head of the stair
way, down the Nicolas boulevard.
Welcomed to Odessa.
Before the Richelieu statue were
gathered representatives of the
church, the municipality and the dis
trict administration, who welcomed
the survivors to tha, city.
Here the latter received a blessing
and reverently kissed the cross.
The procession then turned into the
Nicolas boulevard, where 200,000 peo
ple joined in a roar of welcome. The
people swept thru the lines of stu
dents and police and seized the sur
vivors, bearded men pressing their lips
upon beared cheeks with an enthu
siasm an American would hardly ap
preciate. Some of the people's heroes
were hoisted upon brawny, shoulders
and carried in this fashion, and
crowds struggled and shoved to get
near enough to touch the hands, of
men whom they were worshiping.'
Somewhat rumpled, but thoroly
pleased by the rough attentions show
ered upon them, the survivors
reached the city hall, where a pavilion
had been erected and where they were
received by the city fathers. The lat
ter offered bread and salt to Captain
Stepanoff upon a silver platter in
"Welcome of Odessa to the heroes
of the Variag and Korietz, whose deed
astounded the world."
For twenty-four hours Odessa
feasted and gave free rein to her fran
tic enthusiasm for her guests. Then
the latter, in the auxiliary cruiser
Nicolai II., proceeded to the military
port of Sebastopol.
A torpedo boat flying the signal,
"Welcome to the Brave," was first
sighted from the Malaya." Slowly
came into view the whole "of the
Black Sea fleet, from its masts flying
the flags that Russian men-of-war al
ways hoist when going into action.
The thunderous roar of cannon
afloat and ashore intermingled, and
the faint echo of the cheers of the
military, the nobility, and the people
came across the water. The surviv
ors answered with a loud hurrah,
which was caught up by the sailors of
the fleet and thus carried to the shore.
Sebastopol's reception was more
of a military character than had been
that of Odessa. The Russian strong
hold was not as gorgeously decorated
as Odessa had been, but its welcome
was not a whit less hearty. Vice Ad
miral Skrydloff, commanding the
Black Sea fleet, who had commanded
the Pacific squadron, warmly em
"In the fight," said the latter, "I
did not forget your orders and instruc
tions. We lost, but we fought as
hard as we could, and we did not give
up our ships."
Gets Skrydloff's Medal.
That night at a banquet, Skrydloff
took from his breast the St. George's
cross, gained in the Russo-Turkish
war of 1878, and pinned it upon Step
"I have worn that cross for twenty
six years," he said, "and here in Se
bastopol, whose soil is rich with the
blood of Russian heroes, I give it to
you, another hero, and wish you hap
piness and health."
But a portion of the crews of the
Variag and Korietz were brought to
Russia by the Malaya. The re
mainder came home two weeks later
via Marseilles. When the survivors
were reunited they were ordered to St.
Immense crowds greeted them along
the route. At Moscow they were giv
en an ovation such as had not been ex
ceeded probably by any previous
demonstration in that old capital.
St. Petersburg decorated -in their
honor, troops gave them a military re
ception, and the people let loose the
enthusiasm pent up by long waiting.
The welcome of the nation was
crowned by an audience granted by
the Emperor to the officers and men
of the sunken ships.
Gifts of money, of Jewels, of cloth
ing, were showered upon the surviv
ors by the emperor, the nobility, and
S^ WINDS UP A8PHALT TRUST
New York, May" 4.Chancellor Magie
issued an order to-day in Jersey City dis
solving.the charter of the Asphalt Com
pany of America. Two receivers were ap
pointed for the company some time ago
and It being reported to the chancellor
that all the assets had been disposed of by
the receivers he declared the company's
Working at Santa Fe Shops
Topeka, Kan., May 4.Santa Fe rail
way officials announce a resumption of
shop men all along the line from Chicago
to the Pacific coast. In many places un
ion machinists have gone out, but their
positions, the officials assert, will all be
filled by the close of the week.
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOUBNAIi.
(Continued from First Page.)
of lawyers will be directed along three
FirstTo introduce evidence in
support of the defendant's plea of for
mer conviction, thus making a valid
plea in bar which will be submitted
to the jury for decision.
Second^To prove ipr. Ames' high
standing in the community and his
record of good deeds performed.
ThirdTo impeach the state's wit
nesses and Ames' former lieutenants
by attacks upon their characters and
by the introduction of testimony to
show a conspiracy among them.
The first and second points explain
themselves and will be used by the de
fense for. all they are worth. The at
tack upon the state's, witnesses n
their alleged conspiracy, however, is
the real hope of the Ames contingent,
and is likely to result in some inter
At the last trial it was admitted
that the defendant was for a time al
most continually under the influence
of liquor and it was argued that his
mind became affected thereby. It is
now understood to be* the plan to ad
mit also the use of some form of
opiate under the Influence of which
the mayor was temporarily not him
self nor the master of his actions.
The defense will probably attempt
to prove that this appetite was pan
dered to by Dr. A,mes satellites, that
the "graft" collection scheme was pro
pounded to and indorsed by the
mayor when he was in this condition,
that the money collected from the
women, was paid to him if at all, at
such times ahd that in this condition
he was simply used as the tool of his
1 One Juror Admits Bias.
That Dr. Ames w,ilt be tried by
twelve unopinionated and unbiased
jurors is now out of the question. If
any of the interested^ ^parties labored
under such hallucination they were
rudely awakened this morning when
Edwin J. Foster, a real estate agent
who had been passed by both the de
fense and the state without challenge,
rose suddenly from the, witness chair
and exclaimed dramatically:
"But, your honor, I have my mind
made up! I feel sure that I am,biased
and could not do justice."
"The juror has disqualified himself,"
interrupted Mr. Odell, counsel for the
defense. Mr. Foster thought he was
excused and left the stand amid a per
fect silence. The court and attorneys
looked at each other, stunned by the
suddenness of the declaration, until
finally Mr. Boardman said: "I do not
see how the juror can be excused.
The defense passed him without chal
lenge and we did the same."
"He cannot be excused unless by
consent of both parties," said the
court. "Mr. Foster, you'will have to
come back here." Slowly the man
with the opinion returned to his seat
in the witness chair. Mr. Odell in
timated that there could be no question
but 'that the county attorney. would
consent to excusing the? juror, but Mr.
Boardman could not see the matter in
this light and amid'a general laugh
Mr. Foster was sworn to "well and
truly try" Dr. Ames.^v
Jurors came easy this morning
after the special venire was once
reached and out of twenty veniremen
called six jurors we're accepted, all
without challenge by either side. Al
tho the defense in the main adhered to
the policy adopted yesterday of inter
posing no challenge, the rule was
broken in three cases
lenges for actual-r
bias wer inter
posed and found to bo true. In nov
case out of the sixty-*htaveniremen
examined so far has *Wne been chal
lenged and found tol^be without an
Senator Gustav Tbeden as one of
the veniremen cailed this morning and
passed by the defense jumped at the,
opportunity, offered by the state, of
stating that he had a very decided
He Knew "BUT Leary*
John E. Erickson, a son of Scandi
navia, was called and caused consid
erable amusement by his answers to
Mr. Odell's questions under a chal
lenge for implied bias. When asked if
he knew the county attorney Mr.
Erickson admitted knowing "Bill"
Leary. "Is Mr. Leary a friend of
yours?" asked counsel.
"Wall, I guass he ain't got nothing
against me," replied the venireman
"Have you got anything
"No. Not that I know of/'
"Then you and he are good
"Yas, I guess we must be."
The witness further admitted having
read and talked about the Ames case
and wound up by remarking: "Well,
I don't think you could get me for a
juror the way I am now." And Mr.
Boardman admitted the challenge.
Dr. Ames seemed dejected this
morning and during the entire ses
sion sat with his chin down on his
chest and was not seen to smile or
speak to any one except in answer .to
some question by. his counsel. The
big court room was fairly well filled
Unless all signs fall a jury will be
secured and the state's case opened
EAST INDIANS REBEL*
AGAINST DUTCH RULE
Amsterdam, May 4.A dispatch
from Batavia, Java, says that a Dutch
column captured the Atchinese posi
tion atTjantoe after a desperate fight,
in which 190 Atchinese were killed.
The Dutch casualties were seven men
killed and five officers and thirty-eight
This is another of those encounters
that hav^e been taking place for thirty
years between the administration of
the Dutch East Indian colonies and
-the rebellious natives in Northern Su
Last August, apparently the Atchi
nese were subdued but dispatches
received here April 2 indicate a re
newal of the insurrection. -M^.'A
THIEF RIYER FALLS
v GETS THE LAND SALE
Special to The Journal. xt
CrookstOn, Minn., May* '4.Con-
gressman Halyer Steenerson arrived
from Washington last evening. He
states that the sale of Red Lake re
servation land will undoubtedly be
held at Thief River Falls instead of
Crookston. Senator Clapp and Con
gressman Steenerson held a conference
with Land. Commissioner Richards
last Wednesday on the subject, and
went over the matter at length.. Sen
ator Clapp favored Thief River as best
serving the public interests and those
of the probable bidder The sale to
be conducted by Land Commisisoner
Richards personally, assisted by an
expert auctioneer frqm Washington,
and will be the largest land event in
northern Minnesota this year.
KLEIH APPOINTED POSTMASTER^
Speoial to The Journal.
Washington, ^fay 4.Bttdolpb Klein has been
appointed postmaster at Sarona, Washburn conn-
LAY PLANS TO
&i CONTROL HOUSE
(Continued from First Page.r"v
all the senators at the recent confer
.ences contributed their share toward
keeping reciprocity treaties in com
The plank concerning trusts in ef
fect wifi declare that the laws for the
regulation of monopolies and the re
straint of conspiracy against com
merce were enacted by the repub
licans and that the enforcement of
such laws has been only by a repub
Disfranchisement of the negroes in
southern states will be denounced as
an encroachment on rights guaran
teed by the constitution.
The demand for restoration of the
merchant marine of the country will
be renewed, but it is not the intention
to indorse any specific plan.
There are several other suggestions
but the desire to have the platform as
brief as possible may eliminate them
HEARST GIVEN MAJORITY
Each Faction, However, Claims Vic
tory at Illinois Primaries.
Chicago, May 4.Democratic lead
ers are much at variance as to the re
sult of the contest between the Harri
son, Hopkins and Hearst forces at the
state primaries. Each faction claims
a decided victory.
A table of state delegates given
without a sponsor but seemingly of
city hall origin, shows 256 for Harri
son, 270 for Hearst and 18 doubtful.
But this table counts the delegates
from three wards twice because of the
compromise made in those wards.
Omitting those wards, the figures are
208 for Harrison and 222 for Hearst
with 13 doubtful.
-HARMONY IN KENTUCKY
Bradley and Yerkes Exchange Com-
T: pllments at Convention.
Louisville, May 4.The threatened
.contest between former Governor W.
O. Bradley and Commlslsoner of In
ternal Revenue John W. Yerkes for
the control of the republican state
convention failed to materialize yes
terday. Mr, Yerkes, the temporary
chairman, was unanimously declared
permanent chairman. Samuel J.
Roberts and Young E. Allison were
retained as permanent secretaries.
The platform adopted indorses the
administration of President Roosevelt,
of William McKinley, has continued
with unabated force the marvelous
prosperity with which our country has
been blessed since the return of trie
republican party to power in 1897.
On Mr. Yerkes' motion Mr. Bradley
was unanimously chosen one of the
SUFFER IN WRECK
(Continued from First Page.)
M. E. church opened at Hazard's pa
vilion to-day. When senior Bishop
Stephen M. Merrill walked to the front
of the stage and rapped for order, he
faced one of the most notable gather
ings of churchmen in the history of
Protestantism in America.
Seated in the auditorium proper
were ?98 representatives of Method
ism gathered from the fOur quarters
of the earth.
Upon the stage were the governor
of California, the mayor of Los An
geles, representative citizens of south
ern California and leaders of Method
ism in this end of the continent. Irf
the galleries were crowds of visitors
Bishop Merrill called the conference
to order in a formal manner and
opened the day with a brief prayer.
Rev. D. S. Monroe, secretary of the
conference, called the roll of dele
gates. The entire morning session
was given up to the assignment of
seats to various delegations. It was
Impossible to transact any business
during the first two or three hours
owing to the confusion that prevailed.
ASKS BIDS FOR TIMBER
AT CASS LAKE, NOY. 17
From The Journal Bureau, Colorado Build
Washington, May 4. Secretary
Hitchcock to-day directed the reoffer
ing of timber on lands in the Minne
sota forest reserve which were put up
for sale Dec. 2 last, but withdrawn be
cause the prices offered were not
The land from which the timber is
to be sold embraces 16,852-acres, on
which there is estimated to be 5,047,-
000 feet of white pine and 7,920,000
feet of Norway' pine.
Bids for this timber will be opened
at the Cass Lake land office, Nov. 17.
Only 95 per cent of the timber will
be cut under the supervision of the
forestry officers of the department of
agriculture, as provided in the Mor
ris act. Rules and regulations govern
ing the cutting will be promulgated
later. W. W. Jermane.
Chicago, May 4.Unification of
Presbyterianism was the general
theme of discussion at the banquet of
the Presbyterian Social union.
Nearly 400 laymen and many min
isters were present. Dr. Robert Coyle
of Denver, moderator of the Presby
terian church North, discussed "Pres
byterianism arid Unity," strongly ad
vocating the wiping out of doctrinal
Rev. William Robsoh Notman pre
sided and addresses were made by
Rev. John H. Prugh of Pittsburg,
moderator of the Reformed church
in the United States Rev. P. Moer
dyke of Chicago, Rev. T. H. McMi
chael of Monmouth, 111. Rev. R. C.
Wylle of Wilkinsburg, Pa. Rev. C.
E. Hemphill of Louisville, Ky., and
Rev. J. R. Johns of Randolph, Wis.
CHI PSI FRATERNITY
!i$MEEIS IN NEW YORK
New York, May 4.College men
and alumni from all sections of the
countrycame here to-day to attend the
sixty-third annual convention of the
Chi Psi fraternity, one of the oldest of
the college Greek letter societies.
The convention was welcomed by
Elbridge T. Gerry, president of the
fraternity Dr. Vanderpool Adriarice,
chairman of the executive council,
arid Harry L. Twitchell, secretary of
the New York alumni society.
Sessions of the convention will be
held to-morrow and Friday, and will
dose .with a, banquet Friday.night.
MAY 4 1004.
s^'(Continued from First Page.)
flank toward Chin-gow.
Are on our new position, and began to
Two battalions of the Eleventh
regiment and the third battery of the
Third brigade of artillery belonging
to the main reserve were ordered to
Lao Fun Hou. They occupied a po
sition with a double firing line, thus
germltting our advance line, which
ad suffered heavily, and our
wounded, to retire.
"A battalion of. the Eleventh regi
ment, both flanks of which were re
peatedly turned by the enemy, ad
vanced with fixed baybnets, preceded
by buglers, to- clear a passage. The
Japanese, however, declined a hand
to-hand conflict and recoiled.
Chaplain Is Wounded.
'In front of the regiment a chap
lain, bearing a cross was struck by
"'The losses of the Eleventh and
Twelfth regiments were very great,
but they are not yet exactly known.
In the Eleventh the killed included
Colonel Laming and Lieutenant Colo
nels Dometti and Raievski. The
Twelfth lost nine company command
ers killed and wounded.
'The. Second arid Third batteries
of the Sixth brigade, having lost the
greater number of their men and
horses, were compelled to abandon
their guns after rendering them use
less. For the same reason six
guns of the Third battery of the Third
brigade of artillery and eight Poule
mettes which could not be brought
away were also disabled. The moun
tainous nature of the country made it
impossible to save the guns by means
of drag ropes.
'"Up to the present ,800 wounded,
including" fourteen officers have been
brought to the hospital at Feng-hu
ang-cheng. Their eventual transpor
tation elsewhere is assured.
Japanese Cavalry, -A--
"'Japanese cavalry appeared to the
southeast of Feng-huang-cheng, but
seeing two companies with two guns
opposed to it did not venture to ap
'The transportation of the wounded
by hired Chinese bearers to Feng
huang-cheng was very difficult. Two
wheeled carts and horses lent by the
cavalry were also utilized for this
purpose. Most of the wounded, how
ever, arrived on foot, assisted by their
comrades, and reached Feng-huang
cheng within twenty-four hours.
'Lieutenant General Zassulitch de
clares that the troops retained their
morale, notwithstanding their heavy
losses, and are ready for fresh en
'The Japanese losses were very
heavy at the passage of the Yiho river,
at their position at Khilien-cheng 'and
on the hill occupied by the two bat
talions of the Eleventh regiment.
'According to the statements of
participants in the battle, at least
3,000 to 4,000 were killed."'
Official Story of Latest Attack on Port
St. Petersburg, May 4.High Ad
miral Grand Duke Alexis has received
the following official telegram from
Viceroy Alexieff, reporting the Jap
anese attempt to block Port Arthur:.
"I respectfully report to your high
ness that a1,
fresh attack was made by
the enemy Monday night, with the ob
ject of obstructing the entrance to the
port, and that it was successfully re
"At 1 o'clock five torpedo boats
were perceived near the coast from
the eastern batteries. Under the fire
of our warships and the batteries,
they retreated southward.
"At 1:45 o'clock the first fireship,
escorted by several torpedo boats, was
sighted, and we opened fire upon it
from the batteries and the warships.
"Three-quarters of an hour after
ward our searchlights revealed a num
ber of flreshlps making for the en
trance to the harbor from the east and
"The coast-defense vessels Otvashni
and Gremieschi and the gunboat Gi
liak repulsed them by a well-directed
"Altogether eight ships were sunk
by our vigorous cannonade, by White
head torpedoes launched from our
torpedo boats and by the explosion of
several submarine mines.
"Further, according to the reports
of the officers commanding the bat
teries and the gunboat Giliak, two
Japanese torpedo boats were de
"After 4 o'clock a. m. the batteries
and warships ceased fire, subsequent
ly firing only at intervals on the ene
my's torpedo boats, which were visi
ble on the horizon.
"All the flreshlps carried quick
firing guns, with which they main
tained a constant, fire.
"Up to the present thirty men, in
cluding two mortally wounded officers
who took refuge on a launch, or were
rescued from the flreships by us, have
been picked up.
"The inspection of the roadstead
and the work of saving the enemy's
men was hindered by the heavy sea
running. We suffered nO casualties,
with the exception of a seaman be
longing to the torpedo-boat destroyer
CHINA GIVES PROMISE
Peking Government Declares Neutral
ity Will Be Observed Strictly.
St. Petersburg, May 4.The Chinese
minister has received a cablegram
from the Peking government and
Viceroy Yuan-Shi-Kal which reads as
With the object of putting a stop to
unfounded rumors we request you to
declare again in the most formal man
ner that China and the Chinese' peo
ple will faithfully observe neutrality.
"You are authorized to say that the
central government has giyen rigorous
orders to the local authorities to see
that neutrality is strictly maintained
and that .the most complete order is
n. 'i* i1"
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ARMIES ARE RESTING
Russians at Feng-Luang-Chang and
Japanese on Yalu.
St. Petersburg, May 4.Since th*
emperor's removal to Tsarskoye-Selo
a new system has been introduced of
communicating official messages in
tended for publication to a special
commission of military and naval cen
Formerly all telegrams addressed to
the emperor received direct at the
Winter Palace were sent to Admiral
Abaza, who deciphered them and for-.
warded them to a committee sitting in
the telegraph office.
The censors read the messages carer
fully, omitted a word or a passage'
likely to prove useful to the enemy
and then a duplicate was given out to
the correspondents quartered in an
The only delay arose from the oen
sors adjourning from 2 p. m. to 3
The present arrangement involves
further delay. Messages have to
come back, from Tsarskoye-Selo after
Those relating to the land opera
tions go to the war ministry and those
referring to the sea movements are
taken to the marine ministry which
are respectively entrusted to give them
Yesterday General Kuropatkln's
first telegram reached the war min
istry at noon, but the official in charge
had taken a train to Tsarskoye-Selo to
report to the emperor and consequent
ly the dispatch did not reach the pub
lic till night.
General Sassulitch's force is resting
at Feng-huang-cheng. No renewal of
the attack has been made. It is be*
lieved that General Kuroki is also?
resting on the river. -\i."\'-
There is a strong Russian position'
back of Feng-huang-cheng on a line'
parallel with Mukden and Liao-Tang
where troops are concentrating and it
is considered likely that a really deci
sive engagement may be fought there.
To force the pass beyond Feng-huang
cheng directly is considered practical
General Sassulitch only had forty
guns altogether arid sixteen of these
left Antung early Sunday morning and
reached Feng-huang-cheng safely.
The second and
lost al but tw guns
namely twenty-two. Eight machine
guns which were used to cover the re
treat were also lost.
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