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I JAPS ARE STILL PUSHING WAR IN EASf
Ki TOGO TALKS OF
KM PORT ARTHUR
B;$! Official Recital of the
i;jf Laid Battle.
H J ;ji How Japs Have Blocked 'the
H j j ! j.: Entrance to Port Arthur
Oil ; !, Is Detailed.
, 'J, Attack Exceeded All Its Predecessors
fl ' '' to Desperation and Courago Dis-
i , t played by Volunteer Crews.
Hj ' OKIO, May 7. Vice-Admiral
H ,'j H Togo's official recital of the latest
'. j ' Jt engagement oft Port Arthur.
, . "which was received here today.
P i ' showB that the Japanese have blocked
the entrance to the harbor.
P' , On Tuesday morning, after the block-
P , ! ndlng flotilla had been scattered by a
P ;:' gale and the commander of the flotilla
Hj' ' : had signalled in vain that the attempt
Hl ( be abandoned pending the moderation
P ( , of the storm, the crews of the sepa-
Pj ' ( rated ships, In no way daunted by the
P' f1,1, weather which isolated them from their
1 I companions, proceeded to the work on
1 ' i j J their own desperate Initiative. They
P 1 forced their way In the face of the Rus-
Pi' I sa.n firc which was more deadly than
PT ( ever before, as c result of the improved
' ! Russian defenses, over the field of
P l, mines. Many of these exploded, yet
p, l five out of the eight Japanese block-
H ading ships were jammed into the inner
P j ' j channel and now prevent egress from
P i li the harbor to all craft excepting small
P : 'i' This attack exceeded all its predeces-
P : i sors In desperation and the courage dls-
P j played by the volunteer crews is equal
i to that shown in any event in the war
' j i history of the world. Although Vlce-
Admiral Togo again avoided damage to
P , ' 1 a single one of his vessels, the attack
P , i proved to be expensive in lives.
H" Blockading Flotilla.
P 1 j The blockading flotilla consisted of
P eight stone-laden merchantmen. They
P . left the main squadron for Port Ar-
j , . lbur on Monday evening. They en-
H(H j countered a southeasterly gale, and by
P , I'Il 11 o'clock at night the seas were moun-
H i V1. talnous and it was found impossible
p to keep the steamers together. Com-
P i ' 1 mander Hayashi, who was in com-
I i ' inand of the expedition, observed the
H 7 j Impossibility of keeping the flotilla ln-
P ) ' j tact, and signalled it to abandon the
h ' I attack.
P I ' ! These signals were repeated until 2
Pl. f M ' I o'clock in the morning, but they failed
P . ' i ' , j, to reach the vessels of the expedition,
' which -were swept apart by the tem-
Hi' I ' V pestuous seas and proceeded separate-
Hj ; 1 ly for the mouth of the harbor. Upon
P , i j' , arriving there the Mikawa Maru, one
Hl ' ; ' -of the merchantmen, saw that the en-
H t ; bmy -was firing upon the fourteenth
jt torpedo-boat flotilla. The men on board
Pi ' j 'Steamers had reached the harbor
P I tlnouth, and they steamed boldly in.
PfM ; , ' "She was followed closely by another
Pll 'it riof the merchantmen, believed to be
Hrl t the Sakura Maru.
P; j jt I ' Incessant Firo From Russians.
P j I . - The Russians had fires burning at
1 1 . 1 I 1 the mouth of the harbor, and they used
H'j i .'!' also many powerful searchlights on
Hj J ( j lho invading Japanese vessels. They
Hj I 1 -poured in an incessant fire into the
Hi i !'''-; , , t-hannel. Lieut. Sosa, who was in
i , I command of the Mikawa Maru, unhes-
P ! Uatingly forced his ship into the chan-
H' ' I , nel, rammed hlB way through the
booms and reached tho center of the
H i . ' inner entrance. Here he anchored his
H1' ' i ' vessel and then blew her up. She
H, , ijank Immediately.
, j ' j Another steamer, supposed to be the
( j ' ! Sakura Maru, then camo to ur.chor
i near a projecting rock at the mouth
PJ I (' i of the harbor and sank. Following the
Pi ' ! Sakura Maru came the Toml Maru, the
pj '' I Yedo Maru, the Otaru Maru, the Sa-
H1 ) ' ', garni Maru, the Alkoku Maru and the
H. i- ' Asagawo Maru.
,1 t. 'i , These six steamers advanced to tho
HL ''iij mouth of the harbor. Tho Russian fire
Pm j , now became highly effective, while a
P,l Ai number of aunken mines v,'hlch were
I. ; f truck by tho steamers began to ex-
. i i j j plo.de. Theso explosions caused heavy
Pl I' -I casualties among tho Japanese on
pn i ' board the blockading vessels. The Toml
Hil ' ' J Maru collided with a boom. This
P, ! ; turned her r-tem to the eastward and
Hj j t h he sank athvart the passage, block-
i ' ' ) ing nearly one-half of the entrance to
- j the harbor.
( J . . Jap Commander Silled.
H ' 1 ', . "WTien the Yedo Maru reached the
Hm ' j1 ) mouth of the passage and was lowcr-
. 1 . lng her anchor Commander Takayangi,
J ' her captain, -was shot through the
, ! stomach and killed. Sub-Lieut Nagata
i ' ,1 Bucccedcd to the command. He an-
j l! chored the Tcdo Maru and sank her.
Hj j Two other stone-laden steamers, be-
, , llevcd to be the Otaru Maru and the
' Sagaml Maru, then entered the outer
H i I harbor and were sunk.
The Alkoku Maru then struck a mine,
, 1 1 five cable lengths from the mouth of
f the passage, widen exploded and caused
H M-a J her to sink. The Lieutenant of this
H. i . vessel. Uchlda, chief engineer of the
Hj i!' (m1 ' Alkoku, and eight men are missing. A
j'jj'fj steamer, thought to be the Asagawo
H ' tf" Maru, which appeared to have had her
'V rudder broken, blew herEelf up at thts
Hj foot of Golden Hill and sank there.
1 Ht I ; Vlcc-Admlral Togo, In his report,
. I nays: "This undertaking, when com-
H,j ,'!'! pared to the last two, resulted in great-
H' It M1 C t'r ca5UQltles to our sltlc- Owing to
H' the inclement weather and the in-
Hl' 1 y E - ? creaEed preparations for defense com-
l pleted by the enemy, we could save
HH f: none of the officers of the crews of
Hh I "j the Otaru Maru, the Sagaml Maru. the
Hll mi jl Sakura Maru or the Asagawo Maru.
H ! I 5 1 't 18 t0 bo regretted that nothing par-
l1 ilii P ticular could be learned concerning
Hi '( ii' i ' thcIr brave discharge of their duties,
B J 1 ' ' hi mera0ry C the,r exemi)lary
X RUSSIA HAS X
SUFFERED AN .
X IRREPARABLE LOSS
"DARIS, May 7.-Tho critical sit-
uatlon of Russia's land and sea
forces excites feverish Interest, the
Russian reverses causing, almost as
' much depression hero as at' St,- -f
Petersburg. The organization callid
Lo3 Fcmincs dc France turned over -f
-f to tho Russian embassy today two -f
4- complete Held hospitals of 100 beds -f
- each. This organization. Is. com-
. posed of women in largo cities
4- throughout Franco, including mem- -f-j-
bers of many noblo families, Two -f
4- moro hospital outfits wjll be as- -f
4- 6emblcd shortly TJio ' . bnibassy -f
4- sends this hospital to the front un-
der tho direction of tho Empress.
4- who Is personally superintending
f the efforts of the French women in 4-4-
behalf of the Rusalan wounded. 4-4-
The official view Is that Russia 4-4-
has suffered a serious, but not lrrc- 4"
4- parablo blow. Tho Fprclgn office 4-4-
had not received tonight official 4-4-
confirmation that Port Arthur was 4-4-
completely Invested by land and 4
4- Gea, but a leading official said: 4-4-
"Wo accept tho investmont as an
4- accomplished fact, for even if tho 4"
4- harbor Is not complotely blocked, 4"
4- an Investment exists- for all prac- 4"
4- Heal purposes. Tho landing Is con- 4"
4- sldered merely preliminary to a su- 4-4-
prcme struggle, which will occur -f
4- soon near Mukden. Upon thlrf will 4"
4- largcij' depend the outcome of tho 4-4-
Diplomatic negotiations during 4-4-
the week took a definite form to re- -f
4- strain China from Joining tho Jap- 4-4-
nncse or otherwise breaking ncu-. 4-4-
trallty. Tho French Minister at 4-4-
Peking, and, it Is uhderstood, tho 4-4-
Ministers of all tho powers, Includ- 4-4-
rag tho United States, Joined In Iho 4-4-
representation. Tho results havo 4-4-
beon satisfactory, tho Imperial 4-4-
Government giving a positive prom- 4-4-
lse to not vary from a rigid ob- 4-4-
servancc of neutrality. 4-4-4-4-4-4-4--r4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-
conduct will remain long in the impe
"The destroyer and the torpedo-boat
flotillas, besides resisting the enemy
bravely, fought against wind and
waves. The torpedo-boat flotilla ap
proached close to the mouth of the
harbor and rescued more than half the
men. Torpedo-boat No. 67 had a steam
pipe broken by a shell and was dis
abled, but a consort, torpedo-boat No.
70, went to her assistance and towed
her away. Three of the crew of No. G7
"The destroyer Actaka had her lar
board engine damaged by a shell and
one sailor on board of her was killed.
One sailor on board the Hayabusa was
killed by a shell.
"The third detachment, Rear-Admiral
Dewa commanding, reached Port Ar
thur at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning. The
first detachment, under Vice-Admiral
Togo and Rear-Admiral Nashlha, sec
ond In command, arrived off Port Ar
thur at 9 In the morning, for the pur
pose of protecting the destroyer and
the torpedo-boat flotillas and to soarch
for the crews of the sunken merchant
men. The vessels of these detach
ments remained until 4 o'clock Tues
day afternoon, but iheir search was
fruitless. The day was foggy and it
was impossible to observe the condi
tion of the enemy.
"The detachments then returned to
their base, and since the morning of
May 4 they have been engaged in other
WILL STICK TO
THE OLD NAME
Episcopal Church Is Preferred to
American Catholic by the
BOSTON, May. 7. The committee of
fifteen which was appointed
by tho national triennial con
vention of the Episcopal church
at San Francisco In 1901 to con
sider the advisability of changing
the legal name of the denomination haa
secured an extended report, in which
the opinion Is expressed that any
change at this timo is inexpedient. The
report is to be submitted to the general
convention which will assemble in this
city next October.
The report is signed iy all fifteen of
the members of the committee, although
three appendices, one signed by seven
members, n. mcond signed by five, and
a third by one, is attached. Tire Becond
Russians Flee From
Japanese Force Routs Czar's
. Troops West of Kiu
Sustain Hoavy Loss, but Splko Guns
of Enemy and Capture Four
LONDON. May 7. According to
a persistent rumor Gen. Kuro
patkln decided not to give battle
at Feng Wang Cheng. The Rus
sians havo fallen back and the Japanese
have occupied Feng "Wang Cheng.
The Russian retreat from Feng Wang
Cheng is confirmed. The Japanese
pressed the retreating troops, though
with few lossea to either Bide.
A current report that RuBsla pur
posed sending troops to Shan Hal Kwan
was officially denied today. The Rus
sian Government has made no such re
quest of China, and has not con
templated taking such action.
A dispatch from Antung, Manchuria,
dated Monday, May 2, via Seoul, Korea,
May 7, says that a Japanese force on
that date charged a thousand men of
the Russian rear guard, consisting of
a battalion of Infantry and two bat
teries of artillery near Hamatln, west
of Kiu Lien Cheng. After sustaining
heavy loss, tho Japanese spiked tho
Russian guns and captured 400 prison
ers. Toklo dispatches say that "Vice-Admiral
Togo reports that the entrance to
Port Arthur is blocked completely to
all vessels except small boats. He adds
that the Japanese have not lost a 8lngIo
war vessel, although the attack resulted
in considerable loss of life.
Special to Tho Tribune.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 7. Rural
free delivery routes have been ordered
established June 1 in Canyon county,
Ida., Caldwell, additional service with
one carrier; New Plymouth with one
Charles E. Snavely has been ap
pointed postmaster at Manhattan,
Crook county, Wyo., vice Ettie M. Lln
Emperor of Korea Subscribes.
SEOUL. May 7. The Emperor of Korea
has subscribed 1500 to tho fund of the me
morial day In remembrance of the Japan
eao soldiers and sailors who have fallen
in tho war.
appendix, recommends that the words
"Protestant Episcopal" on the title
page of the book of common prayer be
At the San Francisco convention the
diocese of Milwaukee presented a me
morial that the name "Protestant Epis
copal church in the United States" be
changed to that of "The American
Catholic church in the United States."
The request was not passed upon di
rectly by the convention, but a commit
tee of five bishops, five priests and five
laymen was appointed to ascertain the
mind of the church and to report to the
State University Lands.
Special to Tho Tribune.
WASHINGTON D. C, May 7. The
Secretary of the Interior today ap
proved the selection of Utah to 722,697,
226 acres of public landB in Salt Lake
land district, which the State proposes
to use for State University.
THE KOLITZ SPECIAL
To Ogden,, May 8.
Leaves D. & R. G. depot 9:30 a. m.
Fare J1.00 for thfl round trip.
APPEALS TO SOLDIERS
TO STAND BY GUNS
PORT ARTHUR, May 7 Lieut. -Gen.
Stocssel has issued an order to the
troops of his command as follows:
"On April 30 and May 1 the enemy
crossed the Ynlu river In great force,
and our troops fell back to positions
which had been previously selected.
"Yesterday the enemy effected an Im
portant landing on the Llao Tung pe
ninsula, south of PItzewo and In the-vicinity
of Kin Chou bay. Now our work
Is beginning. ' Naturally, the enemy will
destroy railway communication and en
deavor to drive our troops back to Port
Arthur, and besiege this fortress, Rus
sia's bulwark In the Fnr East. We will
defend it until the arrival of tho troops
which are coining to relieve us.
"I consider it my duty to call upon
you to display unceasing vigilance and
caution, and you must bo ready ut all
times to demean yourselves towards
your General with the dignity and order
becoming tho glorious troops of Russia.
LOSE MONEY IN
Companies "Will Advance Rates,
Due to Smooth "Work of
CHICAGO, May 7. The activity of
burglars has made burglary In
surance in Chicago unprofitable
to the companies that havo
been placing it. Tho announce
ment that a new high Schedule
of rates on burglary Insurance will go
Into effect here on July 1 has brought
to light) some startling facts In connec
tion with this class of insurance.
Representatives of prominent insur
ance companies acknowledge that in the
last ten years the Chicago agencies
handling burglary Insurance have sus
tained a loss of from 520,000 to $30,000,
in spite of tho fact that tho rates here,
are from 25 to 40 per cent higher than
in New York, Philadelphia and other
During the last five years tho number
of burglaries and thefts in Chicago had
Increased to an alarming extent, Insur
ance men say. Scvoral companies' have
cither stopped taking risks or, have
transferred their business to some other
FORTUNE IN TUBE
STOLEN IN CHICAGO
Half Inch of Radium Inclosed in
Glass Disappears From Physi
CHICAGO, May 7. A glass tube,
one-half inch, containing radium,
has disappeared from tho office of
Dr. William Allen Pusey.
Whether it was lost or stolen tho loser
does not know.
The radium was received by Dr. Pu
sey a few days ago from Paris. He wa3
treating a patient for an affection of
the face, when the precious substance
disappeared. The missing radium was
of the usual grade for scientific use,
worth about 1200,000 per ounce, troy.
Gen. Kuropatkin Surprises the Russians
ST. PETERSBURG, May 8. When
the War Commission adjourned
this morning it failed to give out
any official dispatches regarding
the situation on the Llao Tung penin
sula or at Feng-Wang-Cheng. Never
theless, there Is no doubt that the Jap-
anese troops were in touch with the
Russian forces at Feng-Wang-Cheng,
and the report that the latter had evac
uated that place is generally credited.
Surprise is caused by the withdrawal of
Gen. Kuropatkin toward his base at
Llao Yeng, as it is said that Imme
diately after he learned of Gen. Zas
salltch's losses he sent reinforcements
to him to enable him to retain his po
sition. The officials here frankly confess,
however, that they are not fully in
formed of Kuropatkln's plan. Ho Is In
solo chargo of the operations in Man
churia. The Emperor decided when
Gen- Kuropatkin started out that he
should have complete independence, bo
there could be no grounds for com
plaint that he was hampered by in
structions or advice from officers in
St. Petersburg, who could not possibly
know all the conditions which tho
troops 1 in the field would meet Ku
ropatkin, therefore, has made his own
dispositions and formulated his own
plan. What little Is known here shows
that he intends to observe the same
caution that has distinguished the op
erations of the Japanese. Finding that
he could not offer battle at Feng-Wang-Cheng
with an even chance of success,
he has decided to fall back, it is be
lieved, to the Mao Tien pass. Back
of the pass there Is another pass, near
which Is a temporary railway connect
ing with Llao Yang. Considerable
comment has been aroused In military
' Japs Follow Old Plan.
The Japanese have followed, up to
now, practically In all respects, their
plans In the Chlno-Japanese war. They
have crossed the Yalu at tho same place
and danded upon the Llao Tung penin
sula the same points, and It is believed
they will continue their tactics, as
their dispositions foreshadow the
movements made in 1S91.
It is not at all unlikely that another
Japanese army will be landed upon
the peninsula, which will move north
ward along the railway line. During
the Chlno-Japanese war the Japanese
captured Port Arthur two weeks after
their disembarkation upon the penln
sula. The Russians say that the Japa
nese will not find It so easy a task to
reduce Port Arthur as they did before.
The Japanese army marching north
ward along the railroad; once past Kal
plng, can compel the Russians to evac
uate Newchwang, or else undergo a
battle or a state of siege. If tho
march Is prosecuted as far as Haicheng,
where tho Japanese defeated the Chi
nese army, Gen. Kuropatkin will have
to abandon Mao Tien pass, as a con
sequence of strategic weakness of the
position. The possession of Feng-Wang-Cheng
is of the highest impor
tance, as it places under the control
of tho Japanese a large strip of Man
churlan territory' bordering on the Bay
of Korea, and the road connecting, Llao
Yang, Hacheng, Newchwang and Plt
sewo. The command of the road to
Pitsewo will enable this army to com
municate with tho Japanese to open
operations in tho Llao Tung penin
sula. Stoicism of People.
The stoicism of the people Is wonder
ful, but the fact that It is displayed
shows louder than words could, the de
pression that exists. The Russians had
MEN WITH FAMILIES
Order From Washington Regarding1
Clerks in Postoffloes Causes
TES MOINES, la., May .7. 0
J-J "Hereafter preference will
be shown clerks who are mar-
rled, and especially those with
The above notice was posted In
tho Des Moines postofllco today.
Postmaster McKay stated the or-
dor came from tho Postofflco dc-
partment at Washington, and is
In lino with a suggestion from
President RooBevelt and his largo
"What happened to Brown."
Confident Flo Mistake
fill Be Made.
Japs Now Have Control of
the Liao Tung Pen
insula. Brown Men Will Not Undertake
Any Engagement' in tho
Near Futuro. .
LONDON, May 7. Quiet confi
dence continues to ' prevail
here that tho Japanese In
their own good time will carry
out all their carefully arranged plan of
campaign on the Llao Tung peninsula,
which is now generally regarded as be
ing practically In Japanese hands.
In diplomatic quarters no events are
expected, either In the shape of a Chi
nese breach of neutrality or of the
mediation of soma power which would
Interfere with the normal course of tho
Will Be Neutral.
Foreign Secretary Lanodowne has ro
ceived explicit Information which leads
him to the belief that there is no danger
of the Chinese failing to maintain strict
neutrality. The Chinese Minister called
at the Foreign office hero this week and
so assured Lord Lansdowne.
An attempt at mediation, according
to the general opinion in official and
diplomatic circles, must for tho present
at any rate be postponed.
At the Japanese legation It Is thought
that Russia does not Intend to make a
very determined resistance at Port Ar
thur. In support of this Idea, it ia
pointed out that Russia always has
depleted nor gairlson at Port Ar
thur and that Viceroy Alexleff's de
parture from there hardly seems a stc-p
that would be adopted by a commander
who desired to risk everything to keep
up the morale of his troops and enable
them to withstand a prolonged siego.
What Japs Count On.
The Japanese officials here do not
count so much on the Japanese com
mander succeeding in starving out Port
Arthur as on the inevitable demoraliza
tion which they believo will spread
among the already rather disheartened
sailors and soldiers at Port Arthur, and
which must necessarily bo heightened
by a constant sea bombardment.
As regards the land fighting in Man
churia and the disposition of the other
mysterious Japanese armies Baron
Nayashl said today:
"You may be pretty sure that the
Japaneso will not undertake any en
gagement in the near future unless our
forcos outnumber those avallablo by
the Russian commander, and I think
you will find the superiority of numbers
will generally, for tho present at any
rate, be on our side."
not looked for tho retirement of their
army from Feng-Wang-Cheng, believ
ing that a battle would occur there in
which their troops would be victorious
and would wipe out the sting of tho
disasters suffered. Nevertheless, there
Is no disposition to criticlso Gen. Kuro
patkin, In whom the people believe, and
they will wait the doggedness of tho
Slav character, manifested In the dark
days of Turkish war, for the victory
which they have faith Is sure to come.
The energy of the Japanese meets
with unwilling admiration, and It Is
expected they will continue a vigorous
campaign. Tho nation Is fully awak
ened to what this means. It under
stands that Russia must exert all her
strength and that a long war cannot
be arolded. The latter opinion Is
shared by diplomats and officials.
Comfort is found In the fact that thus
far Russia has not sustained a crush
ing defeat, and, even should one come,
it is declared It would not shako tho
certainty of the people In tho ultimate
success of the Russian arms, or les
sen tho determination to prosecute the
war until Japan shall havo beon hum
bled. Tho Emperor Is deeply pained
over the Russian losses on the Yalu,
and regrets that tho investment of
Port Arthur could not have been pre
vented. He will, however, acquiesce
X VASSAR MAIDS ARE X
POUGHKEEPSIB, N. Y., May 7. -f
-f- Four new Vassar athletlo rec- -f
ordfl wero raado In tho annual field
4- gomes today. In tho fifty-yard -f--f
dash Fanny James of Kansas City
4- placed the mark at Cl-5 seconds -f-4-
and lowered tho 100-yard dash rec- -f
-f ord to 13 seconds. Holcn C. Bab- -f
-f eon of Gloucester, Mass., In tho -f
4- running high Jump, made a now
-f record of 4 feet 2i Inchon, whllo -f-4-
Allco U. B. Elding of Plttsburp in-
-f- creased tho baseball throw dlstanco 4-4-
to 125 feet 3 inches. 4-
Sir Moses Monteflore Gate, Knights
of Zlon No. Si, will havo no meeting to
day. Membors aro respectfully re
quested to meet at undertaking parlor
of S. D. Evans at- 2 p. m., to attend
to the funeral of Mrs. J. Routbard.
G. M. LEWIS, Scrlbo.
X PARIS BANKERS
X COME TO AID j
J OF RUSSIA I
4- DARIS, May 7. Tho readiness
with which the Russian loan 4-
f- was placed In Paris Is ovldonco of -f
4- French (sympathy, and a belief in -f-
4- the certainty od Russia's success.
4- Although tho outsldo amount Rus-
sla desired was $100,000,000, a slnglo
-if- group of French bankers wero 4-
ready to underwrite a ?20O,00O,0O0
-f- loan. M. Hdttlnguer and Niotzlln 4-
4- will arrive from St. Petersburg on 4'
-f Monday, and complete arruiiKe- 4
4- mcnta to lasuo the loan will be 4"
4- mado. Ono of tho sons of Baron 4-
4- Hottlnguor, founder of tho great 4-
banking houBc, married Miss Mud- 4
4 roe, a sister of tho American bank- .4-
4- cr. This led to a belief that a por- 4
4- tlon of tho loan might go to the 4-
4- United States. American bankers 4
4- say that no portion of it is likely 4-
4- to be taken in New York. It Is 4-
4 pointed out that tho pluclng of tho 4-
4 Russian securities on tho Nov York 4-
4 stock oxchango has not proved tho . 4
4- success that was expected. A lead- 4"
4- lng Russian official hero said that 4-
4 not a slnglo Russian bond had been' 4
4- bought in America 3lnco tlje- llstlnc 4"
4- took place. , .4-.
4- Tho samo official gave tho fol- 4"
4- lowing Interesting account of how 4-
4- tho Russian army In tho far East 4-
4- is paid: "What payments aro mado 4-
4- arc in small Russian coins or Rus- 4-
4- slan notes, Thcao notes aro readily 4"
4- taken by tho Chlneso, who aro fa- 4-
4- miliar with Runulan financial Is- 4-
4- sues. Tho notes are then exchanged 4-
4- by Btatlon masters of the 4-
4- eastern Chinese railroads or agen- 4"
4- cies of tho Ruoso-Chlneae bank at 4-
4- a rate of exchange fixed by the 4"
4- Mlnlatcr of Finance, according to 4-
4- the price of ellvor in London. Tho 4"
4- confldenco of tho Chinese public in 4-
4- Russian notes la very great Tho 4"
4- Russo-Chlncse bank keeps a silver
4- fund to exchango notes In Man- 4-
4- churla, It being a significant fact 4-
4- that RusHlan notes aro preferred to 4-
4 silver In Manchuria." ' 4"
4- 44 4
TO BE CATHEDRAL
Kailroad King and Wife Give Million
and a Half to Roman Catholic
ST. PAUL, May 7. James J. Hill,
president of the Northern Se
curities company and tho Great
Northern Railway company, will
supplement his many gifts to
the Roman Catholic church by a dona
tion of $1,500,000, given Jointly by him
self and Mrs. Hill toward the erection
of a new $3,000,000 cathedral. Two of
the wealthiest parishes of St Paul will
Join in its construction.
Announcement of tho gift has beon
made by the clergy in connection with
further statements of the progress of
the cathedral movement The remain
ing 51.500,000 is already in sight, and
will bo given by othor wealthy citi
without question in the plan of Gen.
Kuropatkin, even 6houid that plan
contemplate the withdrawal of the
Russian army farther into the interior.
Those close to his Majesty state that
he Is more determined than ever that
Russian prestige shall be vindicated In
the far East as necessary not only to
Russia, but to the whole white race, as
an answer to the Japanese blows.
Further reinforcements have been
dispatched to Manchuria, and the Em
peror has reiterated his declaration that
Gen. Kuropatkin shall have as many
men as are needed to insure victory to
the Russian arms.
There is no Intention on the part of
the authorities to depart from the de
cree outlined in the recent circular to
the powers, whenever further defeats
may bd suffered. Tho depression hero
has given rise to rumors of all kinds
of Russian disasters at Feng-Wang-Cheng,
and to a report that the Vladi
vostok squadron has been destroyed.
The former report, It Is believed, grew
out of Gen. Kuropatkln's retirement,
and tho Admiralty places no credence
In tho story of the destruction of t the
squadron, havjng knowledge of its
DOLLARS IN BRIDGE
New York "Will Spend Enormous
Sum to Erect Structure Over
NEW YORK, May 7.-Tho needful ap
propriation of $10,000,000 having beon
voted by tho board of. estimate, work
on tho structure of tho now Manhat
tan bridge over tho East rlvor will begin
July 1. When completed, it will cost $12,-
000. 000 and from the standpoint of capacity
will be tho largest Bridge in the world, and
probably will bo completed bv January
1, 19CO. There will bo eight railway tracks,
as against bIx on tho now Williamsburg
bridge, and four on tho old Brooklyn
No Telegrams to Port Arthur.
ST. PETERSBURG, May 7.-5:31 p.
m.) Tho telegraph office refuses to ac
cept messages for Port Arthur.
Russian Military Mt
Considered It lnevitfiJ
From the First,
Now Regard: Investment oiti,jM I
ress as Relieving Militarjsjl '
. .' ation on Mainland,
ST. PETERSBURG, lhr
clamness 'with which ife"! :
elans accept the Uohu I
what always has -f
garded as the RUE5an Gjv1
in the far East is reaaifaSl
In military circles it hid c I
considered inevitable from thfci
attempt Is made to belittle tbi (J
Bhown by the enemy, but frtai ,
stratogic point of view the Iwy
of the fortress Is rceardfrl as '
the military situation on tta ,
which had been much embim 11
the necessity for maintain & i ; m
girt stronghold at the extrjnJtrtfJ f' B
Tung peninsula. Besides, ts j
confidence 13 expressed In the ito I
the fortress to. withstand a ikitr'- l
Strongly Fortifiei ' 11
The whole of the lower tsd rf i K II
peninsula from Kin Chou, thirtrs 1
above Port Arthur south, lj u ; W
trenched camp commanded by id iff
of most formidable forilflcatLtcs, flj 4 A
surmount the crest of every m 1 ft
Hons of roubles and years of ttkIj i" I
been devoted to rendering the p'ial f
pregnable by land or sea. TteriSi v
circling within this camp will pdJ M,
tho easy transportation of the difesl :
troops. 1 j-
Havo Herculean Tasi.
According to the Russian Tijr, flfc
Japanese have a herculean tiiiiK-sl
them in. .the ovent of their tteqBv
to reduction of the fortreaj.SsaiHwi
lines of defenses must be c5E(t
the Japaneso operations canbiiB
at tho advanced position of EiaHfc'Ii
until their siege guns are la3 .
Gen. Stoessel, who will have
command 01 the defense cf PirIi
thur, is consldored to be able u4&ft
sourceful and to have an inixim
will. His orders of the dij W'1
breathed a spirit of unyleldlog &uBfati
Ono of them declared that the ait ml .
must die in the defense of Port ilJ.
Defended by Thousasdi
In addition to tho 10.CM ufeiJK., .
board the ships at Port Arttaf ulM L 11
regular fortress artillery, PBFi
numbering 000 men, the.defe::i!ijf
consists of a division of rifltca.
throe batteries of artillery. 1
about 22,000. men. HiB&
In anticipation of the mthim:
communication, an ine vaiwRiyj,. t
documents havo been removed l
den and tho work of suppl7teStkEn
rcBS with provisions and ssWi.
had been progressing for ttai "
authorities apparently are satlilrfW fc
practically no non-combatattj rHpwt ;
there. The Inhabitants of Pert Vwtyij.
were sent away some tin fifO.
ST. LOUIS, May 7.-At ta.ft
fair today a reception waa ttdJjtey j
tho German commission In csnBf lkbii
of the opening of the Geroun .
house in the east court of t?UiM'
"Iskepviell enough at Ec
And the hlamedest afpdSi-m
Ever mortal maiiptotM&f
Riley's farmer is the Yeryplctgt'
man advanced in years, yet wJWM "
ment of perfect health. A FWLf
tite, good digestion mid ajjO
I I i
i W nutrition ,tfttfffJiei
St lii from foci M bt
and hare had rotrSM
writes Mr. W. T. WcopMajmjij,
Broadwater Co., Montana. pTXlit.iS&B'Ju
bow thankful I toj3 1 Stti!
fcrcd so much and It offn ia
could do mc no 5od. I gl $ .'t'11
1,3 pounds, nail d9Mr,
on the Orm. I e5ffiyi 6
word to iay for Dr. ci tfrm '
The Common Sense M
IcoS pages, in paper cot U K
on reidpt of .oaKlA
expense of maibag only-. A" -Nu.
R. V. Fierce. Buffalo, N. m